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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. Car Crashes Into Pole, Knocking Out Power In CT Community

    Car Crashes Into Pole, Knocking Out Power In CT Community

    Some Connecticut residents were left without power overnight when a car crashed through a utility pole that took down power lines.State Police said that a driver crashed into a pole on Torrington Road in the Town of Litchfield late on Sunday, June 20, leaving some Eversource customers without power temporarily.Eversource crews worked overnight to restore power to all residents in the ...

  2. Fireworks, Events Return To Jones Beach For July 4th

    Fireworks, Events Return To Jones Beach For July 4th

    Long Islanders will have the opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July in style this year as fireworks and other events are back at Jones Beach after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will celebrate Independence Day with fireworks shows planned at Jones Beach for 9:30 p.m. on the holiday, as well as an event at Empire State ...

  3. Fairfield County Man Wins $40,000 In CT State Lottery

    Fairfield County Man Wins $40,000 In CT State Lottery

    Some area residents are feeling lucky after cashing in on winning CT Lottery tickets.In the past week, the CT Lottery announced it will be paying out more than $100,000 to local residents who can claim their prize after purchasing tickets and scratch-offs at area businesses. According to CT Lottery, “when a winning scratch ticket is validated through a Lottery Retailer's terminal, the ...

  4. Accused Dealer Nabbed With Heroin In Western Mass Stop, Police Say

    Accused Dealer Nabbed With Heroin In Western Mass Stop, Police Say

    A routine traffic stop of a driver in Western Massachusetts led to a drug charge for an alleged dealer who was in possession of heroin, police said.Officers from the Ware Police Department stopped a driver at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 after he allegedly blew through a stop sign on South Street.During the subsequent stop, police said that the driver, Easthampton ...

  5. Suspect At Large After Gunshot Fired Through Living Room Window Of Westchester Home, Police Say

    Suspect At Large After Gunshot Fired Through Living Room Window Of Westchester Home, Police Say

    Shots rang out at a home in Westchester with one of the bullets going through the living room window, police said.Officers from the New Rochelle Police Department were dispatched to a private residence on the 100 block of Drake Avenue at approximately 4:05 a.m. on Saturday, June 19 after a resident was woken up by a bullet going through a window.New Rochelle Police Capt. Cosmo Costa ...

  6. Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck By SUV Backing Out Of Driveway In Westchester

    Pedestrian Hospitalized After Being Struck By SUV Backing Out Of Driveway In Westchester

    A pedestrian was hospitalized after allegedly being struck by a driver backing out of his driveway on his way to work, police said.Paramedics and members of the Scarsdale Police Department responded to a Mamaroneck Road home at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Friday, June 18, where there was a report of a woman who had been struck by a vehicle in the roadway.According to police, the ...

  7. Alert Issued For Amazon Prime Day Scams

    Alert Issued For Amazon Prime Day Scams

    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is cautioning consumers to be aware of potential scams on Amazon Prime Day this year.Each year, the online retail giant rolls out massive discounts on Prime Day, which is on Monday, June 21, and Tuesday, June 22, with other brick-and-mortar stores such as Walmart, Target, and Kohl’s joining in with sales across the board.However, according to the BBB, ...

  8. Teachers, Staff Demand More Discipline For CT Principal Accused Of Using Racial Slur

    Teachers, Staff Demand More Discipline For CT Principal Accused Of Using Racial Slur

    Staff members from a Connecticut school district are calling on additional discipline for a magnet school principal who was recently demoted and removed from her position after allegedly using a racial slur.Earlier this month, the New Haven Board of Education voted 4-3 to reassign Brennan-Rogers Magnet School Principal Laura Roblee from her position after she allegedly used the racial ...

  9. 26-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Long Island Crash

    26-Year-Old Seriously Injured In Long Island Crash

    A 26-year-old man was hospitalized in serious condition after being struck by another driver near a busy Long Island intersection, police said.Bellmore resident Florent Syla was riding a motorcycle eastbound on Route 25A in Kings Park at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, June 20, when he attempted to pass a driver making a left-hand turn on to Patiky Street. Police said that Syla ...

  10. Local Firefighter Killed In Two-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash

    Local Firefighter Killed In Two-Vehicle Hudson Valley Crash

    A firefighter in the Hudson Valley was killed after he was involved in a two-vehicle crash.Ulster County Sheriff deputies and detectives announced they are investigating the fatal crash in the Town of Gardiner that took the life of 75-year-old local resident George Airday, who was driving on Route 44/55 at approximately 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, June 20 when he was involved in the crash.The ...

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