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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. Hundreds Face DWI, Speeding, Other Charges In Long Island State Police Memorial Day Crackdown

    Hundreds Face DWI, Speeding, Other Charges In Long Island State Police Memorial Day Crackdown

    New York State Police troopers on Long Island dished out hundreds of tickets during Memorial Day Weekend to everyone from impaired motorists to speeding drivers.During the special enforcement campaign, which was held from Friday, May 22 through 3 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, troopers issued more than 8,900 tickets, including 203 for alleged DWI.Troopers investigated 457 crashes during the ...

  2. COVID-19: Iona College Announces Plans To Begin, End Fall Semester Early

    COVID-19: Iona College Announces Plans To Begin, End Fall Semester Early

    Iona College in New Rochelle announced plans to begin its fall semester weeks early, on Monday, Aug. 10, while eyeing an end-date of Monday, Nov. 23, with all courses being offered in a “hybrid format" amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Under the plan students will have the option to take any course, or portions of courses, online or in-person, with the exception of courses ...

  3. Parking Lot Service Held For 23-Year-Old Allegedly Killed By Ex-Newtown HS Classmate

    Parking Lot Service Held For 23-Year-Old Allegedly Killed By Ex-Newtown HS Classmate

    A drive-by funeral procession was held for a 23-year-old Fairfield County man who was killed during a violent recent rash of crimes that included a home invasion, homicides, and a kidnapping.Friends and family remembered 2016 Newtown High School graduate Nicholas Eisele at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 28 during a memorial service in the parking lot of St. Rose of Lima Church in Newtown.It is ...

  4. COVID-19: This Fairfield County High School Will Hold Outdoor Graduation

    COVID-19: This Fairfield County High School Will Hold Outdoor Graduation

    A Fairfield County high school will host a live, outdoor graduation ceremony for students amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Trumbull High School officials announced on Thursday, May 28 that there will be an in-person graduation on Saturday, June 20, though there will be strict restrictions in place for students, families and friends.During the ceremony, students will be ...

  5. COVID-19: Putnam County Tops 1,400 Cases, Breakdown By Town

    COVID-19: Putnam County Tops 1,400 Cases, Breakdown By Town

    With 10 newly confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Putnam residents, the county total has now topped 1,400 since the outbreak began in mid-March.In Putnam County, 8,064 residents have been tested, with 1,405 testing positive for the virus. The number of active cases is down to 21, while eight are still hospitalized for treatment of COVID-19.Since the outbreak began, 1,383 ...

  6. High School Substitute Teacher In Westchester Charged With Stalking Teenage Student Online

    High School Substitute Teacher In Westchester Charged With Stalking Teenage Student Online

    A substitute teacher is facing charges of stalking a teenage student, the Westchester District Attorney announced.Craig Rosenberg, who has since resigned after working at White Plains High School, was charged by a White Plains City Court Judge with stalking a 17-year-old girl he had contact with during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.Westchester County DA Anthony Scarpino, Jr. ...

  7. Police Dish Out 41 Tickets In Northern Westchester Speed Detail

    Police Dish Out 41 Tickets In Northern Westchester Speed Detail

    More than three dozen tickets were dished out by New York State Police troopers in the area during a special speed detail in Northern Westchester.On Tuesday, May. 26, troopers handed out 41 tickets along the Route 9 corridor during the targeted enforcement period in the Town of Cortlandt. Thirty-six of the 41 tickets were issued for speed-related infractions.Police said that the ...

  8. No Mask, No Service: COVID-19 NY Executive Order Authorizes Businesses To Deny Entry

    No Mask, No Service: COVID-19 NY Executive Order Authorizes Businesses To Deny Entry

    No shirt, no shoes, no mask, no service.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he is signing an executive order authorizing private businesses to deny entrance to any patron not wearing a proper mask or face covering during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.During his daily news briefing from the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club in Brooklyn on Thursday, May 28, Cuomo said ...

  9. Tattoo, Piercing Shop In Hudson Valley To Reopen In Defiance Of State Order

    Tattoo, Piercing Shop In Hudson Valley To Reopen In Defiance Of State Order

    The owner of a Hudson Valley tattoo parlor is standing up to “the tyrants running this country” and has reopened his business in direct violation of an executive order issued by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.Orange County resident Roberto Antonio Minuta, who has owned Casa di Dolore in Newburgh for seven years, reopened his shop back up on Tuesday, May 26, going so far as to post a video ...

  10. Man Wanted For Stealing iPhones From Long Island T-Mobile Store

    Man Wanted For Stealing iPhones From Long Island T-Mobile Store

    An alert has been issued by police agencies on Long Island as they attempt to identify and locate a man who allegedly stole nearly $1,500 in cell phones from a T-Mobile store.Suffolk County Police Fourth Squad detectives issued an alert for a wanted man who allegedly stole two cell phones from T-Mobile in Kings Park earlier this year.It is alleged that the man stole two iPhone 11s from ...

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