(NEWS CENTER) - A look at news coming up for the week of Monday, October 17
MONDAY - Through the course of the week there will be a chance for people to get free dental care in Machias. Dental care providers from NYU's College of Dentistry, the Washington County Children's Program and Caring Hands of Maine have put the clinic together. This is the 3rd free clinic to serve the area. 1,000+ children and adults have been served by the other two. The clinic will be held at the Lee Pellon Event Center.
TUESDAY - At 7:00 PM Tuesday, the Gorham Town Council will be talking trash. Or at least talking about removing trash. The business Plan-It Recycling & Transfer was ordered shut down by a Cumberland County Judge after it violated its permits by having too much trash. Now that trash -- an estimated 25,000 cubic yards of it -- just sits off Route 25 near the Westbrook town line. A construction company has offered to haul it away for free after buying the Plan-It facility on the condition that a now-closed landfill be reopened to store the refuse. The Town Council will vote on the plan at Tuesday's meeting.
WEDNESDAY - On Wednesday there will be a special college graduation held inside the Maine State Prison in Warren. The University of Maine provides college courses for some inmates there. Several have reached the point that they'll be receiving either Associate's or Bachelor's Degrees in Liberal Studies. The program is mostly paid for in donations. Families of some of the inmates will be allowed to attend the graduation ceremonies along with some officials from the University of Maine.
THURSDAY - The East Coast Ghost Trackers will try to determine whether the Milo Town Hall is haunted on Thursday. There are eight ghost trackers. They'll be holding a presentation to describe their supernatural experiences, explain their equipment and talk about evidence and analysis. The event is open to the public and free, although donations are welcome and would go to the town hall. It's scheduled for 7:00 PM in the town hall dining room.
FRIDAY - Fort Knox kicks off it's "Fright at the Fort" events. On the last two Fridays and Saturdays of the month, from 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM, visitors will be welcome for a guided tour through the dark passages of the fort. There will be ghosts and zombies and ghouls and all sorts of scary stuff throughout the facility. Organizers are also looking for volunteers to help put the fright in people. If you're interested in getting spooky, you can get in touch with the Friends of Fort Knox.