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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

Stories filed by Chris Knight

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Fire Strikes Tupper Lake

A major fire hit downtown Tupper Lake Monday, leveling two businesses on Park Street. Fire crews from around the region were called in to battle the blaze. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Rangers Say DEC Policies Jeopardize Public Safety

Forest rangers in the North Country say new Department of Environmental Conservation policies are making it harder for them to respond to emergencies. Rangers now need permission from a supervisor before they can go out on emergency calls. As Chris Knight reports, critics say that could mean dangerous delays.  Go to full article

Snowmobile Article Infuriates Riders

Snowmobile advocates are furious about a commentary published this month in the Adirondack Explorer newspaper. The article was written by a former top official with New York's Department of Environmental Conservation -- who now describes the popular sport as unconstitutional in the Park. The article also makes joking references to a plan to eliminate and even kill snowmobile riders. Chris Knight has our story.  Go to full article

Man Survives Two Weeks in the Woods

A Tupper Lake man lost in the woods for over two weeks walked out early yesterday. Police said he survived by building a makeshift lean-to and drinking pond water. Chris Knight has more.  Go to full article

Large Voter Turnout Expected in Essex County

A bitter and controversial election campaign in Essex County's largest town is expected to draw large numbers of voters to the polls tomorrow. North Elba spans from Saranac Lake and Lake Placid. Incumbent supervisor Shirley Seney and councilwoman Sally Warner face off in a rematch of September's primary. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Task Force Focuses on Farming

Farmers and farming advocates from Adirondack counties were in Westport last week to share their concerns about the future of their livelihood. They spoke at the latest in a series of public forums convened by a task force of Assembly Republicans. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

Search Scaled Back

The Department of Environmental Conservation has scaled back its search for a Tupper Lake man missing for over three weeks. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

Tupper Lake Man Missing for 3 Weeks

Still no word from DEC authorities on the search for Sam LaRochelle. The 44-year-old Tupper Lake man has been missing for three weeks. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Insurance Deal Reopens Snowmobile Trails to Clubs

New York state's 9,000 miles of snowmobile trails won't be shut down like they were last winter, when an insurance crisis kept many snowmobilers home. Governor Pataki and the New York State Snowmobiling Association announced yesterday that a new insurance policy will cover individual snowmobile clubs this winter. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Few Smoking Ban Violation Complaints; No Fines Issued

Since the state's new smoking ban took effect this summer, a number of formal complaints of bars and restaurants violating the law have been filed in the North Country. Chris Knight found a few complaints were made in the Adirondack region, but no violations have been issued.  Go to full article

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