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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: Stop & Shop Now Offering Same-Day Vaccinations

    COVID-19: Stop & Shop Now Offering Same-Day Vaccinations

    Stop & Shop has become the latest to begin offering walk-in, same-day COVID-19 vaccines.In an effort to expand vaccination efforts, the grocery giant announced that it has the supply to begin offering either the two-dose Moderna or one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine at its more than 250 pharmacies to all eligible customers. Customers can still schedule an appointment online, but ...

  2. Gun-Wielding Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged For I-84 Road-Rage Incident

    Gun-Wielding Tractor-Trailer Driver Charged For I-84 Road-Rage Incident

    A gun-wielding out-of-state truck driver was arrested on I-84 after getting into a heated road-rage incident, Connecticut State Police said.Troopers responded to a report of the incident at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 5 on I-84 in Waterbury near exit 23 involving a pair of drivers in tractor-trailers who were involved in an altercation.During the incident, the driver who made the 911 ...

  3. COVID-19: Moderna Will Double Size Of Vaccine Manufacturing Space

    COVID-19: Moderna Will Double Size Of Vaccine Manufacturing Space

    With the goal of producing billions of COVID-19 vaccine doses by the end of 2022, Moderna announced that it will be expanding its production facility, located in New England.The biotechnology company, which is currently one of three companies that have been granted emergency use authorization to produce COVID-19 vaccines in the United States (along with Pfizer and Johnson & ...

  4. Netflix Reveals 'Last Victim' Of Ex-Hudson Valley Resident Son Of Sam

    Netflix Reveals 'Last Victim' Of Ex-Hudson Valley Resident Son Of Sam

    Who was really the last victim of famed serial killer David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam,” who once called the area home? A new Netflix docuseries, “The Sons of Sam: A Descent Into Darkness” takes a look at the famed serial killer from Westchester and the reporter, Maury Terry, whose obsession with Berkowitz led him to believe that the man did not act alone.According to the new series, ...

  5. COVID-19: Here's How Many NYers Are Now Fully Vaccinated, Other New Data

    COVID-19: Here's How Many NYers Are Now Fully Vaccinated, Other New Data

    More than a million New Yorkers have received COVID-19 vaccinations in the past seven days as the number fully vaccinated against the virus continues to rise.On Monday, May 3, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more than seven million of New York's 19.5 million residents are now fully vaccinated. 91,035 doses have been administered across the state's vast distribution network in ...

  6. Firearm Lookalike Seized From Teen In Western Mass

    Firearm Lookalike Seized From Teen In Western Mass

    Police in Western Massachusetts seized an airsoft gun from a teenager that was intentionally modified to look like a real assault rifle.Officers from the Longmeadow Police Department received a report of multiple cars that had been driving through neighborhoods with no headlights on at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. Several drivers were tracked down by officers, who fled ...

  7. COVID-19: Cuomo Defends Nursing Home Death Reporting, Calling It 'Political Football'

    COVID-19: Cuomo Defends Nursing Home Death Reporting, Calling It 'Political Football'

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his administration’s handling of the counting of COVID-19-related deaths in New York nursing homes, calling it “political” and driven by former President Donald Trump.In his latest public comment on the subject following a scathing report that found his top aides worked for months to obscure the number of virus-related deaths in nursing homes, Cuomo sought to ...

  8. Former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Released Early From Hudson Valley Prison

    Former NY Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Released Early From Hudson Valley Prison

    Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been released on furlough from federal prison in the Hudson Valley as he awaits a decision about whether the 77-year-old disgraced politician can serve out his term in home confinement.Silver, once one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced last year to six-and-a-half years in prison following his 2018 conviction on ...

  9. COVID-19: Here's Percentage Of Fully Vaccinated NYers, Other New Data

    COVID-19: Here's Percentage Of Fully Vaccinated NYers, Other New Data

    Nearly half of all eligible New Yorkers have received both doses of their COVID-19 vaccine and have completed the vaccination series, according to the latest data from the state Department of Health.On Wednesday, May 5, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that the state has surpassed 16 million COVID-19 doses, including 189,760 in the past 24 hours and more than 1.1 million in the past week as ...

  10. Authorities Look To Locate Owner Of Dog Who Bit Woman In Northern Westchester

    Authorities Look To Locate Owner Of Dog Who Bit Woman In Northern Westchester

    Officials in Northern Westchester are seeking the public’s assistance in tracking down a dog and its owner after it bit a woman near an area condominium complex.A woman was walking near the Oakridge Condominium complex in South Salem at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 when she was unexpectedly bitten by the basset hound being walked by a woman.Joan Dooley, the Dog Control ...

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