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NCPR News Staff: Chris Knight

Adirondack Correspondent
Chris Knight Chris Knight is a senior staff writer for the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake. Before joining the Enterprise, Chris was the news director for Mountain Communications, which owns several Saranac Lake radio stations, for eight years. Chris works for North Country Public Radio as an occasional contributing reporter.

Away from work, Chris enjoys hiking, skiing, kayaking and just about anything else in the outdoors. He and his wife Kate-Lyn live in Saranac Lake and have two children. E-mail

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Duprey Begins Campaign to Unseat Ortloff

Clinton County Treasuer Janet Duprey kicked off her campaign to try and unseat incumbent state Assemblyman Chris Ortloff on Tuesday. The official announcement, made at stops in Plattsburgh, Malone and Saranac Lake, sets the stage for what's expected to be a hard-fought Republican primary in the 114th Assembly District, which includes Clinton and Franklin Counties and the Town of St. Armand in Essex County. As Chris Knight reports, Ortloff says he's ready for the challenge.  Go to full article

New Housing Project in Lake Placid

A downstate developer has announced plans for a major workforce housing project in Lake Placid. If approved, the development would include 40 town house units capped at a maximum price of $200,000. The housing would only be available to year-round residents with full time jobs in the Lake Placid area. As Chris Knight reports, local officials are hoping the project will help ease the housing crisis the community is facing.  Go to full article

Saranac Lake Schools Talk Consolidation

The Saranac Lake School Board is preparing to ask taxpayers to approve a pair of propositions that would fund millions of dollars worth of repairs and upgrades to several school buildings. The first bond resolution is needed to repair sections of three buildings constructed during a late 1990s capital project. But the other proposition, if approved, could lead to the closure of one and possibly two small elementary schools. As Chris Knight reports, school officials say declining student enrollment and increasing expenses have triggered the talk of consolidation.  Go to full article

Campaign Season Begins in Saranac Lake

Democrats and Republicans in Saranac Lake have picked their candidates for what could be one of the biggest village election campaigns in recent years. The candidates all agree that rumors of a large retailer, possibly Wal-Mart, coming to the village have sparked a renewed interest in local government and could lead to a big turnout on election day. But, as Chris Knight reports, some don't want the issue to overshadow other important concerns the community is facing.  Go to full article

Plans Underway to Upgrade Northway Cell Phone Coverage

The state has selected a contractor to reactivate emergency call boxes on a remote section of the Adirondack Northway. Wells Communications, with offices in Plattsburgh, Troy, Canton and Great Bend, was the successful bidder the project. The work is expected to begin as soon as the contracts are finalized. In the meantime, as Chris Knight reports, state lawmakers are still pushing ahead with plans to improve cell phone coverage on the highway.  Go to full article

Blazer Returns to ORDA

The Olympic Regional Development Authority has a new president and CEO. And he's a familiar face. Ted Blazer was unanimously re-appointed to his old job Tuesday by the ORDA Board of Directors. Up until his departure last summer, Blazer oversaw millions of dollars in upgrades and improvements at Whiteface, Gore Mountain, and at the Olympic venues in Lake Placid. As Chris Knight reports, his return is being praised by local officials.  Go to full article

DOT to Plant Trees on Rt. 3

The state Department of Transportation has agreed to plant trees and repair damage done to a scenic highway corridor in the Adirondacks that was the site of an extensive tree cutting operation this summer. One environmental group estimated as many as 4000 trees were cut, including many large, healthy trees on Forest Preserve lands adjacent to the highway. As Chris Knight reports, DOT now says its possible some of the work went too far.  Go to full article

Tupper Delays Resort Zoning Changes

Tupper Lake residents last night asked the town board not to rush into a series of zoning changes requested by developers of the Adirondack Club and Resort project. The resort is the largest project ever reviewed by the Adirondack Park Agency: some 6,000 acres, including the former Big Tupper Ski Area. The developers say they need the zoning changes to move the proposal along. But, as Chris Knight reports, the town board delayed a vote and will try to answer some of the questions raised last night.  Go to full article

No Foul Play in Collapse of Bridge Near Santa Clara

The Department of Environmental Conservation has determined there was no criminal activity involved in the collapse of a bridge in the Champion lands in September. But, as Chris Knight reports, a criminal investigation continues to determine the cause of a fire that destroyed another nearby bridge the same day.  Go to full article

Court Fight Over Old Mt. Road

The state Department of Environmental Conservation is asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit filed by a Lake Placid man who has been trying to open a Forest Preserve road for motorized access. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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