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 September 2, 2013 through September 6, 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
 September 2, 2013 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 September 3, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-650 Michael C. Harrington v. Thomas Kirk, President, Laurie Hunt, General Counsel, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
 September 4, 2013   No Special Meetings Scheduled
 September 5, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-166 Greg Smith and The Day v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
FIC 2013-175 Natalie Billing v. Kirsten Hoyt, Chairperson, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; Elizabeth Gianacoplos, Vice-Chairperson, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; Patricia Doyle, Shelley Gardner, Robert Peruzzotti, Rita Volkmann, Beverly Washington, Kim Watson, Chaz Zezulka, as members, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-222 Elizabeth Petroni v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough; and Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough
 September 6, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-710 Miguel Gonzalez v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
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Date___________ Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 3, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2012-650 Michael C. Harrington v. Thomas Kirk, President, Laurie Hunt, General Counsel, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 3, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2012-650;
Michael C. Harrington v. Thomas Kirk, President, Laurie Hunt, General Counsel, Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority; and Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority
Michael Harrington appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Dan E. LaBelle 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, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:55 PM.
Dated:  September 4, 2013
Date___________ Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 5, 2013  11:00 AM FIC 2013-166 Greg Smith and The Day v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
FIC 2013-175 Natalie Billing v. Kirsten Hoyt, Chairperson, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; Elizabeth Gianacoplos, Vice-Chairperson, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; Patricia Doyle, Shelley Gardner, Robert Peruzzotti, Rita Volkmann, Beverly Washington, Kim Watson, Chaz Zezulka, as members, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for September 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaints in these matters have been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-166;
Greg Smith and The Day v. Chairman, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2013-175;
Natalie Billing v. Kirsten Hoyt, Chairperson, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; Elizabeth Gianacoplos, Vice-Chairperson, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; Patricia Doyle, Shelley Gardner, Robert Peruzzotti, Rita Volkmann, Beverly Washington, Kim Watson, Chaz Zezulka, as members, Board of Education, Groton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Groton Public Schools
 September 5, 2013  2:00 PM FIC 2013-222 Elizabeth Petroni v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough; and Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 5, 2013 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-222;
Elizabeth Petroni v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough; and Board of Finance, Town of Marlborough
Attorney Joseph A. LaBella appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Jonathan R. Chappell appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:05 PM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:08 PM.
Dated:  September 10, 2013
Date___________ Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 6, 2013  9:30 AM FIC 2012-710 Miguel Gonzalez v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2012-710;
Miguel Gonzalez v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and Police Department, City of Bridgeport