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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: See Map Of States Where Travelers Must Quarantine In NY/NJ/CT

    COVID-19: See Map Of States Where Travelers Must Quarantine In NY/NJ/CT

    Travelers from twice as many states will now be subjected to a mandatory quarantine when traveling into the metro New York area due to the recent surge in novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in more than half the country.Eight more states have been added to the list of those subjected to a 14-day quarantine when coming into New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.New York Gov. Andrew ...

  2. COVID-19: New NY Region Cleared To Enter Phase 4

    COVID-19: New NY Region Cleared To Enter Phase 4

    The seventh of 10 regions in New York is set to enter the final phase of the state’s four-phase reopening plan as it kickstarts the economy.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that global health officials have reviewed the data and the Capital Region has been cleared and given the green light to enter Phase 4 of reopening as of Wednesday, July 1.The Capital Region will join Western New ...

  3. COVID-19: Here's Latest Long Island Three-Day Testing Trend, New Cases Per County

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Long Island Three-Day Testing Trend, New Cases Per County

    With thousands of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests being conducted daily throughout New York, Long Island has seen a slight increase in the number of patients testing positive for the virus.In New York, 52,025 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, with a total of 524 (1 percent) testing positive for the virus, giving the state a 1.1 percent average over the past week.The ...

  4. COVID-19: Here's Latest Hudson Valley Three-Day Testing Trend, New Cases Per County

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Hudson Valley Three-Day Testing Trend, New Cases Per County

    With thousands of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests being conducted daily throughout New York, the Hudson Valley has seen a steady number of patients testing positive for the virus.In New York, 52,025 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, with a total of 524 (1 percent) testing positive for the virus, giving the state a 1.1 percent average over the past week.The rolling ...

  5. COVID-19: State Police Will Be Sent To NYC To Monitor Masking, Social Distancing Compliance

    COVID-19: State Police Will Be Sent To NYC To Monitor Masking, Social Distancing Compliance

    As New York City approaches Phase 3 of reopening its economy, all hands will be on deck to ensure that face coverings are being worn and social distancing is properly practiced amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that State Police, the Department of Health, and State Liquor Authority will be on patrol to ensure that Manhattan residents continue ...

  6. Woman Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Target

    Woman Wanted For Stealing From Long Island Target

    An alert has been issued as police are attempting to identify and locate a woman who allegedly stole from a Long Island Target location earlier this year.According to Suffolk County Police, the woman stole various items from Target on Vets Highway in Commack at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16. No other description of the suspect was provided by investigators.The stolen ...

  7. COVID-19: New Details Emerge On Northern Westchester HS Graduation Cluster As Cases Climb To 14

    COVID-19: New Details Emerge On Northern Westchester HS Graduation Cluster As Cases Climb To 14

    At least 14 people have now had confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after a cluster broke out following a graduation ceremony in Northern Westchester.Two families that traveled to Florida in recent weeks and returned back to Chappaqua attended the Horace Greeley High School graduation and parties on Saturday, June 20, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said this ...

  8. COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    Despite a cluster of new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases stemming from a graduation ceremony in Westchester, there were just 18 newly confirmed cases in the county.During his daily COVID-19 briefing at New Castle Town Hall, Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that a total of 263,260 residents have been tested for the virus, with 34,798 testing positive.Earlier story ...

  9. COVID-19: Playland Will Stay Closed For Rest Of 2020 Season

    COVID-19: Playland Will Stay Closed For Rest Of 2020 Season

    The gates at Rye Playland will stay closed for the rest of the 2020 season due to the ongoing health concerns regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.Officials in Westchester announced the amusement park will stay closed for the rest of the season due to the virus after spending months looking for ways to safely reopen amid the pandemic.Ideas to safely reopen Playland ...

  10. Multiple Black Bear Sightings Reported In Westport

    Multiple Black Bear Sightings Reported In Westport

    There have been multiple new black bear sightings reported as the weather continues to warm up.The Westport Police Department said that on Monday, June 29, it received multiple reports of black bears making the rounds in the northern section of town.Police said that at least one bear cub and one large male bear were spotted by local residents. The bears were not acting aggressively, and ...

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