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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: Four Cases Of Delta Variant Confirmed In Hudson Valley

    COVID-19: Four Cases Of Delta Variant Confirmed In Hudson Valley

    New cases of the more transmissible, potentially more fatal Delta COVID-19 variant have been confirmed in the Hudson Valley.Four cases were recorded during the second week of July in Rockland County, officials announced after being alerted by the New York State Department of Health on Tuesday, July 27. The cases of the Delta variant were confirmed by the state through PCR testing.“We ...

  2. Cops Seize 12,000 Bags Of Heroin, Loaded Firearm At Apartment In Western Mass

    Cops Seize 12,000 Bags Of Heroin, Loaded Firearm At Apartment In Western Mass

    An investigation into a domestic disturbance involving a man with a previous weapons conviction in Western Massachusetts led to the seizure of more than 12,000 bags of heroin and a loaded handgun, authorities announced.Officers in Hampden County from the Springfield Police Department responded to an apartment on Locust Street at approximately noon on Sunday, July 25, where there was a ...

  3. CT Liquor Store Sells Winning $825,000 Lotto Ticket

    CT Liquor Store Sells Winning $825,000 Lotto Ticket

    A Connecticut customer cashed in a CT Lottery ticket worth nearly a million dollars that was sold at an area liquor store. On Monday, July 26, a Waterbury resident cashed in a "Millionaire" ticket worth $825,000 that was sold at International Wine & Liquor in Middlebury earlier this month.CT Lottery did not disclose the winner's name.According to CT Lottery, “when a winning ...

  4. Man Nabbed For Assault With Dangerous Weapon During Fight At Western Mass Store

    Man Nabbed For Assault With Dangerous Weapon During Fight At Western Mass Store

     A 29-year-old man was arrested after allegedly threatening a man with a knife during an altercation at a Western Massachusetts convenience store, police said.Officers in Hampshire County from the Hadley Police Department were dispatched to Cumberland Farms on Russell Street at approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, July 26, where there was a report of an incident between two men that ...

  5. New Sighting Of 'Bear 211' Reported In Fairfield County

    New Sighting Of 'Bear 211' Reported In Fairfield County

    A black bear taking a summer stroll in Fairfield County made the most of a neighbor’s amenities as it took in the sights over the weekend. A Town of Fairfield woman living in the Greenfield Hill neighborhood shared photos of “Bear 211” who had previously been tagged, as it made the rounds for approximately 45 minutes in the family’s backyard at around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, July ...

  6. COVID-19: Long Island Positive-Test Rate Sees New Increase; Latest Breakdown By Community

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

    The Delta variant continues to run wild throughout New York as the COVID-19 positive infection rate on Long Island continued to rise over the weekend, above 2 percent for the first time in months.According to the Department of Health, the seven-day average positive-testing rate for those tested on Long Island rose from 2.08 percent on Friday, July 23 to 2.23 percent the following day, ...

  7. 'New Yorkers Will Be Shocked,' Cuomo Says Amid AG Investigation Into Sexual Harassment

    'New Yorkers Will Be Shocked,' Cuomo Says Amid AG Investigation Into Sexual Harassment

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said “New Yorkers will be shocked” as he doubled down on his claims of innocence amid the Attorney General’s probe into allegations of sexual harassment made by former aides.During a briefing from Yankee Stadium on Monday, July 26, Cuomo again proclaimed his innocence, stating that he will continue to “let the process continue” before commenting on Attorney General ...

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

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

    The Delta COVID-19 variant continues to run wild throughout New York as the positive infection rate in the Hudson Valley continues to rise precipitously. According to the Department of Health, the seven-day average positive-testing rate for those tested in the Hudson Valley rose from 1.29 percent on Friday, July 23 to 1.40 percent the following day, up to 1.58 percent on Sunday, July ...

  9. Police Intensify Air, Water Patrol On Long Island After Shark Sightings

    Police Intensify Air, Water Patrol On Long Island After Shark Sightings

    Officials on Long Island are on high alert following a recent uptick in shark sightings off the coast of area beaches.Last week, there were multiple shark sightings reported off the coast - mostly in Nassau County - prompting officials to ramp up patrols over the weekend to ensure the safety of beach-goers as the dog days of summer approach.Nassau County Executive Laura Curran said that ...

  10. Lamont Picks Yale Physician To Be State's New Health Commissioner

    Lamont Picks Yale Physician To Be State's New Health Commissioner

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has nominated a prominent Yale School of Medicine physician to serve as the state’s Health Commissioner.On Monday, July 26, Lamont announced that he is nominating Dr. Manisha Juthani to serve as commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Public Health.Earlier story. - Chief Of CT Schools To Join President-Elect Biden's Cabinet As Education Secretary, ...

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