Gallery 25 and Creative Arts Studio in New Milford will present a reading with New Milford Poet Laureate Dr. James Scrimgeour Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. Scrimgeour will read from his latest book, “Voices of Dogtown; Poems Arising Out of a Ghost Town Landscape.” A reception will follow at the event that is open to the public. Scrimgeour is a professor emeritus at Western Connecticut State University and has published 10 books of poetry and more than 220 poems in anthologies and periodicals. His more recent work is a collage of deep historical research and original poetry that celebrates Dogtown’s unique and mysterious character.