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       The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of November 13, 2017 through November 17, 2017 at the specific dates and times listed below.  Each meeting will be held in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, First Floor, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the contested case designated by the corresponding docket number listed below.  For further information concerning these hearings, please contact the Commission’s administrative office at 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06106:  telephone (860) 566-5682.
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
November 13,2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0528 Claire Bessette and The Day v. General Manager, Norwich Public Utilities; and Norwich Public Utilities
     2:30 PM FIC 2017-0456 Alexander Wood, Chris Powell, Doreen Guarino, Matthew Knox and Journal Inquirer v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
November 14,2017  9:30 AM FIC 2017-0526 Tajah McClain v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2017-0539 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
FIC 2017-0541 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 1:00 PM FIC 2017-0538 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
FIC 2017-0540 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
     2:30 PM FIC 2017-0533 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bristol; Police Department, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
November 15,2017  10:00 AM FIC 2017-0395 David Collins and the Associated Press v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
November 16,2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0546 Darnell Goldson v. President, Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools; and Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools
 1:00 PM FIC 2017-0551 David Markatos v. Town Planner, Town of New Canaan; and Town of New Canaan
 2:30 PM FIC 2017-0072 Laura Terry v. Chairman, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; Secretary, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; and Town of Newtown
  FIC 2017-0075 Laura Terry v. Mary Ann Jacob, Member, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; Carey Schierloh, Secretary, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; and Legislative Council, Town of Newtown
November 17,2017    9:30 AM FIC 2017-0101 Thomas Melone, and Allco Renewable Energy Limited v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0039 James Torlai v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Darien; and Police Department, Town of Darien
  
FIC 2017-0065 James Torlai v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Darien; Police Department, Town of Darien; and Town of Darien
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
November 13,2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0528 Claire Bessette and The Day v. General Manager, Norwich Public Utilities; and Norwich Public Utilities
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 13, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0528;

Claire Bessette and The Day v. General Manager, Norwich Public Utilities; and Norwich Public Utilities

Claire Bessette appeared on behalf of the complainants.  Attorney Joseph Schwartz appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:10 PM with Attorney Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 1:35 PM. 

Dated:  November 14, 2017

 November 13,2017  2:30 PM FIC 2017-0456 Alexander Wood, Chris Powell, Doreen Guarino, Matthew Knox and Journal Inquirer v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 13, 2017 at 2:30 PM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0456;

Alexander Wood, Chris Powell, Doreen Guarino, Matthew Knox and Journal Inquirer v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 14,2017  9:30 AM FIC 2017-0526 Tajah McClain v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 14, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0526;

Tajah McClain v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction

Tajah McClain appeared via speakerphone on his own behalf.  Attorney Tamara Titre appeared on behalf of the respondents.    No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:45 AM with Attorney Lisa F. Siegel presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 10:05 AM.

Dated:  November 14, 2017

November 14,2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0539 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0539;

Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

 
November 14,2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0541 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0541;

Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

 
November 14,2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0538 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0538;

Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford  

November 14,2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0540 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0540;

Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford

 
November 14,2017  2:30 PM FIC 2017-0533 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bristol; Police Department, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0533;

Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bristol; Police Department, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
November 15,2017  10:00 AM FIC 2017-0395 David Collins and the Associated Press v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

         

Docket #FIC 2017-0395;

David Collins and the Associated Press v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
November 16,2017  11:00 AM FIC 2017-0546 Darnell Goldson v. President, Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools; and Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.

           

Docket #FIC 2017-0546;

Darnell Goldson v. President, Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools; and Board of Education, New Haven Public Schools  

November 16,2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0551  David Markatos v. Town Planner, Town of New Canaan; and Town of New Canaan

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 16, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0551;

David Markatos v. Town Planner, Town of New Canaan; and Town of New Canaan

David Markatos appeared on his own behalf.  Attorney Ira W. Bloom appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:00 PM with Attorney Valicia D. Harmon presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 2:22 PM.

Dated:  November 17, 2017  

November 16,2017  2:30 PM FIC 2017-0072 Laura Terry v. Chairman, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; Secretary, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; and Town of Newtown

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 16, 2017 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

         

Docket #FIC 2017-0072;

Laura Terry v. Chairman, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; Secretary, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; and Town of Newtown  

November 16,2017  2:30 PM FIC 2017-0075 Laura Terry v. Mary Ann Jacob, Member, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; Carey Schierloh, Secretary, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; and Legislative Council, Town of Newtown

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 16, 2017 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.

         

Docket #FIC 2017-0075;

Laura Terry v. Mary Ann Jacob, Member, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; Carey Schierloh, Secretary, Legislative Council, Town of Newtown; and Legislative Council, Town of Newtown  

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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
November 17,2017  9:30 AM FIC 2017-0101 Thomas Melone, and Allco Renewable Energy Limited v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 17, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0101;

Thomas Melone, and Allco Renewable Energy Limited v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Thomas Melone appeared on behalf of the complainants.  Attorney Kirsten Rigney appeared on behalf of the respondents.  Attorney Philip M. Small appeared on behalf of the intervenors.  Attorney Calvin K. Woo appeared on behalf of the intervenors.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 9:40 AM with Commissioner Christopher P. Hankins presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 11:22 AM.

Dated:  November 22, 2017  

November 17,2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0039 James Torlai v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Darien; and Police Department, Town of Darien

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on November 17, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0039;

James Torlai v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Darien; and Police Department, Town of Darien

James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.  Attorney Patricia M. Gaug appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:02 PM with Attorney Mary E. Schwind presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 1:58 PM.

Dated:  November 22, 2017  

November 17,2017  1:00 PM FIC 2017-0065  James Torlai v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Darien; Police Department, Town of Darien; and Town of Darien

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on November 17, 2017 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.

Docket #FIC 2017-0065;

James Torlai v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Darien; Police Department, Town of Darien; and Town of Darien

James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.  Attorney Patricia M. Gaug appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.

The hearing convened at 1:02 PM with Attorney Mary E. Schwind presiding. 

The hearing adjourned at 1:58 PM.

Dated:  November 22, 2017  

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