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 July 28, 2014 through August 1, 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
 July 28, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-516 Michael Gaetano 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
 July 29, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-677 Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-805 Gina Maratea v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources
 July 30, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-775 Isaac  Avilucea, Andy Thibault and the Torrington Register Citizen v. Dora Schiriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Lt. Paul Vance, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-769 Stephen Savarese v. Treasurer, State of Connecticut, Office of the Treasurer; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Treasurer
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-757 Edward Peruta v. Reuben F. Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection;  Christine P. Plourde and Janet K. Ainsworth, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Legal Affairs Unit; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 July 31, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-030 Juan Maldonado v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-802 Robert Rafford v. Town Clerk, Town of Southbury; and Town of Southbury
 2:00 PM FIC 2013-810 Andrew Bilodeau v. Chairman, Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; and Town of Preston
 August 1, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-034 Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
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Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 28, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-516 Michael Gaetano 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 July 28, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-516;
Michael Gaetano 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
Michael Gaetano appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Steven Barry appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:38 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:52 AM.
Dated:  July 29, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 29, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-677 Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 29, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-677;
Linda Lambeck and the Connecticut Post v. Chairman, Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools; and Board of Education, Bridgeport Public Schools
Linda Lambeck appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney William Ruggieco appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:05 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:35 AM.
Dated:  July 29, 2014
 July 29, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-805 Gina Maratea v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 29, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-805;
Gina Maratea v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education, Bureau of Human Resources
Gina Maratea appeared on her own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Ralph Urban appeared .  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:07 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:11 PM.
Dated:  July 30, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 30, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2013-775 Isaac  Avilucea, Andy Thibault and the Torrington Register Citizen v. Dora Schiriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Lt. Paul Vance, 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 30, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-775;
Isaac  Avilucea, Andy Thibault and the Torrington Register Citizen v. Dora Schiriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; Lt. Paul Vance, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Isaac Avilucea and Andy Thibault appeared on behalf of the complainants.   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 9:36 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM.
Dated:  July 30, 2014
 July 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-769 Stephen Savarese v. Treasurer, State of Connecticut, Office of the Treasurer; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Treasurer
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 30, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-769;
Stephen Savarese v. Treasurer, State of Connecticut, Office of the Treasurer; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Treasurer
Stephen Savarese appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Robert J. Deichert appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:10 AM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:52 AM.
Dated:  July 30, 2014
 July 30, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-757 Edward Peruta v. Reuben F. Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection;  Christine P. Plourde and Janet K. Ainsworth, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Legal Affairs Unit; 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 30, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-757;
Edward Peruta v. Reuben F. Bradford, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection;  Christine P. Plourde and Janet K. Ainsworth, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Legal Affairs Unit; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Ed Peruta appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Sarnoski 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:58 PM.
Dated:  August 1, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 July 31, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-030 Juan Maldonado 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, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-030;
Juan Maldonado v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Juan Maldonado 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, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:07 AM.
Dated:  August 1, 2014
 July 31, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-802 Robert Rafford v. Town Clerk, Town of Southbury; and Town of Southbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 31, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-802;
Robert Rafford v. Town Clerk, Town of Southbury; and Town of Southbury
Robert Rafford appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Jeffrey Tinley appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:07 AM, with Commissioner, Christopher P. Hankins presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:14 PM.
Dated:  August 1, 2014
 July 31, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2013-810 Andrew Bilodeau v. Chairman, Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; and Town of Preston
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on July 31, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-810;
Andrew Bilodeau v. Chairman, Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston; and Redevelopment Agency, Town of Preston
Andrew Bilodeau appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Matthew D. Ritter appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:03 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:52 PM.
Dated:  August 1, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 1, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-034 Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 1, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-034;
Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
Lisa Treat-Perry appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Daniel Murphy 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 12:59 PM.
Dated:  August 1, 2014