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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: First Selectman In Fairfield County Self-Quarantines After Exposure

    COVID-19: First Selectman In Fairfield County Self-Quarantines After Exposure

    A town leader in Fairfield County will remain in quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe will remain in quarantine for at least 14 days following direct contact with someone who tested positive for the virus, town officials announced.Marpe reportedly came into contact with the individual on Sunday, Oct. 18. He will stay quarantined unless he ...

  2. Sing Sing Prison Guard Arrested For Falsifying Documents To Get Workers' Comp

    Sing Sing Prison Guard Arrested For Falsifying Documents To Get Workers' Comp

    A prison guard at Sing Sing prison in the Hudson Valley was arrested for allegedly falsifying documents to receive thousands of dollars in illegal workers’ compensation.Staten Island resident Darquis Wright, 39, was arraigned in Ossining Town Court this week on nine counts of offering a false instrument for filing after submitting fake medical documentation for more than a year.New York ...

  3. COVID-19: Number Of CT Red Alert Cities, Towns Climbs To 19

    COVID-19: Number Of CT Red Alert Cities, Towns Climbs To 19

    Alarm bells are ringing in Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s head as more municipalities are added to the state’s “Red Alert” list as COVID-19 cases continue to slowly climb.As of Thursday, Oct. 22, Lamont said that 19 municipalities in Connecticut have now been designed at “red,” which means they’ve seen more than 15 cases per 100,000 residents per day.Other areas have received “orange” ...

  4. COVID-19: Here Is The Latest Breakdown Of New Cases In Westchester By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here Is The Latest Breakdown Of New Cases In Westchester By Municipality

    After seeing new COVID-19 cases topping 200 in recent days, Westchester has seen a sharp downtick, with less than 100 newly confirmed cases. The Westchester County Department of Health reported 72 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Oct. 22, down from recent days. Though there have been new infections reported, the positive infection rate in Westchester has remained under 2 ...

  5. Employee Accused Of Stealing Horse, Causing Its Death At Belmont Park, Nassau DA Announces

    Employee Accused Of Stealing Horse, Causing Its Death At Belmont Park, Nassau DA Announces

    An allegedly bitter former employee at Belmont Park on Long Island has been accused of stealing a horse and causing its death, Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced.Elmont resident Ramzan Antooa, a backstretch employee at Belmont Park, allegedly knowingly released a racehorse onto blacktop, where it fell, suffering a fatal injury, Singas said.On Thursday, July 30, ...

  6. Stamford Man Accused Of Threatening Victim In Darien, Police Say

    Stamford Man Accused Of Threatening Victim In Darien, Police Say

    A 25-year-old man was arrested after being recorded repeatedly making death threats that were deemed legitimate in Fairfield County, police said.The Darien Police Department received a complaint on Sunday, Oct. 4 from a local resident who had gotten into a verbal argument with Stamford resident Sean Brown inside an area apartment.Police said that Brown repeatedly stated that he wanted ...

  7. Postal Supervisor From Fairfield County Admits To Stealing Packages

    Postal Supervisor From Fairfield County Admits To Stealing Packages

    A former U.S. Postal Service supervisor from Fairfield County is facing jail time after admitting to stealing packages filled with expensive electronics from a Connecticut post office.Stratford resident Zoheb Deura, 34, pleaded guilty this week in Bridgeport district court to embezzlement of mail by a U.S. Postal Service employee.Between February and April, U.S. Attorney John Durham ...

  8. COVID-19: NY May Ditch Travel Quarantine List

    COVID-19: NY May Ditch Travel Quarantine List

    New York is considering alternative options to its current COVID-19 travel advisory that mandates travelers from states with high COVID-19 infection rates enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine.Earlier story - COVID-19: NY Discourages Non-Essential Travel To, From NJ, CT; Adds Two States To AdvisoryWith COVID-19 cases across the country mounting, 43 states have now been put on the travel ...

  9. COVID-19: Alleged PPP Kickback Scheme Reportedly Under Investigation In Westchester

    COVID-19: Alleged PPP Kickback Scheme Reportedly Under Investigation In Westchester

    Some city employees in Mount Vernon are facing an investigation for allegedly concocting a plan to cheat the Paycheck Protection Program during the COVID-19 pandemic.This week, with rumors mounting of a potential federal probe into a kickback scheme, Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard issued a memo to city employees warning that there could be consequences if there is truth ...

  10. COVID-19: Companies Moving Closer To Creating Breathalyzer Test For Virus

    COVID-19: Companies Moving Closer To Creating Breathalyzer Test For Virus

    Seven months into the global COVID-19 pandemic, some companies may be inching closer to creating a breathalyzer-type test that could potentially identify the virus.According to new reports, researchers from the United States to Israel to Finland have been working to develop non-invasive screening solutions to test for COVID-19 through gas compounds that can be identified with the ...

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