The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of January 19, 2015 through January 23, 2015 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
 January 19, 2015 No Special Meetings Scheduled
 January 20, 2015  2:00 PM FIC 2014-408 Ethan Fry and the Valley Independent Sentinel v. Mayor, Town of Ansonia; and Town of Ansonia
 January 21, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-410 Juan Maldonado v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 11:00 AM
FIC 2014-382 Paul Baer v. Sara B. Laughlin, Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
Paul Baer v. Sarah Laughlin, Chairperson, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Erica Groh and Linda Jarmolowicz, as members, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
 2:00 PM James Stedronsky v. Michael Le Blanc, Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of Waterbury; Finance Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
James Stedronsky v. Frank Caruso, Tax Collector, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
 January 22, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-171 Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
Marissa Lowthert v. Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-446 Anthony Gambardella v. Office of the Town Attorney, Town of Hamden; and Town of Hamden
 January 23, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-402 Ramon Lopez v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-438 E. Gregory Cerritelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Ansonia; Police Department, Town of Ansonia; and Town of Ansonia
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 20, 2015  2:00 PM FIC 2014-408 Ethan Fry and the Valley Independent Sentinel v. Mayor, Town of Ansonia; and Town of Ansonia
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on January 20, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-408;
Ethan Fry and the Valley Independent Sentinel v. Mayor, Town of Ansonia; and Town of Ansonia
Ethan Fry appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Christopher J. Sugar 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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:30 PM.
Dated:  January 26, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 21, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-410 Juan Maldonado v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on January 21, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-410;
Juan Maldonado v. Chief, Police Department, City of Hartford; Police Department, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
Juan Maldonado appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Cynthia Lauture appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:50 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM
Dated:  January 26, 2015
 January 21, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-382 Paul Baer v. Sara B. Laughlin, Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
Paul Baer v. Sarah Laughlin, Chairperson, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Erica Groh and Linda Jarmolowicz, as members, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on January 21, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-382;
Paul Baer v. Sara B. Laughlin, Chairman, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
Docket #FIC 2014-586;
Paul Baer v. Sarah Laughlin, Chairperson, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Erica Groh and Linda Jarmolowicz, as members, Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
Paul Baer appeared on his own behalf.   Sara B. Laughlin, Chairman appeared on behalf of the Board of Assessment Appeals, Town of Thompson.  Town of Thompson failed to appear.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:58 PM
Dated:  January 26, 2015
 January 21, 2015  2:00 PM James Stedronsky v. Michael Le Blanc, Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of Waterbury; Finance Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
James Stedronsky v. Frank Caruso, Tax Collector, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on January 21, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-250;
James Stedronsky v. Michael Le Blanc, Director of Finance, Finance Department, City of Waterbury; Finance Department, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
Docket #FIC 2014-251;
James Stedronsky v. Frank Caruso, Tax Collector, City of Waterbury; and City of Waterbury
Attorney David Yale appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Gary S. Roosa appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:10 PM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:47 PM.
Dated:  January 26, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 22, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-171 Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
Marissa Lowthert v. Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on January 22, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-171;
Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2014-246;
Marissa Lowthert v. Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2014-416;
Marissa Lowthert v. Bruce Likly, Chairman, Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools; and Board of Education, Wilton Public Schools
Marissa Lowthert appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Anne Littlefield appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM.
Dated:  January 26, 2015
 January 22, 2015  2:00 PM FIC 2014-446 Anthony Gambardella v. Office of the Town Attorney, Town of Hamden; and Town of Hamden
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 22, 2015 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-446;
Anthony Gambardella v. Office of the Town Attorney, Town of Hamden; and Town of Hamden
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 January 23, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-402 Ramon Lopez v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on January 23, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-402;
Ramon Lopez v. Chief, Police Department, City of Bridgeport; Police Department, City of Bridgeport; and City of Bridgeport
Ramon Lopez appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney Greg Conte appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM.
Dated:  January 29, 2015
 January 23, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-438 E. Gregory Cerritelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Ansonia; Police Department, Town of Ansonia; and Town of Ansonia
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for January 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-438;
E. Gregory Cerritelli v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Ansonia; Police Department, Town of Ansonia; and Town of Ansonia