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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. Here's How Many Are Without Power In Putnam, Dutchess Counties

    Here's How Many Are Without Power In Putnam, Dutchess Counties

    Thousands of residents in the area remain without power after a Nor’easter rocked the region, bringing whipping winds, rain and downing trees and power lines in the area.As of 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2,774 of Central Hudson’s 119,730 customers in Dutchess and 1,487 of its 5,195 customers in Putnam remained without power, with no estimated restoration time provided. Related ...

  2. Here's Where The Most Power Outages Are In Fairfield County

    Here's Where The Most Power Outages Are In Fairfield County

    Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents remain in the dark after a Nor’easter rocked the region, bringing whipping winds, rain and downing trees and power lines in the area.As of 9:35 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 17, 39,655 of Eversource’s 1,276,791 customers were reporting outages, while 2,356 of United Illuminating’s 335,465 customers were still left in the dark.A complete list of ...

  3. NY, CT Residents Among Hundreds Charged In Takedown Of Largest Darknet Child Porn Website

    NY, CT Residents Among Hundreds Charged In Takedown Of Largest Darknet Child Porn Website

    Men from Connecticut and New York are among those charged in the takedown of the largest Darknet child pornography website.Jong Woo Son, 23, a South Korean national, was indicted this week for his operation of Welcome To Video, the largest child exploitation market by volume of content, officials said. Son has also been charged and convicted in South Korea and is currently in custody ...

  4. Here's How Many Are Without Power In Westchester

    Here's How Many Are Without Power In Westchester

    Thousands of Westchester residents are without power after a Nor’easter tore through the region, bringing whipping winds and rain to the area.Con Edison is reporting 228 outages in Westchester, impacting approximately 3,392 of its 348,198 customers. NYESG is reporting outages impacting 703 of its 32,806 customers in Northern Westchester, bringing the total number of outages in the ...

  5. Ex-Labor Union President From Fairfield County Admits To Accepting $150K In Bribes, SDNY Says

    Ex-Labor Union President From Fairfield County Admits To Accepting $150K In Bribes, SDNY Says

    A Fairfield County man who was the former president of the local International Longshoremen’s Association has admitted to accepting $150,000 in bribes in exchange for not representing union members’ interests in New York.Glenn Blicht, 57, of Wilton, pleaded guilty to violating the Taft-Hartley Act by demanding and accepting bribes from an employer. From 2009 through the present, ...

  6. Residents In Four Hudson Valley Counties Report Seeing Venomous Caterpillars

    Residents In Four Hudson Valley Counties Report Seeing Venomous Caterpillars

    Venomous caterpillars have been reported across New York and in several counties in the Hudson Valley.Hickory tussock moth caterpillars - which have been described as “fuzzy, white and black caterpillars that are often very apparent in the fall, sometimes in large numbers, by officials. When their hairs get stuck on one’s skin, a person may develop a rash.According to officials, the ...

  7. Long Island Man Wanted On DWI Charge Has Been At Large Two Years

    Long Island Man Wanted On DWI Charge Has Been At Large Two Years

    New York State Police investigators are seeking the public’s assistance as they attempt to track down a man who has been wanted for more than two years.An alert was issued by New York State Police Troop L in East Meadow for Nester Ramirez-Ramirez, who was arrested for driving while intoxicated on April 29, 2016.A bench warrant for Ramirez-Ramirez’s arrest was issued by the Nassau County ...

  8. Ocasio-Cortez To Announce Presidential Endorsement On Saturday, Reports Say

    Ocasio-Cortez To Announce Presidential Endorsement On Saturday, Reports Say

    Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is set to make a presidential endorsement as the Democratic Party's primaries and caucuses near.Ocasio-Cortez reportedly plans to throw her support to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at “Bernie’s Back,” a rally on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Queens in support of Sanders is being hosted by Ocasio-Cortez,  a 2007 Yorktown High School graduate.News ...

  9. Pork, Turkey Sausage Products Recalled Due To Mislabeling

    Pork, Turkey Sausage Products Recalled Due To Mislabeling

    Thousands of pounds of raw and ready-to-eat sausage products are being recalled because they contain sheep and pork casings that were not announced on the label.California-based YOUBITE, LLC, is recalling approximately 7,197 pounds of sausage and turkey products due to the misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) ...

  10. Alert Issued For Missing Teenager In Westchester

    Alert Issued For Missing Teenager In Westchester

    The New Rochelle Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teenager who hasn’t been seen since Thursday, Oct. 10.An alert has been issued for Trinity Abraham, 15, who is also known as “Jasmine,” who has been missing for nearly a week.Police described Abraham as a 5-foot-4 African American weighing approximately 148 pounds with brown hair and black hair ...

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