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 October 29, 2012 through November 2, 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
 October 29, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-128 Bradshaw Smith v. James Redeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-205 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 October 30, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-284 Joel Faxon v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-113 Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-318 Sandra Cady v. Anne Noble, President, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
 October 31, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-315 Mark Samsel v. Commissioner, Blue Hills Fire District, Town of Bloomfield; and Blue Hill Fire District, Town of Bloomfield
 11:30 AM FIC 2012-310 Steven DeBow v. Human Resources Officer, Hartford Public Schools; Chief Information Officer, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-295 Vinti Sigh and The Connecticut Post v. Dawn Perkins, Transportation Coordinator, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
 November 1, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-511 Angel Llera v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-085 Gloria Battinelli and the Classified Retirees Association, City of Stamford v. Human Resource Director, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-312 Kathleen Newcombe, Dayna McDermott and The Hampton Gazette v. Board of Education, Hampton Public Schools
 November 2, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-319 Don Stacom and the Hartford Courant v. Joseph Skelly, Corporation Counsel, Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Britain; and City of New Britain
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 29, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-128 Bradshaw Smith v. James Redeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-128;
Bradshaw Smith v. James Redeker, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation; and State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation
 October 29, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-205 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-205;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 30 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-284 Joel Faxon v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 30, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-284;
Joel Faxon v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 October 30, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-113 Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 30, 2012 at 11:00 AM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-113;
Sheila McCreven v. Conservation Commission, Town of Woodbridge; and Town of Woodbridge
 October 30, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-318 Sandra Cady v. Anne Noble, President, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-318;
Sandra Cady v. Anne Noble, President, State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation; and State of Connecticut, Connecticut Lottery Corporation
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 31, 2012  10:00 AM FIC 2012-315 Mark Samsel v. Commissioner, Blue Hills Fire District, Town of Bloomfield; and Blue Hill Fire District, Town of Bloomfield
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-315;
Mark Samsel v. Commissioner, Blue Hills Fire District, Town of Bloomfield; and Blue Hill Fire District, Town of Bloomfield
 October 31, 2012  11:30 AM FIC 2012-310 Steven DeBow v. Human Resources Officer, Hartford Public Schools; Chief Information Officer, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 31, 2012 at 11:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-310;
Steven DeBow v. Human Resources Officer, Hartford Public Schools; Chief Information Officer, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
 October 31, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-295 Vinti Sigh and The Connecticut Post v. Dawn Perkins, Transportation Coordinator, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-295;
Vinti Singh and The Connecticut Post v. Dawn Perkins, Transportation Coordinator, Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools; and Board of Education, Trumbull Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 1, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-511 Angel Llera v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 1,2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-511;
Angel Llera v. Joseph Gaudett, Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
Angel Llera appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Gregory Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:50 AM.
Dated:  November 1, 2012
 November 1, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-085 Gloria Battinelli and the Classified Retirees Association, City of Stamford v. Human Resource Director, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 1, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-085;
Gloria Battinelli and the Classified Retirees Association, City of Stamford v. Human Resource Director, City of Stamford; and City of Stamford
Attorney Barbara J. Collins appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Chris DellaSelva appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:30 AM.
Dated:  November 30, 2012
 November 1, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-312 Kathleen Newcombe, Dayna McDermott and The Hampton Gazette v. Board of Education, Hampton Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 1, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-312;
Katherine Newcombe, Dayna McDermott and The Hampton Gazette v. Board of Education, Hampton Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 2, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-319 Don Stacom and the Hartford Courant v. Joseph Skelly, Corporation Counsel, Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Britain; and City of New Britain
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 2, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-319;
Don Stacom and the Hartford Courant v. Joseph Skelly, Corporation Counsel, Office of the Corporation Counsel, City of New Britain; and City of New Britain
Don Stacom appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Joseph Skelly appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:02 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:38 AM.
Dated:  November 5, 2012