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Hudson Valley Airbnb hosts earned $14 million in five big 2019 weekends

Hudson Valley Airbnb hosts earned $14 million in five big 2019 weekends

Local homeowners earned  a combined $13.8 million in income while welcoming approximately 55,800 guest arrivals for the five biggest guest arrival weekends in 2019 across the region, including Columbus Day Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend, Labor Day Weekend, and peak fall foliage tourism weekends, according to the company. Once again, Ulster County led the way in the Mid-Hudson by a wide margin.

Coyote hunt offers thousands of dollars in prizes 

Coyote hunt offers thousands of dollars in prizes 

Why would a group want to organize such a hunt? Because coyotes are held in very low-esteem by pretty much everyone, aren’t native to the northeast and their numbers seem to be increasing. White-tailed deer hunters hate them because they prey on fawns, and reports of coyotes attacking and killing pets have been on the rise in recent years.

New York State seeks applicants for Youth Council

New York State seeks applicants for Youth Council

The Youth Council will provide policy recommendations on education, youth violence, the opioid crisis, juvenile justice, environmental justice, cyberbullying and civic engagement.  It will address issues that are of particular relevance to young women and girls, including sexual assault and harassment, female empowerment, economic opportunity and wage parity.

Post Office announces holiday hours

Post Office announces holiday hours

Westchester District postal officials are announcing Post Offices throughout the Greater Hudson Valley will be open on Tuesday, December 24 – Christmas Eve, but closing earlier than the normal weekday hours. The December 24 adjusted hours, which are based on local conditions, are posted in the Post Office lobbies.

New Paltz man’s Jeopardy run comes to an end

New Paltz man’s Jeopardy run comes to an end

In the Jeopardy Tournament of Champions, as in Highlander, there can be only one. Francois Barcomb, a New Paltz resident and physics teacher at Hendrick Hudson High School in Westchester County, made it all the way to the finals before falling to one of the all-time greats, James Holzhauer, who has won more than $2.7 million on the show.