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The Freedom of Information Commission will hold special meetings during the week of November 30, 2015 through December 4, 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
 November 30, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-457 Antwan Sease v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-453 John Spatola v. Superintendent of Schools, New Milford Public Schools; and New Milford Public Schools
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-615 Gregory Slate v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Westport; Police Department, Town of Westport; and Town of Westport
 December 1, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-462 Tyronne Pierce v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Putnam; Police Department, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-605 Brian Haberly v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; and Fairfield Public Schools
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-222 Cherlyn Poindexter and the New Haven Management and Professional Union, Local 3144 v. Toni Harp, Mayor, City of New Haven; Katleen Foster, Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; Marcus Paca, Labor Relations Director, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
 December 2, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-445 James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
 1:00 PM FIC 2015-101 Susan Kniep v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-629 William Ramos v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Groton; Police Department, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
 December 3, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-482 John Kaminski v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 1:00 PM Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; Susan Collier, Finance Director, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
FIC 2015-599 Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 2:30 PM FIC 2015-600 Mark Dumas v. Louis DeCilio, Registrar of Voters, Town of Stratford; Richard Marcone, Registrar of Voters, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 December 4, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-221 Ira Alston v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 11:00 AM FIC 2015-618 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Superintendent of Schools, Hamden Public Schools; and Hamden Public Schools
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Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 November 30, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-457 Antwan Sease 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 November 30, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-457;
Antwan Sease v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Antwan Sease appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Attorney James Neal appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:44 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:24 AM.
Dated:  November 30, 2015
 November 30, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-453 John Spatola v. Superintendent of Schools, New Milford Public Schools; and New Milford Public Schools
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 30, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-453;
John Spatola v. Superintendent of Schools, New Milford Public Schools; and New Milford Public Schools
Attorney Peter Bowman appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Mark Sommaruga appeared on behalf of the respondents.  Attorney Adrienne DeLucca & Attorney Melanie Kolek appeared on behalf of the interveners.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 11:00 AM, with Hearing Officer, Lisa F. Siegel presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:00 PM.
Dated:  November 30, 2015
 November 30, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-615 Gregory Slate v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Westport; Police Department, Town of Westport; and Town of Westport
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on November 30, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-615;
Gregory Slate v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Westport; Police Department, Town of Westport; and Town of Westport
Adam Faillaze appeared on behalf of the complainant.   Attorney Gail Kelly appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:05 PM, with Hearing Officer, Victor R. Perpetua presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 2:10 PM.
Dated:  November 30, 2015
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 1, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-462 Tyronne Pierce v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Putnam; Police Department, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 1, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-462;
Tyronne Pierce v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Putnam; Police Department, Town of Putnam; and Town of Putnam
Tyronne Pierce appeared on his own behalf and participated via speakerphone.   Chief Rick Hayes appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 9:32 AM, with Attorney Virginia Brown presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:13 AM.
Dated:  December 7, 2015
 December 1, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-605 Brian Haberly v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; and Fairfield Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 1, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-605;
Brian Haberly v. Superintendent of Schools, Fairfield Public Schools; and Fairfield Public Schools
 December 1, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-222 Cherlyn Poindexter and the New Haven Management and Professional Union, Local 3144 v. Toni Harp, Mayor, City of New Haven; Katleen Foster, Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; Marcus Paca, Labor Relations Director, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 1, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-222;
Cherlyn Poindexter and the New Haven Management and Professional Union, Local 3144 v. Toni Harp, Mayor, City of New Haven; Kathleen Foster, Assistant Corporation Counsel, City of New Haven; Marcus Paca, Labor Relations Director, City of New Haven; and City of New Haven
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 2, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-445 James Torlai v. 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 matter was held on December 2, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-445;
James Torlai v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; and State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection
James Torlai appeared on his own behalf.   Attorney James Caley 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, Valicia D. Harmon presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 11:50 AM.
Dated:  December 8, 2015
 December 2, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-101 Susan Kniep v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford
An evidentiary hearing of the Freedom of Information Commission in the following matter was held on December 2, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-101;
Susan Kniep v. Executive Director, East Hartford Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford; and Housing Authority, Town of East Hartford
The Complainant appeared on her own behalf.   Attorney Ralph J. Alexander appeared on behalf of the respondents.  No votes were taken.  The proceedings were digitally recorded.
The hearing convened at 1:01 PM, with Commissioner, Matthew Streeter presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 1:52 PM.
Dated:  December 7, 2015
 December 2, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-629 William Ramos v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Groton; Police Department, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 2, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-629;
William Ramos v. Chief, Police Department, Town of Groton; Police Department, Town of Groton; and Town of Groton
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 3, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-482 John Kaminski 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 December 3, 2015 at 9:30 AM was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-482;
John Kaminski v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
 December 3, 2015  1:00 PM FIC 2015-598 Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; Susan Collier, Finance Director, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
FIC 2015-599 Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-598;
Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; Susan Collier, Finance Director, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 3, 2015 at 1:00 PM, was postponed.
Docket #FIC 2015-599;
Mark Dumas v. John Harkins, Mayor, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
 December 3, 2015  2:30 PM FIC 2015-600 Mark Dumas v. Louis DeCilio, Registrar of Voters, Town of Stratford; Richard Marcone, Registrar of Voters, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 3, 2015 at 2:30 PM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-600;
Mark Dumas v. Louis DeCilio, Registrar of Voters, Town of Stratford; Richard Marcone, Registrar of Voters, Town of Stratford; and Town of Stratford
Date____________ Time___ Contested Case
Docket #
Contested Case Caption
 December 4, 2015  9:30 AM FIC 2015-221 Ira Alston 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 December 4, 2015 in the Freedom of Information Hearing Room, 18-20 Trinity Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
Docket #FIC 2015-221;
Ira Alston v. Commissioner, State of Connecticut, Department of Correction; and  State of Connecticut, Department of Correction
Ira Alston 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 9:40 AM, with Hearing Officer, Clifton A. Leonhardt presiding.
The hearing adjourned at 10:15 AM.
Dated:  December 8, 2015
 December 4, 2015  11:00 AM FIC 2015-618 Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Superintendent of Schools, Hamden Public Schools; and Hamden Public Schools
NOTICE:  The special meeting scheduled in the following matter for December 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM, was cancelled.  The complaint in this matter has been withdrawn.
Docket #FIC 2015-618;
Ray Rossomando and the Connecticut Education Association v. Superintendent of Schools, Hamden Public Schools; and Hamden Public Schools