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Don Byron at The Falcon

Don Byron at The Falcon

Not many people have done a better job dancing the line between stylistic discipline and modern jazz freedom. Byron is a pretty high-concept guy, but these are universally reduced times. Individuality is a kind of obsolete luxury. People fall back on the base-line settings, conventions, foundations.

New Paltz youth director receives Hudson Valley Heroes Community Champion Award

New Paltz youth director receives Hudson Valley Heroes Community Champion Award

“I think what we do here is more important now than it’s ever been,” says director Jim Tinger. “The struggle with anxiety and other mental health issues has been more prevalent for kids in recent years than I’ve ever seen before. And isolation is our big battle now. Before electronics, I used to say we were combating boredom, because kids get in trouble when they’re bored. And that’s still true, but now battling isolation is the new war.”

A Day’s Work: Physical therapist

A Day’s Work: Physical therapist

The attention focused lately on the nationwide opioid crisis has shed much-needed light on the complex problems associated with the use of addictive drugs for pain management. What hasn’t come up as often in the discussions are alternative solutions to manage acute or chronic pain without resorting to opioids in the first place. And that’s where physical therapy comes in.