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Ken Schachter has been to the Seine, the Jordan, the Willamette, the Mississippi and the Nile, but he remains partial to the Hudson River.
A native of Brooklyn, Schachter is a graduate of the University of Oregon and Northwestern University.
The father of two has worked at Red Herring, The Miami Herald, The Jerusalem Post and Newsday and has taught journalism at Hofstra University.
Once an avid jogger, Schachter now gets his exercise on wheels. Last year, Schachter sampled several pies as he bicycled on the Discover Hudson Valley Ride. He hopes the ride will offer pies again this year. Schachter also has a big dog who takes him for walks.
Schachter is a devoted fan of the Mets, Knicks, Jets and (Oregon) Ducks.
He frequently is surprised by the wisdom of children. For example, his 14-year-old son, a baseball player, once said: "You know, when you go to bat trying to get a walk, you strike out. But when you go up trying to get a hit, you get a hit."
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Westchester is getting more international, while Rockland is having a baby boom.
That's the takeaway from new Census Bureau data released this week.
Westchester added 12,557 people from July 2010 to July 2012, increasing its population by 1.3 percent to an estimated 961,670 people, as births exceeded deaths and people arriving from abroad outnumbered those who moved to another part of...Read more »
1) New Rochelle High's boys basketball team ran out of miracles, but the Iona College Gaels and their fans are hoping for one of their own after they were riveted to jumbo television screens Sunday evening to find out whom the Gaels would play in the NCAA Tournament. The answer: No. 2 seed and Big Ten powerhouse Ohio State in a West Regional game later this week.
2) A lawsuit over New...Read more »
1. For the first time since Newsday broke the story about New York securing a $1.5 billion loan from the federal government, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's public pointman on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, Brian Conybeare, will answer questions from the Westchester County Board of Legislators about the megaproject's finances, local impact and jobs.
2. A plea deal in the $350,000 tax battle between Rockland...Read more »
Ray Rice is running a reverse by bowing out of plans to go to a New Rochelle sports bar after tweeting his plans to 435,000 followers, his publicist said.
After his Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in Super Bowl XLVII, the elusive running back went on Twitter to say he planned to go to Spectators Sports Club on Friday.
The Spectators event was to be a private party,...Read more »