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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. Long Island Man Indicted For High-Speed Boat Collision That Killed 18-Year-Old

    Long Island Man Indicted For High-Speed Boat Collision That Killed 18-Year-Old

    A longtime boater from Long Island is facing multiple felony charges for his role in a fatal boating crash that took the life of an 18-year-old jet skier last summerOceanside resident Christopher Palma, was arraigned this week on multiple charges for the crash near Baldwin that killed 18-year-old Rockville Centre resident Caitlin McDonald last July.Specifically, Nassau County District ...

  2. COVID-19: Poll Shows How Many Are 'Very Concerned' Economy Will Fall Into Depression

    COVID-19: Poll Shows How Many Are 'Very Concerned' Economy Will Fall Into Depression

    Some Americans are “very concerned” that local, state, and national economies could fall into an economic depression as the country begins to recover from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,323 voters conducted between Thursday, May 14, and Monday, May 18 found that about four in 10 voters (42 percent) say they are “very concerned the economy will ...

  3. COVID-19: These CT Locations Are Offering Drive-Up Testing

    COVID-19: These CT Locations Are Offering Drive-Up Testing

    With Connecticut ramping up testing for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) many healthcare facilities and pharmacies are now offering drive-up testing to those advised to get tested by a doctor.More than two dozen drive-up testing facilities that will be open to the public, provided patients have a note from a healthcare professional saying they should be tested for COVID-19.Hospitals ...

  4. Police Search For Suspect In Fatal Westchester Shooting

    Police Search For Suspect In Fatal Westchester Shooting

    Police are attempting to locate a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 34-year-old man in Westchester.The incident allegedly happened during a dispute in White Plains in which city resident Deron Strang was shot and killed at approximately midnight on Wednesday, May 27 behind an apartment complex on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, police said.According to police, detectives were ...

  5. COVID-19: CVS Adds Testing At Locations Throughout Area

    COVID-19: CVS Adds Testing At Locations Throughout Area

    Several more drive-through novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing sites have opened up at CVS pharmacies in the Hudson Valley.Officials announced that beginning on Friday, May 29, new drive-through testing facilities were coming to CVS locations in Westchester, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, and Dutchess counties.The new testing sites are part of 36 new locations at CVS across New ...

  6. Photos: Two Hospitalized After Crash Between Drunk SUV Driver, Truck On Long Island, Police Say

    Photos: Two Hospitalized After Crash Between Drunk SUV Driver, Truck On Long Island, Police Say

    An allegedly intoxicated driver with a previous DWI sent himself and another driver to the hospital after being involved in a rollover crash on Long Island, police said.Officers from the Southampton Police Department were called to Country Road 51 at approximately 10:40 a.m. on Friday, May 29. Officers found the two vehicles involved in the crash, an SUV and International Heavy ...

  7. COVID-19: Number Of Arrests In CT At Historic Low During Pandemic

    COVID-19: Number Of Arrests In CT At Historic Low During Pandemic

    With most confined to their Connecticut homes during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, crime is hitting historic lows statewide.In April, there were 2,734 arrests in Connecticut, down 46 percent from the month before (5,041), according to the state’s Office of Policy and Management’s (OPM) Criminal Justice Public Policy and Planning Division. In the month of March, when the ...

  8. COVID-19: Woman Wanted For Vandalizing Huge 'Impeach Cuomo' Sign

    COVID-19: Woman Wanted For Vandalizing Huge 'Impeach Cuomo' Sign

    A woman is wanted after allegedly defacing a large sign that read “IMPEACH CUOMO” outside a popular ice cream and dessert shop.The giant banner was hung this week on Long Island outside Roger’s Frigate on Main Street in Port Jefferson, and a woman was caught on camera spray-painting it shortly before 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27.Suffolk County Police investigators issued an alert on ...

  9. COVID-19: Five NY Regions Cleared To Move To Phase 2 Reopenings, Including Barbershops, Salons

    COVID-19: Five NY Regions Cleared To Move To Phase 2 Reopenings, Including Barbershops, Salons

    After some initial confusion, five regions in upstate New York have been given the green light to enter Phase 2 of their reopening plans amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that as of 1 p.m. on Friday, May 29, the Finger Lakes, North Country, Mohawk Valley, Central New York, and the Southern Tier can reopen selected businesses, though under ...

  10. COVID-19: Date Now Set For NYC Phase 1 Reopening

    COVID-19: Date Now Set For NYC Phase 1 Reopening

    New York City is now officially on track to be the final of the state's 10 regions to reopen as it continues recovering from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.During his daily COVID-19 briefing on Friday, May 29 held at Iona College in New Rochelle, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the city is nearing the state requirements to enter Phase 1 of reopening as soon as Monday, June ...

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