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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: College In New York Requiring All Students To Be Vaccinated

    COVID-19: College In New York Requiring All Students To Be Vaccinated

    A college in New York will require students to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before they return to campus in the fall.The Hudson Valley institution, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, announced this week that there will be no remote learning provided in the next academic year, and that all students will be required to receive vaccinations as the college reopens.The only exceptions will ...

  2. Franklin County Man Dies After Being Hit By Two Vehicles

    Franklin County Man Dies After Being Hit By Two Vehicles

    A 29-year-old Western Massachusetts man died after being struck by two vehicles on I-190, State Police said.The man, a Franklin County resident from the Town of Orange, was walking near the median strip on the northbound side of the interstate after getting a flat tire in Sterling shortly after 9 p.m on Thursday, April 15. Police said that the man - whose name has not been released - ...

  3. COVID-19: New Study Reveals How Prevalent Blood Clots Are With Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines

    COVID-19: New Study Reveals How Prevalent Blood Clots Are With Pfizer, Moderna Vaccines

    The ratio of people who have suffered from blood clots after receiving the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is approximately the same as those who receive the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to a new study. Oxford University researchers found that the number of people who receive blood clots after getting vaccinated is approximately the same for all three vaccines, with four in one ...

  4. COVID-19: Nassau County Executive Calls For Expanded Seating At Coliseum

    COVID-19: Nassau County Executive Calls For Expanded Seating At Coliseum

    Nassau County Executive Laura Curran is appealing to the spots fan inside New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling for expanded capacity at the Nassau Coliseum for the Islander's last playoff run there before moving to Belmont Park. With the Islanders in the driver’s seat for a top seed in the upcoming NHL playoff, Curran requested that the state open up the Coliseum and indoor arenas from ...

  5. Toyota Recalls 370K-Plus Vehicles Due To Wiring Problem

    Toyota Recalls 370K-Plus Vehicles Due To Wiring Problem

    Hundreds of thousands of Toyota vehicles are being recalled due to potentially faulty airbags that may not inflate during a collision, the company announced.Toyota is recalling approximately 280,000 Venza SUVs in the US that were produced between 2009 and 2015 due to an issue with the wiring of the airbags.Nearly 100,000 Venza vehicles shipped outside the US were also subject to the ...

  6. COVID-19: Long Island Infection Rate Drops Sharply; New Breakdown Of Cases by Community

    COVID-19: Long Island Infection Rate Drops Sharply; New Breakdown Of Cases by Community

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island dropped sharply after peaking above 4.5 percent last week.Long Island reported a 3.50 percent positivity rate for those tested on Wednesday, April 14, down from 3.71 percent from the day before and from 4.05 percent as recently as Friday, April 9.Statewide, the positivity rate is approaching 3 percent, down from 3.6 percent to 3.05 ...

  7. Star Defenseman Leaving NCAA Hockey Champ UMass Early To Sign With NY Rangers

    Star Defenseman Leaving NCAA Hockey Champ UMass Early To Sign With NY Rangers

    Days after hoisting the NCAA Hockey Championship trophy, a star defenseman from UMass announced that he is taking his talents to the New York Rangers, where he hopes to raise Lord Stanley's Cup.Sophomore defender Zac Jones, a star on the UMass team that won this year’s Frozen Four, a third-round pick for the Rangers in 2019, signed with the team this week, ending his collegiate career ...

  8. COVID-19: Belmont Park, Other Race Tracks To Have Fans In Stands This Year, Cuomo Says

    COVID-19: Belmont Park, Other Race Tracks To Have Fans In Stands This Year, Cuomo Says

    A limited number of fans are expected to be welcomed into Belmont Park this season as New York continues combating the spread of COVID-19 across the state.Following a COVID-19 briefing at Belmont Park in Elmont on Wednesday, April 14, Cuomo reportedly said that with the racing season beginning next week, it is expected that capacity at tracks is expected to be open to 20 percent ...

  9. Black Bear Spotted On Busy Roadway In Northern Westchester

    Black Bear Spotted On Busy Roadway In Northern Westchester

    Some Northern Westchester residents welcomed an unexpected visitor to the neighborhood when a black bear was spotted making the rounds in the area.The Peekskill Police Department issued an alert that there was a reported black bear sighting this week in the area of Welcher Avenue and Washington Street.While taking in the sights, the bear did not approach anyone or cause any ...

  10. COVID-19: Pfizer CEO Reveals When Vaccine Booster Shot Likely Will Be Needed After Second Dose

    COVID-19: Pfizer CEO Reveals When Vaccine Booster Shot Likely Will Be Needed After Second Dose

    Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla is cautioning that patients will likely need a third dose of the company’s COVID-19 vaccine within the next year to maintain the shot’s efficacy.During a recently aired interview, Bourla said that patients will “likely” need an additional dose of the vaccine within 12 months of becoming fully vaccinated with the two required doses.Bourla said that they are ...

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