The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of June 3, 2013 through June 7, 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
 June 3, 2013  9:30 AM Michael Holbrook v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM Jack Gillum and The Associated Press v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Newtown; and Police Department, Town of Newtown
 2:00 PM Lee Rowley v. Director, Vital Statistics, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 June 4, 2013  9:30 AM Mary Beth Litrico v. President, Eighth Utilities District, Town of Manchester; and Eighth Utilities District, Town of Manchester
 June 5, 2013   9:30 AM Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
 11:00 AM William Jenkins v. First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
William Jenkins v. First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
 2:00 PM Socorro Barron v. Property Manager, Ridgefield Housing Authority; and Ridgefield Housing Authority
Socorro Barron v. Rachel Spencer, Property Manager, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield
 June 6, 2013  9:30 AM 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
 11:00 AM James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
 June 7, 2013  9:30 AM Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Waterford; and Police Department, Town of Waterford
 11:00 AM 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
 2:00 PM Stanley Scheinman v. Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General
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Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June_3,_2013  9:30 AM Michael Holbrook v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-449;
Michael Holbrook v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 June 3, 2013  11:00_AM Jack Gillum and The Associated Press v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Newtown; and Police Department, Town of Newtown
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 3, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-031;
Jack Gillum and The Associated Press v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Newtown; and Police Department, Town of Newtown
Attorney Timothy P.  Jensen appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Nathan Zezula and Attorney David L. Grogins appeared on behalf of the respondents.  Attorney Leonard C. Boyle and Attorney Stephen J. Sedensky III appeared on behalf of the interveners.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:03 AM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:15 PM.
Dated:  June 6, 2013
 June 3, 2013  2:00 PM Lee Rowley v. Director, Vital Statistics, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 3, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-004;
Lee Rowley v. Director, Vital Statistics, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Lee Rowley appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Kathleen Foster appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:15 PM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:30 PM.
Dated:  June 6, 2013
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June_4,_2013  9:30_AM Mary Beth Litrico v. President, Eighth Utilities District, Town of Manchester; and Eighth Utilities District, Town of Manchester
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 4, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-026;
Mary Beth Litrico v. President, Eighth Utilities District, Town of Manchester; and Eighth Utilities District, Town of Manchester
Mary Beth Litrico appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney John D. LaBelle, Jr. appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM.
Dated:  June 6, 2013
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June_5,_2013  9:30 AM Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for June 5, 2013 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-642;
Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
 June 5, 2013  11:00_AM William Jenkins v. First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
William Jenkins v. First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on June 5, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-721;
William Jenkins v. First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
Docket #FIC 2012-726;
William Jenkins v. First Selectman, Town of Chaplin; and Town of Chaplin
William Jenkins appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Dennis O'Brien appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:06 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:26 PM.
Dated:  June 6, 2013
 June 5, 2013  2:00 PM Socorro Barron v. Property Manager, Ridgefield Housing Authority; and Ridgefield Housing Authority
Socorro Barron v. Rachel Spencer, Property Manager, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on June 5, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-673;
Socorro Barron v. Property Manager, Ridgefield Housing Authority; and Ridgefield Housing Authority
Docket #FIC 2013-020;
Socorro Barron v. Rachel Spencer, Property Manager, Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield; and Housing Authority, Town of Ridgefield
Socorra Barron appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Andrew J. Buzzi, Jr. 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 3:51 PM.
Dated:  June 6, 2013
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 6, 2013  9:30 AM 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 matter was held on June 6, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-728;
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 O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:40 AM.
Dated:  June 6, 2013
 June 6, 2013  11:00 AM James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on June 6, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-727;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police; and Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of State Police
James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.   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 10:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Dated:  June 6, 2013
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 June 7, 2013  9:30 AM Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Waterford; and Police Department, Town of Waterford
 June 7, 2013  11:00 AM 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
 June 7, 2013  2:00 PM Stanley Scheinman v. Attorney General, State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Attorney General