Whipples are the Grinches of this Christmas

The Whipples stole Christmas - they took Sophie, the Amercian Cream Horse, that I have half interest and Nate and transported them to God knows where.  So much for their love of the farm, the animals and their commitment to the people of Putnam County.
Farm God December 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Thanks to Ann Fanizzi for all this ..she is Sue Happy ..Ann tried to Sue the Whipples . the County . Mary Ellen Odell . Don Smith . and she lost because it got tossed out . due to lack of standing !! ..and Now I See she is Suing the Patterson Planning Board !!! it is time for the people to Wake up and see that Ann Fanizzi is the REAL GRINCH !! If Had Her Trust Fund i wouldnt be wasting it on Law Suit's !! I would be Donating to Children's Cancer Research !!!
Ann Fanizzi December 23, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Thanks to George and Meredith Whipple who are hiding out and won't face their peers, we still can't get an accounting of the Farm. And of course, I need to thank Legislators Othmer and Albano who were complicitious in the cover up. And unfortunately, I lacked standing to sue - let me explain - I didn't ask for return of my $200,000; didn't accuse Whipple of fraud, was not a member of the legislature nor of any Board. I was just a resident who loved the Farm and will always. Bring back Sophie and Nate.
Jack Hansen December 31, 2013 at 12:00 PM
Who will re-open the farm so the residents of Putnam can enjoy it.
Ann Fanizzi January 08, 2014 at 02:00 PM
Jack - The County is the owner of the Farm. I am certain that officials appreciate how much the Farm is loved by the visitors and will do everything possible to see that it is re-opened with the animals. The Whipples disgracefully have listed the four animal shelters that I have purchased for $20,000 on Craigslist and have transported Sophie, the American Cream Horse, in whom I have part interest, to parts unknown. My attorney has been in contact with the County and with the Whipples' lawyer. BTW, they have also listed mops, brooms, cleaning brushes, pails - tacky and cheap.
Laurie January 08, 2014 at 06:41 PM
Ann, Any funds donated to Preserve Putnam which might have been used to purchase Sophie, or run-in sheds, or to remove manure, were just that, donated funds. I don't think that legally you have an interest in Sophie just because you made a donation any more than the visitors did when they put money in the donation bin, paid the suggested donation to park, or purchased a raffle ticket. If you go to the Metropolitan Museum in New York and pay the suggested admittance, does that give you an interest in a Thomas Gainsborough painting or an Alexander Calder mobile? I think not. Finally, I don't think it's neither tacky, not cheap, to sell items no longer needed, including mops, brooms, cleaning brushes, and pails. Someone could use them, why not sell them.
Farm God January 08, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Farm God January 08, 2014 at 07:27 PM
Jack Hansen January 08, 2014 at 08:45 PM
What happened to the rest of the animals that were on site when it was closed?
Ann Fanizzi January 13, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Edie - they were not unrestricted donated funds. They were restricted for the purposes stated for the sheds and for Sophie and acknowledged so by George Whipple in the required letter given to donors. The examples you cite are unrestricted. Shamefully, the Whipples are now trying to appropriate to themselves funds - more than $20,000 that I contributed in good faith. What do we call people who engage in that kind of activity. Jack - I am told the animals were dispersed. The Whipples are a blot on the County.
Carolyn Adams January 14, 2014 at 07:44 AM
There's a big banner up on the property now that says 'Closing Sale' - can anyone comment on that? What is the actual status of Tilly Foster Farm at this moment?
Ann Fanizzi January 17, 2014 at 04:00 PM
The Whipples are using Tilly Foster to sell off mops, brooms, cleaning brushes, pails, couches, chairs. Disgraceful that they have so degraded this jewel of Putnam County. The Farm is definitely not for sale. It was purchased with DEP Funds to remain open space forever.
Laurie January 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM
Ann, now that the nonprofit is winding down, I still don't think you have any claim on Sophie or the sheds because even though the donations were restricted, they were still donations. And isn't that the meaning of donation, to give something freely and not expect to receive anything in return except for a warm feeling that you did something nice, oh and a nice tax write off too? Tilly Foster is still the jewel of Putnam County, selling items does not diminish the beauty of the farm. The items being sold are located there and doesn't it make sense to sell them where they are located?


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