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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: Nearly 200 Quarantine After Student Tests Positive At High School In Westchester

    COVID-19: Nearly 200 Quarantine After Student Tests Positive At High School In Westchester

    A potential super-spreader situation led to nearly 200 people entering a temporary quarantine after a high school student in the area tested positive for COVID-19.School officials in Westchester County at the Harrison School District announced that the student was last in the building on Friday, Oct. 9. The student became symptomatic on Sunday, Oct. 11, and received a COVID test on ...

  2. COVID-19: Man Found Guilty In First Westchester Jury Trial Since Start Of Pandemic

    COVID-19: Man Found Guilty In First Westchester Jury Trial Since Start Of Pandemic

    A Westchester man was found guilty on drug possession charges in the first jury trial held in the county since the COVID-19 pandemic started.The trial of Yonkers resident Gregory Smith, which began on Friday, Oct. 16, came to a conclusion on Tuesday, Oct. 20, with him being found guilty on multiple charges.Specifically, Smith was found guilty of third-degree criminal possession of a ...

  3. Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For Fairfield, Danbury, Westport, Norwalk, Shelton Robberies

    Alert Issued For Suspect Wanted For Fairfield, Danbury, Westport, Norwalk, Shelton Robberies

    Know him?A new reward has been issued as law enforcement agencies attempt to identify and locate a serial bank robber who has targeted locations throughout Fairfield County.An alert was issued, and video released on Tuesday, Oct. 20 of a robbery suspect who is implicated in robberies in Fairfield, Danbury, Westport, Shelton, and Norwalk between Tuesday, Sept. 29, and Oct. 20.A total of ...

  4. Here's When Early Voting Starts In New York

    Here's When Early Voting Starts In New York

    With a record number of people expected to head to the polls next month on Election Day, New Yorkers can get a jump start and vote early beginning this weekend.Early voting in New York begins on Saturday, Oct. 24, allowing any registered voter to vote at certain sites within their own county. Early voting lasts through Sunday, Nov. 1.Voters that may have requested or turned in an ...

  5. COVID-19: School Closures Extended In One Of Hudson Valley's Cluster Zones

    COVID-19: School Closures Extended In One Of Hudson Valley's Cluster Zones

    The closure of some Hasidic schools in the middle of a COVID-19 cluster in the Hudson Valley will continue indefinitely due to the community’s unwillingness to adhere to state and county pandemic orders.On Monday, Oct. 5, Orange County Health Commissioner Irina Gelman ordered schools in and around Kiryas Joel to stay closed for at least two weeks due to a spike in COVID-19 cases inside ...

  6. COVID-19: 29 Were In Contact With Westchester Student Who Tested Positive

    COVID-19: 29 Were In Contact With Westchester Student Who Tested Positive

    One day after welcoming students back to some school buildings, a school district in Westchester is facing its first COVID-19 crisis.On Monday, Oct. 19, the New Rochelle School District transitioned to its hybrid learning model, with some of its youngest students returning to in-person learning.The following day, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, interim Schools Superintendent Alex Marrero announced ...

  7. COVID-19: CT Positivity Rate Hits 3 Percent For First Time Since June; New Breakdown Of Cases

    COVID-19: CT Positivity Rate Hits 3 Percent For First Time Since June; New Breakdown Of Cases

    The positivity rate in Connecticut residents being tested for COVID-19 has spiked to its highest figure since the mid-summer. Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said on Tuesday, Oct. 20 that there were 14,653 new COVID-19 tests administered in Connecticut, resulting in 434 positive tests.The 3 percent positive infection rate is the highest recorded number since June. Last week, the ...

  8. COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Long Island Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Rundown Of Long Island Cases By Municipality

    There were less than 100 new COVID-19 cases in either Nassau and Suffolk County, with a total of 115 newly confirmed cases on Long Island.In Nassau, the state Department of Health is reporting 74 new positive cases out of 6,934 tested in the past 24 hours.In Suffolk, there were 41 new cases out of 5,978 who were tested for the virus, keeping the infection rate at approximately 1 ...

  9. COVID-19: NY Moratorium On Evictions Extended Again

    COVID-19: NY Moratorium On Evictions Extended Again

    A new Executive Order preventing COVID-19-related commercial evictions has been extended through the end of the year.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s moratorium on commercial evictions or foreclosures has been extended through Jan. 1, 2021 as the state continues combating the pandemic.The move comes weeks after Cuomo extended the state’s Tenant Safe Harbor Act for ...

  10. 25-Year-Old Man Busted In Mount Vernon With Illegal Weapon In Stolen Car

    25-Year-Old Man Busted In Mount Vernon With Illegal Weapon In Stolen Car

    A 25-year-old man took police officers attempting to arrest him in Westchester on a short foot-chase after being busted with an illegal, loaded handgun in a stolen car.Officers from the Mount Vernon Police Department responded to a stretch of Gramatan Avenue at approximately 3 a.m. on Thursday, when a patrolman discovered a stolen car with improper tags and loaded firearm ...

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