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North Rockland Daily Voice serves Garnerville, Grassy Point, Stony Point, Thiells, Tomkins Cove, Village of Haverstraw & West Haverstraw in Haverstraw Town

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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. Long Island Woman Wanted For Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs, Alcohol

    Long Island Woman Wanted For Driving While Ability Impaired By Drugs, Alcohol

    An alert has been issued for a woman arrested for allegedly using drugs, drinking and driving who has been on the run from New York State Police investigators on Long Island for years.Tara Bailous, 48, is wanted by New York State Police in East Meadow and the Nassau County Court for driving while ability impaired – combined alcohol/drugs dating back to her arrest on April 20, 2015.A ...

  2. These Area Restaurants Rank Among Best In State For German Food

    These Area Restaurants Rank Among Best In State For German Food

    Be it bratwurst, sauerkraut or schnitzel, it may come as a surprise to some that the Hudson Valley is home to some of New York’s best German restaurants.Using data from Yelp, NewYorkUpstate.com compiled a new ranking of the top spots for German food in upstate New York, including several in the Hudson Valley.The rankings only took restaurants into account that were north of Westchester ...

  3. Warnings Issued For Text, TV 'Smishing' Scams

    Warnings Issued For Text, TV 'Smishing' Scams

    Officials are warning of new “smishing” scams that have been making the rounds.The Federal Trade Commission issued an alert cautioning consumers of new scams that have been using text messages, not the traditional emails. One such scam involves the fraudster offering to provide major savings on television services.The scams involve the victims sending back personal information, or ...

  4. Westchester Convict Sentenced For Assaulting Two Men With Bat

    Westchester Convict Sentenced For Assaulting Two Men With Bat

    A Westchester convict will spend a decade in prison after being found guilty by a jury of attempting to assault two men with a bat last year.Robert Johnson, 33, of Mount Vernon, was found guilty by a Westchester County jury of two counts of attempted assault and one count of criminal possession of a weapon after he attacked two men with a bat in October.This week, Johnson was sentenced ...

  5. Ex-Suffolk DA's Obstruction Of Justice Trial Starts

    Ex-Suffolk DA's Obstruction Of Justice Trial Starts

    The trial for former Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota and one of his former top aides has begun.Opening statements were heard on Thursday, Nov. 14, at Central Islip federal court, after Spota and his aide, Christopher McPartland, allegedly used their power to help cover up the crime of an associate.It is alleged that Spota and McPartland obstructed justice by covering for ...

  6. Stop For Failure To Yield Leads To DWI Charge For Long Island Woman

    Stop For Failure To Yield Leads To DWI Charge For Long Island Woman

    A 61-year-old woman who failed to stop at a traffic circle is facing charges for alleged impaired driving, the Suffolk County Sheriff announced.Shortly before midnight in Patchogue on Friday, Nov. 1, Sheriff’s deputies stopped Ronkonkoma resident Salvadora Vaz on Waverly Avenue after she was spotted failing to yield at the traffic circle.According to the Sheriff’s Office, Vaz ...

  7. Soybean Product Recalled Due To Mold Potential

    Soybean Product Recalled Due To Mold Potential

    Check your cabinets.Colorado-based Vitamin Cottage Natural Food Markets announced that it is recalling Natural Grocers brand two-pound organic soybeans because they have the potential to contain mold.The FDA said that “consumers who may have purchased this product are advised to discontinue use and either throw it away or return it to the store for credit or refund.” The recalled ...

  8. Police Sergeant In Hudson Valley Charged With Choking Woman, Harassment

    Police Sergeant In Hudson Valley Charged With Choking Woman, Harassment

    A Mount Vernon Police Department sergeant is facing charges connected to an assault of a woman during an off-duty incident earlier this year.Mount Vernon Police Sgt. Martin Bailey, 49, of Dutchess County, was arraigned on a multi-count indictment in connection to the physical assault of a Mount Vernon woman in September, Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr., ...

  9. Four Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    Four Westchester Residents Charged With DWI In State Police Stops

    New York State Police troopers removed two dozen motorists from area roadways during the extended Veterans Day holiday weekend.Local residents charged include: Westchester CountyOn Saturday, Nov. 9, State Police from Cortlandt arrested Otis L. Martin, 36, of Croton-on-Hudson, for DWI. He was traveling on Route 9 in the village of Croton-on-Hudson, when he was stopped for a ...

  10. Hudson Valley Business Operator Admits To Fraudulent Overbilling Scheme

    Hudson Valley Business Operator Admits To Fraudulent Overbilling Scheme

    The owner and operator of a Westchester waste disposal business admitted to fraudulently overfilling hundreds of thousands of dollars to clients.Harrison resident Ralph Mancini, 57, who operated County Waste Management, pleaded guilty to mail fraud, admitting as part of his plea that he had defrauded multiple commercial customers by overbilling them for the waste collected and dumped on ...

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