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 November 19, 2012 through November 23, 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
 November 19, 2012  2:00 PM  FIC 2012-312 Katherine Newcombe, Dayna McDermott and The Hampton Gazette v. Board of Education, Hampton Public Schools
 November 20, 2012  9:30 AM  FIC 2012-278 Robert Byron v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Forensic Science; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Forensic Science
 11:00 AM  FIC 2012-243 Yaman Salahi and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 2:00 PM  FIC 2012-372 Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor
 November 21, 2012 No Meetings Scheduled
 November 22, 2012 No Meetings Scheduled
 November 23, 2012 No Meetings Scheduled
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Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 19, 2012  2:00 PM  FIC2012-312 Katherine Newcombe, Dayna McDermott and The Hampton Gazette v. Board of Education, Hampton Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 19, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-312;
Katherine Newcombe, Dayna McDermott and The Hampton Gazette v. Board of Education, Hampton Public Schools
Katherine Newcombe and Dayna McDermott appeared on their own behalf.   John Burnham appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:08 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:10 PM.
Dated:  November 26, 2012
Date  Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 20, 2012  9:30 AM  FIC2012-278 Robert Byron v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Forensic Science; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Forensic Science
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 20, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-278;
Robert Byron v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Forensic Science; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Forensic Science
Robert Byron appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Terrance M. O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:47 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:51 AM.
Dated:  November 29, 2012
 November 20, 2012  11:00 AM  FIC2012-243 Yaman Salahi and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization 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 November 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-243;
Yaman Salahi and the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Haven; and Police Department, Town of East Haven
 November 20, 2012  2:00 PM  FIC2012-372 Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for November 20, 2012 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-372;
Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor