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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. COVID-19: Many Pushing For Mount Vernon Hospital To Stay Open Amid Outbreak

    COVID-19: Many Pushing For Mount Vernon Hospital To Stay Open Amid Outbreak

    Many are calling on officials to call off plans to close Mount Vernon Hospital as the nation continues battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.Mount Vernon Mayor Shawyn Patterson-Howard said that Montefiore applied for a Certificate of Need (CON) with the New York State Department of Health seeking approval to close the hospital this year.On Oct. 15 last year, Montefiore ...

  2. COVID-19: These Steps Are Needed To Safely Reopen Schools, NY State Teachers Union Says

    COVID-19: These Steps Are Needed To Safely Reopen Schools, NY State Teachers Union Says

    With the state set to announce in less than a month plans for reopening schools in the fall, the New York State Teachers Union has offered guidance on how to best get students back in the classroom.NYSUT President Andy Pallotta released a statement following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing an official timeline for when a decision will be made on school reopening.COVID-19: NY State ...

  3. 21-Year-Old Punches Man, 38, In Face Outside Long Island Restaurant, Police Say

    21-Year-Old Punches Man, 38, In Face Outside Long Island Restaurant, Police Say

    A 21-year-old man was arrested for an alleged assault outside a Long Island restaurant on the Fourth of July, police said.It is alleged that a 38-year-old man was outside Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill in Island Park singing patriotic songs when he was approached by Noel Fernandez, of Valley Stream, and a verbal dispute turned physical outside the restaurant.Nassau County Police said ...

  4. Man Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Cards At Two Long Island Stores

    Man Wanted For Using Stolen Credit Cards At Two Long Island Stores

    A man allegedly used stolen credit cards at a pair of Long Island stores last month and is now wanted by police investigators.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers released surveillance photos of a man who used stolen credit cards at two East Patchogue stores in June after a woman reported them stolen.Police said that a woman reported her credit card stolen when it was parked on Grove Avenue in ...

  5. 14 Charged With DWI In Suffolk July 4th Enforcement Operation

    14 Charged With DWI In Suffolk July 4th Enforcement Operation

    More than a dozen drivers were arrested by Suffolk County Police officers during a special Fourth of July DWI enforcement detail.Between Friday, July 4, and Monday, July 6, officers were on patrol and conducting DWI checkpoints in the area of several busy downtown areas in Suffolk County, including Patchogue and Huntington.During the patrol, a total of 14 drivers were found to be ...

  6. Four Store Clerks Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minors In State Police Detail

    Four Store Clerks Charged With Selling Alcohol To Minors In State Police Detail

    Four store clerks in the Hudson Valley are facing charges for selling booze to minors during an underage drinking detail conducted by New York State Police.On Friday, July 3, New York State Police troopers in Wappinger conducted the underage drinking detail in 24 locations in Dutchess County, leading to citations being issued to employees at four convenience stores. Those charged are: ...

  7. Rockland Man Who Violated Protection Order Becomes Violent With Officers, Police Say

    Rockland Man Who Violated Protection Order Becomes Violent With Officers, Police Say

    A man known to police for allegedly repeatedly violating a court-issued protection order by attacking the same woman in Rockland County became combative with officers attempting to take him into custody, police said.Officers from the Spring Valley Police Department were dispatched at 11:10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, on a complaint by a woman who needed them at an apartment complex on ...

  8. COVID-19: Here's When New York Malls Can Reopen In Phase 4

    COVID-19: Here's When New York Malls Can Reopen In Phase 4

    More of New York’s economy is opening up as it recovers from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, with malls are now permitted to reopen during Phase 4.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that as of Friday, July 10, malls will be allowed to reopen, though they must install special filtration systems before opening their doors."They must use air filtration systems that can take ...

  9. COVID-19: NY State Sets Timeline For Making Decision On Reopening Schools

    COVID-19: NY State Sets Timeline For Making Decision On Reopening Schools

    New York State now has a timeline for announcing a decision on how to best potentially reopen schools in September amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.During a news briefing on Wednesday, July 8  in Manhattan, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that the state has set a deadline for making a final decision on whether how or if schools will open their doors in the fall.The ...

  10. Teen Charged In Connection To String Of Long Island Robberies

    Teen Charged In Connection To String Of Long Island Robberies

    A teenager went on a string of auto robberies on multiple occasions in Nassau County and is now facing a host of charges, police said.An investigation into multiple incidents on several dates in Nassau County led to the arrest of Navindra Naidu, 19, who was found to be responsible for at least three robberies.Police said that at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29 in East Meadow, ...

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