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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. COVID-19: Popular Family-Run Market In Area Cited For Making Quick Adjustments Amid Pandemic

    COVID-19: Popular Family-Run Market In Area Cited For Making Quick Adjustments Amid Pandemic

    One of the area's favorite family-run markets earned top marks for the chain’s deft handling and quick response to the COVID-19 pandemic.DeCicco & Sons, which has nine locations in Westchester, was celebrated by Supermarket News for “quickly becoming a model of how to operate a business during COVID-19."Related story - Popular Family-Owned Market Opening New Store In WestchesterWhen ...

  2. Suspect Nabbed For Burglary, Multiple Larcenies In Darien, New Canaan

    Suspect Nabbed For Burglary, Multiple Larcenies In Darien, New Canaan

    A man busted for stealing a bicycle in Darien over the summer and connected to multiple robberies and burglaries in Fairfield County has been arrested.Officers from the Darien Police Department received a report of a stolen bicycle after a Dew Lane resident found a garage door ajar and a bicycle stolen on Friday, July 3.During the investigation, it was determined that there were several ...

  3. Norwalk Woman Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Was Driving Impaired, New Canaan PD Says

    Norwalk Woman Who Crossed Double-Yellow Line Was Driving Impaired, New Canaan PD Says

    A Norwalk woman was busted with a blood alcohol content more than double the legal limit after being stopped by police in New Canaan for repeatedly crossing over the double yellow line and entering the opposite lane of traffic, investigators said.Officers from the New Canaan Police Department stopped Rosa Delgado-rocha, 34, shortly after midnight on Wednesday, Oct. 14, when she was ...

  4. Sales Person Going Door To Door In New Canaan Had Active Warrant In Wilton, Police Say

    Sales Person Going Door To Door In New Canaan Had Active Warrant In Wilton, Police Say

    A wanted woman was busted in Fairfield County when police were alerted about solicitors going door-to-door selling magazines. Officers from the New Canaan Police Department received a report shortly after 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13 of salespeople selling in the 500 block of Weed Street.When officers responded to the area to dispatch the solicitors, it was determined that one of them, ...

  5. COVID-19: New Spike In Cases Linked To Small Household Gatherings, CDC Director Says

    COVID-19: New Spike In Cases Linked To Small Household Gatherings, CDC Director Says

    Small gatherings have been attributed to a recent rise in COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations for the virus continue to spike across the country.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that recent small gatherings have become a growing source of COVID-19 spread, as some have grown restless and anxious following months of relative quarantine and social distance from ...

  6. Westchester Man Charged With Exposing Himself, Sexually Abusing Women

    Westchester Man Charged With Exposing Himself, Sexually Abusing Women

    A Westchester man is facing charges for allegedly exposing himself to a pair of women and attempting to sexually assault one, the District Attorney’s Office announced.Yonkers resident Folarin Soulaude was indicted for burglary and sexual assault charges following incidents in a Nepperhan Avenue apartment building over the summer when he gained access to one residence posing as a ...

  7. Long Island Felon Sentenced For Violent Crime Spree

    Long Island Felon Sentenced For Violent Crime Spree

    A convicted felon is heading back to prison after being sentenced for nearly fatally shooting a marijuana trafficker on Long Island.Westbury resident Spencer Jean was sentenced this week to 35 years in prison for Hobbs Act robbery of a marijuana trafficker, discharging a firearm during a crime of violence, and obstruction of justice for a shooting two years ago.Jean, 34, was found ...

  8. 29-Year-Old Nabbed With AR-15, Other Illegal Weapons In Westchester, Police Say

    29-Year-Old Nabbed With AR-15, Other Illegal Weapons In Westchester, Police Say

    A routine traffic stop in Westchester led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man who was in possession of illegal weapons and ammo, police said.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department stopped city resident Nicholas Gomes-Suppa for a routine traffic stop at approximately 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15 for a violation.During the subsequent stop, it was determined that Gomes-Suppa was in ...

  9. COVID-19: Virus Risk Extremely Low On Airplanes If Passengers Follow Mask Rule, Study Shows

    COVID-19: Virus Risk Extremely Low On Airplanes If Passengers Follow Mask Rule, Study Shows

    The odds of contracting COVID-19 on an airplane is “extremely unlikely” provided travelers wear marks, according to a new study from the Department of Defense.Researchers conducted hundreds of tests on United Airlines Boeing 777 and 767 planes on the ground and in the air, simulating flights as long as 12 hours to determine the odds of spreading the virus among potential ...

  10. COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    There was a slight downtick in the number of new COIVD-19 cases reported in Westchester as the county saw approximately newly confirmed cases, down from more than 100 the day before.The Westchester County Department of Health reported 62 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Oct. 15, bringing the active total to 831, up from 795 the day before.Since the virus was first reported in Westchester ...

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