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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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Adirondack Towns Consider New County

Local leaders in 10 Adirondack towns are thinking about breaking away to form their own county. It would include towns that are now part of Essex and Franklin counties. The idea is still in its infancy, but if it goes forward, Adirondack County would be the first new county in New York in 90 years. Chris Knight has more:  Go to full article

UV Disinfection of Lake Placid Wastewater Funded

A sewage feud in the Adirondacks moved one step closer to resolution this week. Congressman John Sweeney says $1.4 million in federal money will go to upgrade Lake Placid's new sewage treatment plant. The money will be spent on an experimental system designed to disinfect wasterwater before it flows into the Chubb and the Ausable rivers. As Chris Knight reports, officials downstream in Wilmington welcomed the news.  Go to full article

Skier Dies on Whiteface

For the second time this winter a skier has died after hitting a tree while skiing at Whiteface Mountain at Wilmington. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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

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