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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. State Police Issue Alert For 30-Year-Old Woman Wanted In Hudson Valley

    State Police Issue Alert For 30-Year-Old Woman Wanted In Hudson Valley

    A 30-year-old woman is wanted by New York State Police for allegedly assuming another person’s identity in the area last year to obtain thousands of dollars in medical care in an effort to avoid a previous arrest warrant.An alert was issued by State Police in Dover Plains as they attempt to locate Amenia resident Shannon Kett, who is wanted for two counts of identity theft after she ...

  2. COVID-19: Former FDA Chief Who Lives In Fairfield County Warns CT Schools Could Close Again

    COVID-19: Former FDA Chief Who Lives In Fairfield County Warns CT Schools Could Close Again

    While Connecticut has seen success in battling the spread of COVID-19, some leading health officials are warning that even if schools reopen in the fall, they could be subject to another shutdown.Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration who lives in Fairfield County and has children in Connecticut public schools, said during a briefing with Gov. ...

  3. COVID-19: Parents Want Refunds From Fairfield County Preschools For Switch To Remote Learning

    COVID-19: Parents Want Refunds From Fairfield County Preschools For Switch To Remote Learning

    Some Fairfield County parents are demanding refunds from preschools after their children were forced to transition to remote learning due to the COVID-19 outbreak.A group representing parents of students served by Landmark Academy in Westport has launched a petition demanding partial refunds to account for distance learning and flexibility on deposits and tuition for the upcoming ...

  4. CVS Pharmacy Opens New Location In Westchester

    CVS Pharmacy Opens New Location In Westchester

    A brand-new CVS has opened up in a busy Westchester city just steps away from its predecessor in the heart of town.CVS Pharmacy launched the location at 577 North Ave. in New Rochelle, replacing the former CVS that was located at 625 North Avenue. The new CVS in “The Rockwell” joins locations further down at 222 North Ave., at 1296 North Ave., on Main Street. and on Weyman Avenue in New ...

  5. Speeding Driver In Need Of Bathroom Busted For DWI In Westchester, Police Say

    Speeding Driver In Need Of Bathroom Busted For DWI In Westchester, Police Say

    A speeding driver in Westchester was arrested for alleged impaired driving after being stopped by officers, police said.An officer on patrol in in Scarsdale on Heathcote Road at approximately 9:35 p.m. on Sunday, July 25 spotted a speeding driver who made a turn onto Post Road before continuing west on Popham Road near the intersection of Taunton Road. Police said that officers ...

  6. Three Caught With 29 Grams Of Heroin In I-87 Work-Zone Stop

    Three Caught With 29 Grams Of Heroin In I-87 Work-Zone Stop

    A speeding stop in a work zone on I-87 in the Hudson Valley led to the arrest of two men and a teenager who were found in possession of heroin, State Police said.New York State Police troopers stopped Arverne resident Errick Kaladeen at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28 for speeding in a work zone on I-87 in Ramapo.Police said that during the traffic stop, troopers were given ...

  7. Westchester Man Among Former Executives To Admit To Multi-Million Dollar Kickback Scheme

    Westchester Man Among Former Executives To Admit To Multi-Million Dollar Kickback Scheme

    Four men - including one each from Long Island and Westchester - will spend time behind bars for their roles in a tax evasion and bribery scheme.Nassau County resident Ronald Olson, of Massapequa, Westchester County resident Michael Campana, of Tuckahoe, and Middletown, New Jersey residents Anthony Guzzone and Vito Nigro, are all facing charges after being busted for evading taxes over ...

  8. COVID-19: Decision On Reopening NY Schools Will Come Within A Week

    COVID-19: Decision On Reopening NY Schools Will Come Within A Week

    The deadline for schools to submit potential reopening plans has come, and the state will now make a determination on when and how classes will resume in the fall amid the COVID-19 outbreak.School districts had until Friday, July 31 to submit potential reopening plans which include in-person, remote, and hybrid-learning options. Schools have been discussing options since the State Board ...

  9. Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area

    Recognize him?An alert has been issued by New York State Police investigators in Orange County who are attempting to track down a man who was busted with drugs during a traffic stop on I-87 in Harriman.Police said that Pusey was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance when he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on the interstate. He allegedly was in ...

  10. Man Drove Drunk With Infant Inside BMW On Route 17, Police Say

    Man Drove Drunk With Infant Inside BMW On Route 17, Police Say

    A late-night stop by State Police troopers led to the arrest of a man allegedly driving while intoxicated with an infant in his BMW.Troopers from Monroe stopped a 2013 BMW that was traveling west in Monroe at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 when the driver, local resident Mark Nelson, 30, committed traffic violations.According to police, while speaking with Nelson, it was ...

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