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Zak Failla

Content Producer zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Equal parts Lois Lane, J. Jonah Jameson and Vicki Vale, Zak! has traveled from coast-to-coast covering small and big town community news in both in print and online for nearly a decade since his graduation from the award-winning Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College in 2010.

Before settling into the Hudson Valley, Zak! previously spent time in the New York Daily News newsroom and worked for hyperlocal digital news outlets on Long Island. He wrote sports for The Ithacan and The Ithaca Journal before taking his talents to the Pacific Northwest, where he served as the sports editor at the Shoshone News-Press until heading back east to work with Daily Voice.

Zak Failla's Contributions

  1. Roadwork Alert: Taconic Parkway Lane Closure Scheduled

    Roadwork Alert: Taconic Parkway Lane Closure Scheduled

    There will be single-lane closures for several weeks on the Taconic State Parkway.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning motorists that beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27 in Putnam and Dutchess counties, there will be northbound lane closures daily through Friday, July 3 in Putnam Valley, Kent, and East Fishkill.NYSDOT said that the ...

  2. Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    Don’t be alarmed, it’s just a test.There will be a test of the Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens during a regularly scheduled quarterly test of the system in Buchanan this week.Between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May. 27, officials will conduct the test, which will involve sounding the sirens at full-volume for approximately four minutes in Westchester, ...

  3. COVID-19: Westchester, Rockland County Execs Share Thoughts On Day 1 Of Reopening

    COVID-19: Westchester, Rockland County Execs Share Thoughts On Day 1 Of Reopening

    The county executives from Westchester and Rockland convened to discuss Day 1 of Phase 1 of the reopening of the Hudson Valley region amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.The region - which includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. - met the required metrics set forth by the state to begin reopening after nine weeks of shutting ...

  4. New Bear Sighting Reported In Ridgefield

    New Bear Sighting Reported In Ridgefield

    Some area residents received an unexpected visitor, as a bear took a stroll through a local neighborhood.Animal Control officers from the Ridgefield Police Department received a report at approximately 8 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, of a black bear that was making the rounds on High Ridge Avenue.Police said that the bear was spotted walking down the roadway, though it did not present any ...

  5. Photos: Racist Graffiti Found On Path Off Parkway In Westchester

    Photos: Racist Graffiti Found On Path Off Parkway In Westchester

    Police in Westchester are investigating an incident of hate speech that was found on a popular path that sits near a busy roadway.Reports of racist graffiti on a path off Parkway Road near Midland Avenue in Bronxville was reported to police over the weekend.The graffiti spray-painted on the path includes a swastika, and two statements that read: "Make America Great A" and "White Power ...

  6. Man Wanted For Robbing Long Island 7-Eleven

    Man Wanted For Robbing Long Island 7-Eleven

    Recognize him?Police investigators on Long Island are attempting to identify and track down a suspect who displayed a knife during an unsuccessful robbery at 7-Eleven earlier this month.An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers regarding a man who attempted to rob 7-Eleven on Vets Highway in Islandia.According to police, at approximately 1 a.m. on Monday, May 11, a man ...

  7. Suspect On Loose After Luring Incident Involving Man, Girl Walking On Street In Ridgefield

    Suspect On Loose After Luring Incident Involving Man, Girl Walking On Street In Ridgefield

    A suspicious man approached a girl walking on a quiet residential street in the area, asking her to enter his vehicle before taking off when she rebuffed him, police said.Officers from the Ridgefield Police Department responded to a reported suspicious incident at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Monday, May 25, on Gilbert Street near the intersection of Main Street involving a minor and a ...

  8. COVID-19: Long Island Gets Official Go-Ahead To Start Phase 1 Reopening

    COVID-19: Long Island Gets Official Go-Ahead To Start Phase 1 Reopening

    Memorial Day typically marks the beginning of summer on Long Island, as residents flood area beaches and host crowded barbecues. This year, Memorial Day represents the beginning of the “new normal” as the region begins reopening its economy as it recovers from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.During his daily COVID-19 briefing on Tuesday, May 26 at the New York Stock ...

  9. COVID-19: It's Day 1 Of Phase 1 As Hudson Valley Is Back In Business

    COVID-19: It's Day 1 Of Phase 1 As Hudson Valley Is Back In Business

    The “new normal” in the Hudson Valley is underway as the region enters Phase 1 of its reopening plan as it recovers from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The mid-Hudson region has met the required metrics set forth by the state to begin reopening after nine weeks of shutting down due to the COVID-19 virus. Related story - COVID-19: Here's What You Should Know About The ...

  10. Long Island Man Exposes Himself Five Times Outside Two Hotels, Police Say

    Long Island Man Exposes Himself Five Times Outside Two Hotels, Police Say

    A Long Island man was arrested after allegedly exposing himself on multiple occasions outside a pair of hotels, police said.Westbury resident Jeffrey Lichtenberger, 43, was taken into custody on Monday, May 25, following multiple incidents of alleged public lewdness incidents that happened between February and May earlier this year.It is alleged that on five separate occasions, ...

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