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 December 17, 2012 through December 21, 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
 December 17, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-372 Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor
 December 18, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-421 Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
FIC 2012-463 Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-431 Magdalena Wiktor v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
 December 19, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-276 Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-388 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Danny Stebbins, Colonel, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; James Canon, Lieutenant, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-345 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield 
FIC 2012-373 Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield 
 December 20, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-184 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-189 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 December 21, 2012 No Meetings Scheduled
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 17, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-372 Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 17, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-372;
Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of East Windsor; and Police Department, Town of East Windsor
Robert A. Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Joshua A. Hawks-Ladds appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:48 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:54 PM.
Dated:  December 18, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 18, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-421 Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
FIC 2012-463 Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for December 18, 2012 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-421;
Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
Docket #FIC 2012-463;
Robert Blatt and New England National LLC v. Paul Formica, First Selectman, Town of East Lyme; and Town of East Lyme
Dated:  December 18, 2012
 December 18, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-431 Magdalena Wiktor v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 18, 2012 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-431;
Magdalena Wiktor v. Mayor, Town of Montville; and Town of Montville
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 19, 2012  9:30 AM FIC 2012-276 Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 19, 2012 at 9:30 AM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-276;
Alexander Wood and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Chief Public Defender, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services; and State of Connecticut, Office of Chief Public Defender, Division of Public Defender Services
 December 19, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-388 Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Danny Stebbins, Colonel, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; James Canon, Lieutenant, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 19, 2012 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-388;
Mark Dumas and the Connecticut State Police Union v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Danny Stebbins, Colonel, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; James Canon, Lieutenant, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 December 19, 2012  2:00 PM FIC 2012-345 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield 
FIC 2012-373 Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield 
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on December 19, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-345;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield
Docket #FIC 2012-373;
Robert A. Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Enfield; and Police Department, Town of Enfield
Robert A. Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Maria Elsden 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 3:25 PM.
Dated:  December 21, 2012
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 20, 2012  11:00 AM FIC 2012-184 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-189 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on December 20, 2012 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-184;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Thomas Hatfield, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2012-189;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Cynthia Powell, Office Supervisor, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
The Complainant failed to appear.   Assistant Attorney General Terrence O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:24 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:25 AM.
Dated:  December 21, 2012