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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.

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  1. Community Rallies To Support Family Of 24-Year-Old From Western Mass Killed In Crash

    Community Rallies To Support Family Of 24-Year-Old From Western Mass Killed In Crash

    The community is rallying around the family of a 24-year-old killed in a car crash who was remembered by friends and family as someone who “was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it.” Hampshire County resident Michael Lap, of Northampton, died and two others were hospitalized in Western Massachusetts at approximately 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21 following a ...

  2. Man Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Business, Police Say

    Man Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Business, Police Say

    Know him? Police investigators on Long Island are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man who was caught on camera after allegedly stealing from an area business.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers issued an alert and released a photo of a suspect who allegedly entered Ocean State Job Lot on East Jericho Turnpike in East Northport at approximately noon on Thursday, Nov. 18, ...

  3. Baker Is Nation's Second-Most Popular Republican Governor, New Survey Says

    Baker Is Nation's Second-Most Popular Republican Governor, New Survey Says

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker earned top marks as he ranked as the second most popular top lawmaker in the country, according to a newly released survey from Morning Consult.In the new survey, which polled the number of voters in each state who approve the job performance of their governors, Baker was the most second most popular governor, behind only Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, earning ...

  4. Lamont Is Nation's Most Popular Democratic Governor, New Survey Says

    Lamont Is Nation's Most Popular Democratic Governor, New Survey Says

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is the most popular top Democratic lawmaker in the country, according to a newly released survey from Morning Consult.In the new survey, which polled the number of voters in each state who approve the job performance of their governors, Lamont was the most popular Democrat, earning a 64 percent approval rating.The list of the most popular governors in the ...

  5. Convicted Sex Offender From Region Admits To Child Pornography Offenses

    Convicted Sex Offender From Region Admits To Child Pornography Offenses

    A convicted sex offender from Western Massachusetts could spend decades in prison after admitting to inducing a minor through social media to engage in sexually explicit conduct, federal officials announced.Franklin County resident Charles Fox, age 46, of Greenfield, pleaded guilty in federal court in Springfield to receipt of child pornography after targeting a minor in the Philippines ...

  6. Northern Westchester Business Victimized By ID Theft/Direct Deposit Scheme

    Northern Westchester Business Victimized By ID Theft/Direct Deposit Scheme

    A business in the Hudson Valley has become the latest to be targeted by high-tech fraudsters who targeted the company’s direct deposit database to re-route cash being sent to an employee, police said.In Northern Westchester, the North Castle Police Department received a report shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, when an employee of a Bedford Road business in Armonk reported ...

  7. New Poll Reveals How Much NYers Plan To Spend This Holiday Season Compared To Last Year

    New Poll Reveals How Much NYers Plan To Spend This Holiday Season Compared To Last Year

    It could be a lean holiday season for some retailers, as New Yorkers are planning to shop and spend less this year, according to a newly released Siena College poll.Pollsters found that approximately 43 percent of New Yorkers plan to spend similarly as last year, while 37 percent said they will spend less, and only 17 percent are planning to open up their wallets this year more than ...

  8. Mail Thief At Large In Northern Westchester After Stealing Checks, Police Say

    Mail Thief At Large In Northern Westchester After Stealing Checks, Police Say

    A mail thief is at large in Northern Westchester after being caught red-handed by an area homeowner stealing mail from his mailbox in the middle of the day, police announced.In North Castle, shortly before noon on Friday, Nov. 12, a caller reported that he saw a Black man in his 20s on Mianus River Road, get out of a gray Mercedes and steal several envelopes containing checks from his ...

  9. COVID-19: Seven Doctors Test Positive Within Days After Attending Anti-Vaccine Summit

    COVID-19: Seven Doctors Test Positive Within Days After Attending Anti-Vaccine Summit

    Seven vociferous doctors who have vocal about their stances during the pandemic each contracted COVID-19 days after attending an anti-vaccine event in Florida. The event, dubbed “The Day the Earth Listened,” was held on Saturday, Nov. 6 as organizers touted an alternative treatment for the virus while holding un-masked, non-socially distanced rallies with hundreds in ...

  10. COVID-19: Municipality In Fairfield County Bringing Back Mask Mandates To Town Buildings

    COVID-19: Municipality In Fairfield County Bringing Back Mask Mandates To Town Buildings

    With the number of new COVID-19 cases in Connecticut rising more rapidly than any other state, a Fairfield County town is taking steps to help curtail the further spread of the virus.Beginning on Monday, Nov. 29, all town employees and visitors must wear a mask indoor while inside municipality buildings in Trumbull, regardless of vaccination status, town officials announced.Earlier ...

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