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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: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Rockland County Cases By Municipality

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

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate continues to outpace the statewide rate in Rockland County as new cases continue to mount.There are currently 843 active COVID-19 cases down from more than 900 earlier in the week, with 22 patients hospitalized and being treated for the virus. There have been no newly reported COVID-19 fatalities as the death toll held at 684 people.Over the ...

  2. COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Cases In Ulster, Sullivan Counties By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Cases In Ulster, Sullivan Counties By Municipality

    There were a combined 20 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ulster and Sullivan counties as the region continues to see a rise in active cases after flattening the curve over the summer.In Ulster County, the state Department of Health was reporting that there were 13 new cases, with seven more in Sullivan County.Earlier story - COVID-19: Ulster County Sees New Spike In Cases; Latest ...

  3. COVID-19: Here's Latest CT Positivity Rate, Rundown Of Cases By City, Town, County

    COVID-19: Here's Latest CT Positivity Rate, Rundown Of Cases By City, Town, County

    The positive COVID-19 infection rate in Connecticut is back down after peaking at more than 6 percent a day earlier.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that the state-administered 30,554 COVID-19 tests on Thursday, Oct. 29, with 761 coming back positive for the virus, a positive infection rate of 2.5 percent.Lamont announced that there were seven new virus-related deaths, and that eight ...

  4. COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Rundown Of Westchester Cases By Municipality

    More than 100 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Westchester in the past 24 hours, marking the third straight day the county has hit that benchmark as cases continue to mount.The county Department of Health said that there were 120 new COVID-19 cases in Westchester, bringing the total to more than 839,259 since the pandemic began spreading out of New Rochelle in early March.There have ...

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

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

    Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases were reported on Long Island as the region and state continue to see a rise in the numbers as temperatures continue to drop.There have now been nearly 50,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases in both Nassau and Suffolk County since the pandemic began.There has been a total of 1,068,890 COVID-19 tests administered in Suffolk, resulting in 49,198 (4.6 percent) ...

  6. COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of Putnam County Cases By Town

    COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of Putnam County Cases By Town

    There have been 52 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last week in Putnam, bringing the total to more than 2,000, with three new hospitalizations, according to the county's Department of Health.There have now been 61,646 COVID tests administered in Putnam County, which have resulted in 2,002 positive cases, the Department of Health reported in its latest breakdown on Friday, ...

  7. COVID-19: Here's Latest Breakdown Of Orange County Cases By Municipality

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

    Following a spike in COVID-19 cases in Orange County, the number of new cases reported has begun to stabilize as hospitalizations decline.There were 75 new COVID-19 cases reported in Orange County, according to the state Department of Health, bringing the total to 13,672 positive tests since the pandemic began.There are currently 33 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Orange County, down ...

  8. Ex-Doctor From Area Admits To Wire, Health Care Fraud, ID Theft In Scheme To Obtain $876K

    Ex-Doctor From Area Admits To Wire, Health Care Fraud, ID Theft In Scheme To Obtain $876K

    A convicted felon from the Hudson Valley who previously surrendered his medical license is facing more prison time after posing as a credible orthopedic surgeon and collecting nearly a million dollars to review patient files.Hopewell Junction resident Spyros Panos, a former surgeon who practiced in Poughkeepsie, pleaded guilty to charges of wire fraud, health care fraud, and aggravated ...

  9. COVID-19: Norwalk Public Schools Sticking To In-Person Learning Despite City's Red Zone Status

    COVID-19: Norwalk Public Schools Sticking To In-Person Learning Despite City's Red Zone Status

    Despite Norwalk entering the “red zone” due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the city, students in the school district will continue in-person learning, officials announced.Earlier story - COVID-19: Norwalk, Bridgeport Latest Cities In Fairfield County To Roll Back To Phase 2Schools Superintendent Alexandra Estrella said that after evaluating the data, the hybrid learning model will ...

  10. COVID-19: Long Island HS Closes, 136 Under Quarantine, After Positive Cases

    COVID-19: Long Island HS Closes, 136 Under Quarantine, After Positive Cases

    A Long Island high school transitioned to remote learning for the second straight day as more than 100 students were placed under quarantine due to newly reported positive COVID-19 cases.Shoreham-Wading River High School announced that it was closed for in-person learning on Friday, Oct. 30 following two new cases that were reported late on Thursday, Oct. 29.The school was also closed ...

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