Fort Knox Opens Early 

The warm weather is prompting another state landmark to open early this year.Part of Fort Knox in Prospect will be open during school vacation next week.The fort grounds, visitor center, rest rooms and gift shop will all be available to visitors.Hours next week are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.The actual fort itself will stay closed because state park rangers aren’t on duty yet.The entire Fort Knox, as well as the Penobscot narrow observatory, are set to open Saturday, May 1st.