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Final Decision FIC2013-717
In the Matter of a Complaint by
FINAL DECISION
David DesRoches and the Darien Times,
     Complainants
     against
Docket #FIC 2013-717
Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools;
and Darien Public Schools,
     Respondents
August 13, 2014

     The above-captioned matter was scheduled for hearing as a contested case at 9:30 a.m. on June 30, 2014, at which time the complainants failed to appear. The respondents appeared and presented sworn testimony through witnesses, exhibits and argument on the complaint.
     The complainants had telephoned the Commission at approximately 9:05 a.m. on June 30, 2014, orally requesting another continuance during their conversation with the clerk. (The complainants had previously been granted a continuance of a hearing scheduled for June 2, 2014.) The Commission has not received any further communication from the complainants since immediately prior to the hearing on June 30, 2014.
     The following order by the Commission is hereby recommended on the basis of the record concerning the above-captioned complaint:
     1.  The complaint is hereby dismissed for failure to prosecute.
Approved by Order of the Freedom of Information Commission at its regular meeting of August 13, 2014.
__________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

PURSUANT TO SECTION 4-180(c), G.S., THE FOLLOWING ARE THE NAMES OF EACH PARTY AND THE MOST RECENT MAILING ADDRESS, PROVIDED TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION COMMISSION, OF THE PARTIES OR THEIR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE.
THE PARTIES TO THIS CONTESTED CASE ARE:
David DesRoches and the Darien Times
10 Corbin Drive
Third Floor
Darien, CT  06608
Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools;
and Darien Public Schools
c/o Jessica Stein Soufer, Esq.
Shipman & Goodwin, LLP
1 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT  06103
____________________________
Cynthia A. Cannata
Acting Clerk of the Commission

FIC/2013-717/FD/cac/8/13/2014