Mid-Hudson/Catskills region

Mohonk Mountain House

A Catskill mountain resort is closing for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees. 

The Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz  closed Friday afternoon. It expects to reopen on Feb. 14. A spokeswoman for the historic resort says several hundred guests and staff started getting sick last Friday.

Mohonk has hired a disaster-remediation company to sanitize the resort, which can accommodate 600 guests.  It is a National Historic Landmark resort and Historic Hotel of America overlooking a lake in Ulster County.

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On Saturday, the Hudson Opera House plays host to the 17th annual Winter Walk, a signature event of the holiday season in the Catskills. It’s a night known for its quirky take on the holidays and for the diversity of entertainment provided.

Construction is set to begin on the Catskill Creek Walking Loop, as the Greene County village's five-year old waterfront revitalization program continues. The Daily Mail reports that the “bridge to bridge” loop will connect the historic Black Bridge, West Main Street, the Uncle Sam Bridge and Water Street in a pedestrian walking loop incorporating various path surfaces, lighting, boardwalks, benches and pocket parks.

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ALBANY – All counties in the Mid-Hudson/Catskills region experienced job growth for the 12 months ended in January with the exception of Sullivan, the State Labor Department reported Thursday.

Columbia County had the most job growth at 3.3 percent while Sullivan County lost 1.6 percent.

The Dutchess-Orange metro area had job growth of 2.1 percent while Ulster County grew by two percent. The Putnam-Rockland-Westchester County metro area had job growth of 0.6 percent.

Greene County jobs grew by 0.9 percent.