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The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of August 3, 2015 through August 7, 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
 August 3, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-109 Barry Natale v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Education; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-170 Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
FIC 2015-171 Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
 August 4, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-884 Daniel Penney v. Chairman, South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown; South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown; and City of Middletown
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-107 Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Operating Officer, City of Harford; Director of Communications, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
 2:30 PM FIC 2014-898 David Chaloux and the Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 v. Chairman, Fire Commission, Town of Wilton; Fire Commission, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
 August 5, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-175 Jason Goode v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-250 Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, State Elections Enforcement Commission; and State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, State Elections Enforcement Commission
 August 6, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-863 Andre Gill v. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services
 1:00 PM Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Director of Human Resources, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 2:30 PM FIC 2014-791 Ellen Andrews v. Director, State of Connecticut, Office of the Healthcare Advocate; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Healthcare Advocate
 August 7, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-864 Andre Gill v. James R. Gill, Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-207 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Bethel, Police Department, Town of Bethel; and Town of Bethel
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 3, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-109 Barry Natale v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Education; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 3, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-109;
Barry Natale v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Education; and State of Connecticut, Department of Education
Barry Natale appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Ralph E. Urban appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:00 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:15 PM.
Dated: August 11, 2015
 August 3, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-170 Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
FIC 2015-171 Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on August 3, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-170;
Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center
Docket #FIC 2015-171;
Michael Aronow v. Freedom of Information Officer, State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center; and State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut Health Center

Michael Aronow appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Blumenthal appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:36 PM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 5:09 PM. 
Dated:  August 10, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 4, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-884 Daniel Penney v. Chairman, South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown; South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown; and City of Middletown
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 4, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-884;
Daniel Penney v. Chairman, South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown; and South District Fire Commission, City of Middletown
 August 4, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-107 Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Operating Officer, City of Harford; Director of Communications, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 4, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-107;
Jeff Cohen and WNPR v. Chief Operating Officer, City of Harford; Director of Communications, City of Hartford; and City of Hartford
Jeff Cohen appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Cynthia Lauture appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:03 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:32 PM.
Dated:  August 10, 2015August 12, 2015 
 August 4, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2014-898 David Chaloux and the Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 v. Chairman, Fire Commission, Town of Wilton; Fire Commission, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 4, 2015 at 2:30 PM was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2014-898;
David Chaloux and the Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 v. Chairman, Fire Commission, Town of Wilton; Fire Commission, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 5, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-175 Jason Goode v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 5, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-175;
Jason Goode v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 August 5, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-250 Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, State Elections Enforcement Commission; and State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, State Elections Enforcement Commission
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 5, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-250;
Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee v. Chairman, State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, State Elections Enforcement Commission; and State of Connecticut, Office of Governmental Accountability, State Elections Enforcement Commission
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 6, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-863 Andre Gill v. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 6, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-863;
Andre Gill v. Dora B. Schriro, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Division of Scientific Services
Andre Gill appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Steven Barry appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 10:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:05 AM.
Dated:  August 10, 2015
 August 6, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-176 Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Director of Human Resources, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-176;
Elisabeth Seieroe Maurer v. Director of Human Resources, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 August 6, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2014-791 Ellen Andrews v. Director, State of Connecticut, Office of the Healthcare Advocate; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Healthcare Advocate
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 6, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-791;
Ellen Andrews v. Director, State of Connecticut, Office of the Healthcare Advocate; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Healthcare Advocate
Ellen Andrews appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Matthew Budzik appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:35 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:34 PM.
Dated:  August 10, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 7, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-864 Andre Gill v. James R. Gill, Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 7, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-864;
Andre Gill v. James R. Gill, Chief Medical Examiner, State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner; and State of Connecticut, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Andre Gill appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Susan Castonquay and Daniel Shipiro appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:41 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:59 AM.
Dated: August 10, 2015
 August 7, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-207 Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Bethel, Police Department, Town of Bethel; and Town of Bethel
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 7, 2015 at 1:00 PM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-207;
Robert Cushman v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Bethel, Police Department, Town of Bethel; and Town of Bethel