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Orangetown Daily Voice serves Blauvelt, Grand View-on-Hudson, Orangeburg, Palisades, Pearl River, Piermont, South Nyack, Sparkill & Tappan

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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. $12M DiPippo Rape Case Settlement Decision 'Foolish, Uninformed,' DA Says

    $12M DiPippo Rape Case Settlement Decision 'Foolish, Uninformed,' DA Says

    Anthony DiPippo, who was twice convicted of raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl before being found not guilty during his third trial, has settled with Putnam County for $12 million, much to the chagrin of District Attorney Robert Tendy. After being convicted of raping and murdering Josette Wright at two separate trials, DiPippo was acquitted in 2016 after two decades behind bars, ...

  2. Southport Teen Killed In Block Island Crash Remembered As 'Rising Star' With 'Perpetual Smile'

    Southport Teen Killed In Block Island Crash Remembered As 'Rising Star' With 'Perpetual Smile'

    Friends and family of a 16-year-old student-athlete in Fairfield County remembered him fondly following his death in a crash on Block Island earlier this week.Southport resident Jackson (Jake) Panus died on Sunday, Aug. 9, when his allegedly intoxicated driver was involved in a fatal crash in Rhode Island.Panus’ family said that “people often commented that he resembled an angel.” “He ...

  3. Queens Man Charged With Arson Of NYPD Vehicle

    Queens Man Charged With Arson Of NYPD Vehicle

    A Queens man has been arrested and charged with arson after allegedly torching a marked NYPD vehicle late last month.Sam Resto, 29, was arrested on Thursday, Aug. 13 and scheduled to appear in court on Friday, Aug. 14 after allegedly setting an NYPD van on fire in July.It is alleged that early on Wednesday, July 29, Resto was captured on video setting ablaze an unoccupied NYPD van ...

  4. Isaias: Eversource, UI Reject Demands For Reimbursements For Food, Medicine After Outages

    Isaias: Eversource, UI Reject Demands For Reimbursements For Food, Medicine After Outages

    Despite calls to reimburse customers for costs incurred due to power outages after Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through the region, Eversource and United Illuminating are showing resistance to complying.Connecticut Attorney General William Tong and Gov. Ned Lamont both demanded the company reimburse customers, Eversource has thus far been reluctant to provide relief, despite utility ...

  5. COVID-19: Bowling Alleys, Museums Cleared To Reopen In NY; Decision On Gyms Due In Days

    COVID-19: Bowling Alleys, Museums Cleared To Reopen In NY; Decision On Gyms Due In Days

    More businesses in New York have been given the green light to reopen as the state continues combatting COVID-19.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced on Friday, Aug. 14 that bowling alleys and museums can open up with certain restrictions later this month, and a determination on gyms and fitness centers is expected sooner than later.Bowling alleys will be allowed to reopen with 50 ...

  6. Video Captures Blaze After Explosion On Boat With Six Aboard In Norwalk Harbor

    Video Captures Blaze After Explosion On Boat With Six Aboard In Norwalk Harbor

    Video was captured of the boat that caught fire and exploded in the Norwalk Harbor this week, leaving two with injuries.A 33-foot Egg Harbor, Sportfish motor yacht that was heading back to shore after experiencing engine troubles around 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, suddenly caught fire and exploded approximately 100 yards from the shore, officials said.Three couples (six people) were ...

  7. Man Apprehended After Stabbing Two Victims At Long Island Seafood Restaurant, Police Say

    Man Apprehended After Stabbing Two Victims At Long Island Seafood Restaurant, Police Say

    A knife-wielding man was apprehended after stabbing two people at a popular Long Island seafood restaurant.Two men, ages 33 and 57, were at Ben’s Crab Shack on Hempstead Turnpike in Uniondale at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 when they were approached by Columbia, Mississippi resident Bradley Taylor at the restaurant.Police said that Taylor, 50, removed a large knife from his belt ...

  8. 14 New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Suffolk County

    14 New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Suffolk County

    More mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus on Long Island.
Health officials reported that 14 more mosquito samples taken in Suffolk County tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 37 mosquito samples and six birds that have tested positive for West Nile this summer.The samples were collected on Thursday, Aug. 6 in Northport (four), Bay Shore (3), ...

  9. Alert Issued For Alleged Rapist Wanted In Hudson Valley

    Alert Issued For Alleged Rapist Wanted In Hudson Valley

    Recognize him? An alert was issued by police in Westchester attempting to track down a man wanted for rape.Jeovanni Arellano, 28, has an active arrest warrant out for his arrest in Mount Vernon after failing to make court appearances following his arrest.the Mount Vernon Police describe Arellano (pictured above) as being 5-foot-8, weighing approximately 160 pounds. His last known ...

  10. COVID-19: CT Moves Forward With Fall Sports, But Other Extracurricular Activities On Hold

    COVID-19: CT Moves Forward With Fall Sports, But Other Extracurricular Activities On Hold

    When Connecticut schools open in the fall, districts will be moving forward with sports, despite COVID-19 concerns, though some other extra-curricular activities will be on hold.After reviewing recommendations from various committees that oversee high school sports, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced this week that it will allow the fall sports season ...

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