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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. Two Charged With Spray-Painting Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti In Westchester

    Two Charged With Spray-Painting Racist, Anti-Semitic Graffiti In Westchester

    Two men are facing charges for allegedly spray-painting anti-Semitic graffiti on county-owned property in Westchester.Westchester County Police announced the arrests on Wednesday afternoon, May 27.On Monday, May 25, the graffiti was found spray-painted on a path off Parkway Road near Midland Avenue at the Bronxville-Yonkers border, which was reported to police.Earlier story ...

  2. COVID-19: These Are Words Webster's Has Added To Dictionary Amid Pandemic

    COVID-19: These Are Words Webster's Has Added To Dictionary Amid Pandemic

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made terms like “self-quarantine” and “social distancing” common phrases in everyday conversations. Now, Merrian-Webster is making them official.Hundreds of new words, highlighted by turns of phrase to emerge during the pandemic, have been added to Merrian-Webster’s lexicon as part of a special update to the dictionary last month.In ...

  3. Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Hit-Run Crash At Long Island Home Depot

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Hit-Run Crash At Long Island Home Depot

    Know him? Police detectives on Long Island are investigating a hit-and-run that left a Hyundai damaged in the parking lot of an area Home Depot.An alert was issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers as police investigators attempt to identify and locate a man who was caught on camera before striking a parked car at Home Depot on Jericho Turnpike in Commack earlier this year.Police said ...

  4. COVID-19: Hudson Valley, Long Island To Resume In-Person Courthouse Operations

    COVID-19: Hudson Valley, Long Island To Resume In-Person Courthouse Operations

    With the mid-Hudson Valley and Long Island regions set to begin reopening amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, courts will also begin opening up doors to in-person proceedings.Janet DiFiore, the Chief Judge for New York State, announced on Tuesday, May 26 that courts will begin phasing the return of judges and staff to courthouses in the regions now that they’ve met the state ...

  5. COVID-19: Construction, Retail Curbside, Other Long Island Businesses Reopen As Phase 1 Starts

    COVID-19: Construction, Retail Curbside, Other Long Island Businesses Reopen As Phase 1 Starts

    Long Island is back in business.More than two months after non-essential businesses were shut down due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Long Island is opening back up as it enters Phase 1 of the state’s reopening plan.Earlier story - COVID-19: Long Island Gets Official Go-Ahead To Start Phase 1 ReopeningNon-essential manufacturing, construction and retail businesses ...

  6. Fraudster Nabbed After Scamming Long Island Duo Of $31,500, State Police Say

    Fraudster Nabbed After Scamming Long Island Duo Of $31,500, State Police Say

    New York State Police arrested a man who allegedly bilked two on Long Island out of more than $30,000 in a bail bond scam, investigators said.New York City resident Troy Davis, 33, was taken into custody by troopers at approximately 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, for crimes committed in Hampton Bays and Holtsville in February, police said.It is alleged that Davis was involved in a bail ...

  7. Westchester COVID-19 Cases Continue To Drop As Economy Reopens: Breakdown By Municipality

    Westchester COVID-19 Cases Continue To Drop As Economy Reopens: Breakdown By Municipality

    Westchester has entered Phase 1 of reopening the economy as the mid-Hudson Valley region met the metrics set forth by the state to begin recovering from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The number of active COVID-19 cases in Westchester continues to drop as of Tuesday, May 26, as the county, region, and the state begins climbing out of the hole created by the virus’ ...

  8. Roadwork Alert: Taconic Parkway Lane Closure Scheduled

    Roadwork Alert: Taconic Parkway Lane Closure Scheduled

    There will be single-lane closures for several weeks on the Taconic State Parkway.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert cautioning motorists that beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27 in Putnam and Dutchess counties, there will be northbound lane closures daily through Friday, July 3 in Putnam Valley, Kent, and East Fishkill.NYSDOT said that the ...

  9. Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    Indian Point Siren Test Scheduled

    Don’t be alarmed, it’s just a test.There will be a test of the Indian Point Energy Center emergency notification sirens during a regularly scheduled quarterly test of the system in Buchanan this week.Between 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m., on Wednesday, May. 27, officials will conduct the test, which will involve sounding the sirens at full-volume for approximately four minutes in Westchester, ...

  10. COVID-19: Westchester, Rockland County Execs Share Thoughts On Day 1 Of Reopening

    COVID-19: Westchester, Rockland County Execs Share Thoughts On Day 1 Of Reopening

    The county executives from Westchester and Rockland convened to discuss Day 1 of Phase 1 of the reopening of the Hudson Valley region amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.The region - which includes Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, and Westchester counties. - met the required metrics set forth by the state to begin reopening after nine weeks of shutting ...

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