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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. NY State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted On Multiple Charges

    NY State Police Issue Alert For Woman Wanted On Multiple Charges

    Recognize her? An alert was issued by New York Police investigators as they seek the public’s assistance in tracking down a wanted woman who goes by multiple names and was busted on a half dozen drug charges.Jodi Planthaber, who is also known as Jodi Nye, is wanted by New York State Police in Kinderhook following her arrest on five counts of third-degree and one count of fourth-degree ...

  2. COVID-19: Nassau Ranks No. 1 Among NY Counties For Vaccination Rate, Here's Latest Data

    COVID-19: Nassau Ranks No. 1 Among NY Counties For Vaccination Rate, Here's Latest Data

    Nassau County continues to lead the way in rolling out its COVID-19 vaccination program as it leads the way among the major counties in New York in getting shots in the arms of eligible adults.This week, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that more than 76 percent of adults - including 93 percent of seniors - have received at least one dose of the vaccine, representing the ...

  3. Long Island Woman Accused Of Abandoning Dog

    Long Island Woman Accused Of Abandoning Dog

    A Long Island woman is facing charges for allegedly abusing and abandoning a 1-year-old dog, according to SPCA officials.Kings Park resident Alana Piotrowski, 23, was arrested this week and charged with misdemeanor counts of animal abandonment, making a false statement, and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after leaving behind her dog on the side of the road. Roy ...

  4. Hofstra To Break Ground On New $75 Million Center

    Hofstra To Break Ground On New $75 Million Center

    Hofstra University has broken ground on a new $75 million Science and Innovation Center that will provide new opportunities for students on its East Campus in Hempstead. The new center will be home to programs in the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the recently expanded Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistants.Officials said that ...

  5. Chipotle Increasing Prices In Order To Raise Employees' Wages

    Chipotle Increasing Prices In Order To Raise Employees' Wages

    Chipotle Mexican Grill is increasing menu prices to cover the costs of raising its workers’ wages, the company announced.Consumers will see price increases of approximately 4 percent at the popular Mexican food chain, with that money being used to increase employees’ paychecks following the company’s announcement that hourly wages for workers would reach an average of $15 by the end of ...

  6. CT State Police Seek Witness To Incident Involving Erratic Operation Of Vehicles

    CT State Police Seek Witness To Incident Involving Erratic Operation Of Vehicles

    Connecticut State Police investigators are seeking witnesses following complaints of erratic drivers in Litchfield County.Investigators released photos of two vehicles whose drivers are wanted following an incident on Route 202 in the town of Litchfield between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, June 7.Police said that they are seeking any witnesses who may have seen the erratic operation ...

  7. Here's Where Nassau, Suffolk Rank Among State's Fastest-Growing Counties, New Report Says

    Here's Where Nassau, Suffolk Rank Among State's Fastest-Growing Counties, New Report Says

    Long Island is among the fastest-growing regions in New York while the nation’s population is increasing at the slowest rate in a century, according to a new report.Using data from the US Census Bureau, Stacker compiled a list of the 30 fastest growing counties in New York between 2010 and 2019, which included both Nassau and Suffolk.
“A county typically sees population growth as a ...

  8. These Hudson Valley Counties Rank Among State's Fastest Growing, New Report Says

    These Hudson Valley Counties Rank Among State's Fastest Growing, New Report Says

    The Hudson Valley is among the fastest-growing regions in New York while the nation’s population is growing at the slowest rate in a century, according to a new report.Using data from the US Census Bureau, Stacker compiled a list of the 30 fastest growing counties in New York between 2010 and 2019, which included four from the Hudson Valley.
“A county typically sees population growth as ...

  9. Former Pro Sports Star's CT Estate Hits Market For $16.5 Million

    Former Pro Sports Star's CT Estate Hits Market For $16.5 Million

    A former professional athlete's massive 18,000-square-foot Connecticut compound has been put on the market for nearly $16.5 million.Sotheby’s International Realty listed a 445.62-acre estate in Litchfield County at 400 5 1/2 Mile Road in Cornwall, which is owned by tennis legend Ivan Lendl for $16,450,000, which includes 10 bedrooms, 12 full, and three partial ...

  10. Know It? This Pickup Truck Involved In Hit-Run Western Mass Crash, Police Say

    Know It? This Pickup Truck Involved In Hit-Run Western Mass Crash, Police Say

    Police in Western Massachusetts are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the driver and truck that may have been involved in a hit-and-run crash that involved injuries.The East Longmeadow Police Department issued an alert on Friday, June 11 as they attempt to track down a potential hit-and-run driver who was in a Chevy Silverado.Police said that the truck (see above) may have ...

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