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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. April Will Be 'Horrible Month' For CT COVID-19 Cases, Lamont Says: New Breakdown Of Cases

    April Will Be 'Horrible Month' For CT COVID-19 Cases, Lamont Says: New Breakdown Of Cases

    Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has a harrowing message for residents in the Nutmeg State worried about the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.“April will be a horrible month,” Lamont said on Tuesday, March 31, as the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Connecticut rose by 557 to 3,128 statewide. Of those cases, 400 new cases were reported in Fairfield County.For the latest new ...

  2. COVID-19: 9,298 New Cases In NY As Statewide Total Hits 75,795

    COVID-19: 9,298 New Cases In NY As Statewide Total Hits 75,795

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning New Yorkers to “calibrate yourself so you’re not disappointed every time you get up,” because the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t going away anytime soon.There were 9,298 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York as the statewide total continued to climb to 75,795, the most in the nation. There have now been 1,550 COVID-19-related deaths in New York, up ...

  3. COVID-19: 2,122 New Long Island Confirmed Cases Puts Total At 8,544 For Both Counties

    COVID-19: 2,122 New Long Island Confirmed Cases Puts Total At 8,544 For Both Counties

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is warning Long Islanders to “calibrate yourself so you’re not disappointed every time you get up,” because the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) isn’t going away anytime soon.Cuomo announced that there have been 1,200 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nassau County residents, bringing the total to 8,544; while there have been 922 more cases reported in Suffolk ...

  4. COVID-19: CNN Host Chris Cuomo, Governor's Brother, Tests Positive

    COVID-19: CNN Host Chris Cuomo, Governor's Brother, Tests Positive

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo, has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).The governor announced that his 49-year-old brother has tested positive for the virus, and that the family found out about the news early on Tuesday, March 31. Chris Cuomo posted the news around the same time on Twitter.“Sooooo in these difficult times that seem to get more ...

  5. COVID-19: New Positive Postal Worker Case Reported In Westchester

    COVID-19: New Positive Postal Worker Case Reported In Westchester

    Another postal worker in Westchester has tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Two weeks after a pair of postal workers in White Plains entered self-quarantine due to the virus, a third has tested positive for COVID-19 in the city.Earlier story: COVID-19: Postal Service Says Mail Is Safe After Two Westchester Workers Test PositiveIt was unclear which specific post office the ...

  6. COVID-19: CT Supermarkets Agree To Limit Number Of Shoppers In Stores

    COVID-19: CT Supermarkets Agree To Limit Number Of Shoppers In Stores

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rapidly spread throughout the region, supermarkets in Connecticut have agreed to limit the number of customers allowed in stores.To help curtail the spread of COVID-19, supermarket chains throughout Connecticut agreed to stricter rules regarding shoppers, and will only be permitting half the regular maximum capacity inside. Shoppers have ...

  7. COVID-19: Firing Of Amazon Worker Who Organized Walkout Sparks Backlash

    COVID-19: Firing Of Amazon Worker Who Organized Walkout Sparks Backlash

    An Amazon warehouse employee in New York who organized a strike as he demanded greater protections for employees amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has been fired.Chris Smalls, an hourly employee at a Staten Island Amazon warehouse, helped organize a strike of employees who alleged that a co-worker was diagnosed with the virus and the retail giant didn’t take proper ...

  8. COVID-19: Restaurant In Fairfield County Selling Grocery Items During Pandemic

    COVID-19: Restaurant In Fairfield County Selling Grocery Items During Pandemic

    With grocery store shelves emptying as quickly as store clerks can stock them amid the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, a Fairfield County restaurant has begun offering some contact-free grocery services.The Redding Roadhouse on Redding Road announced that it will provide fresh produce, meats, dairy, pasta, bread, prepared food and alcohol to customers.According to the restaurant, ...

  9. COVID-19: State-Run Campgrounds, Cabins, Cottages Closed

    COVID-19: State-Run Campgrounds, Cabins, Cottages Closed

    The spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has now hit some of New York’s most-popular recreation hubs.The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation announced over the weekend that all state-operated campgrounds, cabins, and cottages will be closed to overnight visitation through at least Thursday, April 30.Come April 30, officials will reassess the situation and determine ...

  10. COVID-19: NY Launches Statewide Public-Private Hospital Command Center To Share Equipment

    COVID-19: NY Launches Statewide Public-Private Hospital Command Center To Share Equipment

    As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to hit New York harder than any other state in the country, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Department of Health is working with healthcare systems to help unite public and private hospitals in an effort to share needed equipment and other resources.Cuomo said that as part of the plan, the NYSDOH will be working with private and public ...

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