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 August 11, 2014 through August 15, 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
 August 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-094 Shawn Crocker v. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Deparment 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 FIC 2014-100 Lewis Palmieri v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-038 Van M. Brown v. Nicholas H. Mullane, II, First Selectman, Town of North Stonington; Board of Selectmen, Town of North Stonington; and Town of North Stonington
 August 12, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-109 Jose Cosme v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-098 Patricia Cofrancesco v. Administrator, Water Pollution Control Commission, City of West Haven; Water Pollution Control Commission, City of West Haven; and City of West Haven
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-087 John Benicewicz v. Ronald Walker, President, Candlewood Hills Tax District; Board of Directors, Candlewood Hills Tax District; and Candlewood Hills Tax District
 August 13, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 August 14, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-088 Ethan Book v. Finance Director, Finance Department, City of Bridgeport; Finance Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
FIC 2014-199 Ethan Book v. Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
FIC 2014-304 Ethan Book v. Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-096 Jonathan Rosenthal v. Ken Cockayne, Mayor, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
FIC 2014-165 Jonathan Rosenthal v. Mayor, City of Bristol; Comptroller, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
 August 15, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-101 Vincent Aiello v. Board of Finance, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-586 Thomas McDonnell 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
 August 11, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-094 Shawn Crocker v. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Deparment 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 August 11, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-094;
Shawn Crocker v. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Deparment 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
Shawn Crocker appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Neil Parille 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 13, 2014
 August 11, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-100 Lewis Palmieri v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-100;
Lewis Palmieri v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Southington; Police Department, Town of Southington; and Town of Southington
 August 11, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-038 Van M. Brown v. Nicholas H. Mullane, II, First Selectman, Town of North Stonington; Board of Selectmen, Town of North Stonington; and Town of North Stonington
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 11, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-038;
Van M. Brown v. Nicholas H. Mullane, II, First Selectman, Town of North Stonington; Board of Selectmen, Town of North Stonington; and Town of North Stonington
Van M. Brown appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Nicholas Kepple appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:01 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:11 PM.
Dated:  August 13, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 12, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-109 Jose Cosme 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 August 12, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-109;
Jose Cosme v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Jose Cosme 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 13, 2014
 August 12, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-098 Patricia Cofrancesco v. Administrator, Water Pollution Control Commission, City of West Haven; Water Pollution Control Commission, City of West Haven; and City of West Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-098;
Patricia Cofrancesco v. Administrator, Water Pollution Control Commission, City of West Haven; Water Pollution Control Commission, City of West Haven; and City of West Haven
 August 12, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-087 John Benicewicz v. Ronald Walker, President, Candlewood Hills Tax District; Board of Directors, Candlewood Hills Tax District; and Candlewood Hills Tax District
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 12, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-087;
John Benicewicz v. Ronald Walker, President, Candlewood Hills Tax District; Board of Directors, Candlewood Hills Tax District; and Candlewood Hills Tax District
Attorney Adam J. Cohen appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Christopher M. Harrington appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:09 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:17 PM.
Dated:  August 13, 2014
Date___________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 14, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-088 Ethan Book v. Finance Director, Finance Department, City of Bridgeport; Finance Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
FIC 2014-199 Ethan Book v. Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
FIC 2014-304 Ethan Book v. Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on August 14, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-088;
Ethan Book v. Finance Director, Finance Department, City of Bridgeport; Finance Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Docket #FIC 2014-199;
Ethan Book v. Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Docket #FIC 2014-304;
Ethan Book v. Finance Director, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Gregory Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:13 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:15 AM.
Dated:  August 18, 2014
 August 14, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-096 Jonathan Rosenthal v. Ken Cockayne, Mayor, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
FIC 2014-165 Jonathan Rosenthal v. Mayor, City of Bristol; Comptroller, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for August 14, 2014 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-096;
Jonathan Rosenthal v. Ken Cockayne, Mayor, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
Docket #FIC 2014-165;
Jonathan Rosenthal v. Mayor, City of Bristol; Comptroller, City of Bristol; and City of Bristol
Dated:  August 18, 2014
Date Time Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 15, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-101 Vincent Aiello v. Board of Finance, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 15, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-101;
Vincent Aiello v. Board of Finance, Town of Morris; and Town of Morris
Attorney Leonard Caine appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Tracy Martin appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:32 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:19 AM.
Dated:  August 18, 2014
 August 15, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2013-586 Thomas McDonnell 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 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2013-586;
Thomas McDonnell v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection