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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. Woman Accused Of Assaulting Man In Westport

    Woman Accused Of Assaulting Man In Westport

    A Fairfield County woman is facing an assault charge after injuring a man during a domestic dispute that turned physical and becoming combative with investigating officers, police said.Officers from the Westport Police Department responded to a local home at approximately 10:20 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, where there was a reported domestic incident.It is alleged that Westport resident ...

  2. COVID-19: Westchester's Economy Will Bounce Back From Pandemic, Latimer Says In State Of County

    COVID-19: Westchester's Economy Will Bounce Back From Pandemic, Latimer Says In State Of County

    COVID-19 took center stage this week during Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s “State of the County” address.In his third address since taking office, Latimer spoke of COVID-19 at length, praising the response and frontline workers while vowing that the county will bounce back from the damage caused by the virus in the past seven months since it started spreading out of New ...

  3. COVID-19: Here Is Latest Breakdown Of New Cases In Westchester By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here Is Latest Breakdown Of New Cases In Westchester By Municipality

    The number of newly reported COVID-19 cases in Westchester continues to drop after seeing a spike over the past week with hundreds of new cases.After seeing new COVID-19 cases topping 200 in recent days, Westchester has seen a sharp downtick, with less than 75 newly confirmed cases. The Westchester County Department of Health reported 67 new COVID-19 cases, down from recent days. Though ...

  4. COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of Long Island Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of Long Island Cases By Municipality

    Long Island saw a slight uptick with slightly less than 200 new COVID-19 cases reported as Nassau and Suffolk officials continue combating the pandemic amid a nationwide increase in new cases.In Nassau, the state Department of Health is reporting 101 new positive cases out of 8,982 tested in the past 24 hours.In Suffolk, there were 91 new cases out of 9,115 who were tested for the ...

  5. Car Falls Onto Metro-North Tracks In Northern Westchester

    Car Falls Onto Metro-North Tracks In Northern Westchester

    A car near a Northern Westchester Metro-North train station fell onto the tracks, causing delays.Shortly after noon on Friday, Oct. 23, the car being driven by an unnamed driver crashed through a fence at the Pleasantville Memorial Plaza parking lot and crashed onto the track, officials said.The driver, whose identity has not been released, reportedly suffered a medical emergency, ...

  6. Area Man Faces Five Felony Charges After Drug Bust In Area

    Area Man Faces Five Felony Charges After Drug Bust In Area

    A Hudson Valley man is facing a host of charges after allegedly being busted with nearly a half-pound of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.Following a lengthy investigation into the sale of drugs in the area, officers arrested Town of Poughkeepsie resident Francisco Andrades, 54, on the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill on Monday, Oct. 19.A subsequent search warrant was executed by ...

  7. COVID-19: Alert Issued For Exposure At Store In Area

    COVID-19: Alert Issued For Exposure At Store In Area

    Health officials in the Hudson Valley are warning about possible COVID-19 exposure at an area AT&T store.The Orange County Department of Health issued the alert cautioning that employees and customers who visited the AT&T store on Route 211 in Middletown on Friday, Oct. 16, Saturday, Oct. 17, or Monday, Oct. 19 may have been exposed to the virus.Orange County Health Commissioner ...

  8. COVID-19: School Goes Remote In Fairfield County Due To Positive Case

    COVID-19: School Goes Remote In Fairfield County Due To Positive Case

    Another Fairfield County school is transitioning to its remote learning model due to potential COVID-19 exposure. The Norwalk School District announced that there was a confirmed COVID-19 case at Silvermine Elementary School late on Thursday, Oct. 22, prompting it to shut down the school on Friday, Oct. 23 to allow for contact tracing and for crews to sanitize the building.Students and ...

  9. COVID-19: New Studies Shed Light On Connection Between Reopening Schools, Virus Cases

    COVID-19: New Studies Shed Light On Connection Between Reopening Schools, Virus Cases

    Despite a recent rise in COVID-19 cases across the nation in the past two months, there may not be as large a correlation between the new cases and schools reopening in the fall, according to newly released studies.International researchers found that there is no consistent relationship between the spread of the virus and the opening of in-person K-12 learning in a pair of newly ...

  10. Did You Feel It? 2.2 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In Hudson Valley

    Did You Feel It? 2.2 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In Hudson Valley

    Some in the Hudson Valley were caught by surprise when there was a rare and unexpected earthquake in the area. Shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, there was a 2.2 magnitude earthquake in Merritt Park reported near Fishkill in Dutchess County, according to officials.On Volcano Discovery, some residents said that they heard the quake, but couldn’t feel the ground shaking below ...

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