PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Here's a look at the week's top stories from around Putnam County.
- Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell unveiled a proposed 2017 budget that, she says, will “protect taxpayers, preserve essential services and promote economic growth” -- all while keeping within the state mandated tax cap limit of 1 percent.
- Mahopac Falls Firefighter Kevin Norton found himself in an unusual situation recently when he had to save a member of his own family .
- An 81-acre nature preserve has been permanently protected from development thanks to an ongoing collaboration between the Putnam County Land Trust and the Westchester Land Trust.
- Fire and police officials from Mahopac Falls, Carmel and the New York State police spent several hours investigating a rollover accident Monday evening where no driver or passengers were found at the scene, according to the Mahopac Falls Fire Department.
- A 24-year-old Armonk resident pleaded guilty to three felony counts after he drove the wrong way on Interstate 684 resulting in the death of a woman.
- Somerfields Restaurant, a major eatery in the heart of Somers, has closed its doors after more than two decades in business.
- Fifteen people, using a music business, "Outta They League," as a front for a drug distribution operation in southern and central New York, were charged Thursday in White Plains federal court for drug trafficking, according to Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
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