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Kathy Reakes

Content Producer kreakes@dailyvoice.com
Kathy Reaks has worked as a reporter in the local news business since 1984, starting as a news clerk and working her way up. She spent 17 years at Florida Today in Melbourne, Florida as a general assignment reporter, crime reporter, entertainment reporter and restaurant critic. She worked four years at Hometown News as a general assignment reporter, then another two years at Spacecoast Daily in Cocoa Beach, Florida. She attended Eastern Florida State College in Melbourne, Florida.

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  1. COVID-19: Popular Rockland Restaurant Announces Temporary Closure

    COVID-19: Popular Rockland Restaurant Announces Temporary Closure

    A longtime favorite Italian restaurant known for its handmade pasta and upscale food has decided to close its doors, at least temporarily.Rockland County's Oscar's Italian Restaurant, located in Blauvelt, owned by chef Oscar Romano since 2012, will close its doors immediately due to financial stresses from being closed during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) ...

  2. Police Ask Public's Help In Identifying Extended Stay Hotel Burglary Suspect

    Police Ask Public's Help In Identifying Extended Stay Hotel Burglary Suspect

    Police are asking the public for help identifying a suspect wanted in a burglary at a Fairfield County hotel.The burglary occurred on Tuesday, June 2, around 5 a.m. at the Extended Stay Hotel at 400 Main Ave., in Norwalk.During the crime, cash was stolen from the register, and a purse and computer were stolen from a guests’ room, said Lt. Jared Zwickler. Anyone who ...

  3. COVID-19: First Selectman Says Co-Workers' Complaints Led To New Canaan EMD's Ouster

    COVID-19: First Selectman Says Co-Workers' Complaints Led To New Canaan EMD's Ouster

    Complaints from co-workers regarding how they were treated led to his request for the resignation of the town's director of emergency management, New Canaan's First Selectman Kevin Moynihan said.Moynihan requested the resignation of Mike Handler who has served as the Director of the Office of Emergency Management for the past nine years.A popular figure with the public for his ...

  4. Protest Draws Thousands To Poughkeepsie

    Protest Draws Thousands To Poughkeepsie

    Peace was the message as thousands of protesters took to the streets in Dutchess County to protest the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man who died after an officer allegedly detained him.The protestors, ranging from 12-year-old children to elderly adults, gathered at Harriet Tubman Park in the late afternoon on Tuesday, June 2, in the City of Poughkeepsie to voice their outrage over ...

  5. Painted Yellow Crosses Not Related To Long Island Protests, Police Say

    Painted Yellow Crosses Not Related To Long Island Protests, Police Say

    Yellow crosses painted on items throughout Long Island are not being used to identify locations where bricks should be left to commit criminal acts amid protests, police say.The crosses painted on utility poles and other items along with the words "Jesus Christ Is God" have been popping up for more than a month in Nassau County, Police Commissioner Patrick J. Ryder said.Ryder said ...

  6. New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens In Rockland: New Rundown Of Cases By Towns; Reopen Dashboard

    New COVID-19 Testing Site Opens In Rockland: New Rundown Of Cases By Towns; Reopen Dashboard

    As a new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site has opened in Spring Valley, Rockland County continues to see much fewer COVID-19 cases.According to numbers from the state Department of Health, there has been a total of 13,280 cases since the pandemic began with the highest number of cases located in Spring Valley with 2,897.The new testing center, located at the Martin Luther King ...

  7. Man Accused Of Raping, Stabbing 41-Year-Old Woman At Area Apartment Complex

    Man Accused Of Raping, Stabbing 41-Year-Old Woman At Area Apartment Complex

    A 35-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping and stabbing a 41-year-old woman.The incident took place in Orange County around 3:35 a.m., Wednesday, June 3, when the town of Wallkill Police responded to a report of an assault at the Cambridge Manor Apartments.When police arrived on the scene at 28 Stoneridge Road, they found the victim who was transported to Orange Regional ...

  8. Cause Of House Fire Under Investigation In Fairfield County

    Cause Of House Fire Under Investigation In Fairfield County

    Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire found in a wall of a home in the area.The call for the fire in the Fairfield County home came in around 8:32 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, on Turkey Hill Lane in Westport, said Assistant Fire Chief Jeffrey Gootman.Westport firefighters responded with four engines, a ladder truck, Gootman said."Arriving units found smoke in the basement ...

  9. Long Island Crash Kills Driver, Seriously Injures Passenger

    Long Island Crash Kills Driver, Seriously Injures Passenger

    One person was killed and another seriously injured during a single-vehicle crash on Long Island.The crash took place in Nassau County around 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, on the Wantagh Parkway and Goose Creek Bridge in Wantagh, said New York State Police Trooper Daniel Ahlgrim.According to Ahlgrim, the vehicle was traveling southbound on the parkway when the vehicle crashed.The ...

  10. Long Island Crash Kills Driver, Seriously Injures Passenger

    Long Island Crash Kills Driver, Seriously Injures Passenger

    One person was killed and another seriously injured during a single-vehicle crash on Long Island.The crash took place in Nassau County around 2:45 p.m., Wednesday, June 3, on the Wantagh Parkway and Goose Creek Bridge in Wantagh, said New York State Police Trooper Daniel Ahlgrim.According to Ahlgrim, the vehicle was traveling southbound on the parkway when the vehicle crashed.The ...

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