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The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of August 17, 2015 through August 21, 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 17, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-899 Kacey Lewis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 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
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
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-226 Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
 August 18, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-202 Adam Osmond v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
 11:00 AM FIC 2014-833 Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cook, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; Ronald Eleveld, Michaela Fissel, Darleen Klase, Leonard Lockhart, Richard O'Reilly, Paul Panos, Melissa Rizzo Holmes, Cristina Santos, Kenneth Williams, as members, Board of Education, Windsor Public Schools; and Board of Education, Windsor Public Schools
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-210 Alexander Wood, Lauren Quirici, Doreen Guarino and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Superintendent of Schools, Stafford Public Schools; and Stafford Public Schools
 August 19, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-290 Diego Vas v. Director, State of Connecticut, Inmate Trust Fund, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Inmate Trust Fund, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-295 Robert Cushman v. Commissioner, 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
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-061 Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
 2:30 PM Kristina Talbert-Slagle v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
 August 20, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-261 Peter Torrano v. Shirley Mosby, as member, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
Nancy Chapman v. Shirley Mosby, Member, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
 11:00 AM Franklin Farrar, Sr. v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-249 Bruce Flax and Harry Watson v. City Council, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
 2:30 PM Joan Zygmunt v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; Chief, Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch; and Martin Libbin, Director, Legal Services, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch
 August 21, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-289 Eileen Murray and Lisa McDermott v. Superintendent of Schools, Cromwell Public Schools; and Cromwell Public Schools
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-239 Wilton Fire Fighters Local 2233 v. First Selectman, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-187 Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, 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
Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, 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
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 17, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2014-899 Kacey Lewis 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 August 17, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-899;
Kacey Lewis v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Kacey Lewis appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neil appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:33 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:43 AM.
Dated:  August 19, 2015
 August 17, 2015  11:00 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
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
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on August 17, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
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
Attorney Lawrence Sgrignari appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Jarrad Lucan appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:45 PM.
Dated:  August 19, 2015
 August 17, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-226 Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 17, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-226;
Lisa Treat-Perry v. Superintendent of Schools, East Haddam Public Schools; and East Haddam Public Schools
Lisa Treat-Perry appeared on her own behalf.   Brian Reas, Superintendent appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:39 PM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 3:48 PM.
Dated:  August 19, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 18, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-202 Adam Osmond v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on August 18, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-202;
Adam Osmond v. Catherine Smith, Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development; and State of Connecticut, Department of Economic and Community Development
Adam Osmond appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Assistant Attorney General Laura Martella appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:33 AM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:03 AM.
Dated:    August 19, 2015
 August 18, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2014-833 Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cook, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; Ronald Eleveld, Michaela Fissel, Darleen Klase, Leonard Lockhart, Richard O'Reilly, Paul Panos, Melissa Rizzo Holmes, Cristina Santos, Kenneth Williams, as members, Board of Education, Windsor Public Schools; and Board of Education, Windsor Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 18, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-833;
Bradshaw Smith v. Craig Cook, Superintendent of Schools, Windsor Public Schools; Ronald Eleveld, Michaela Fissel, Darleen Klase, Leonard Lockhart, Richard O'Reilly, Paul Panos, Melissa Rizzo Holmes, Cristina Santos, Kenneth Williams, as members, Board of Education, Windsor Public Schools; and Board of Education, Windsor Public Schools
Bradshaw Smith appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney Gary Brochu appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:06 AM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:20 AM.
Dated:  August 19, 2015
 August 18, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-210 Alexander Wood, Lauren Quirici, Doreen Guarino and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Superintendent of Schools, Stafford Public Schools; and Stafford Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 18, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-210;
Alexander Wood, Lauren Quirici, Doreen Guarino and the Manchester Journal Inquirer v. Superintendent of Schools, Stafford Public Schools; and Stafford Public Schools
Alexander Wood and Lauren Quirici appeared on behalf of the complainants.   Attorney Kevin Roy appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:31 PM, with Hearing Officer, Paula S. Pearlman presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:05 PM.
