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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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Hospital Cited in Jumping Death

The state Health Department has cited Adirondack Medical Center for its role in the death of a woman who jumped from a moving ambulance earlier this year. AMC was not fined, but was ordered to correct its policies and procedures in psychiatric cases. As Chris Knight reports, hospiltal officials say they're cooperating fully.  Go to full article

Lawmakers Want Northway Phones Restored

A new plan was unveiled yesterday to restore emergency communications to a remote section of the Adirondack Northway by this winter. The measures, announced by Senator Betty Little, Assemblyman Chris Ortloff and Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, are designed to make the interstate safer for motorists in the short and long term. As Chris Knight reports, the Adirondack Park Agency will be reviewing the proposals.  Go to full article

Adirondack Museum Announces New Lake Placid Branch

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake announced plans yesterday to open a branch museum in Lake Placid by the spring of 2007. Museum officials will be spending $2.5 million dollars to acquire and renovate a vacant church on Lake Placid's Main Street. As Chris Knight reports, they say the new site will allow them to reach many more visitors to the Adirondacks.  Go to full article

GOP Candidates Woo North Country Republicans

Republican leaders from across the North Country met behind closed doors Wednesday in Malone with the party's potential candidates for US Senate and NY Governor in 2006. The meeting was one of seven being held across the state to help the GOP winnow its field of candidates and build support for the party. As Chris Knight reports, the event was notable not just for those who showed up, but also for one potential candidate who wasn't there.  Go to full article

Adirondack Park for People With Disabilities

A dedication ceremony was held yesterday in Long Lake for the first wilderness area in the Adirondacks designed to accommodate people with disabilities. International Paper has donated a nearly 16,000-acre conservation easement to the state. It will compromise the International Paper John Dillon Park, named for the paper company's now-retired chairman. As Chris Knight reports, the park is meant to provide its visitors with the therapeutic experience of the wilderness.  Go to full article

APA Withdraws Campground Regulation

The Adirondack Park Agency has withdrawn a proposed regulation that could have adversely affected owners of campgrounds and long-term campers in the Adirondacks. The decision, which was announced Thursday by Senator Betty Little, comes after a meeting last week between elected officials around the park, campground owners, the APA and other state officials. As Chris Knight reports, the agency was under intense political pressure to scrap the proposed regulation.  Go to full article

Pataki, Local Officials React to Lake Placid Company's Closing

Upstate Biotech of Lake Placid announced last week that it'll be shutting down in March, eliminating 120 jobs. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Paul Smith's College Opens Palm Restaurant

Governor Pataki traveled to Paul Smiths College on Friday to help open a scaled-down version of the "upscale" Palm restaurant. The Wally Ganzi Jr. Restaurant Training Center will give the college's culinary arts students the experience of working in a fine dining restaurant. As Chris Knight reports, the new facility is the latest accomplishment for Paul Smith's, which was recently named one of the 25 hottest colleges in the country.  Go to full article
Woork is underway to repair damage to the high school in Laurel, MS.
Woork is underway to repair damage to the high school in Laurel, MS.

Laurel Gets Help From Saranac Lake

Volunteers from Saranac Lake made another trip to the small Gulf Coast community of Laurel, Mississippi Thursday and Friday. Reporter Chris Knight joined them and followed the relief truck as it made drop-offs around the community. As Chris reports, the people of Laurel are trying their best to get back to normal, but signs of the hurricane's devastation linger everywhere.  Go to full article

North Country Aid Arrives in Mississippi

A truck full of donated relief supplies arrived in Laurel, Mississippi yesterday. It was driven by volunteers from Saranac Lake. The small Gulf Coast town was cut off for three days after Hurricane Katrina hit. Local officials say there was no outside aid for nearly a week after the storm had passed. Reporter Chris Knight is in Laurel and he spoke last night with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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