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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. Outage Update: New Estimated Restoration Times; Breakdown Of Most-Affected Long Island Locales

    Outage Update: New Estimated Restoration Times; Breakdown Of Most-Affected Long Island Locales

    Thousands on Long Island remain without power a week after Tropical Storm Isaias ravaged the East Coast.As of 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 29,820 of PSEG Long Island’s 1,162,445 customers remained without power a week after the storm toppled trees, limbs, and power lines.In Suffolk County, 13,437 of PSEG’s 638,022 customers were without power, while 16,297 of its 488,488 Nassau County ...

  2. Suspect Indicted For Attempted Murder For Stabbing Teen In Westchester

    Suspect Indicted For Attempted Murder For Stabbing Teen In Westchester

    A Northern Westchester man is facing attempted murder and a host of other charges for allegedly repeatedly stabbing a 17-year-old girl earlier this year.Ossining resident Robert McCallion, 35, has been indicted by a Westchester County Grand jury for stabbing and attempting to kill a high school student in March, District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr. announced.Specifically, McCallion ...

  3. Long Island Woman Seriously Injured After Being Attacked By Dogs, Man Trying To Help Also Hurt

    Long Island Woman Seriously Injured After Being Attacked By Dogs, Man Trying To Help Also Hurt

    Two people were hospitalized after being attacked by dogs on Long Island.A 52-year-old woman was attacked by two pit bulls at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9 while walking on Hungry Harbor Road in Valley Stream, police said.Upon arrival, officers found the woman bleeding heavily, with lacerations caused by the dogs to her face, arms, and legs, police said. A 52-year-old man ...

  4. 'Your Franchise Can Be Revoked, I Am Not Bluffing,' Cuomo Warns Con Ed

    'Your Franchise Can Be Revoked, I Am Not Bluffing,' Cuomo Warns Con Ed

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is threatening to pull the plug on some of the state’s utility companies as thousands remain without power in New York nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias ran roughshod over the East Coast.On Monday, Aug. 10, six days after the storm struck, Cuomo called out the utility companies for their lack of preparedness for another storm, nearly a decade after Hurricane ...

  5. COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    The latest breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Westchester by municipality as of Monday, Aug. 10, according to the Department of Health:Yonkers: 7,444 (101 active);New Rochelle: 3,160 (22);Mount Vernon: 2,800 (20);White Plains: 1,897 (23);Port Chester: 1,304 (15);Greenburgh: 1,222 (24);Ossining Village: 1,095 (9);Peekskill: 1,028 (13);Cortlandt: 921 (17);Yorktown: 743 (10);Mount ...

  6. COVID-19: Cuomo Aide Responds After Some Schools Say They Did Submit In-Person Reopening Plans

    COVID-19: Cuomo Aide Responds After Some Schools Say They Did Submit In-Person Reopening Plans

    There has been some confusion over whether or not some school districts in New York have or have not submitted their reopening plans to the Department of Health as they prepare to reopen for in-person learning.Before reopening, all 749 school districts in New York had to submit their reopening plan that includes guidance on how they plan to handle potential remote learning, testing, and ...

  7. 'I'm Going To Hold Eversource's Feet To The Fire,' Says Lamont Who Tours Danbury, Westport

    'I'm Going To Hold Eversource's Feet To The Fire,' Says Lamont Who Tours Danbury, Westport

    Lawmakers in Connecticut are threatening to bring the heat on Eversource its slow response to Tropical Storm Isaias.As of 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10, 69,166 of Eversource’s 1,281,332 Connecticut customers were still reporting outages six days after the storm struck. UI was still responding to 492 reported outages that were affecting 1,429 of the customer’s 337,496 customers.
“We have ...

  8. 16-Year-Old From Fairfield County Killed In Block Island DUI Crash

    16-Year-Old From Fairfield County Killed In Block Island DUI Crash

    A Fairfield County teenager died after an allegedly drunk underage driver crashed on Block Island, police said.Rhode Island State Police said that 16-year-old Southport resident Jackson (Jake) Panus was killed on West Side Road in New Shoreham after his allegedly drunk female driver crashed at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9.According to police, a second minor was airlifted ...

  9. Cat Who Scratched New Canaan Resident Under Quarantine Until Owner Is Located

    Cat Who Scratched New Canaan Resident Under Quarantine Until Owner Is Located

    Police in New Canaan are attempting to locate the owner of a cat that is now under quarantine after accidentally scratching a Fairfield County resident.Animal Control officers in New Canaan issued an alert on Monday, Aug. 10, after they found a cat in the Husted Lane area who scratched an area resident on Friday, Aug. 7.The cat (pictured above) is currently under quarantine and will ...

  10. Massive Blaze Breaks Out While TV Host Rachel Ray Is Inside Upstate NY Home

    Massive Blaze Breaks Out While TV Host Rachel Ray Is Inside Upstate NY Home

    A massive fire broke out in the upstate New York home of TV host Rachael Ray.The celebrity chef, her husband John Cusimano, and the family’s dog were in their Lake Luzerne house on Sunday, Aug. 9, when the fire began. It left the main house on the property with extensive damage.Fire crews from across the region responded to the Chuckwagon Drive home shortly before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, ...

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