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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. Fairfield County Drug Dealer To Serve Prison Time For Distributing Oxycodone

    Fairfield County Drug Dealer To Serve Prison Time For Distributing Oxycodone

    A Fairfield County drug dealer will spend a short stint in prison after admitting to selling oxycodone pills to undercover agents investigating him for drug distribution.Salvatore Perry, 45, of Shelton, has been sentenced to 30 days in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty in Bridgeport district court to one count of possession with intent to ...

  2. This Deli With Three Fairfield County Locations Ranks As Best In Connecticut By Food Network

    This Deli With Three Fairfield County Locations Ranks As Best In Connecticut By Food Network

    A popular Fairfield County staple with several locations in the area has been named “Best Deli in Connecticut” by the Food Network.Food Network traveled the country to determine which local hotspots provide the best overall all-American deli experience in each state.That tour took them to Gaetano’s Deli, which has locations in Westport, Stratford and Monroe, and a fourth coming to ...

  3. Suspect Nabbed For Using Four Credits Cards Stolen From Darien Woman, Police Say

    Suspect Nabbed For Using Four Credits Cards Stolen From Darien Woman, Police Say

    A 29-year-old man already behind bars for a different offense was taken into custody by police in Fairfield County after he allegedly stole a woman’s wallet and used several credit cards at multiple locations in Connecticut.Officers from the Darien Police Department on Monday, Oct. 28 last year received a report from a Hollow Tree Ridge Road resident that her wallet had been stolen by ...

  4. High-Ranking Cuomo Aide Arrested On Assault Charge In Westchester, Reports Say

    High-Ranking Cuomo Aide Arrested On Assault Charge In Westchester, Reports Say

    A high-ranking official in New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is facing charges of assaulting her partner in Westchester, according to multiple reports.Melissa Quesada, the New York State director of Latino affairs, reportedly allegedly attacked her partner on Sunday, Nov. 3 in her New Rochelle home and she was arrested by police on Thursday, Nov. 21, according to court ...

  5. Erratic Driving Stop Of Cadillac Escalade In Rockland Leads To Felony DWI Charge

    Erratic Driving Stop Of Cadillac Escalade In Rockland Leads To Felony DWI Charge

    The driver of an Escalade was allegedly drunk when he was busted driving erratically in the wrong direction in Rockland County, police said.An Orangetown police officer on patrol spotted a 2016 Cadillac Escalade driving erratically at approximately 4:10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19 on West Washington Avenue in Pearl River, police said. At the time, the officer saw him, the driver was also ...

  6. Long Island Man Who Posed As TV Exec Sentenced For Raping Woman

    Long Island Man Who Posed As TV Exec Sentenced For Raping Woman

    A Long Island man who posed as a television executive will spend nearly two decades behind bars after being convicted of raping a woman.Patrice Germain, 52, was sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted at trial last year of first-degree raping a woman in his Brentwood home in June 2018. He will also serve 10 years of post-release supervision and will register as a sex ...

  7. Suspect Nabbed For String Of Larcenies At Four Long Island Stop & Shop Locations

    Suspect Nabbed For String Of Larcenies At Four Long Island Stop & Shop Locations

    A wanted man who was caught red-handed stealing from a Long Island grocery store was connected to a string of larcenies at area Stop & Shop locations, police said.An employee at Stop & Shop on Motor Avenue in South Farmingdale spotted a man attempting to conceal allergy medication without paying at approximately 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21.Upon arrival, police said that ...

  8. Pedestrian Struck By School Bus Involved In Four-Vehicle Crash In Westchester

    Pedestrian Struck By School Bus Involved In Four-Vehicle Crash In Westchester

    An 85-year-old man was struck by a mini school bus on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Westchester following a four-vehicle crash, police said.New York State Police troopers were called to the northbound lanes of the Sprain Brook Parkway at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in Elmsford, where there was a report of a "serious motor vehicle crash" near the I-287 entrance ramp.The ...

  9. Fairfield County HS Student Named Regeneron Finalist

    Fairfield County HS Student Named Regeneron Finalist

    A high school student from Fairfield County was among the 40 that were chosen as finalists at this year's prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search.This year, approximately 2,000 students entered the Regeneron STS, where they “submit original research in critically important scientific fields of study.” The organization said that the search is “unique among high school competitions in ...

  10. Woman Sitting In Car Robbed At Gunpoint On Long Island, Police Say

    Woman Sitting In Car Robbed At Gunpoint On Long Island, Police Say

    Two men are being sought by police after allegedly robbing a woman at gunpoint on Long Island earlier this week.Police said that at approximately 6:50 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, two men approached a woman who was sitting in her car on Westwood Drive, displaying a gun.The men demanded the woman’s cellphone, took it and fled on foot.No arrests have been made and no description of the ...

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