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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. Username Password Remember Me […]

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.

The Unremarkable Beginning for U.S. Women’s Chess Champion Lisa Hickey

Or, How this Putnam County Woman went from the chess board to the cover of Sports Illustrated

Above, Lisa Hickey sits by her chess board at a home she and her husband share in western Kent. Below, Hickey’s notoriety was featured with a front page of Sports Illustrated. Photos by Eric Gross. Lisa Hickey remembers as though it was yesterday…. Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

New Police Launch Coming to Lake Mahopac


The Carmel Town Board has approved the purchase of a new police launch in addition to replacing a motor on the Carmel Police Department’s current 17-year-old police boat in order to patrol Lake Mahopac. By unanimous votes at last Wednesday’s meeti… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

COVID Numbers Continue To Increase Across Putnam

The Delta variant continues to surge across the U.S. and Putnam County is not immune as local infections of the virus continue to increase. The NYS Health Department reported Sunday that Putnam’s six towns and three villages posted a 4.2 percent posi… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Patient Visitation Again Interrupted at PHC Due to COVID


Patient visitation at Putnam Hospital Center has again been halted due to the increasing numbers of regional COVID19 infections. The hold on visitation which went into effect last Thursday, applies to inpatient hospital units, emergency departments, … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

As Cuomo Prepares to Leave in Disgrace, NY’s Next Governor Is Respected In Putnam County; Hochul Has Visited Twice in Two Years


Above, last year the lieutenant governor visited Pegasus in Southeast, shown here with Putnam’s Deputy Coordinator of the Veteran’s Services Agency Art Hanley, to see the equine based therapy program. Photo by Eric Gross. One week from today, Lt. … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

Putnam Law Enforcement Plays Large Role in Shooting Response, as Danbury Mall Gunfire Frightens Putnam Parents


Monica Morris’ heart skipped a beat when learning that a teenager had been shot at the Danbury Fair Mall. The Carmel mother of five teenagers learned the news last Wednesday evening on her social media account: “Two of my girls were at the mall the e… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access […]

Lake Carmel Woman Badly Beaten

A 27-year-old Lake Carmel woman was viciously assaulted by her male companion, who now faces felony charges of assault. Kent Police arrested Guillermo DeJesus, 38, at a residence on Route 52 in the vicinity of Towners Road last Wednesday afternoon (A… Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.

OUR OLYMPIAN: Brewster’s Ward Earns Olympic Silver Medal


TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 07: McLain Ward of Team United States riding Contagious competes in the Jumping Team Final at Equestrian Park on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) So maybe he doesn’t have the famous last … Please login below or purchase a subscription to the Putnam County Courier to access this content.


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