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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. Single-Lane Closure Scheduled On Route 208

    Single-Lane Closure Scheduled On Route 208

    Lane closures have been scheduled in both directions on Route 208 for several weeks in Orange County.The New York State Department of Transportation issued an alert warning that beginning on Monday, Oct. 21, there will be lane closures on Route 208 in Montgomery to allow construction crews to perform highway maintenance work.The closures will be daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between ...

  2. Darien Police Welcome New Officer

    Darien Police Welcome New Officer

    The Darien Police Department has welcomed a new member to its ranks.Matthew Ackerman has been hired by the Darien Police Department after serving seven years with the Stratford Police Department, where he was a member of the dive team, helicopter team, and certified as an EMT.Darien Police Sgt. James Palmeri said that Ackerman currently has an associate’s degree from Housatonic ...

  3. Motorist Flees Scene After Crashing Into Rock Wall In Milford, Police Say

    Motorist Flees Scene After Crashing Into Rock Wall In Milford, Police Say

    A 22-year-old attempted to avoid being taken into police custody after crashing, striking a rock wall in Milford, investigators said.Officers from the Milford Police Department responded to a motor vehicle crash on Merwin Avenue near the Abigail Street intersection at approximately 6:35 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20.Police said that the investigation determined that a vehicle had struck a ...

  4. Recall Issued For 6,000 Pounds Of Pork, Turkey Products Due To Salmonella Concerns

    Recall Issued For 6,000 Pounds Of Pork, Turkey Products Due To Salmonella Concerns

    Thousands of pounds of pork and turkey sausage products are being recalled due to concerns of Salmonella contamination.George’s Prepared Foods is recalling approximately 6,444 pounds of ready-to-eat products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced.The products subject to recall - “Great Value Fully Cooked Original Pork Sausage Patties;” ...

  5. Teen Charged After Alleged Armed Robbery Of Female Taxi Driver In Westchester

    Teen Charged After Alleged Armed Robbery Of Female Taxi Driver In Westchester

    A teenager was arrested for his role in an alleged robbery of a taxi driver in Westchester, police said.White Plains resident Nickohlas Davis, 19, was charged with one count of first-degree robbery following a late-night incident in Yonkers on Thursday, Oct. 17, involving a female taxi driver.Officers from the Yonkers Police Department responded to the intersection of Elm Street and ...

  6. School District In Westchester Seeks Feedback On Proposed Dress Code

    School District In Westchester Seeks Feedback On Proposed Dress Code

    A Westchester County school district is mulling over the idea of a newly proposed dress code.The Irvington School District is seeking the public’s feedback as they determine whether a new dress code would help “promote and provide an environment that supports student learning, while allowing for students to express their individuality.” “It is important that the dress code reflects the ...

  7. Police Investigate Pair Who Asked Nanuet HS Student To Get On Small White Bus

    Police Investigate Pair Who Asked Nanuet HS Student To Get On Small White Bus

    A pair in a school bus were investigated after approaching a high school student in Rockland County and asking her to get on the bus.A senior at Nanuet High School said that she was approached by a small white school bus with no markings at approximately 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, near the intersection of Somerset Drive and Middletown Road in Pearl River. Police said the incident ...

  8. Police Officer Charged In Use Of Force Incident Near Yale University

    Police Officer Charged In Use Of Force Incident Near Yale University

    A police officer has been arrested for his role in a shooting that happened in New Haven in April, police said.Hamden Police Officer Devin Eaton, 29, was charged with first-degree assault and two counts of first-degree reckless endangerment, State Police said. It is alleged that Eaton and Yale University officer Terrance Pollock opened fire on a vehicle being driven by Paul Witherspoon ...

  9. Feds Sue Orange County Horse Racing Training Center Over Violations

    Feds Sue Orange County Horse Racing Training Center Over Violations

    The federal government has levied charges against the owners of a Hudson Valley horse racing training center for allegedly violating the Federal Clean Water Act.It is alleged that from 2007 to 2017, the owners and operators of Mark Ford Stables in Wallkill destroyed existing federal wetlands and rerouted streams in the course of building a horse racing training center at both ...

  10. 22-Year-Old From Fairfield County Found Dead At Southern Connecticut State University

    22-Year-Old From Fairfield County Found Dead At Southern Connecticut State University

    The body of a 22-year-old Fairfield County man was found dead on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven.Brookfield resident Sean Gallo was found unresponsive in his vehicle that was parked in the West Campus Parking Garage at approximately 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, school officials said. Gallo was later pronounced dead. No foul play is expected in his ...

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