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 October 13, 2014 through October 17, 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
 October 13, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 October 14, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-252 Bert Bosse v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Lebanon; Board of Finance, Town of Lebanon; and Town of Lebanon
 October 15, 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
 October 16, 2014  9:30 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
FIC 2014-060 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 2014-063 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
 October 17, 2014 No Special Meetings Scheduled
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 14, 2014  2:00 PM FIC 2014-252 Bert Bosse v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Lebanon; Board of Finance, Town of Lebanon; and Town of Lebanon
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 14, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-252;
Bert Bosse v. Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Lebanon; Board of Finance, Town of Lebanon; and Town of Lebanon
Bert Bosse appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Edward B. O'Connell 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, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:45 PM.
Dated:  October 21, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 15, 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on October 15, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-218;
Paul Littlefield v. Harriet Polansky, Executive Director, Housing Authority, Town of Trumbull; and Housing Authority, Town of Trumbull
Paul Littlefield appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Darin Callahan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:07 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:33 PM.
Dated:  October 21, 2014
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 October 16, 2014  9:30 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
FIC 2014-057 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 2014-060 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 2014-063 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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on October 16, 2014 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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 2014-057;
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 2014-060;
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 2014-063;
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 appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Assistant Attorney General DeAnn S. Varunes and Assistant Attorney General Stephen Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:02 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:05 AM.
Dated:  October 21, 2014