Coffee klatch set for local veterans


LEWISTON — Gubernatorial candidate John Richardson will be stopping by Tim Horton’s on Lisbon Street at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 2. He would like to meet with local veterans and answer questions they might have.

Richardson is a labor lawyer, legislative leader and former commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development. He practiced law at the Portland firm of Troubh, Heisler and Piampiano.

In 1998, Richardson — a Democrat — beat an incumbent Republican to win election to the Maine House of Representatives. He was elected House majority leader in the 121st Legislature and speaker of the House of Representatives in 2005.