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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: Here's How CT Is Enforcing Quarantine For Those From States With High Infection Rates

    COVID-19: Here's How CT Is Enforcing Quarantine For Those From States With High Infection Rates

    Connecticut residents have largely been following state mandates during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic though there have been some concerns about out-of-state visitors.This week, Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey announced that that travelers coming from select states into the metro region will be subjected to a 14-day quarantine to help ensure there isn’t a new spike in ...

  2. Two Charged, One Suspect Still At Large After Long Island Pharmacy Robbery

    Two Charged, One Suspect Still At Large After Long Island Pharmacy Robbery

    Two of three wanted suspects involved in the midday armed robbery of a Long Island pharmacy have been taken into police custody. Two men and a woman allegedly entered Lighthouse Pharmacy on Montauk Highway in East Patchogue at approximately 1:50 p.m. on Monday, June 22, with one brandishing a gun. It is alleged that the group displayed a handgun before stealing an undisclosed amount of ...

  3. COVID-19: 'Where Was The National Strategy, Leadership? It Did Not Exist,' Cuomo Says

    COVID-19: 'Where Was The National Strategy, Leadership? It Did Not Exist,' Cuomo Says

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is once again taking on the federal government over its handling of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.As many southern and western states see spikes in COVID-19 cases after reopening economies, New York, Connecticut and New Jersey continue to see cases of the virus dropping dramatically, and the three have imposed mandatory 14-day quarantines on ...

  4. COVID-19: Here's Latest Three-Day Positive Testing Trend In Hudson Valley

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Three-Day Positive Testing Trend In Hudson Valley

    With thousands of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests being conducted daily throughout New York, the Hudson Valley has seen a slight increase in patients testing positive.In New York, 61,723 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, with a total of 805 (1.3 percent) testing positive for the virus, giving the state a 1.1 percent average over the past week.The rolling seven-day ...

  5. COVID-19: Here's Latest Long Island Three-Day Positive Testing Trend

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Long Island Three-Day Positive Testing Trend

    With thousands of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests being conducted daily throughout New York, the numbers on Long Island have remained relatively steady in recent days.In New York, 61,723 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, with a total of 805 (1.3 percent) testing positive for the virus, giving the state a 1.1 percent average over the past week.The rolling seven-day ...

  6. Some Pushing For Christopher Columbus Statue To Be Taken Down In Northern Westchester

    Some Pushing For Christopher Columbus Statue To Be Taken Down In Northern Westchester

    Some are calling for the removal of a statue of Christopher Columbus that is prominently located downtown in a Northern Westchester village.An online petition has been circulating, with more than 650 signatures, calling for the Mount Kisco Board of Trustees to remove the Columbus statue located outside the public library.“Mount Kisco is a diverse town, populated with about 10,710 ...

  7. Video: Young Girl With Garden Hose Helps Fight House Fire In Westchester

    Video: Young Girl With Garden Hose Helps Fight House Fire In Westchester

    All hands were truly on deck to battle a house fire in Westchester this week as a young girl leapt into action to offer an assist to firefighters knocking down the flames.First responders in Rye responded to a reported fire in a multi-family home near Cedar Street at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25. In a Ring video released by the Rye Fire Department, the girl can be seen ...

  8. COVID-19: Map Shows What Towns New CT Cases Have Been Of 293 Positive Tests The Last Week

    COVID-19: Map Shows What Towns New CT Cases Have Been Of 293 Positive Tests The Last Week

    There have been less than 300 new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases reported in Connecticut in the past seven days.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that in the past week, there were 293 new COVID-19 cases reported. Of those cases, 265 were in communities, while 28 were in congregate settings such as nursing homes, assisted living, or correctional facilities.The only municipality with ...

  9. Choice For New John Jay HS Nickname On Hold Due To 'Concerns' Over One Of Two Choices

    Choice For New John Jay HS Nickname On Hold Due To 'Concerns' Over One Of Two Choices

    After months of discussions of a new mascot at a high school in Northern Westchester, officials have pressed pause on a scheduled vote due to concerns of one of the two choices.This week, voting was to take place as John Jay High School in Cross River transitions away from its former “Indian” mascot, choosing instead between the John Jay Wolfpack and John Jay Ravens.Unexpectedly, ...

  10. COVID-19: Chuck E. Cheese Files For Bankruptcy After Reopening Locations

    COVID-19: Chuck E. Cheese Files For Bankruptcy After Reopening Locations

    The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has claimed another victim.Chuck E. Cheese, the popular entertainment and pizza chain that has been the place to go for children's birthday parties for 43 years, has filed for bankruptcy protection after the virus forced locations to shut their doors more than three months ago.The bankruptcy announcement came after the company began reopening some ...

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