Headlines: Dog abused, sheriff's deputy injured, Rye schools take on racial discrimination

Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2021, 10:11 AM

Updated 1,125 days ago

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Here are some stories making headlines across the Hudson Valley.
The Putnam SPCA is trying to locate the owner of a dog that was found in bad shape this weekend. The bulldog-mastiff mix was discovered lying in a road in the town of Southeast early Sunday morning. The older male dog is suffering from numerous health issues, including a broken jaw, severe dental disease, and a large mass on its backside. Investigators ask anyone who may know something to give them a call them at 845-520-6915.
A Putnam County Sheriff's deputy had to be cut from his car and airlifted to the hospital after he collided with a truck on Monday. Officials say the crash happened just after noon on Route 301 in the area of Canopus Lake in Fahnestock State Park. The driver of the truck was ejected. Both the Sheriff's deputy and truck driver were rushed to Westchester Medical Center. Investigators have not released their names or their conditions
There is a call for change at Rye High School as the district is creating a Race and Inclusivity Task Force. The task force was created after several posts on Instagram from current and former students surface about experiences with racial discrimination at the school. The district is also working with consulting group Steinhardt, which has caused mixed reaction from parents. Some feel there are not enough community members on the task force and that the school's partnership with Steinhardt will bring extreme racial ideologies into the school curriculum.  Aside from race, the district plans to address inclusivity from many perspectives including LGBTQ, special education, and religion.


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