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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. Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Westchester

    Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Westchester

    Hundreds in Westchester are still without power following the recent rash of whipping winds and rains that felled power lines and downed trees in the area.As of 9:10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, Con Edison utility crews were still dealing with 16 reported outages, impacting 277 of their 348,198 customers. An additional seven outages were being reported by NYSEG customers.In New Rochelle 165 ...

  2. Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Fairfield County

    Here's How Many Are Still Without Power In Fairfield County

    Hundreds of Fairfield County residents remain in the dark following the recent rash of whipping winds and rains that felled power lines and downed trees in the area.In Fairfield County, Eversource customers still waiting for power were listed in: Greenwich (190 outages); Danbury (68); Newtown (50); Stamford (42); Ridgefield (39); Wilton (27); Norwalk (17); New Canaan (14); Weston (12); ...

  3. Here's How Many Long Islanders Are Still Without Power

    Here's How Many Long Islanders Are Still Without Power

    More than a thousand people on Long Island remain without power following the recent rash of whipping winds and rains that felled power lines and downed trees in the area.As of late Friday morning, Oct. 18, PSEG Long Island utility crews were dealing with 551 outages, impacting 1,143 of its 1,161,924 customers.In Nassau, 178 customers were still in the dark, while Suffolk was hit ...

  4. Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing A Child In Area

    Man Sentenced For Sexually Abusing A Child In Area

    A 40-year-old man will spend nearly a decade in prison after being sentenced to sexually abusing a child in the Hudson Valley.Michael Park, 40, who previously lived in the Town of Rochester, has been sentenced to seven years in prison in Ulster County Court after pleading guilty over the summer to the felony of course of sexual conduct against a child.Upon his release from state prison, ...

  5. Road Closures Announced During Taconic Parkway Pudding Street Overpass Project

    Road Closures Announced During Taconic Parkway Pudding Street Overpass Project

    A $28.9 million project for a new bridge over the Taconic State Parkway at the Pudding Street intersection in Putnam Valley has started.A new bridge has been pushed by state and local officials at the dangerous intersection dating back more than a decade. The intersection is the only at-grade crossing on the busy highway in Putnam County.As part of the project, new ramps will also be ...

  6. Serial Automobile Larceny Suspect Busted In Westchester

    Serial Automobile Larceny Suspect Busted In Westchester

    A man who allegedly has broken into multiple vehicles in Westchester was taken into police custody following an investigation that featured the use of social media and doorbell cameras throughout the city.In recent weeks, the Mount Vernon Police Department has noted an uptick in reports of thefts from vehicles, prompting an investigation, Mayor Andre Wallace said. In several videos ...

  7. Area Football Players Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award

    Area Football Players Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award

    A group of student-athletes in New York has been nominated for a prestigious award sponsored in part through the New York Giants.Football players in Freeport and Coram on Long Island, Port Chester in Westchester, Bardonia in Rockland and Newburgh and Wallkill in Orange County have been nominated for the “Heart of a Giant” award, and now need their communities to vote them into the ...

  8. Fairfield County Football Player Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award

    Fairfield County Football Player Nominated For 'Heart Of A Giant' Award

    Despite a rash of injuries, a Fairfield County high school football player has shown he has “The Heart of a Giant.” St. Joseph High School student-athlete Christopher Kiley has been nominated for the prestigious award, which is sponsored in part through the New York Giants. After tearing his meniscus in two spots, which meant more physical therapy and less football, Kiley beat his ...

  9. Amityville Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Overdose In Plainview

    Amityville Man Charged In Connection To Fatal Overdose In Plainview

    The investigation into a fatal overdose on Long Island is in custody led to the arrest of a man, police said.As part of “Operation Natalie” - the code name for the Nassau County Police Department’s “war against opioids” - detectives were investigating a fatal overdose in Plainview, which led to the arrest of Amityville resident Shaquille Ricks, 25.According to police, at the time of his ...

  10. Long Island Boxer Dies From Brain Trauma After Being Knocked Out

    Long Island Boxer Dies From Brain Trauma After Being Knocked Out

    A 27-year-old boxer from Long Island lost his final fight and has died days after suffering a traumatic brain injury during a fight.Junior middleweight Patrick Day, of Freeport, who suffered a 10th-round knockout on Saturday, Oct. 13, died from his injuries at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, his promoter, Lou DiBella, announced. Day had been in a coma and had emergency brain ...

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