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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: Alert Issued For Fake Mask Exempt Cards Being Sold Online

    COVID-19: Alert Issued For Fake Mask Exempt Cards Being Sold Online

    While mask-wearing amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has become politicized, federal officials are cautioning of a new scam for fraudulent face mask exempt flyers that have been circulating online.The Department of Justice has issued a warning of a card that has been circulating online which falsely claims its holder is exempt from wearing a mask - contrary to local, state, ...

  2. State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted On Menacing Charge

    State Police Issue Alert For Man Wanted On Menacing Charge

    Seen him? A man wanted by New York State Police investigators in the Hudson Valley are attempting to locate a man who was arrested for pulling out a knife and cutting his victim during an altercation.New York State Police in Sullivan County issued an alert for Stevie Gonzalez, who was arrested and charged with second-degree menacing after being involved in a physical altercation, ...

  3. Pasta Product Shipped Nationwide Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns

    Pasta Product Shipped Nationwide Recalled Due To Listeria Concerns

    A pasta product that was distributed and sold nationwide is being recalled due to the potential presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the food.Texas-based Garland Ventures announced a voluntary recall of 1,095 cases of “Five Cheese Stuffed Shells” trays because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.The recalled products were distributed nationwide to multiple ...

  4. Detectives Waiting In Liquor Store Nab Duo Who Phoned In Fraudulent Order, Darien PD Says

    Detectives Waiting In Liquor Store Nab Duo Who Phoned In Fraudulent Order, Darien PD Says

    Detectives and police officers lying in wait at a Fairfield County liquor store busted two men who allegedly made a fraudulent order using stolen credit cards, police said.An employee of Darien Wine Port alerted the police department of someone attempting to make what was believed to be a fraudulent transaction over the phone using multiple credit cards with different names on Thursday, ...

  5. COVID-19: Mets Lay Off 25 Employees, Reports Say

    COVID-19: Mets Lay Off 25 Employees, Reports Say

    While Major League Baseball players are getting set to hit the field following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some employees for the New York Mets will not be returning to Citi Field.The New York Mets are laying off at least 25 employees, most of whom worked in business operations, according to multiple reports. They became the latest team in the majors to lay off ...

  6. One Store Clerk Charged In Long Island Underage Drinking Enforcement Detail

    One Store Clerk Charged In Long Island Underage Drinking Enforcement Detail

    A store clerk on Long Island was arrested for selling alcohol to a minor during a sting operation by New York State Police.On Monday, June 22, New York State Police investigators conducted an underage drinker enforcement operation in the town of Riverhead, targeting smoke shops, gas stations, and liquor stores.  During the sting, a clerk at one of 14 stores investigated sold an ...

  7. Suspect At Large After Long Island Gas Station Robberies

    Suspect At Large After Long Island Gas Station Robberies

    Know him? An alert has been issued by police investigators on Long Island who are attempting to identify and locate a young man who burglarized the same gas station twice this month.A reward has been issued by Suffolk County Crime Stoppers for information that leads to the arrest of a man who burglarized Conoco on Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor twice in less than two weeks.Polices ...

  8. COVID-19: Vassar College Reveals Plans For Bringing Students Back To Campus

    COVID-19: Vassar College Reveals Plans For Bringing Students Back To Campus

    Another Hudson Valley college has announced its plans for reopening its campus for the first time since March in the fall as New York recovers from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.The plan for Vassar College in Poughkeepsie is calling for the arrival of small groups of students to campus on staggered dates beginning on Saturday, Aug. 15, with classes beginning on Monday, Aug. ...

  9. Should Cyclists, Pedestrians Be Given Separate Times On New TZB Shared Pathway As Safety Move?

    Should Cyclists, Pedestrians Be Given Separate Times On New TZB Shared Pathway As Safety Move?

    With New Yorkers now enjoying the 3.6-mile shared bicycle-pedestrian path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, some are questioning whether cyclists and walkers can safely share the space.Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner - a noted cycling enthusiast - launched a survey asking whether there should be specific schedules for pedestrians and bicyclists after receiving questions about the ...

  10. COVID-19: Online Learning Hub Launched By Connecticut Department of Education

    COVID-19: Online Learning Hub Launched By Connecticut Department of Education

    The Connecticut Department of Education has launched a learning hub to assist teachers, students, and parents during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.As educators are reimagining classrooms in the “new normal” following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Education Department introduced its new learning hub, which is designed to “accelerate learning opportunities and advancing equity, ...

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