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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. Westchester Man Among Former Executives To Admit To Multi-Million Dollar Kickback Scheme

    Westchester Man Among Former Executives To Admit To Multi-Million Dollar Kickback Scheme

    Four men - including one each from Long Island and Westchester - will spend time behind bars for their roles in a tax evasion and bribery scheme.Nassau County resident Ronald Olson, of Massapequa, Westchester County resident Michael Campana, of Tuckahoe, and Middletown, New Jersey residents Anthony Guzzone and Vito Nigro, are all facing charges after being busted for evading taxes over ...

  2. COVID-19: Decision On Reopening NY Schools Will Come Within A Week

    COVID-19: Decision On Reopening NY Schools Will Come Within A Week

    The deadline for schools to submit potential reopening plans has come, and the state will now make a determination on when and how classes will resume in the fall amid the COVID-19 outbreak.School districts had until Friday, July 31 to submit potential reopening plans which include in-person, remote, and hybrid-learning options. Schools have been discussing options since the State Board ...

  3. Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted In Area

    Recognize him?An alert has been issued by New York State Police investigators in Orange County who are attempting to track down a man who was busted with drugs during a traffic stop on I-87 in Harriman.Police said that Pusey was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance when he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on the interstate. He allegedly was in ...

  4. Man Drove Drunk With Infant Inside BMW On Route 17, Police Say

    Man Drove Drunk With Infant Inside BMW On Route 17, Police Say

    A late-night stop by State Police troopers led to the arrest of a man allegedly driving while intoxicated with an infant in his BMW.Troopers from Monroe stopped a 2013 BMW that was traveling west in Monroe at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29 when the driver, local resident Mark Nelson, 30, committed traffic violations.According to police, while speaking with Nelson, it was ...

  5. Dog Quarantined After Biting Woman, Chasing Bicyclist In Westchester

    Dog Quarantined After Biting Woman, Chasing Bicyclist In Westchester

    A dog was quarantined for 10 days after biting a pedestrian and going after a bicyclist in Westchester, police said.Officers from the Scarsdale Police Department responded to Black Birch Lane home on Monday, July 20, when a 54-year-old woman was bitten by a dog while passing by the residence of an 84-year-old woman whose name has not been released.According to police, the woman who was ...

  6. Five Charged After Being Caught In Stolen Vehicle In Rockland, Police Say

    Five Charged After Being Caught In Stolen Vehicle In Rockland, Police Say

    Three juveniles were among five who were busted in a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Rockland County.A Ramapo Police officer on patrol at approximately 8:20 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 in New Hempstead located a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Spring Valley earlier that day.Inside the car were four females and one male, three of whom were minors, police said. All five ...

  7. State Police Dish Out 49 Tickets In Operation Hard Hat Patrols

    State Police Dish Out 49 Tickets In Operation Hard Hat Patrols

    New York State Police troopers went deep undercover, posing as construction workers, handing out nearly 50 tickets to motorists during “Operation Hardhat” in Westchester and Putnam counties.This week,  troopers teamed with the New York State Department of Transportation for the special detail, dishing out a total of 49 tickets to speedsters and distracted drivers on I-684, the ...

  8. Teen Reels In Huge 42-Inch Trout In Upstate NY

    Teen Reels In Huge 42-Inch Trout In Upstate NY

    A Fairfield County teenager reeled in a massive, near-record breaking trout during an excursion in an upstate New York lake.Stamford resident Liam Bard, 16, landed a 42-inch trout during a trip on Skaneateles Lake in the Finger Lakes region, which approached a state record, according to reports.The fish was reportedly the teenager’s first-ever lake trout.Baird was fishing with his ...

  9. Man Who Allegedly Made Death Threats Faces Aggravated Harassment Charge

    Man Who Allegedly Made Death Threats Faces Aggravated Harassment Charge

    A Hudson Valley man was arrested after allegedly making repeated death threats to his victim.Ulster County resident Jesse Decker, 36, was charged with aggravated harassment after allegedly calling and texting multiple threats to his victim, who reported them to police.Decker, of Saugerties,  was taken into custody at approximately 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28 following an ...

  10. COVID-19: German Shepherd In NY, One Of First Dogs In Nation To Test Positive, Dies At Age 6

    COVID-19: German Shepherd In NY, One Of First Dogs In Nation To Test Positive, Dies At Age 6

    A dog in New York who was one of the first in the country to be diagnosed with COVID-19 died shortly before his seventh birthday.Buddy, a German Shepherd living with his family in Staten Island, began having trouble breathing in mid-April, around the time the COVID pandemic peaked in New York.When the dog began getting sick, he was tested and it was determined he was positive for ...

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