Flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday

Posted Aug. 15, 2011, at 6:16 p.m.
Last modified Aug. 15, 2011, at 6:39 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage has directed that U.S. flag and Maine flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Tuesday in Fairfield, Augusta and at the State Capitol in honor of former secretary of state Dan Gwadosky.

Gwadosky, 57, of Augusta, died Aug. 10 after a long battle with cancer.

He served as assistant majority floor leader and house majority leader and as director of the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations starting in 2005. Before being sworn in as secretary of state, he served 18 years in the Maine House of Representatives, including as speaker of the house from 1994 to 1996.

A celebration of Gwadosky’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Augusta Civic Center’s north wing.