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Zak Failla

Content Producer zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Martha Stewart Sells Home Furnishing Brand For $215M

    Martha Stewart Sells Home Furnishing Brand For $215M

    Martha Stewart’s home furnishings brand has a new home.Marquee Brands announced this week that it has purchased the Martha Stewart and Emeril Lagasse brands as part of a $215 million acquisition. The brand was purchased from Sequential, which has been shopping it for several months."Martha Stewart is a visionary whose educational mission and innovative approach has inspired millions of ...

  2. 2,500 Nursing Home Employees In CT Could Go On Strike

    2,500 Nursing Home Employees In CT Could Go On Strike

    As more than 30,000 Stop & Shop employees in New England continue their strike amid labor negotiations, thousands of nurses may be forming their own picket lines as they prepare to go on strike.The Health Care Workers Union sent out strike notices to nearly two dozen Connecticut nursing homes over the weekend, as approximately 2,500 employees have been working without a contract ...

  3. 90 New Measles Cases Reported This Week Nationally, CDC Says

    90 New Measles Cases Reported This Week Nationally, CDC Says

    The measles outbreak is on course to be the worst in decades with 90 more cases reported nationally in the past week - the largest jump of the year - according to new numbers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Between Jan. 1 and April 11 this year, there have been 555 individual cases of measles confirmed in 20 states, the second highest total reported in the ...

  4. Greenwich Man Charged With Violating Protection Order

    Greenwich Man Charged With Violating Protection Order

    A wanted Fairfield County man was temporarily taken into police custody in Greenwich for allegedly violating a court-issued order of protection.Greenwich resident Robert Meehan, 55, turned himself in at police headquarters for an active arrest warrant at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12 that was issued earlier this year.According to police, investigators obtained an arrest ...

  5. Mexican Living In CT Sentenced For Illegally Reentering US

    Mexican Living In CT Sentenced For Illegally Reentering US

    A citizen of Mexico living in Connecticut has been sentenced for reentering the country for the third time after being busted on drug charges.Simon Rodrigo Toral-Contreras, a Mexican citizen last known to live in Waterbury, has been sentenced in New Haven district court to five months in prison, time already served, for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.In ...

  6. Keep An Eye Out: Moose Are On The Loose, CT DEEP Says

    Keep An Eye Out: Moose Are On The Loose, CT DEEP Says

    Moose are on the loose in Connecticut and the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is warning drivers that the animal won’t look both ways before crossing the street.A moose was spotted walking along a wooded area near a roadway in Suffield on Monday, April 8, DEEP announced. “Stay alert when driving in areas of the state where moose are observed on a regular ...

  7. Mazda Recalls Nearly 190,000 Vehicles

    Mazda Recalls Nearly 190,000 Vehicles

    Mazda announced that it is recalling nearly 200,000 Mazda 3 compact cars nationwide due to failing windshield wipers.Over the weekend, the company posted documentation stating that the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is recalling models produced between 2016 and 2018.According to the NHTSA, metal deposits can cause the wiper relay to stick, knocking out the wipers ...

  8. Two More Flu-Related Deaths Reported In CT

    Two More Flu-Related Deaths Reported In CT

    There have been two more deaths related to influenza in Connecticut reported the past week, bringing the total to 66 during the flu season.The Connecticut Department of Health issued its report for the week ending on Saturday, April 6 and the virus continues to spread throughout the state. Despite the high body count, it is still fewer deaths than this time last year.Officials from the ...

  9. Ramp To I-95 Will Be Closed To All Traffic For Duration Of $135 Million Project

    Ramp To I-95 Will Be Closed To All Traffic For Duration Of $135 Million Project

    An exit ramp on I-95 will be closed for upwards of two years as construction continues on a stretch of I-95 as part of the $135 million “Last Mile” infrastructure project in Westchester.The New York State Thruway Authority announced that beginning Monday, April 15, the ramp from Midland Avenue to I-95 northbound in Rye will be closed to all traffic during the duration of the project, ...

  10. Pet Food May Contain Germs That Could Make You, Pet Sick: Follow These Tips

    Pet Food May Contain Germs That Could Make You, Pet Sick: Follow These Tips

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is offering advice to help keep our furry friends’ diets healthy.The CDC rolled out a new pet food safety page this week in honor of National Pet Day on April 11, highlighting the importance of a healthy diet and picking the right food for animals to keep them from getting sick.According to the CDC, the organization “does not recommend ...

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