Dated:  August 19, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 19, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-290 Diego Vas v. Director, State of Connecticut, Inmate Trust Fund, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Inmate Trust Fund, Department of Correction
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 19, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-290;
Diego Vas v. Director, State of Connecticut, Inmate Trust Fund, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Inmate Trust Fund, Department of Correction
Diego Vas appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   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, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 9:38 AM.
Dated:    August 19, 2015
 August 19, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-295 Robert Cushman v. Commissioner, 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 August 19, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-295;
Robert Cushman v. Commissioner, 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
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   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 11:03 AM, with Hearing Officer, Tracie C. Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:55 AM.
Dated:  August 19, 2015
 August 19, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-061 Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 19, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-061;
Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke v. Administrator, State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board; and State of Connecticut, Teachers' Retirement Board
Kathryn Ladd and Catherine Oemcke appeared on their own behalf.   Attorney Krista O'Brien appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:02 PM, with Hearing Officer, Kathleen K. Ross presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:30 PM.
Dated:  August 24, 2015
 August 19, 2015  2:30 PM Kristina Talbert-Slagle 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 August 19, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-313;
Kristina Talbert-Slagle v. Superintendent of Schools, Hartford Public Schools; and Hartford Public Schools
Kristina Talbert-Slagle appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Cynthia Lauture appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:33 PM, with Hearing Officer, Mary E. Schwind presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 4:09 PM.
Dated:  August 20, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 20, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-261 Peter Torrano v. Shirley Mosby, as member, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
Nancy Chapman v. Shirley Mosby, Member, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following consolidated matters was held on August 20, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-261;
Peter Torrano v. Shirley Mosby, as member, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
Docket #FIC 2015-281;
Nancy Chapman v. Shirley Mosby, Member, Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools; and Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools
Peter Torrano and Nancy Chapman appeared on their own behalf.   Alexa J.P. Lindauer appeared on behalf of the respondent, Shirley Mosby.  Attorney Christopher Tracey and Attorney Melica Forbes appeared on behalf of the respondent Board of Education, Norwalk Public Schools.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:30 AM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:00 AM.
Dated:  August 20, 2015
 August 20, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-104 Franklin Farrar, Sr. v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 20, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-104;
Franklin Farrar, Sr. v. Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
Franklin Farrar, Sr. appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney John Florek appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:15 AM, with Hearing Officer, Mary E. Schwind presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 12:03 PM.
Dated:  August 20, 2015
 August 20, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-249 Bruce Flax and Harry Watson v. City Council, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 20, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-249;
Bruce Flax and Harry Watson v. City Council, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
 August 20, 2015  2:30 PM Joan Zygmunt v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; Chief, Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch; and Martin Libbin, Director, Legal Services, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on August 20, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2014-878;
Joan Zygmunt v. Director, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch, Court Operations Division; Chief, Court Administrator, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch; and Martin Libbin, Director, Legal Services, State of Connecticut, Judicial Branch
The Complainant failed to appear.   Attorney Martin Libbin appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 2:45 PM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:46 PM.
Dated:  August 20, 2015August 24, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 August 21, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-289 Eileen Murray and Lisa McDermott v. Superintendent of Schools, Cromwell Public Schools; and Cromwell Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-289;
Eileen Murray and Lisa McDermott v. Superintendent of Schools, Cromwell Public Schools; and Cromwell Public Schools
 August 21, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-239 Wilton Fire Fighters Local 2233 v. First Selectman, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for August 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-239;
Wilton Fire Fighters Local 2233 v. First Selectman, Town of Wilton; and Town of Wilton
 August 21, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-187 Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, 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
Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, 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 consolidated matter was held on August 21, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-187;
Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, 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
Robert Cushman appeared on his own behalf.   Assistant Attorney General Stephen Sarnowski appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:11 PM, with Hearing Officer, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:00 PM.
The special meeting scheduled in the following consolidated matter was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-188;
Robert Cushman v. Records Supervisor, 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

Dated:  August 25, 2015