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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. COVID-19: Hudson Valley Sees New Increase In Positive-Test Rate; Latest Breakdown By County

    COVID-19: Hudson Valley Sees New Increase In Positive-Test Rate; Latest Breakdown By County

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate continues to climb in the Hudson Valley as New York contends with the Delta variant of the virus.According to the Department of Health, the positive COVID-19 infection rate for those tested in the Hudson Valley has hit 1.14 percent as of Wednesday, July 21, up from 0.76 percent as recently as Sunday, July 11 as the virus continues to spread.There ...

  2. Man Wins $50,000 In CT State Lottery

    Man Wins $50,000 In CT State Lottery

    A group of local residents came away as big winners in the Connecticut State Lottery, including a $50,000 winner.East Hartford resident Juan Orellana was the latest to claim a big prize after cashing in a "MEGA Multiplier!" ticket to the tune of $50,000 that was sold at Cumberland Farms in Vernon.According to CT Lottery, “when a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery ...

  3. COVID-19: Long Island Sees New Increase In Positive-Test Rate; Latest Breakdown By County

    COVID-19: Long Island Sees New Increase In Positive-Test Rate; Latest Breakdown By County

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate is back to approaching 2 percent on Long Island as the area continues to deal with new variants of the virus.In the past week, the seven-day average positive infection rate on Long Island has risen from 1.28 percent to 1.86 percent of those tested on Wednesday, July 21.Both Nassau (152) and Suffolk (126) saw more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for the ...

  4. Alert Issued For Man Wanted After Alleged Larceny From Western Mass Business

    Alert Issued For Man Wanted After Alleged Larceny From Western Mass Business

    Know him? Police in Western Massachusetts are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man who is wanted for allegedly burglarizing a Hampden County business earlier this year.The West Springfield Police Department released a surveillance photo of a suspect who is wanted after allegedly stealing from a Memorial Avenue business this week.Anyone with information ...

  5. Alert Issued In CT Following Multiple Attempted Coyote Attacks On Dogs, Owners

    Alert Issued In CT Following Multiple Attempted Coyote Attacks On Dogs, Owners

    An alert has been issued by officials in Connecticut following multiple attempted coyote attacks on dogs and their owners.Concerns are being raised in New Haven County after there were multiple attacks reported in the Platt Park/Traditions area of the town on Tuesday, July 20, with one successfully getting after a dog that had to be treated by a veterinarian, according to Southbury ...

  6. New Details Released On NY's $1.1 Billion Settlement With Nation's Biggest Opioid Distributors

    New Details Released On NY's $1.1 Billion Settlement With Nation's Biggest Opioid Distributors

    New York has reached a $1.1 billion agreement with three of the nation's largest opioid distributors to help curb and prevent drug use across the state.Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement with McKesson Corporation, Cardinal Health Inc., and Amerisource Bergen Drug Corporation — three of the nation’s largest drug distributors — that will deliver up to $1.1 billion ...

  7. NY Athlete Will Serve As Team USA Flag Bearer At Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    NY Athlete Will Serve As Team USA Flag Bearer At Olympic Opening Ceremonies

    WNBA legend Sue Bird, a UConn alum and New York native, can add a new impressive checkmark to her already impressive resume of accomplishments.Bird, age 40, a basketball icon who hails from the hamlet of Syosset in Nassau County on Long Island has been chosen to serve as one of Team USA’s flag bearers at the Opening Ceremony of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23.Bird becomes the ...

  8. Court Dismisses Legion Of Christ Lawsuit Against Westchester Town

    Court Dismisses Legion Of Christ Lawsuit Against Westchester Town

    A civil discrimination lawsuit filed by the Legion of Christ against a Northern Westchester town has been tossed out after a judge found no credible evidence to back their claims.The New York State Supreme Court dismissed a civil rights lawsuit filed by the religious group against the Town of Mount Pleasant over a dispute about the Legion’s former land in Thornwood.Officials said that ...

  9. COVID-19: Surge In Long Island Cases Highest In Months

    COVID-19: Surge In Long Island Cases Highest In Months

    Alarm bells are sounding on Long Island as the area saw more new COVID-19 cases in a single day in several months.Both Nassau (138) and Suffolk (125) saw more than 100 new COVID-19 cases for the first time in weeks, and each county reported a virus-related fatality as the death toll continues to rise.There have now been 3,846 COVID-19 deaths in Nassau and 3,440 in Suffolk.Long Island ...

  10. Former Westchester HS Baseball Standout Strikes Out Seven In MLB Debut

    Former Westchester HS Baseball Standout Strikes Out Seven In MLB Debut

    Big Leagues, big lights, big night.A former baseball star from the Hudson Valley gained praise in his MLB debut, striking out seven as he helped the defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers to an important win over the San Francisco Giants as they chase them in the National League West.Westchester County native Josiah Gray, from New Rochelle, pitched four innings on Tuesday, July 20 after ...

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