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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: State Unveils Fall Plan For Schools

    COVID-19: State Unveils Fall Plan For Schools

    Connecticut students will return to schools statewide this fall, though classrooms will have a different look, according to state officials.Gov. Ned Lamont and state Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona laid out the basic metrics for schools and parents as Connecticut plans to reopen in the fall with a full five-day school week for students, albeit with restrictions in place, at a news ...

  2. Abinanti In Tight Race With Challenger Jennifer Williams For Assembly Seat In Westchester

    Abinanti In Tight Race With Challenger Jennifer Williams For Assembly Seat In Westchester

    With mail-in and absentee ballots still being counted, five-term Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti is in a heated neck-and-neck race for his seat in the 92nd Assembly District.According to the Westchester Board of Elections, as of Thursday, June 25, each of the candidates have 50 percent of the vote, with Abinanti tallying 3,320 votes against challenger  Jennifer Williams’ 3,395.The 92nd ...

  3. Here's Where NY Ranks Among Most Innovative States, Bloomberg Says

    Here's Where NY Ranks Among Most Innovative States, Bloomberg Says

    New York is among the “most innovative” states in the country, according to a newly released nationwide study.New York ranks as the 14th most innovative state, according to a 2020 study from Bloomberg. The Empire State was sandwiched in the rankings between New Mexico and Texas.This year's ranking is down two spots from a year ago, when New York was ranked 12th.The ranking was based on ...

  4. COVID-19: School Districts Given Deadline To Submit Reopening Plans To State

    COVID-19: School Districts Given Deadline To Submit Reopening Plans To State

    The clock is ticking for school districts in New York to figure out their plans on keeping students and staff safe if they reopen in the fall amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.State officials have mandated that school districts must have a plan in place that includes social distancing, hybrid learning options, and other intangibles if they plan to potentially reopen in ...

  5. State Police Warn Communities Of Larcenies From Vehicles In Northern Westchester

    State Police Warn Communities Of Larcenies From Vehicles In Northern Westchester

    With the warm weather, there has been an uptick in burglars breaking into parked cars overnight, said police.New York State Police officials have been investigating several reported larcenies from vehicles in Westchester in recent days, officials said. The larcenies were centered around Somers and Northern Westchester, they noted.In response to the larcenies, State Police in Westchester ...

  6. COVID-19: CT Releases Preliminary Fall Reopening Plan For Schools

    COVID-19: CT Releases Preliminary Fall Reopening Plan For Schools

    Connecticut students will return to schools statewide come this fall, though classrooms will have a different look, according to state officials.Gov. Ned Lamont and state Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona laid out the basic metrics for schools and parents as Connecticut plans to reopen in the fall with a full five-day school week for students, albeit with restrictions in place, at a ...

  7. COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    The number of active novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Westchester County continue to drop as the number nears 500. Westchester County Executive George Latimer said there are currently 521 active COVID-19 cases in Westchester County, down 25 from the day before and down from 1,174 three weeks ago.According to the New York State Department of Health, there have been a total of ...

  8. COVID-19: 'Keep It Up, Connecticut' Lamont Says, Comparing Decline In Cases To Other States

    COVID-19: 'Keep It Up, Connecticut' Lamont Says, Comparing Decline In Cases To Other States

    Gov. Ned Lamont is encouraging state residents to “keep it up, Connecticut,” as it continues to see a sharp decline in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and hospitalizations while other states are spiking across the nation.Connecticut saw only 14 new positive cases in the past 24 hours, according to the latest numbers from the Department of Health.There were 14 new COVID-19 ...

  9. COVID-19: Area Doctor Accused Of Illegally Receiving Government Loans

    COVID-19: Area Doctor Accused Of Illegally Receiving Government Loans

    An eye doctor from Westchester who had practices throughout the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County who was previously charged with healthcare fraud is facing new charges for allegedly attempting to exploit the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.Ameet Goyal, 57, of Rye, who operates The Eye Associates Group, with practices in Rye, Mount Kisco, Wappingers Falls, and Greenwich, was ...

  10. Westchester Man Busted Selling Fireworks Out Of Trunk, Police Seize 28 Cases Worth $10K

    Westchester Man Busted Selling Fireworks Out Of Trunk, Police Seize 28 Cases Worth $10K

    A Westchester man was arrested for selling illegal fireworks from the trunk of his car, police said.The Yonkers Police Department busted a 34-year-old city man this week, seizing 28 cases of fireworks from his home valued at approximately $10,000.Earlier story - Thousands Of Dollars Worth Of Illegal Fireworks Seized In Westchester
“Fireworks are illegal in the City of Yonkers and ...

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