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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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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

Franklin County Redistricting Plan Struck Down

Franklin County legislators are weighing their options after a new redistricting plan was ruled unconstitutional by Supreme Court Justice David Demarest last week. Legislative Chairman Earl Lavoie of Malone told the Malone Telegram it's not likely the county will appeal the ruling. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

New Tract in Adirondacks' High Peaks is Open

New York Governor George Pataki was in Newcomb Tuesday to announce the opening to the public of 6,000 acres in the Adirondack High Peaks region. The land is part of parcel recently acquired by the Open Space Institute. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

APA Tours Newcomb Tract

APA staff and commissioners get a first hand look at an 11,000 acre parcel in Newcomb preserved by a deal with the Open Space Institute this year. The future of the tract's timberlands, historic district and wilderness are all on the agency's near-term agenda. Chris Knight went along on Wednesday's tour.  Go to full article

Gun Incident Closes School

The Ausable Valley Middle and High School was locked down Monday afternoon after administrators learned that an armed student was headed to the school. State police learned yesterday that the student armed himself to intimidate other students involved in a drug deal. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

Guard Soldiers Prepare For Departure

Hundreds of New York National Guard members got orders this week that will send them to Iraq. They include more than 100 people from units based in Ogdensburg, Morrisonville and Saranac Lake. Chris Knight checked in with one local unit.  Go to full article

Wilmington Wild Forest Plan Released

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has released a draft plan for managing 14,000 acres of Adirondack forest in Essex and Clinton Counties. The public will be allowed to comment at a meeting tomorrow. Those who've already seen the plan have mixed reviews. Chris Knight reports.  Go to full article

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