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Travis Luria’s determined journey of learning to walk in beast mode

Travis Luria’s determined journey of learning to walk in beast mode

He who has hope, has everything. So says Austin Benjamin, personal trainer and owner of Essential Fitness in Port Ewen. Exhibit A: Benjamin’s diligent work with 29-year-old Travis Luria of Port Ewen. The two over the past year have labored mightily to help build Luria’s confidence and strength, inside and out, so Luria can do something many thought impossible — get up out of his wheelchair and walk.

Pauline remembered

Pauline remembered

About 250 people crowded the high-ceilinged legislative chamber of Kingston’s city hall this past Sunday afternoon to pay tribute to someone who made and listened to sound. Composer Pauline Oliveros, who died in Kingston on November 24, was a pioneer of electronic music and inventor of transformative listening methods.