The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of April 27, 2015 through May 1, 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
 April 27, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-619 Jean Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-698 Melanie Kolek, the Connecticut Education Association, and the Plymouth Education Association v. Superintendent of Schools, Plymouth Public Schools; and Plymouth Public Schools
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-644 Paul Baer v. Kerstin Forrester, Chairperson, Thompson Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; Thompson Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson 
 April 28, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-626 Michael Mitchell v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2013-479 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-679 Ray Rabago v. Superintendent of Schools, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
 April 29, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-417 Marissa Lowthert v. Bill Brennan, First Selectman, Town of Wilton; Harold Clark, Richard Dubow, Tedd Hoffstatter, and James Saxe, as members, Board of Selectmen, Town of Wilton; Board of Selectmen, Town of Wilton, and Town of Wilton
FIC 2014-454 Marissa Lowthert v. Warren Serenbetz, Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; Al Alper, Richard Creeth, Lynne Vanderslice, Jeffrey Rutishauser, John Kalamarides, as members, Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-651 Courtney Zieller and WFSB TV v. Principal, Edwin O. Smith High School, Regional District 19; and Edwin O. Smith High School, Regional District 19
 April 30, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-447 Tyriece Fuller v. Lieutenant J. Paul Vance, Commanding Officer, 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
 11:00 AM Lamberto Lucarelli v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Judicial Review Council; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Review Council
 2:00 PM FIC 2014-646 Melvin Mason and the Darien Times v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools
 May 1, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-660 Patrick Egan v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
FIC 2014-726 Patrick Egan v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; Chairman, Fire Commission, City of New Haven; Fire Commission, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-555 Mark Dumas v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 27, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-619 Jean Gonzalez 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 April 27, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-619;
Jean Gonzalez v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney James Neil 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, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:52 AM.
Dated:  April 28, 2015
 April 27, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-698 Melanie Kolek, the Connecticut Education Association, and the Plymouth Education Association v. Superintendent of Schools, Plymouth Public Schools; and Plymouth Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-698;
Melanie Kolek, the Connecticut Education Association, and the Plymouth Education Association v. Superintendent of Schools, Plymouth Public Schools; and Plymouth Public Schools
 April 27, 2015  2:00 PM FIC 2014-644 Paul Baer v. Kerstin Forrester, Chairperson, Thompson Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; Thompson Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson 
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 27, 2015 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-644;
Paul Baer v. Kerstin Forrester, Chairperson, Thompson Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; Thompson Fire Protection Advisory Committee, Town of Thompson; and Town of Thompson
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 28, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-626 Michael Mitchell 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 April 28, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-626;
Michael Mitchell v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney James Neil 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, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:50 AM.
Dated: April 30, 2015
 April 28, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2013-479 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on April 28, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2013-479;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Montville; and Police Department, Town of Montville
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Ryan W. Jaziri appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:40  AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:45 PM.
Dated:  April 30, 2015
 April 28, 2015  2:00 PM FIC 2014-679 Ray Rabago v. Superintendent of Schools, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 28, 2015 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-679;
Ray Rabago v. Superintendent of Schools, Winchester Public Schools; and Winchester Public Schools
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 29, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-417 Marissa Lowthert v. Bill Brennan, First Selectman, Town of Wilton; Harold Clark, Richard Dubow, Tedd Hoffstatter, and James Saxe, as members, Board of Selectmen, Town of Wilton; Board of Selectmen, Town of Wilton, and Town of Wilton
FIC 2014-454 Marissa Lowthert v. Warren Serenbetz, Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; Al Alper, Richard Creeth, Lynne Vanderslice, Jeffrey Rutishauser, John Kalamarides, as members, Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on April 29, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-417;
Marissa Lowthert v. Bill Brennan, First Selectman, Town of Wilton; Harold Clark, Richard Dubow, Tedd Hoffstatter, and James Saxe, as members, Board of Selectmen, Town of Wilton; Board of Selectmen, Town of Wilton, and Town of Wilton
Docket #FIC 2014-454;
Marissa Lowthert v. Warren Serenbetz, Chairman, Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; Al Alper, Richard Creeth, Lynne Vanderslice, Jeffrey Rutishauser, John Kalamarides, as members, Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; Board of Finance, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
Marissa Lowthert appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Patricia C. Sullivan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:35 AM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:45 AM
Dated:  April 29, 2015
 April 29, 2015  2:00 PM FIC 2014-651 Courtney Zieller and WFSB TV v. Principal, Edwin O. Smith High School, Regional District 19; and Edwin O. Smith High School, Regional District 19
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 29, 2015 at 2:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-651;
Courtney Zieller and WFSB TV v. Principal, Edwin O. Smith High School, Regional District 19; and Edwin O. Smith High School, Regional District 19
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 April 30, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-447 Tyriece Fuller v. Lieutenant J. Paul Vance, Commanding Officer, 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 April 30, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-447;
Tyriece Fuller v. Lieutenant J. Paul Vance, Commanding Officer, 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
Tyriece Fuller appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen R. Sarnoski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:29 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:30 AM.
Dated:  April 30, 2015
 April 30, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-575 Lamberto Lucarelli v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Judicial Review Council; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Review Council
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2014-575;
Lamberto Lucarelli v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Judicial Review Council; and State of Connecticut, Judicial Review Council
 April 30, 2015  2:00 PM FIC 2014-646 Melvin Mason and the Darien Times v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for April 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-646;
Melvin Mason and the Darien Times v. Superintendent of Schools, Darien Public Schools; and Darien Public Schools
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 May 1, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-660 Patrick Egan v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
FIC 2014-726 Patrick Egan v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; Chairman, Fire Commission, City of New Haven; Fire Commission, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter for May 1, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-660;
Patrick Egan v. Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; Board of Fire Commissioners, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Docket #FIC 2014-726;
Patrick Egan v. Chief, Fire Department, City of New Haven; Fire Department, City of New Haven; Chairman, Fire Commission, City of New Haven; Fire Commission, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Dated:  May 4, 2015
 May 1, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-555 Mark Dumas v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for May 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-555;
Mark Dumas v. Executive Director, State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities; and State of Connecticut, Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities