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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: Here's How Much Longer Lamont Wants Executive Powers Extended

    COVID-19: Here's How Much Longer Lamont Wants Executive Powers Extended

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that he expects to extend his emergency powers for another 90 days as he works with state lawmakers on certain COVID-19 mandates and protocols.With his emergency powers to expire on Thursday, Sept. 30, Lamont said he plans to extend his emergency powers 90 days further, saying that action through the General Assembly “takes too long.” The emergency ...

  2. ID Released For Man Shot By Trooper During Domestic Dispute In Area

    ID Released For Man Shot By Trooper During Domestic Dispute In Area

    New York State Police have released the name of a 39-year-old man who was shot by a trooper during an armed standoff following a domestic dispute. Officers in Orange County responded to a 911 call at approximately 2:50 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12, where there was a reported domestic disturbance on US-209 in Westbrookville, a hamlet in the town of Deerpark.The initial report was that there ...

  3. Violent Robbery Suspect In Westchester Busted By Police

    Violent Robbery Suspect In Westchester Busted By Police

    Police investigators got their man following an investigation into a violent robbery on a Westchester street that was caught on camera. On Monday, Sept. 13, the Yonkers Police Department announced that the 3rd Precinct Anti-Crime Unit and Major Case Detectives have identified, apprehended, and charged a 32-year-old man for a violent assault that happened earlier this month.On Wednesday, ...

  4. COVID-19: Hudson Valley Infection-Rate Stays Steadily High; New Breakdown By County

    COVID-19: Hudson Valley Infection-Rate Stays Steadily High; New Breakdown By County

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate in the Hudson Valley fluctuated over the weekend, though it has held steadily high through the end of summer.In the Hudson Valley, the average seven-day positive infection rate rose from 3.64 percent on Friday, Sept. 10 to 3.67 percent the following day before dropping down to 3.64 percent of those tested on Sunday, Sept. 12.The statewide average ...

  5. COVID-19: Here's Percentage Of Westchester Adults Who Are Fully Vaccinated, Other New Info

    COVID-19: Here's Percentage Of Westchester Adults Who Are Fully Vaccinated, Other New Info

    The COVID-19 vaccination rate among Westchester residents continues to rise, as the number of hospitalizations and virus-related deaths remain low, according to County Executive George Latimer.In his latest COVID-19 briefing, Latimer touted that the vaccination rate in the county is on the rise, with more than 85 percent of residents completing the vaccine process.In total, Latimer said ...

  6. COVID-19: School District In Western Mass Considering Vaccine Mandate

    COVID-19: School District In Western Mass Considering Vaccine Mandate

    A school district in Western Massachusetts is considering a COVID-19 vaccination mandate to go along with orders to wear facial coverings while in school buildings.Officials in the Amherst-Pelham Regional School District are considering taking the extra step to provide extra protection against the spread of the virus by mandating faculty and staff members all get the COVID-19 ...

  7. Police Investigate Online Threats Made To Students At Long Island High School

    Police Investigate Online Threats Made To Students At Long Island High School

    There was an increased police presence at a Long Island high school to start the week as the department investigated a “potential threat” that was made online over the weekend.On Monday, Sept. 13, officers from the Suffolk County Police Department were at Commack High School to investigate after being alerted to online threats that were posted on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Commack School ...

  8. COVID-19: Long Island Infection-Rate Stays Above 4 Percent; New Breakdown By Community

    COVID-19: Long Island Infection-Rate Stays Above 4 Percent; New Breakdown By Community

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island dropped over the weekend, though it still remains well above 4 percent as variants of the virus continue to spread.On Long Island, the average seven-day positive infection rate dipped from 4.28 percent on Friday, Sept. 10 to 4.23 percent the following day before dropping down to 4.12 percent of those tested on Sunday, Sept. 12.The ...

  9. First Positive West Nile Virus Case Of 2021 Confirmed In Westchester

    First Positive West Nile Virus Case Of 2021 Confirmed In Westchester

    The first positive West Nile Virus case of the year was reported in Westchester.Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler said that the department was made aware of the first human case of the virus, which was confirmed in a 58-year-old resident.Amler noted that the resident had multiple underlying medical conditions, and is currently hospitalized. Officials did not disclose ...

  10. COVID-19: Infection Rate Near 2 Percent; Hospitalizations Down In CT; New Breakdown Of Cases

    COVID-19: Infection Rate Near 2 Percent; Hospitalizations Down In CT; New Breakdown Of Cases

    Hundreds of unvaccinated patients in Connecticut are being treated for COVID-19 in state hospitals as the number of new cases continues to mount. In the latest update from the state Department of Health, 57,631 COVID-19 tests were administered across the state over the weekend beginning on Friday, Sept. 10, resulting in 1,348 laboratory-confirmed cases for a 2.34 positive infection ...

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