As Connecticut works to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the staff of the Freedom of Information Commission has begun returning to the Commission’s office on a limited basis.  However, the building continues to be closed to the general public.  During this time of reopening, a limited number of staff will work at the Commission’s office while others will continue to telework.   The Commission resumed its schedule of Regular Meetings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020.  Commission meetings will be conducted via telephone and teleconference until such time as restrictions allow a public meeting to be held at the Commission's offices.  Instructions for real-time public access to the Commission’s meetings will be published and included with each meeting agenda.   Additionally, a recording of each meeting will be posted on the Commission’s website.  Contested case hearings are scheduled to resume via telephone the week of August 17, 2020. The Commission continues to accept appeals and engage in its ombudsman program.

The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of August 20, 2012 through August 24, 2012 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
 August 20, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-125 Daniel Wade v. Resident State Trooper, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-141 James Tortora, Fire Marshal v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton; and Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton
 August 21, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-612 Raymond Cerilli v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-028 Jonathan Rosenthal v. City Council, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
 August 22, 2012 No Meetings scheduled
 August 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-179 Joseph Provost v. Robert Hoffman, Chief, Police Department, Town of Plainfield; Lynda Van Auken, Records Supervisor, Police Department, Town of Plainfield; and Police Department, Town of Plainfield
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-180 Frances Taylor and the Reminder News v. Superintendent of Schools, East Hartford Public Schools; and East Hartford Public Schools
 August 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-036 Dante DeLoreto v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-116 Robert Testa v. Natalie Pukas, Superintendent, North Stonington Public Schools
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 20, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-125 Daniel Wade v. Resident State Trooper, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-125;
Daniel Wade v. Resident State Trooper, Police Department, Town of East Lyme; and Police Department, Town of East Lyme
 August 20, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-141 James Tortora, Fire Marshal v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton; and Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-141;
James Tortora, Fire Marshal v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton; and Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Department, City of Shelton
 
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 21, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2011-612 Raymond Cerilli v. 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 August 21, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2011-612;
Raymond Cerilli v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Raymond Cerilli appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer Victor R. Perpetua presiding. 
The hearing adjourned at 9:55 AM.
Dated:  August 23, 2012
 August 21, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-028 Jonathan Rosenthal v. City Council, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 21, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-028;
Jonathan Rosenthal v. City Council, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 23, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-179 Joseph Provost v. Robert Hoffman, Chief, Police Department, Town of Plainfield; Lynda Van Auken, Records Supervisor, Police Department, Town of Plainfield; and Police Department, Town of Plainfield
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 23, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-179;
Joseph Provost v. Robert Hoffman, Chief, Police Department, Town of Plainfield; Lynda Van Auken, Records Supervisor, Police Department, Town of Plainfield; and Police Department, Town of Plainfield
 August 23, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-180 Frances Taylor and the Reminder News v. Superintendent of Schools, East Hartford Public Schools; and East Hartford Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 23, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-180;
Frances Taylor; and the Reminder News v. Superintendent of Schools, East Hartford Public Schools; and East Hartford Public Schools
Francis Taylor appeared on her own behalf.  Joan Hunt appeared on behalf of the Reminder News.  Attorney Scott R. Ouellette appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:00 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:08 PM.
Dated:  August 24, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 24, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-036 Dante DeLoreto v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 24, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-036;
Dante DeLoreto v. Comptroller, State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller; and State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Natalie A. Braswell appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:48 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:52 AM.
Dated:  August 24, 2012
 August 24, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-116 Robert Testa v. Natalie Pukas, Superintendent, North Stonington Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 24, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-116;
Robert Testa v. Natalie Pukas, Superintendent, North Stonington Public Schools