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Southwest Dutchess Daily Voice serves Beacon, East Fishkill, Fishkill, LaGrange, Poughkeepsie, Wappinger & Wappingers Falls

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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 Percentage Of NYers Who Say They Gained Weight, Felt Depressed During Pandemic

    COVID-19: Here's Percentage Of NYers Who Say They Gained Weight, Felt Depressed During Pandemic

    Millions of New Yorkers may experience lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic after reporting weight gain and depression, according to a newly released Siena College study.In a poll conducted between Wednesday, June 16 and Tuesday, June 29 of hundreds of New Yorkers, 49 percent said that they gained weight during the yearlong pandemic, while more than half (51 percent) said that they ...

  2. Long Island Teen Busted With Defaced Handgun Following Shooting, Police Say

    Long Island Teen Busted With Defaced Handgun Following Shooting, Police Say

    A Long Island teen is facing weapons charges after being found in possession of an illegal gun following a hit-and-run shooting, police said.The Nassau County Police Department received a “Shot Spotter” notification on Ditmas Avenue in Uniondale at approximately 4:54 p.m. on Monday, July 19, after gunshots rang out in the area.Upon arrival, police said that officers found multiple shell ...

  3. Alert Issued For Wanted Hudson Valley Sex Offender

    Alert Issued For Wanted Hudson Valley Sex Offender

    Seen him? An alert has been issued by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision's (DOCCS) Office of Special Investigations for a sex offender in the Hudson Valley who is wanted for failing to register in Ulster County.William Knox, age 51, whose last known address is in Kingston, a Level 3 sex offender, is wanted for repeatedly failing to register as a sex ...

  4. Stop & Shop Celebrates Grand Reopening Of Hudson Valley Store

    Stop & Shop Celebrates Grand Reopening Of Hudson Valley Store

    A Stop & Shop location is celebrating its grand reopening in Westchester County with a fresh new look to go along with the grocer’s produce.Stop & Shop unveiled its recently remodeled store on Palmer Avenue in New Rochelle, with refreshed produce, seafood departments, more freshly prepared food, curbside pickup, and self-checkout options.According to store officials, the ...

  5. Celebrity Chef Mario Batali, Ex-Partner To Pay Survivors $600K In Sex Harassment Settlement

    Celebrity Chef Mario Batali, Ex-Partner To Pay Survivors $600K In Sex Harassment Settlement

    Celebrity chef Mario Batali, who has run restaurants in New York and Connecticut, has reached a $600,000 settlement for survivors of sexual harassment and discrimination at restaurants owned by him and a former partner.Following a lengthy investigation, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement with Batali and Joseph Bastianich, their management company B&B ...

  6. COVID-19: CT Hospitalizations Up, Infection Rate Down; New Breakdown By County, Community

    COVID-19: CT Hospitalizations Up, Infection Rate Down; New Breakdown By County, Community

    The daily positive COVID-19 infection rate in Connecticut is back near 2 percent, but the number of patients hospitalized with the virus continues to rise, according to the latest data from the state.There were 12,257 COVID-19 tests administered in Connecticut on Thursday, July 22, resulting in 212 confirmed positive cases for a 1.73 percent positive infection rate, down from 2.22 ...

  7. COVID-19: Long Island Infection Rate Increases Again; Latest Breakdown By Community

    COVID-19: Long Island Infection Rate Increases Again; Latest Breakdown By Community

    The Delta variant continues to run wild throughout New York as the COVID-19 positive infection rate on Long Island continues to rise, up near 2 percent.According to the Department of Health, the positive-testing rate for those tested on Long Island has hit 1.97 percent as of Thursday, July 22, up from approximately 1 percent less than two weeks ago.There were no new virus-related deaths ...

  8. COVID-19: Hudson Valley Infection Rate Increases Again; Latest Breakdown By County

    COVID-19: Hudson Valley Infection Rate Increases Again; Latest Breakdown By County

    The Delta COVID-19 variant continues to run wild throughout New York as the positive infection rate in the Hudson Valley continues to rise precipitously. According to the Department of Health, the positive-test rate for those tested in the Hudson Valley has hit 1.21 percent as of Thursday, July 22, up from less than 1 percent less than two weeks ago.There were no new virus-related ...

  9. Man Who Went Missing In Region Has Been Found

    Man Who Went Missing In Region Has Been Found

    Update:A man who went missing in the region has been found.Sullivan County resident Ronald Murray, age 77,  had last been seen on Hillside Drive in Woodbourne at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 22 driving a 2014 orange Ford Fusion Early Friday evening, July 23, authorities announced he has been located.Original report:Seen him? Or this car? An alert has been issued for a missing, man ...

  10. COVID-19: CT Hospital Staffers Given Deadline To Get Vaxed Or Lose Their Jobs

    COVID-19: CT Hospital Staffers Given Deadline To Get Vaxed Or Lose Their Jobs

    Some employees working in Connecticut hospitals could face termination by the end of September if they continue to refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine.With nearly 80 percent of hospital staff vaccinated, including within the Yale-New Haven Health, Trinity Health, and Hartford Healthcare systems, the other 20 percent could be out of a job come Thursday, Sept. 30 if they don’t adhere to ...

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