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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.

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  1. COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of CT Cases By Community

    COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of CT Cases By Community

    After seeing the overall infection rate for Connecticut residents testing positive for COVID-19 climbed above 10 percent, the number has dipped back to nearly 6 percent as the state and country combat the recent surge in new cases.In his latest update, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that 56,600 COVID-19 tests were administered in Connecticut on Tuesday, Jan. 12, resulting in 3,529 ...

  2. COVID-19: Long Island Sees 3,100-Plus New Cases; New Totals By Community

    COVID-19: Long Island Sees 3,100-Plus New Cases; New Totals By Community

    Long Island continues to contend with rising COVID-19 case numbers as both Nassau and Suffolk reported more than 1,400 new infections in the latest round of testing.In Suffolk County, 1,673 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Tuesday, Jan. 12, bringing the total to 118,829 since the pandemic began, according to the state Department of Health. There were 1,457 new infections in Nassau as ...

  3. COVID-19: Warning For Vaccine Scams Issued By Lamont, Other State Officials

    COVID-19: Warning For Vaccine Scams Issued By Lamont, Other State Officials

    Gov. Ned Lamont is warning Connecticut residents to be wary of new vaccination scams that have been making the rounds in the wake of the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.An alert was issued by Lamont and the Department of Health warning that "as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the ...

  4. New Information Released After Five Teens Hospitalized In Westchester Crash

    New Information Released After Five Teens Hospitalized In Westchester Crash

    Police investigators have released new information after five teenagers in Westchester were hospitalized with various injuries following a “serious” one-car crash earlier in the week.The Scarsdale Police Department received a report of a crash on Brewster Road shortly before 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11 where a driver struck a tree in the area.Scarsdale Police Capt. Ed Murphy said on ...

  5. CT Sending National Guard Troops To DC, Including Explosive-Detection Teams

    CT Sending National Guard Troops To DC, Including Explosive-Detection Teams

    More than 100 members of the Connecticut National Guard, including some of its elite units, are heading to Washington, D.C. to “aid and facilitate the peaceful transition of presidential power.” Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced that he has authorized the deployment of members of the National Guard, including some of the Connecticut National Guard’s Military Police, and two patrol ...

  6. Seen Him Or This Car? Alert Issued For Missing Westchester Man

    Seen Him Or This Car? Alert Issued For Missing Westchester Man

    An alert has been issued for a vulnerable 92-year-old man reported missing out of Westchester who is suffering from dementia and may require medical attention.The New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse issued an alert for Salvatore Robert Orlando, who was reported missing on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in White Plains.Orlando was last seen on Bryant Crescent in White Plains at 7 a.m. on Jan. ...

  7. Photos: Three Hospitalized In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Area

    Photos: Three Hospitalized In Multi-Vehicle Crash In Area

    All hands were on deck as first responders worked to clear a multi-car crash in Putnam County that sent three to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.Paramedics, fire crews, and police responded to reports of a three-car crash on Route 6N at the entrance of the Red Mills Convenience Store and Zachs’ Pizza in Mahopac at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 12, Mahopac ...

  8. COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Community

    COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Community

    The number of active COVID-19 cases in Westchester has topped 11,400, according to the county's Department of Health on Tuesday, Jan. 12.Health officials in Westchester are currently monitoring 11,419 active COVID-19 cases, up from 11,265 the day before as the number of cases across the county continues to spike. Late last week, there were less than 10,000 active cases under ...

  9. COVID-19: CT Positive-Test Rate Soars To 10.7 Percent; New Breakdown Of Cases By Community

    COVID-19: CT Positive-Test Rate Soars To 10.7 Percent; New Breakdown Of Cases By Community

    More than 10 percent of more than 30,000 people tested for COVID-19 in Connecticut in the past 24 hours tested positive for the virus, according to the latest information from the state's Department of Health.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that on Monday, Jan. 11, there were 34,422 COVID-19 tests administered across the state, resulting in 3,689 positive cases for a 10.72 percent ...

  10. Traffic Alert: Hutchinson Parkway Bridge To Be Closed For Months In Westchester

    Traffic Alert: Hutchinson Parkway Bridge To Be Closed For Months In Westchester

    A busy bridge on the Hutchinson River Parkway in Westchester will be closed for nearly a year as the county and state continue rehabilitating the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge.The New York State Department of Transportation announced that beginning on Monday, Jan. 25, the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge over the Hutchinson River and the Hutchinson River Parkway at exit 12 (East Lincoln ...

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