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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: Cuomo Aide Responds After Some Schools Say They Did Submit In-Person Reopening Plans

    COVID-19: Cuomo Aide Responds After Some Schools Say They Did Submit In-Person Reopening Plans

    There has been some confusion over whether or not some school districts in New York have or have not submitted their reopening plans to the Department of Health as they prepare to reopen for in-person learning.Before reopening, all 749 school districts in New York had to submit their reopening plan that includes guidance on how they plan to handle potential remote learning, testing, and ...

  2. 'I'm Going To Hold Eversource's Feet To The Fire,' Says Lamont Who Tours Danbury, Westport

    'I'm Going To Hold Eversource's Feet To The Fire,' Says Lamont Who Tours Danbury, Westport

    Lawmakers in Connecticut are threatening to bring the heat on Eversource its slow response to Tropical Storm Isaias.As of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 69,166 of Eversource’s 1,281,332 Connecticut customers were still reporting outages six days after the storm struck. UI was still responding to 492 reported outages that were affecting 1,429 of the customer’s 337,496 customers.
“We have ...

  3. 16-Year-Old From Fairfield County Killed In Block Island DUI Crash

    16-Year-Old From Fairfield County Killed In Block Island DUI Crash

    A Fairfield County teenager died after an allegedly drunk underage driver crashed on Block Island, police said.Rhode Island State Police said that 16-year-old Southport resident Jackson (Jake) Panus was killed on West Side Road in New Shoreham after his allegedly drunk female driver crashed at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9.According to police, a second minor was airlifted ...

  4. Four Long Island Store Clerks Nabbed For Selling E-Liquid Nicotine To Minors

    Four Long Island Store Clerks Nabbed For Selling E-Liquid Nicotine To Minors

    Several Long Island store clerks are facing charges for selling e-liquid nicotine to minors during an undercover sting operation.Suffolk County Police investigators arrested four clerks on Thursday, July 30 who sold JUULpods to minors at businesses in Mount Sinai, Medford, and Centereach.The undercover operation came following a string of complaints from the community regarding the sale ...

  5. Cat Who Scratched New Canaan Resident Under Quarantine Until Owner Is Located

    Cat Who Scratched New Canaan Resident Under Quarantine Until Owner Is Located

    Police in New Canaan are attempting to locate the owner of a cat that is now under quarantine after accidentally scratching a Fairfield County resident.Animal Control officers in New Canaan issued an alert on Monday, Aug. 10, after they found a cat in the Husted Lane area who scratched an area resident on Friday, Aug. 7.The cat (pictured above) is currently under quarantine and will ...

  6. Man Wanted For Assaulting Victim In Parking Lot Of Long Island Supermarket

    Man Wanted For Assaulting Victim In Parking Lot Of Long Island Supermarket

    An unknown man is wanted after confronting a customer in the parking lot of a Long Island grocery store, assaulting and hospitalizing him.Suffolk County Police investigators said a man was attempting to back out of his parking spot in the parking lot of Uncle Giuseppe’s on Walt Whitman Road in Melville earlier this year when a second man blocked him with car his shopping cart. When the ...

  7. Know Them? Duo Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Cards At Five Long Island Stores

    Know Them? Duo Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Cards At Five Long Island Stores

    Two men are wanted after allegedly going on a shopping spree using stolen credit cards at multiple Long Island retailers.An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers as they attempt to identify and locate a pair of suspects who used stolen credit cards in Huntington Station in July.Police said that on Friday, July 17, the two men pictured above used the stolen credit cards at ...

  8. Massive Blaze Breaks Out While TV Host Rachel Ray Is Inside Upstate NY Home

    Massive Blaze Breaks Out While TV Host Rachel Ray Is Inside Upstate NY Home

    A massive fire broke out in the upstate New York home of TV host Rachael Ray.The celebrity chef, her husband John Cusimano, and the family’s dog were in their Lake Luzerne house on Sunday, Aug. 9, when the fire began. It left the main house on the property with extensive damage.Fire crews from across the region responded to the Chuckwagon Drive home shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, ...

  9. One Killed In Newtown Construction Accident

    One Killed In Newtown Construction Accident

    A construction worker in Fairfield County died after falling from a building platform at a home he was working on, police said.First responders from the Newtown Police Department, Sandy Hook Fire Department, and Newtown Ambulance were dispatched to a Lakeview Terrace property at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, where there was a report of an accident.Police said that a ...

  10. COVID-19: 107 NY School Districts Have Not Submitted Plans For In-Person Learning, State Says

    COVID-19: 107 NY School Districts Have Not Submitted Plans For In-Person Learning, State Says

    Click here for an updated story - COVID-19: Cuomo Aide Responds After Some Schools Say They Did Submit In-Person Reopening PlansWith the academic year fast approaching, some New York school districts still have not submitted their reopening plans for in-person learning during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Before reopening, all 749 school districts in New York had to ...

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