State Sen. Benjamin B. Downing, D- Pittsfield, will hold his next Coffee and Conversation open forum from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, April 25, at Richmond Town Hall, 1529 State Road.

In order to be accessible to all his constituents, Downing hosts monthly Coffee & Conversation open forums in rotating towns across his district.

All are welcome to join Downing and his staff to pose a question, submit a comment or pitch an idea regarding state government. Downing provides free coffee and refreshments for those who attend.

For more information, visit and click on "Upcoming Events."