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 September 29, 2014 through October 3, 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
 September 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-244 Earle Walker v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-007 Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 September 30, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-054 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2014-055 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, 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 2014-166 Brian Rathbun v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of North Stonington; Board of Finance, Town of North Stonington; Board of Selectmen, Town of North Stonington; and Town of North Stonington
 October 1, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-240 Suzanne Carlson and the Hartford Courant v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority; and East Hartford Housing Authority
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-074 Peter Hood v. David Streit, Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-253 Anthony Bivona v. Scott McCarthy, Chairman, Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools; Paul Checco, Susan Queenan, Harry Shaker, Victor Katz, Steve Harding, and Tara Lerner, as members, Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools; and Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools
 October 2, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 October 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-249 Kevin Witkos v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
FIC 2014-375 Kevin Witkos v. Sharon Palmer, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-218 Paul Littlefield v. Harriet Polansky, Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Trumbull; and Housing Authority, Town of Trumbull
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 29, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-244 Earle Walker v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on September 29, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-244;
Earle Walker v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Melinda Kaufmann 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 9:35 AM.
Dated:  September 30, 2014
 September 29, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-007 Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, 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 September 29, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-007;
Edward Peruta v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-049;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-050;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Dated: September 30, 2014October 24, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 September 30, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-054 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
FIC 2014-055 Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, 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 September 30, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-054;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-055;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
Docket #FIC 2014-056;
Edward Peruta and American News and Information Services Inc. v. Dora Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

Dated:  September 30, 2014
 September 30, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-166 Brian Rathbun v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of North Stonington; Board of Finance, Town of North Stonington; Board of Selectmen, Town of North Stonington; and Town of North Stonington
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for September 30, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-166;
Brian Rathbun v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of North Stonington; Board of Finance, Town of North Stonington; Board of Selectmen, Town of North Stonington; and Town of North Stonington
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 1, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-240 Suzanne Carlson and the Hartford Courant v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority; and East Hartford Housing Authority
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 1, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-240;
Suzanne Carlson and the Hartford Courant v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority; and East Hartford Housing Authority
Suzanne Carlson appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Ralph Alexander appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM.
Dated:  October 1, 2014
 October 1, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-074 Peter Hood v. David Streit, Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 1, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-074;
Peter Hood v. David Streit, Chairman, Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance; and Fairfield County Deer Management Alliance
 October 1, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-253 Anthony Bivona v. Scott McCarthy, Chairman, Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools; Paul Checco, Susan Queenan, Harry Shaker, Victor Katz, Steve Harding, and Tara Lerner, as members, Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools; and Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 1, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-253;
Anthony Bivona v. Scott McCarthy, Chairman, Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools; Paul Checco, Susan Queenan, Harry Shaker, Victor Katz, Steve Harding, and Tara Lerner, as members, Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools; and Board of Education, Brookfield Public Schools
Attorney Richard J. Padykula appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney William R. Connon appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:34 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:00 PM.
Dated:  October 10, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 3, 2014  9:30 AM FIC 2014-249 Kevin Witkos v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
FIC 2014-375 Kevin Witkos v. Sharon Palmer, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matters for October 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-249;
Kevin Witkos v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
Docket #FIC 2014-375;
Kevin Witkos v. Sharon Palmer, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Labor; and State of Connecticut, Department of Labor
 October 3, 2014  11:00 AM FIC 2014-218 Paul Littlefield v. Harriet Polansky, Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Trumbull; and Housing Authority, Town of Trumbull
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for October 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-218;
Paul Littlefield v. Harriet Polansky, Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Trumbull; and Housing Authority, Town of Trumbull