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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: New Deaths Reported, Infection Rate Up In CT; Latest Breakdown Of Cases By County

    COVID-19: New Deaths Reported, Infection Rate Up In CT; Latest Breakdown Of Cases By County

    Nearly three dozen new COVID-19 fatalities were reported in the past week in Connecticut as new variants of the virus continue to trouble health officials.In the past week, Connecticut hospitals recorded 31 new virus-related deaths, bringing the total up to 8,447 statewide as of Thursday, Sept. 16, as the infection rate is back on the rise.The daily positive COVID-19 infection rate of ...

  2. COVID-19: Long Island Infection Rate Stays At Steady Rate; New Breakdown By Community

    COVID-19: Long Island Infection Rate Stays At Steady Rate; New Breakdown By Community

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island is down for the third straight day, though new virus-related deaths were reported in both Suffolk and Nassau counties. After rising to 4.18 percent on Monday, Sept. 13, the average seven-day average positive infection rate of those tested on Long Island dipped to 4.09 percent the following day, down to 4.06 percent on Wednesday, ...

  3. COVID-19: Hudson Valley Infection Rate Stays At Steady Rate; New Breakdown By County

    COVID-19: Hudson Valley Infection Rate Stays At Steady Rate; New Breakdown By County

    Five new COVID-19-related fatalities were reported in the Hudson Valley region overnight as the positive infection rate continues to fluctuate.The average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley rose to 3.57 percent of those tested on Tuesday, Sept. 14 down to 3.54 percent on Wednesday, Sept. 15 as the region continues attempting to curtail the spread of the ...

  4. Six New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Suffolk County

    Six New Mosquito Samples Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Suffolk County

    New mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus on Long Island.
Health officials reported that six new mosquito samples taken in Suffolk County tested positive for the virus, bringing the total to 104 mosquito samples and four birds that have tested positive for West Nile this summer.The samples were collected in the Town of Islip between Monday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. ...

  5. COVID-19: Westchester Community Cancels Halloween Parade Amid Rise In Cases

    COVID-19: Westchester Community Cancels Halloween Parade Amid Rise In Cases

    For the second straight year, the COVID-19 pandemic will be playing tricks with area children, not treating them, as two Hudson Valley communities have already been forced to cancel Halloween events.In Westchester, the Tarrytown Halloween parade has preemptively been canceled due to the new rise in COVID-19 infections, while in Rockland, Nyack is following suit out of an abundance of ...

  6. 14 Colombo Family Members From NY Indicted For Variety Of Crimes, Feds Announce

    14 Colombo Family Members From NY Indicted For Variety Of Crimes, Feds Announce

    Fourteen New Yorkers in the Colombo crime family, including 10 Long Islanders, have been indicted on a host of charges that includes labor racketeering, extortion, and money laundering.In federal court this week, a 19-count indictment was unsealed charging the 14, including the entire administration of the Colombo organized crime family, with a variety of offenses.According to federal ...

  7. Lamont Announces Number Of Afghan Refugees Who Will Resettle In CT

    Lamont Announces Number Of Afghan Refugees Who Will Resettle In CT

    Hundreds of Afghan refugees will soon call Connecticut home as Gov. Ned Lamont gets ready to welcome them into the Nutmeg State.Lamont said that the State Department of Social Services will work with federal, state, and local officials to ensure that resources are properly allocated and municipalities have the support needed as 310 refugees make their way stateside. 
“I welcome these ...

  8. Woman Accused Of Assaulting Navy Sailor At Restaurant In Region

    Woman Accused Of Assaulting Navy Sailor At Restaurant In Region

    A woman who was caught on camera verbally and physically assaulting a member of the armed services at a Connecticut restaurant is expected to face charges, authorities announced.Last weekend in Hartford County, an irate woman at Central Pizza on Mill Avenue in Berlin was caught on camera shouting at a naval student, as she couldn't discern whether or not he was wearing a phony uniform ...

  9. Man Busted On Weapons Charge After Shots Fired In New Rochelle Housing Complex

    Man Busted On Weapons Charge After Shots Fired In New Rochelle Housing Complex

    An investigation into reports of shots fired in a crowded Westchester housing complex led to the arrest of a Connecticut man who now faces a pair of charges, police said.Shortly before 11:15 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 6, a New Rochelle Police officer on patrol heard gunshots coming from the Heritage Home housing complex, prompting an investigation at the scene.Police said that upon arrival ...

  10. COVID-19: Infection Rate, Hospitalizations Down Dramatically; Latest Breakdown By County

    COVID-19: Infection Rate, Hospitalizations Down Dramatically; Latest Breakdown By County

    A positive COVID-19 infection rate that spiked above 4 percent in Connecticut this week dipped back to normal the following day, according to the state Department of Health.There were 13,749 COVID-19 tests administered statewide on Tuesday, Sept. 14, resulting in 401 new laboratory-confirmed infections for a 2.92 percent daily positive infection rate. The latest figure came a day after ...

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