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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. Isaias: NY, CT Both Declare States Of Emergency

    Isaias: NY, CT Both Declare States Of Emergency

    After being devastated by Tropical Storm Isaias, New York, and Connecticut have both declared a State of Emergency as they recover from the wreckage of the storm. With hundreds of thousands of New York and Connecticut residents possibly being stuck in the dark for days due to outages, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Ned Lamont, respectively, announced that their states will be entering a ...

  2. Isaias: All But Eight Customers Are Without Power In This CT Town

    Isaias: All But Eight Customers Are Without Power In This CT Town

    Some communities were hit harder than others when Tropical Storm Isaias ravaged the region.In Connecticut, in the town of Roxbury, in Litchfield County, all but eight of Eversource’s 1,352 customers were reporting outages more than 24 hours after the storm struck, among the hardest-hit areas in Connecticut.Related story - Isaias: NY, CT Both Declare States Of EmergencyAs of late ...

  3. Cuomo Becomes First New Yorker Named National Governors Association Chairman

    Cuomo Becomes First New Yorker Named National Governors Association Chairman

    Andrew Cuomo has just become the first New Yorker to be named the chairman of the National Governors Association.Cuomo was unanimously voted to assume the top spot on Wednesday, Aug. 5. Cuomo will take over for Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. Cuomo had previously been the association’s vice chair under the Maryland lawmaker, who is term-limited and not eligible to run for ...

  4. Firefighter, Ex-Marine Found Dead In His Hudson Valley Home, Possible Line Of Duty Death

    Firefighter, Ex-Marine Found Dead In His Hudson Valley Home, Possible Line Of Duty Death

    A Hudson Valley firefighter who served two tours in Afghanistan and earned a Purple Heart was found dead in his home after responding to multiple calls during Tropical Storm Isaias.The Vails Gate Fire Department in Orange County announced that firefighter Alec Tannenbaum, a volunteer firefighter there who worked as a federal firefighter for the United States Military in West Point, was ...

  5. Isaias: Power Outages Worse Than Superstorm Sandy, Restoration Will Take Days, Eversource Says

    Isaias: Power Outages Worse Than Superstorm Sandy, Restoration Will Take Days, Eversource Says

    It could be days or even a week before the lights are back on for some Connecticut residents after Isaias pounded the region in a storm that has been described as being more devastating in some ways than Superstorm Sandy.Since the storm hit on Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 4, Eversource has been working to respond to nearly 700,000 reported power outages across the state, with hundreds of ...

  6. Isaias: Some Rockland Residents May Be Without Power A Week, Day Says, Comparing Storm To Sandy

    Isaias: Some Rockland Residents May Be Without Power A Week, Day Says, Comparing Storm To Sandy

    Tropical Storm Isaias knocked out power to nearly half of Rockland County residents, some of whom may be without power for around a week in a weather event that's been compared to Superstorm Sandy.More than 100,000 of Orange & Rockland Utilities’ 301,917 customers were still in the dark as of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5, as crews worked to repair 2,785 reported active ...

  7. Isaias: Some LIers Could Be Without Power For Week, With Number Of Outages About Half Of Sandy

    Isaias: Some LIers Could Be Without Power For Week, With Number Of Outages About Half Of Sandy

    Hundreds of thousands of Long Islanders remain in the dark following Tropical Storm Isaias, and some may not be able to turn the lights on for several days or even a week as PSEG works to restore power to more than 300,000 customers.PSEG Long Island was working to repair 20,322 active outages that were impacting 308,910 of its 1,162,375 customers as of around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. ...

  8. Litchfield County Isaias Update: Here's How Many Are Now Without Power, Towns Most Affected

    Litchfield County Isaias Update: Here's How Many Are Now Without Power, Towns Most Affected

    More than 66,000 Litchfield residents are still in the dark a day after Tropical Storm Isaias ripped through the region, toppling trees, felling utility poles, and sending power lines flying.Hundreds of Eversource line, tree, and service crews worked through the night after Tropical Storm Isaias and associated tornadoes tore through Connecticut causing widespread and historic ...

  9. Isaias: State To Investigate Utility Companies After Cuomo Cites 'Failed Storm Response'

    Isaias: State To Investigate Utility Companies After Cuomo Cites 'Failed Storm Response'

    Utility companies in New York are being investigated after Tropical Storm Isaias tore through the state, leaving tens of thousands without power a day later.Hundreds of thousands of power outages were reported throughout the state when the storm struck on Tuesday, Aug. 4, leaving thousands in the dark a day later, with some restoration efforts not expected to be complete until the ...

  10. Fire Commissioner On Long Island Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy, Police Say

    Fire Commissioner On Long Island Accused Of Sexually Abusing Teenage Boy, Police Say

    A Long Island firefighter and a former police officer is facing charges for allegedly sexually abusing a teenage boy he met through a fire department program.Scott Farber, an East Meadow firefighter who serves on the fire district’s board of commission, was arrested on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for alleged sexual misconduct with the 16-year-old in Farber's East Meadow home, according to Nassau ...

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