2021-08-31 E-Edition

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A Couple of Horse Tales

A Dramatic Equine Rescue in Patterson & Retirement for Putnam’s Beloved Percherons King & Charlie

‘Dozer’ was rescued by Patterson firefighters after falling last week at the Red Shutters Farm. Below right, the horse is upright and receiving treatment. Photos by Andrew Akin. In the specialized world of rescuing horses, the members of the Patte… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

King and Charlie Out to Pasture


Above, King and Charles pulled a cart last fall at Tilly Foster Farm. Photo by Eric Gross. Visitors to Tilly Foster Farm have been asking: “Where are the horses?” King and Charlie, two magnificent Percheron horses formerly owned by John Blumber… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Phone Scam Targeting Grandparents; Local Police Remind the Public to be Cautious


Two telephone scams targeting the elderly are being perpetuated by unscrupulous individuals and police are reminding senior citizens to refrain from falling victim to them. In one swindle residents receive a call from an individual disguising his or … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Two-Vehicle Crash Sends Woman to PHC


Above, Police and EMS personnel assist the victims of last week’s crash on Route 6 in Mahopac. Photo by Jack Casey. A 67 year old woman was treated at Putnam Hospital Center last week after her car was rear ended on Route 6 in Mahopac. Carmel P… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to […]

It’s a Tax Scam, Not the Tax Man


Residents across Putnam have been receiving phony letters demanding immediate payment for supposed outstanding tax debt. The NYS Department of Taxation and Finance issued an alert last week regarding fake letters that list a return address of the “Ta… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Revered CHS Teacher Ray Mainiero Passes Away at age 85


Ray Mainiero was an inspiration. The beloved Carmel High School teacher who spent nearly half his life Wheel chair bound after suffering massive trauma when struck by a car while jogging around Lake Mahopac on the final day of school in 1987, died August 17 at the age of 85. Mainiero taught biology at CHS as well as coaching tennis […]

George C. Taranto

December 25, 143 - August 25, 2021

George C. Taranto, of Danbury, CT, formerly of Brewster, NY, died on August 25, 2021, with his family by his side at his daughter’s home. He was 77 years old. He was born on December 25, 1943, to Francesco ‘Frank’ and Annunziata ‘Nancy’ (Massari) in Bronx, NY, and graduated from Ardsley High School and was all county in football and […]

John P. Smalley Sr.

April 16, 1934 - August 20, 2021

John P. Smalley Sr., 87, passed away on August 20, 2021, at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY. He was born in Kent Cliffs on April 16, 1934, the son of the late Earl Smalley and Elva Knapp. He had three brothers, Vernon, Elton and Gerald, who all predeceased him. He is survived by his children, Alice Pilch and her […]

Edward Kieran Curry

Edward Kieran Curry, 89, a longtime resident of Carmel, NY, passed away on August 21, 2021, following a lengthy illness. Born in 1932 in Brooklyn, New York, he was the cherished son of Theresa Maloney and John Curry. On June 30, 1951, he married the love of his life, Alice Jean (Patricia) Fant. Together, they settled in Brooklyn, NY and […]