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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. Man Charged With Assault, Arson, For Sparking Hudson Valley Fire During Domestic Dispute

    Man Charged With Assault, Arson, For Sparking Hudson Valley Fire During Domestic Dispute

    A New York City man with warrants out for his arrest is facing a host of new charges after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend and setting fire to their Hudson Valley condominium, damaging at least 10 units, police announced.First responders in Orange County were dispatched to the Buttonwood Hills Condominiums, in Middletown, on Concord Lane at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17, ...

  2. Property Damaged At Long Island Mosque

    Property Damaged At Long Island Mosque

    A religious flag was burned and graffiti was written on the base of a flag outside a Long Island mosque, police said.The Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit and Arson Section reported that at approximately 2 a.m. on Monday, May 17, the vandalism was found at the Islamic Center of Suffolk County in Brentwood on 3rd Street, prompting an investigation.Police said that they are unaware ...

  3. Popular Area Supermarket Announces New Mask Policy

    Popular Area Supermarket Announces New Mask Policy

    A popular supermarket is adjusting its policy on mask-wearing as the country continues its rapid recovery from the winter surge of COVID-19. In the wake of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health departments in the tri-state area loosening the guidance on facial coverings for vaccinated people, Stew Leonard’s announced new guidelines for both customers and ...

  4. COVID-19: These Retailers Are Allowing Maskless Shopping For Fully Vaccinated

    COVID-19: These Retailers Are Allowing Maskless Shopping For Fully Vaccinated

    With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and most states loosening up mask-wearing restrictions, many retailers are following suit and are enacting new policies for customers and employees. The CDC said last week that fully vaccinated people do not need to wear a mask or stay 6 feet apart from others in most cases, whether indoors or outdoors. People are considered ...

  5. COVID-19: New Walk-In Vaccination Clinic Will Be Held In Putnam County

    COVID-19: New Walk-In Vaccination Clinic Will Be Held In Putnam County

    Putnam County will be hosting a special vaccination clinic for those eligible in New York to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.County health officials will be providing both the one-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine and the two-dose Moderna vaccine from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18 at 25 Marvin Ave. in Brewster for all eligible New Yorkers.The Johnson & Johnson ...

  6. 10 Families Displaced After Condo Fire Breaks Out In Area

    10 Families Displaced After Condo Fire Breaks Out In Area

    A domestic dispute led to a massive three-alarm fire in a Hudson Valley condominium complex that forced nearly a dozen families out of their homes, officials said.First responders in Orange County were dispatched to the Buttonwood Hills Condominiums, in Middletown, on Concord Lane at approximately 7:30 p.m. on Monday, May 17, where there was a report of a fire that broke out in the ...

  7. Suspect Nabbed For String Of Long Island Robberies

    Suspect Nabbed For String Of Long Island Robberies

    A man allegedly attempted to hide from police after being connected to a string of burglaries at 7-Eleven locations on Long Island over the past week, investigators announced.Officers responded to 7-Eleven in East Farmingdale, located on Broadhollow Road, at around 3:10 a.m. on Monday, May 17, where there was a report of a robbery, Suffolk County Police said.Jonathan Moore, age 32, ...

  8. Man, Woman Caught With 6-Plus Pounds Of Heroin In Westchester Stop, State Police Say

    Man, Woman Caught With 6-Plus Pounds Of Heroin In Westchester Stop, State Police Say

    A traffic stop on I-87 in the New York's Hudson Valley led to the arrest of a man and woman from Western Massachusetts who were allegedly in possession of more than six pounds of heroin, police announced.Troopers on patrol in Tarrytown at 9:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 15 stopped Springfield resident Andre Hickson, age 35, on I-87 when he committed a traffic violation, police said.During ...

  9. COVID-19: Lift On Restrictions For NY Restaurants, Businesses Starts

    COVID-19: Lift On Restrictions For NY Restaurants, Businesses Starts

    Several state-imposed curfews and restrictions placed on businesses in New York during the COVID-19 pandemic are set to be lifted this week as the state continues reopening the economy. The mandatory midnight closing time for bars and restaurants will end for outdoor dining areas beginning on Monday, May 17, and for indoor dining areas on Monday, May 31.As of Wednesday, May 19, New ...

  10. COVID-19: New Wristband Provides Proof Of Vaccination

    COVID-19: New Wristband Provides Proof Of Vaccination

    A new bracelet can serve as both a fashion and health statement as the country climbs over the mountain caused by the outbreak of the virus.The Immunaband, a wearable device, stores vaccine records to show that one has completed the COVID-19 vaccination process, and is likely safe from spreading the virus.Running approximately $20 each, the Immunabands save vaccinated people from having ...

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