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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. Three Teens Busted Spray-Painting Graffiti On Train Route In Hudson Valley,  Police Say

    Three Teens Busted Spray-Painting Graffiti On Train Route In Hudson Valley, Police Say

    Three teens are in hot water after being busted by an officer as they were spray-painting a train overpass, police said.A police officer in Rockland County responded to Western Highway and Mountainview Avenue in Orangeburg at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16, when a New York State Police trooper spotted three teens possibly making graffiti on the overpass CSX Train Rails.Upon ...

  2. COVID-19: New York Scaling Down Some Mass Vaccination Sites

    COVID-19: New York Scaling Down Some Mass Vaccination Sites

    With New York on the mend from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will start beginning to downscale some of its mass vaccination sites.With an eye toward targeting the ZIP codes with the lowest vaccination rates, Cuomo announced on Friday, June 18 that the state is shifting its resources to communities where the vaccination rate is below the state ...

  3. COVID-19: Delta Variant Expected To Be Dominant In US, Says CDC

    COVID-19: Delta Variant Expected To Be Dominant In US, Says CDC

    Federal health officials are cautioning that the new Delta COVID-19 variant is likely to become the new dominant strain of the virus in the US, prompting new calls for Americans to get vaccinated.Rochelle Walensky, the director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said on Friday, June 18 that the more transmissible Delta variant, known as B.1.617.2 has already ...

  4. School In Westchester Names New Principal

    School In Westchester Names New Principal

    A Westchester school district has appointed a veteran educator to take over at the head of its lone elementary school as its newest principal.Following a lengthy search, the Bronxville Board of Education and Superintendent Roy Montesano announced that longtime Hudson Valley educator Joseph Mercora has been named as the elementary school principal. Most recently, Mercora served as the ...

  5. Discovery Of Zombie Deer Near NY Border Sparks Concern

    Discovery Of Zombie Deer Near NY Border Sparks Concern

    Deer with a fatal brain disease have made their way near the New York border, officials are cautioning.This week, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued an alert cautioning that there have been confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) in a white-tailed deer in Warren County, just miles from the New York border.Earlier story - 'Zombie Deer Disease' Warning Issued By ...

  6. Separate Bear Sightings Reported In Northern Westchester Hamlet

    Separate Bear Sightings Reported In Northern Westchester Hamlet

    A black bear gave some residents in Northern Westchester a quick scare as it made the rounds through an otherwise quiet neighborhood last week.A Sunset Drive resident in Armonk reported a black bear that was lounging in a tree shortly after 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 13, the North Castle Police Department said, with an officer confirming the bear sighting upon arrival to the home.The bear ...

  7. Westchester County Police Continue Probe Of Apparent Suicide At Kensico Dam Park

    Westchester County Police Continue Probe Of Apparent Suicide At Kensico Dam Park

    Westchester County Police are continuing an investigation after a man was found dead who apparently jumped from the Kensico Dam in Valhalla.Earlier report: Man Jumps To His Death At Kensico Dam In Westchester, Police SayWestchester County Police said that the man in his late 50s was found around noontime on FRiday, June 18 in the northeast corner of the plaza at Kensico Dam Park, which ...

  8. 36-Year-Old Woman Killed In Western Mass Crash

    36-Year-Old Woman Killed In Western Mass Crash

    Massachusetts State Police detectives are investigating a fatal rollover crash that left a 36-year-old woman dead and a minor with serious injuries.State Police troopers in Westfield responded to the single-vehicle crash on Route 90 at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, June 18 in Chicopee, where there was a report of a driver and passenger who suffered serious injuries on the roadway.Police said ...

  9. Video: Officers Hospitalized After Suspect Crashes Porsche Into Cruiser On LI, Police Say

    Video: Officers Hospitalized After Suspect Crashes Porsche Into Cruiser On LI, Police Say

    New video has been released of an alleged Long Island drug dealer who intentionally rammed his Porsche into a police cruiser, hospitalizing two officers.Nassau County Police detectives were on an investigation in Hempstead near the intersection of Long Beach Road and Waukena Avenue on Friday, May 1 in Oceanside which led to the arrest of Romaine Robinson.The detectives attempted to ...

  10. Multiple Arrests Made After Gang Assault In Westchester Witnessed By Dozens

    Multiple Arrests Made After Gang Assault In Westchester Witnessed By Dozens

    Several arrests were made in Westchester following an assault by alleged gang members that left their victim in the hospital with a brain injury, police said.Late on Thursday, June 17, officers responded to North Broadway following a gang assault where a man was hit in the head with a bottle and stomped on by a group of people that included known gang members, Yonkers Police ...

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