By Michael Turton

What’s the closest you’ve come to dying?

“A ‘widow-maker’ in 2007. My left main artery was ready to blow. My doctor discovered it and I had triple bypass surgery.” ~Mike Meeropol, Cold Spring

“When I was a sophomore in college, I was in a terrible car accident. The Volkswagen Bug I was in was totally destroyed.” ~Carolyn Copeland, Garrison

“When I was 6 I stepped on a broken Coke bottle, severed an artery and almost bled out. My mother was crying.” ~John Wojcik, Beacon

Behind The Story

Type: News

News: Based on facts, either observed and verified directly by the reporter, or reported and verified from knowledgeable sources.

Turton, who has been a reporter for The Current since its founding in 2010, moved to Philipstown from his native Ontario in 1998. Location: Cold Spring. Languages: English. Area of expertise: Cold Spring government, features