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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. Major Apps, Sites Taken Down During Amazon Web Service Outage

    Major Apps, Sites Taken Down During Amazon Web Service Outage

    A prolonged outage of Amazon Web Services sent shockwaves to consumers across the country as it brought down many major apps and sites, sending parts of the Internet to a screeching halt on Wednesday afternoon.The service, which is one of the world’s largest that processes massive streams of data, caused errors and outages, prompting engineers to get to work to attempt at finding a fix ...

  2. COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Rundown Of Dutchess County Cases By Community

    COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Rundown Of Dutchess County Cases By Community

    There were several new deaths and more than 100 new COVID-19 cases reported in Dutchess County over the past several days as the number of people infected with the virus continues to rise.According to the county Department of Health, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Dutchess has risen to 718, up from 604 on Friday, Nov. 20 after the county only had approximately 200 active cases ...

  3. COVID-19: CT Positivity Rate Increases, With New Hospitalizations Highest For 'Second Wave'

    COVID-19: CT Positivity Rate Increases, With New Hospitalizations Highest For 'Second Wave'

    With the "tricky" holiday season coming over the next month, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said the state's COVID-19 numbers are trending in the wrong direction, though they "are still on top" of things.During a special early COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, Nov. 25, Lamont said that he's seeing "a couple of things" in the numbers as the state continues combating the virus."I offer these ...

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

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

    Hundreds of new COVID-19 cases were reported in Westchester as the virus continues making the rounds during its "second wave." The Westchester Department of Health reported 352 new cases across the county, including double-digit increases in a dozen communities. There are currently 5,024 active COVID-19 cases in Westchester, according to County Executive George Latimer, up ...

  5. COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Long Island Cases By Community

    COVID-19: Here's New Rundown Of Long Island Cases By Community

    More than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Long Island in the past 24 hours as both Nassau and Suffolk continue to get hit by the second wave of the virus.There were 543 new cases in Suffolk, bringing the total to 57,909 since the pandemic began, while an additional 496 infections were reported in Nassau, as the total hit 57,985, according to the state Department of Health.The ...

  6. Westchester Man Falsely Arrested Due To Mistaken Identity Plans To Sue

    Westchester Man Falsely Arrested Due To Mistaken Identity Plans To Sue

    A Westchester man who alleges he was falsely arrested for the sale and possession of drugs is planning a massive lawsuit targeting multiple law enforcement agencies.Attorney Lauren P. Raysor announced that she had filed a complaint on behalf of Mount Vernon resident Gordon Tarrant, who was arrested in a drug sweep two years ago.The lawsuit cites the City of Mount Vernon and ...

  7. COVID-19: Alert Issued For Possible Exposure At Hudson Valley Restaurant

    COVID-19: Alert Issued For Possible Exposure At Hudson Valley Restaurant

    Patrons who may have frequented a popular Hudson Valley restaurant may have been exposed to COVID-19, officials are cautioning.An alert was issued by the Orange County Health Department advising both employees and customers at the Outback Steakhouse at Crystal Run Crossing in Middletown last week that they could have been exposed to the virus.Officials said that anyone who was at the ...

  8. COVID-19: Here's Breakdown Of Putnam County Cases By Town

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

    There have been nearly 400 new positive COVID-19 cases reported in the last two weeks in Putnam, bringing the total to more than 2,400, with four new hospitalizations, according to the county's Department of Health.A total of 73,896 COVID tests have been administered in Putnam County, which have resulted in 2,465 positive cases (398 new), the Department of Health reported in its latest ...

  9. COVID-19: New School District In Fairfield County Goes Remote

    COVID-19: New School District In Fairfield County Goes Remote

    A Fairfield County school district is going remote after hearing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 from parents and teachers alike.Stratford Schools Superintendent Janet Robinson announced that the district would be switching to its all-virtual learning model through at least Friday, Dec. 4 due to a rise in COVID-19 cases locally and across the state.The district would return to its ...

  10. COVID-19: Northern Westchester Village OKs Emergency Mask Law Amid Spike In Cases

    COVID-19: Northern Westchester Village OKs Emergency Mask Law Amid Spike In Cases

    With cases of COVID-19 spiking throughout the state and county, a new precautionary mandate has been passed requiring face masks be worn in a village in Northern Westchester during State of Emergency situations.There are currently 27 active COVID-19 cases in Croton-on-Hudson, which has only seen a total of 262 confirmed cases since the outbreak began spreading in March. In response, ...

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