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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. Trump Will Become First President To Kick Off NYC Veterans Day Parade

    Trump Will Become First President To Kick Off NYC Veterans Day Parade

    Days after announcing Florida would be his new permanent home, President Donald Trump will return to New York to become the first president to attend the New York City Veterans Day Parade.The White House announced this week that Trump will address the 100th annual Opening Ceremony of the parade on Monday, Nov. 11, following by a wreath-laying ceremony at the Eternal Light Memorial at ...

  2. Two Men Sentenced For String Of Westchester Burglaries

    Two Men Sentenced For String Of Westchester Burglaries

    Two men have been sentenced for their roles in a string of burglaries targeting southern Westchester businesses over several months in 2017.Brooklyn resident Patrick Williams and Kareem Johnakin of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania were sentenced to prison time after pleading guilty to charges related to the burglaries of several Yonkers and New Rochelle businesses. Williams pleaded guilty ...

  3. Toll Proposal Includes These Locations In Fairfield County

    Toll Proposal Includes These Locations In Fairfield County

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has introduced his new plan for statewide tolls, including several in Fairfield County.Under the new proposal, tollbooths would be installed on several major highways, interstates, and bridges.In Fairfield County, Lamont is calling for tolls in Newtown at the Rochambeau Bridge; in Stamford on I-95 near the Metro-North railroad; Westport on I-95 at the ...

  4. Trump Ordered To Pay $2M To Settle Lawsuit Alleging He, Children Repeatedly Broke Charity Laws

    Trump Ordered To Pay $2M To Settle Lawsuit Alleging He, Children Repeatedly Broke Charity Laws

    President Donald Trump will be shelling out $2 million to resolve a civil lawsuit that alleged illegal activities during the 2016 election.New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Thursday, Nov. 7, that the New York State Supreme Court ordered the president to pay $2 million to various nonprofit organizations for improperly using charitable assets during the presidential ...

  5. Luxury Movie Theater To Close In Westchester

    Luxury Movie Theater To Close In Westchester

    The iPic Theaters Westchester will screen its last film this weekend as the Dobbs Ferry theater will close amid a company restructuring.The closure will be on Monday, Nov. 11 and follows parent company, iPic Theaters filing for bankruptcy over the summer. The Dobbs Ferry location, which opened in April 2017, is the only closure that has been announced.“As part of our financial ...

  6. Amazon To Open Facility In Stratford

    Amazon To Open Facility In Stratford

    Amazon is set to open a new distribution center in Fairfield County early next year, potentially creating hundreds of jobs for area residents.The retail giant announced that it will set up shop in Stratford as soon as Jan. 1 next year on Long Beach Boulevard as part of a seven-year pact between the city and company. “We are pleased to be welcoming Amazon to Stratford,” Stratford Mayor ...

  7. Area Man Charged With Running Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi, Embezzlement Schemes

    Area Man Charged With Running Multimillion-Dollar Ponzi, Embezzlement Schemes

    The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed charges against a Hudson Valley investment adviser who allegedly operated a multimillion-dollar investment club that was actually a Ponzi scheme targeting the Haitian community.Nanuet resident Ruless Pierre, 50, was charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and structuring charges by the SEC in an indictment unsealed in Manhattan federal ...

  8. Man, Woman Nabbed For String Of Armed Robberies At Long Island Gas Stations

    Man, Woman Nabbed For String Of Armed Robberies At Long Island Gas Stations

    A man and woman are facing a host of charges following a string of armed robberies at Suffolk County gas stations over the past two months, police said.Copiague resident Juan Carlos Fernandez Espinal is being charged with eight robberies, with West Babylon resident Marta Rafalko allegedly being involved in four of them. Both were arrested int he parking lot of Ultra Gas Station on West ...

  9. Long Island Firm Illegally Sold Chinese-Made Security, Surveillance Equipment, Reports Say

    Long Island Firm Illegally Sold Chinese-Made Security, Surveillance Equipment, Reports Say

    A Long Island-based company allegedly illegally imported and sold Chinese-made surveillance and security equipment to the government agencies and private firms.Employees at Aventura Technologies Inc. in Commack, are expected to be charged in a federal indictment for illegally importing the equipment. Six were expected to make an appearance on Thursday morning in Brooklyn federal court, ...

  10. Remains Dug Up, Stolen From Connecticut Cemetery, Police Say

    Remains Dug Up, Stolen From Connecticut Cemetery, Police Say

    Remains have been dug up and taken from a grave at a Jewish cemetery in Connecticut, prompting a police investigation.Detectives responded to the Agues Achim Cemetery in Hartford at Waverly Street and Tower Avenue this week, where there was a report of a grave from the 1950s that was dug up, police said. It is unclear when the remains were taken, though it may have happened on, or ...

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