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Northern Highlands Daily Voice serves Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River & Waldwick

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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. Woman With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit Busted For DWI In Westchester After Crash, Car Fire

    Woman With BAC More Than Double Legal Limit Busted For DWI In Westchester After Crash, Car Fire

    A woman was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content greater than two times the legal limit when she was involved in a crash that led to a care fire, police said.First responders in Scarsdale were dispatched to the scene of a crash shortly before 5 a.m. on Saturday, July 17 near the intersection of Popham Road and Chase Road, where there was a car on fire.According to police, ...

  2. Parents Demand Answers After Pricey Overnight New England Summer Camp Closes Abruptly

    Parents Demand Answers After Pricey Overnight New England Summer Camp Closes Abruptly

    The “Fyre Festival of overnight camps” in New England was forced to unexpectedly shut down following reports of campers getting sick, unsanitary conditions, fighting, and other tales of horror. Camp Quinebarge, an 85-year-old co-ed camp in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, upset parents who paid $3,400 for a two-week stay that kids would have to be picked up after six days following a ...

  3. Hudson Valley Resident Wins $10,000 In Connecticut State Lottery

    Hudson Valley Resident Wins $10,000 In Connecticut State Lottery

    A Hudson Valley man is feeling lucky after cashing in a $10,000 lottery ticket he purchased in neighboring Connecticut.Rockland County resident Eric Fenninger, who lives in the hamlet of New City in the town of Clarkstown, was among the latest CT Lottery winners to cash in a winning ticket worth $10,000 or more.According to CT Lottery, Fenninger won $10,000 playing “30X Cash 8th ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Stop & Shop Celebrates Grand Reopening Of Westchester Store

    Stop & Shop Celebrates Grand Reopening Of Westchester 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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