The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of July 29, 2013 through August 2, 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
 July 29, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-088 Gary Sadler v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-079 Shane Pitt v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Cheshire; and Police Department, Town of Cheshire
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-120 Daniel Mangan and the New York Post v. Town Clerk, Town of Newtown; and Town of Newtown
 July 30, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-067 Daniel Novak v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Manchester; and Police Department, Town of Manchester
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-124 Paul G. Littlefield v. Director, Department of Public Works, Town of Trumbull; and Department of Public Works, Town of Trumbull
 July 31, 2013   9:30 AM FIC 2012-680 Andres Sosa v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-487 David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 August 1, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-072 Michael diBenedetto and Debo Food Service v. Interim President, State of Connecticut, Board of Regents for Higher Education; and State of Connecticut, Board of Regents for Higher Education
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-642 Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-119 Robert Liska v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 August 2, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-515 Michael Nowacki v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative
Management
 11:00 AM FIC 2012-670 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
FIC 2012-684 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
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 29, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-088 Gary Sadler v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 29, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-088;
Gary Sadler v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Consumer Protection
Gary Sadler appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil 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 9:55 AM.
Dated:  August 14, 2013
 July 29, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-079 Shane Pitt v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Cheshire; and Police Department, Town of Cheshire
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 29, 2013 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-079;
Shane Pitt v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Cheshire; and Police Department, Town of Cheshire
 July 29, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-120 Daniel Mangan and the New York Post v. Town Clerk, Town of Newtown; and Town of Newtown
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for July 29, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-120;
Daniel Mangan and the New York Post v. Town Clerk, Town of Newtown; and Town of Newtown
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 30, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-067 Daniel Novak v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Manchester; and Police Department, Town of Manchester
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 30, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-067;
Daniel Novak v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Manchester; and Police Department, Town of Manchester
Daniel Novak appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Timothy O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:34 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:22 AM.
Dated:  July 30, 2013
 July_30,_2013  11:00_AM FIC 2013-124 Paul G. Littlefield v. Director, Department of Public Works, Town of Trumbull; and Department of Public Works, Town of Trumbull
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 30, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-124;
Paul G. Littlefield v. Director, Department of Public Works, Town of Trumbull; and Department of Public Works, Town of Trumbull
Paul Littlefield appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Edward Walsh appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:03 AM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:15 PM.
Dated:  July 30, 2013
Date Time Contested_Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 31, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-680 Andres Sosa v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 31, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-680;
Andres Sosa v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Andres Sosa appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:39 AM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:07 AM.
Dated:  July 31, 2013
 July_31,_2013  11:00_AM FIC 2012-487 David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Commissioner, 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 matter was held on July 31, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-487;
David Godbout v. Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Police Department, Town of West Hartford; Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
David Godbout appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Patrick Alair appeared on behalf of the respondents, Chief, Police Department, Town of West Hartford; and Police Department, Town of West Hartford.  Assistant Attorney General Terrence M. O'Neill appeared on behalf of the respondents, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:06 PM.
Dated:  July 31, 2013
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 1, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2013-072 Michael diBenedetto and Debo Food Service v. Interim President, State of Connecticut, Board of Regents for Higher Education; and State of Connecticut, Board of Regents for Higher Education
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 1, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-072;
Michael diBenedetto and Debo Food Service v. Interim President, State of Connecticut, Board of Regents for Higher Education; and State of Connecticut, Board of Regents for Higher Education
The complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Mary K. Lenehan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:45 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:47 AM.
Dated:  August 1, 2013
 August 1, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2012-642 Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 1, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-642;
Paul Kadri v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
Paul Kadri appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Jeffrey Mogan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:03 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:27 PM.
Dated:  August 5, 2013
 August 1, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-119 Robert Liska v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-119;
Robert Liska v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 2, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-515 Michael Nowacki v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative
Management
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2012-515;
Michael Nowacki v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative Management; and State of Connecticut, Office of Legislative
Management
 August 2, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2012-670 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
FIC 2012-684 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
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for August 2, 2013 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-670;
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
Docket #FIC 2012-684;
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
Dated:  August 6, 2013