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Scott Haworth, age 46, in a photograph distributed by the New York State Police
Scott Haworth, age 46, in a photograph distributed by the New York State Police

Body of missing hiker found in Keene

State police say the body of a hiker who vanished in the Adirondacks back in September has been located near a trailhead in the town of Keene.

An autopsy report found that Scott Haworth, from Chicopee, Massachusetts, took his own life.  Go to full article

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Curt Christman of North Country Memorials. Photo: David Sommerstein
Curt Christman of North Country Memorials. Photo: David Sommerstein

Heard Up North: Etching memorials at Seniorama

You might think that selling custom made gravestones would be a little uncomfortable at a gathering of senior citizens. But that's exactly what one man was doing at the recent Seniorama in Massena, and he's today's Heard Up North.  Go to full article
Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.
Police Chief Ed Tischler has said police will release more information when it becomes available.

Garrett Phillips' death declared a homicide

Potsdam police said Friday in a press release that 12-year-old Garrett Phillips' death has been listed as a homicide in initial autopsy reports.

The release said other information will be made available when the final report is received. The police say they are investigating leads, and they haven't listed a suspect or person of interest in the investigation.  Go to full article
Potsdam police chief Ed Tischler speaking to reporters Wednesday night. Photo: John Stanford
Potsdam police chief Ed Tischler speaking to reporters Wednesday night. Photo: John Stanford

Police offer few new answers in boy's death

At a press conference Wednesday night, Potsdam police chief Ed Tischler said his department is continuing to investigate the death of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips, but that no new information had emerged since he spoke to reporters that morning.  Go to full article
A forensics team investigated the scene of Garret Phillips' death Tuesday morning.
A forensics team investigated the scene of Garret Phillips' death Tuesday morning.

With little new information, police, others, work to stifle rumors about Garrett Phillips' death

Potsdam Police had little new information on Garrett Phillips' death at a press conference Wednesday morning...and Chief Ed Tischler was at pains not to provide information that would fuel speculation.

Tischler went over the facts: Police were called to the apartment where Phillips lived with his mother on Monday evening at about 5:00, and found him unconscious. EMTs performed CPR and took Phillips to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead three hours later, at 8:08.  Go to full article
State forensics investigators at the scene of Garret Phillips' death
State forensics investigators at the scene of Garret Phillips' death

Potsdam police investigate the death of 12-year-old boy

There's not much more known today about the death of a 12 year-old boy in Potsdam Monday. Police in Potsdam say Garrett Phillips was alone in his mother's apartment early Monday evening when neighbors reported hearing a loud noise and the sound of someone moaning for help.

When police officers and the manager of the apartment building entered the residence, they found the boy lying unconscious on the floor. He was taken to Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where he died around 7:20 p.m. Monday.

Rumors that his death was the result of an assault have circulated, but this morning, a spokesman at the Potsdam Police Department could neither confirm nor deny those reports. The department plans a press conference at 10. Nora Flaherty reports.  Go to full article
Tedra and Ted Cobb
Tedra and Ted Cobb

Swimming a mile for hospice

Dozens of swimmers will gather in Hannawa Falls for the annual "Swim a Mile for Hospice" event on Saturday. It's a non-competitive mile long swim to benefit the work hospice does in the St. Lawrence Valley. Last summer, 67 swimmers young and old took to the water at Postwood Park Beach. Todd Moe caught up with members of Team Cobb -- a father-daughter swim team -- just before a recent practice swim in the pool at St. Lawrence University. They swam last year and will be back in the water on Saturday.  Go to full article

Greening the Afterlife, Part IV

Over the past few months we've been bringing you stories about Vermonters who are "greening the afterlife." Home burial and other do-it-yourself methods are legal in Vermont.

It's different in New York State. Today, we hear from a man who dealt with death on both sides of Lake Champlain - and found that different laws made for a very different experience. Angela Evancie has more in this, Part IV of the series.

(Angela Evancie is working with NCPR this year as part of a Compton Mentor Fellowship.)  Go to full article
Bill Gallagher as a young soldier in the 10th Mountain Division (Photo provided)
Bill Gallagher as a young soldier in the 10th Mountain Division (Photo provided)

The Hospice Path, Part Two: Nearing the end, celebrating a life lived in full

Last week, we began a new on-going series called the Hospice Path.

North Country Public Radio is looking in-depth at the way hospice programs across the region are changing people's lives at a time when they're forced to confront the certainty of death.

We're telling that story in part by spending time with the Gallagher family in Saranac Lake.

Bill Gallagher is 87 years old and his lungs are slowly failing.

But with the help of High Peaks Hospice, he's been able to stay at home with his wife Tomi.

In order to better describe their experience, our reporter Brian Mann decided to first spend some time asking about Bill's long life before he got sick.  Go to full article

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