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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. Massive Shark Spotted Off Long Island Shore

    Massive Shark Spotted Off Long Island Shore

    A massive, near 900-pound shark, was spotted making the rounds off the coast of Long Island recently.OCEARCH has been tracking Freya, an 11-foot sub-adult female white shark that has made its way north from North Carolina where it was first tagged until it was spotted near the Long Island Sound and Jersey Shore over the weekend.As recently as Sunday, June 20, the shark was spotted by ...

  2. Police In Western Mass Issue Alert To Residents After Reports Of Callers Posing As Cops

    Police In Western Mass Issue Alert To Residents After Reports Of Callers Posing As Cops

    Police agencies in Western Massachusetts are cautioning that opportunistic fraudsters have been running a scam using “spoofed” phone numbers to pose as cops.The Northampton Police Department issued an alert following reports from city residents that they have been receiving calls from (413) 587-1100, the department’s non-emergency number.According to investigators, the scammers pose as ...

  3. Drive-Thru Dinosaur Exhibit Coming To Connecticut

    Drive-Thru Dinosaur Exhibit Coming To Connecticut

    A taste of Jurassic Park is coming to Connecticut. More than 70 photorealistic dinosaurs are ready to return from extinction for families and dino fans in Connecticut as the Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru comes to Pratt & Whitney Stadium in Hartford from Friday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 8. According to organizers, “the Jurassic Quest Drive-Thru will transform outdoor areas ...

  4. Area School District's Decision To Postpone Slide Show On BLM Movement Sparks Controversy

    Area School District's Decision To Postpone Slide Show On BLM Movement Sparks Controversy

    The decision to call off a student-led Black Lives Matter event by a Hudson Valley school district has drawn the ire of some parents and a cacophony of criticism on social media. Eighth-graders at the Felix Festa Middle School in Clarkstown created a slideshow presentation about the movement, though it was rescheduled by officials without warning, prompting criticism from some.According ...

  5. COVID-19: New York's State Of Emergency To Be Lifted

    COVID-19: New York's State Of Emergency To Be Lifted

    The State of Emergency put in place in New York more than a year ago is set to expire as the state continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that as of Thursday, June 24, the State of Emergency will be lifted as the state went from one of the COVID-19 hotbeds in the world to the lowest infection rate in the country.“The State of Emergency ...

  6. Spike In Sales ExpectedAt Massachusetts Dispensaries After CT, RI Legalize Pot

    Spike In Sales ExpectedAt Massachusetts Dispensaries After CT, RI Legalize Pot

    Marijuana dispensaries in Massachusetts are expecting a surge in sales as residents in neighboring states that recently legalized recreational weed wait to begin selling at retail stores.This week, both Connecticut and Rhode Island signed bills into law to legalize recreational marijuana sales for eligible adults.Earlier story - Lamont Signs Legislation Legalizing Cannabis In ...

  7. NY School District Issues Warning For THC-Laced Cookies Packaged As Popular Brand Names

    NY School District Issues Warning For THC-Laced Cookies Packaged As Popular Brand Names

    A New York school district is cautioning the community to be wary after discovering that there were cannabis-laced cookies designed to look like name-brand products being sold on store shelves.The PTA for the district, located on Long Island, in the city of Long Beach in Nassau County, alerted Schools Superintendent Jennifer Gallagher that local stores were carrying cannabis-laced ...

  8. Teen Accused Of Raping Minor Numerous Times In Hudson Valley

    Teen Accused Of Raping Minor Numerous Times In Hudson Valley

    A teen who used to live in the Hudson Valley is facing charges for allegedly raping a minor repeatedly, New York State Police announced.Cameron McEwen, age 19, a former Orange County resident now living in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, was arrested on Monday, June 21, and charged with rape, coercion, sexual misconduct, and endangering the welfare of a child following an “extensive ...

  9. Man Charged With DUI After Striking Vehicle, Stone Wall In CT, Police Say

    Man Charged With DUI After Striking Vehicle, Stone Wall In CT, Police Say

    An allegedly intoxicated driver was arrested in Fairfield County after losing control while navigating a turn attempting to avoid a hit-and-run and crashing into a stone wall, leaving his vehicle disabled, police said.Officers from the Westport Police Department responded to an area of Compo Road North at approximately 9 p.m. on Friday, June 18, where there was a report of a vehicle ...

  10. Man Gets Maximum Sentence For Selling Heroin, Cocaine On Long Island

    Man Gets Maximum Sentence For Selling Heroin, Cocaine On Long Island

    An alleged drug dealer who attempted to use COVID to pull one over on prosecutors during his trial will spend more than a decade behind bars after being found guilty of selling heroin and cocaine on Long Island, the District Attorney announced.Manhattan resident Devon Lewis, age 35, who was convicted on multiple drug charges in November last year, has been sentenced to a term of 15 ...

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