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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. Hofstra To Break Ground On New $75 Million Center

    Hofstra To Break Ground On New $75 Million Center

    Hofstra University has broken ground on a new $75 million Science and Innovation Center that will provide new opportunities for students on its East Campus in Hempstead. The new center will be home to programs in the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the recently expanded Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistants.Officials said that ...

  2. Chipotle Increasing Prices In Order To Raise Employees' Wages

    Chipotle Increasing Prices In Order To Raise Employees' Wages

    Chipotle Mexican Grill is increasing menu prices to cover the costs of raising its workers’ wages, the company announced.Consumers will see price increases of approximately 4 percent at the popular Mexican food chain, with that money being used to increase employees’ paychecks following the company’s announcement that hourly wages for workers would reach an average of $15 by the end of ...

  3. CT State Police Seek Witness To Incident Involving Erratic Operation Of Vehicles

    CT State Police Seek Witness To Incident Involving Erratic Operation Of Vehicles

    Connecticut State Police investigators are seeking witnesses following complaints of erratic drivers in Litchfield County.Investigators released photos of two vehicles whose drivers are wanted following an incident on Route 202 in the town of Litchfield between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, June 7.Police said that they are seeking any witnesses who may have seen the erratic operation ...

  4. Here's Where Nassau, Suffolk Rank Among State's Fastest-Growing Counties, New Report Says

    Here's Where Nassau, Suffolk Rank Among State's Fastest-Growing Counties, New Report Says

    Long Island is among the fastest-growing regions in New York while the nation’s population is increasing at the slowest rate in a century, according to a new report.Using data from the US Census Bureau, Stacker compiled a list of the 30 fastest growing counties in New York between 2010 and 2019, which included both Nassau and Suffolk.
“A county typically sees population growth as a ...

  5. These Hudson Valley Counties Rank Among State's Fastest Growing, New Report Says

    These Hudson Valley Counties Rank Among State's Fastest Growing, New Report Says

    The Hudson Valley is among the fastest-growing regions in New York while the nation’s population is growing at the slowest rate in a century, according to a new report.Using data from the US Census Bureau, Stacker compiled a list of the 30 fastest growing counties in New York between 2010 and 2019, which included four from the Hudson Valley.
“A county typically sees population growth as ...

  6. Former Pro Sports Star's Estate In Region Hits Market For $16.5 Million

    Former Pro Sports Star's Estate In Region Hits Market For $16.5 Million

    A former professional athlete's massive 18,000-square-foot Connecticut compound has been put on the market for nearly $16.5 million.Sotheby’s International Realty listed a 445.62-acre estate in Litchfield County at 400 5 1/2 Mile Road in Cornwall, which is owned by tennis legend Ivan Lendl for $16,450,000, which includes 10 bedrooms, 12 full, and three partial ...

  7. Know It? This Pickup Truck Involved In Hit-Run Western Mass Crash, Police Say

    Know It? This Pickup Truck Involved In Hit-Run Western Mass Crash, Police Say

    Police in Western Massachusetts are seeking the public’s assistance in locating the driver and truck that may have been involved in a hit-and-run crash that involved injuries.The East Longmeadow Police Department issued an alert on Friday, June 11 as they attempt to track down a potential hit-and-run driver who was in a Chevy Silverado.Police said that the truck (see above) may have ...

  8. Two Long Island Store Workers Nabbed For Selling Alcohol, E-Cigarettes To Minors, Police Say

    Two Long Island Store Workers Nabbed For Selling Alcohol, E-Cigarettes To Minors, Police Say

    Two men are facing charges on Long Island for selling alcohol and e-cigarettes to minors during a police investigation, officials announced.Suffolk County Police Second Precinct Crime Section and Comment Support Unit officers conducted an investigation between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Thursday, June 10 into the alleged sales of alcohol and nicotine to underage buyers following multiple ...

  9. NY Lawmakers Fall Short For Now In Effort To Rename Donald J. Trump State Park

    NY Lawmakers Fall Short For Now In Effort To Rename Donald J. Trump State Park

    Lawmakers in New York will have to wait, as their efforts to remove the Trump name from a Hudson Valley state park stalled in the Assembly.The state Senate approved a bill this week that could have led to New York stripping the Trump title from the rarely frequented Donald J. Trump State Park on the Westchester-Putnam border.Earlier story - NY May Rename Trump State ParkThe Senate ...

  10. Four Displaced After House Fire Discovered By Alert Sixth-Grader Breaks Out In Western Mass

    Four Displaced After House Fire Discovered By Alert Sixth-Grader Breaks Out In Western Mass

    A sixth-grader in Western Massachusetts saw something and said something, helping to ensure the safety of families living in a multi-family home where a fire broke out on Friday morning.The Holyoke Fire Department received an emergency call at 8:18 a.m. on Friday, June 11 after a sixth-grader alerted his mother to a fire at a two-family home on Allyn Street. Crews were able to knock ...

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