The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of March 11, 2013 through March 15, 2013 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
 March 11, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-569 Darlene Chapdelaine v. First Selectman, Town of Eastford; and Town of Eastford
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-489 Bruno Matarazzo, Kevin Litten and the Waterbury Republican American v. William Joslyn, Director of Student and Professional Services, Torrington Public Schools; Fiona Cappabianca, Chairwoman, Grievance Committee, Torrington Public Schools; Ellen Hoene, Christopher Rovero and Karl Brady, Members, Grievance Committee, Torrington Public Schools; and Grievance Committee, Board of Education, Torrington Public Schools
 March 12, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-337 Robert Cushman v. Co-Ed Softball League, Town of Simsbury; and Town of Simsbury
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-593 Henry Gowan Dacey v. Thomas Hermann, First Selectman; Scott Centrella, Selectman; Robert Lessler, Selectman, Town of Easton; and Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-503 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2012-519 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
 March 13, 2013 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 March 14, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-467 Steven Figueroa v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Milford; and Police Department, Town of New Milford
 2:00 PM FIC 2012-501 Robert A. Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-540 Robert Cushman 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
 March 15, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-474 Andrew Matthews v. Ronnell Higgins, Chief, Police Department, Yale University; and Police Department, Yale University
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 11, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-569 Darlene Chapdelaine v. First Selectman, Town of Eastford; and Town of Eastford

An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 11, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-569;
Darlene Chapdelaine v. First Selectman, Town of Eastford; and Town of Eastford
Darlene Chapdelaine appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Eric Knapp 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 11:05 AM.
Dated:  March 15, 2013
 March 11, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2012-489 Bruno Matarazzo, Kevin Litten and the Waterbury Republican American v. William Joslyn, Director of Student and Professional Services, Torrington Public Schools; Fiona Cappabianca, Chairwoman, Grievance Committee, Torrington Public Schools; Ellen Hoene, Christopher Rovero and Karl Brady, Members, Grievance Committee, Torrington Public Schools; and Grievance Committee, Board of Education, Torrington Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for March 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-489;
Bruno Matarazzo, Kevin Litten and the Waterbury Republican American v. William Joslyn, Director of Student and Professional Services, Torrington Public Schools; Fiona Cappabianca, Chairwoman, Grievance Committee, Torrington Public Schools; Ellen Hoene, Christopher Rovero and Karl Brady, Members, Grievance Committee, Torrington Public Schools; and Grievance Committee, Board of Education, Torrington Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 12, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-337 Robert Cushman v. Co-Ed Softball League, Town of Simsbury; and Town of Simsbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 12, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-337;
Robert Cushman v. Co-Ed Softball League, Town of Simsbury; and Town of Simsbury
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Robert M. DeCrescenzo 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, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:00 AM.
Dated:  March 13, 2013
 March 12, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2012-593 Henry Gowan Dacey v. Thomas Hermann, First Selectman; Scott Centrella, Selectman; Robert Lessler, Selectman, Town of Easton; and Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 12, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-593;
Henry Gowan Dacey v. Thomas Hermann, First Selectman; Scott Centrella, Selectman; Robert Lessler, Selectman, Town of Easton; and Board of Selectmen, Town of Easton
Henry Gowan Dacey appeared on his own behalf.   Thomas Hermann, First Selectman appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:15 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:16 PM.
Dated:  March 13, 2013
 March 12, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-503 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
FIC 2012-519 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on March 12, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-503;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
Docket #FIC 2012-519;
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
James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General, Terrence M. O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:05 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:55 PM.
Dated:  March 13, 2013
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 14, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-467 Steven Figueroa v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Milford; and Police Department, Town of New Milford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 14, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-467;
Steven Figueroa v. Chief, Police Department, Town of New Milford; and Police Department, Town of New Milford
Steven Figueroa appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Thomas Mott appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:41 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:53 AM.
Dated:  March 14, 2013
 March 14, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-501 Robert A. Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2012-540 Robert Cushman 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on March 14, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-501;
Robert A. Cushman v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2012-540;
Robert Cushman 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
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Steven M. Barry appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:18 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:24 PM
Dated:  March 14, 2013
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March_15,_2013  9:30_AM FIC 2012-474 Andrew Matthews v. Ronnell Higgins, Chief, Police Department, Yale University; and Police Department, Yale University
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 15, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-474;
Andrew Matthews v. Ronnell Higgins, Chief, Police Department, Yale University; and Police Department, Yale University
Andrew Matthews appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Aaron S. Bayer appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:32 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:18 AM.
Dated:  March 15, 2013