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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. Isaias Outage Update: Estimated Restoration Times; Litchfield County Communities Most Affected

    Isaias Outage Update: Estimated Restoration Times; Litchfield County Communities Most Affected

    Some Litchfield County residents may be without power throughout the weekend as utility crews continue working to repair the damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. Despite calling in outside contractors and working around the clock to restore power, Eversource is estimating that storm restoration will not be “substantially complete” until 11:59 on Tuesday, Aug. 11.According to ...

  2. Isaias Power Outage Update: Estimated Restoration Times; Westchester Communities Most Affected

    Isaias Power Outage Update: Estimated Restoration Times; Westchester Communities Most Affected

    Some Westchester residents may be without power through the weekend, as utility crews continue working to repair the damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. Despite calling in outside contractors to assist, thousands of Con Edison and NYSEG customers in Westchester are still reporting outages three days after the storm toppled trees and power lines. In Westchester, on Friday, Aug. 7, ...

  3. New Isaias Power Outage Update: Estimated Restoration Times; Putnam Communities Most Affected

    New Isaias Power Outage Update: Estimated Restoration Times; Putnam Communities Most Affected

    There may be light at the end of the tunnel for some Putnam County residents as crews continue cleaning up from the wreckage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias. NYSEG said that it expects that 95 percent of its customers will have power restored no later than 11 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10.Central Hudson estimated that power will be restored to all Putnam County residents no later than 8 p.m. ...

  4. COVID-19: Full-Fledged Quarantine Checkpoints Set Up At Major NY Entry Points

    COVID-19: Full-Fledged Quarantine Checkpoints Set Up At Major NY Entry Points

    In an effort to curtail the spread of COVID-19 in New York as it continues to spike in other states, quarantine checkpoints are being set up at major entry points.This week, New York City began establishing registration checkpoints in an attempt to ensure visitors from states with high COVID-19 infection rates go into a mandatory quarantine when they come across the ...

  5. New Isaias Power Outage Update: Estimated Restoration Times, LI Communities Most Affected

    New Isaias Power Outage Update: Estimated Restoration Times, LI Communities Most Affected

    Some Long Islanders could be without power until early next week as PSEG continues working to repair nearly 20,000 outages three days after Tropical Storm Isaias wreaked havoc on the East Coast.PSEG utility crews were working to repair 19,270 outages that were affecting 202,398 of their customers on Long Island as of 9:20 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 as they continue clearing trees, limbs, ...

  6. Man Hospitalized After Crashing Into Pole In Northern Westchester Charged With DWI, Police Say

    Man Hospitalized After Crashing Into Pole In Northern Westchester Charged With DWI, Police Say

    A Long Island man was hospitalized after allegedly driving drunk and crashing into a utility pole in Northern Westchester.Officers from the Yorktown Police Department responded to a one-car crash on Croton Lake Road shortly after 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 22 when a driver struck a utility pole.Police said that the driver, West Hempstead resident Michael Abitabile lost control of his ...

  7. Man Flees Scene After Crashing Audi On 14th Hole At Area Golf Course, Police Say

    Man Flees Scene After Crashing Audi On 14th Hole At Area Golf Course, Police Say

    An unusual drive hit the sand trap on the 14th hole of a golf course in Fairfield County when a man drove an Audi into it and attempted to flee.The Westport Police Department was notified by Audi Customer Service shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1, when one of its vehicle's crash-and-rollover sensors activated near the Longshore Golf Course in Westport.Police said that ...

  8. Isaias: CT To Investigate Eversource, UI Storm Preparations, Performance

    Isaias: CT To Investigate Eversource, UI Storm Preparations, Performance

    Utility companies in Connecticut are going to be investigated for their muted response to Tropical Storm Isaias as thousands remain without power days after whipping winds took down trees and power lines.Crews have been working around the clock to make repairs on thousands of reported outages that left hundreds of thousands of Connecticut residents in the dark, many of whom were unable ...

  9. COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

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

    There were just 19 new COVID-19 cases reported in Westchester in the past 24 hours.In Westchester, 413,395 residents - approximately 41 percent of the county’s population - have been tested for COVID-19, with a total of 36,107 (8.7 percent) testing positive for the virus.A breakdown of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Westchester, by municipality as of Thursday, Aug. 6: Yonkers: ...

  10. Isaias: Con Ed Draws Ire Of Westchester Officials For Handling Of Tropical Storm

    Isaias: Con Ed Draws Ire Of Westchester Officials For Handling Of Tropical Storm

    Con Edison has drawn the ire of some elected officials in Westchester as thousands remain without power as the utility company works to recover from Tropical Storm Isaias.Though crews are working around the clock to make repairs following the devastating storm, more than 70,000 of Con Edison’s 360,045 customers remain without power, with some possibly not being able to turn the lights ...

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