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.  At this time, there are no Contested Case Hearings scheduled through August 14, 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 March 31, 2014 through April 4, 2014 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 31, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-390 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
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-275 Robert Levandowski v. Francis Armentano, Director of Community Development, Town of Granby; Office of Community Development, Town of Granby; Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Granby;  and Town of Granby
 April 1, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-479 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
 April 2, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-459 Paul Baer v. William Witkowski, Chairman, Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools; and Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools
 April 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-408 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
FIC 2013-433 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, Divison of State Police
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-420 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 April 4, 2014 No Contested Cases Scheduled
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 March 31, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-390 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 March 31, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-390;
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.   The respondents failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:23 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:45 AM.
Dated:  March 31, 2014
 March 31, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-275 Robert Levandowski v. Francis Armentano, Director of Community Development, Town of Granby; Office of Community Development, Town of Granby; Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Granby;  and Town of Granby
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on March 31, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-275;
Robert Levandowski v. Francis Armentano, Director of Community Development, Town of Granby; Office of Community Development, Town of Granby; Planning and Zoning Commission, Town of Granby;  and Town of Granby
Robert Levandowski appeared on behalf of the complainant, Christie Levandowski.   Attorney Donald Holtzman 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 4:38 PM.
Dated:  April 2, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 1, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-479 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville

NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-479;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 2, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-459 Paul Baer v. William Witkowski, Chairman, Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools; and Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 2, 2014 at 11:00 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2013-459;
Paul Baer v. William Witkowski, Chairman, Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools; and Board of Education, Thompson Public Schools
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-408 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
FIC 2013-433 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, Divison of State Police
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 3, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-408;
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 2013-433;
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, Divison 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 9:48 AM, with Hearing Officer, Gregory F. Daniels presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:25 AM.
Dated:  April 3, 2014
 April 3, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-420 Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, 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 April 3, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-420;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Neil Parille 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:30 PM.
Dated:  April 7, 2014