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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: Hudson Valley Sees Infection-Rate Uptick; New Rundown Of Cases By Community

    COVID-19: Hudson Valley Sees Infection-Rate Uptick; New Rundown Of Cases By Community

    One new COVID-19-related was reported in the Hudson Valley as the region saw a slight rise in its positive infection rate for those tested.The average seven-day positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley tested for the virus climbed to 2,50 in the latest update from the state Department of Health, up from 2.49 percent the previous day.Statewide, the positive infection rate ...

  2. Hochul Sees Big Change In Approval, Brand-New Poll Reveals

    Hochul Sees Big Change In Approval, Brand-New Poll Reveals

    Gov. Kathy Hochul has seen a big jump in support from New Yorkers since taking over for embattled former Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to a new Marist poll.In a month and a half since being sworn in as Cuomo’s successor, Hochul has seen an 18 percent increase in her favorability rating, from 31 percent to 49 percent, with 56 percent calling her a “good leader” and more than half (55 ...

  3. Swerving Driver Busted For DUI In Fairfield County, Police Say

    Swerving Driver Busted For DUI In Fairfield County, Police Say

    A swerving driver was allegedly drunk after she was caught by police crossing over the double-yellow line of a roadway in Fairfield County.An officer from the New Canaan Police Department on patrol shortly before 12:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 initiated a traffic stop on Old Stamford Road when the driver was caught swerving and veering into the southbound lane while traveling ...

  4. High School In Hudson Valley Closed Due To Suspicion Of Hazardous Materials

    High School In Hudson Valley Closed Due To Suspicion Of Hazardous Materials

    Hazardous materials in classrooms inside a Hudson Valley high school forced officials to shutter the doors of the building and transition students to remote learning.In Rockland County, Spring Valley Schools Superintendent Clarence Ellis issued an alert to the community advising that the district was notified of suspicion of hazardous materials in specific classrooms at the high school, ...

  5. Police Investigating Threat At High School In Western Mass

    Police Investigating Threat At High School In Western Mass

    There was an increased police presence at an area high school after a threat was found posted in a bathroom in Western Massachusetts.In Hampden County, the Holyoke Police Department is investigating an incident at the high school after students alerted administrators to graffiti in the bathroom that said “school shooting 10/14/21,” school officials wrote in a notice to parents. Out of ...

  6. Panel Shifts Advice On Aspirin Use To Prevent Heart Attacks, Stroke

    Panel Shifts Advice On Aspirin Use To Prevent Heart Attacks, Stroke

    Federal health officials are changing course in their previously well-held recommendation that American adults take aspirin to prevent heart attacks or strokes.For decades, taking a low-dose aspirin has been recommended to improve heart health, but on Tuesday, Oct. 12, an expert panel from the US Preventive Services Task Force updated its guidance.The previous guidance recommended ...

  7. 24-Year-Old Long Island Man Charged With DWI After Fatal Crash

    24-Year-Old Long Island Man Charged With DWI After Fatal Crash

    Updated story: ID Released For Person Killed In DWI Long Island CrashA 24-year-old man was allegedly driving while intoxicated when he struck and killed a pedestrian on Long Island overnight, police said.According to Suffolk County Police Department investigators, Port Jefferson Station resident Jason Hank was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla northbound on Route 112, approximately ...

  8. School District In Westchester Cautions About Dangers Of 'TikTok Challenges'

    School District In Westchester Cautions About Dangers Of 'TikTok Challenges'

    A Hudson Valley school district is cautioning parents to be wary of recent “TikTok Challenges” that have become popular among school-aged children and could pose a potential safety threat.The New Rochelle School District became the latest to issue a notice to the community regarding TikTok users who have been sharing monthly “challenges” that encourage children to perform criminal acts ...

  9. Two-Headed Turtle Found In Massachusetts

    Two-Headed Turtle Found In Massachusetts

    Wildlife officials in New England are seeing double as a tiny turtle born in New England is setting out to prove that two heads are really better than one.The Cape Wildlife Center in Massachusetts announced the birth of a rare diamondback terrapin turtle hatchling that was born with two heads and six legs due to a condition called “bicephaly.” “This is a condition called bicephaly and ...

  10. COVID-19: Massachusetts National Guard Activated To Test Students For Virus

    COVID-19: Massachusetts National Guard Activated To Test Students For Virus

    Hundreds of members of the Massachusetts National Guard have been activated to help support the testing of Kindergarten through 12th-grade students across the Commonwealth.Gov. Charlie Baker issued an order on Tuesday, Oct. 12 enlisting up to 450 members of the state’s National Guard to help support two missions. The Governor’s orders activate up to 200 members of the Guard to support ...

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