Superintendent’s goal is to hide the bad stuff – Journal Inquirer

By Chris Powell When a public school teacher is suspended amid investigation of a complaint that he molested a student, what are the urgent objectives of a school superintendent? In Stafford and indeed in most Connecticut towns those objectives include Continue reading Superintendent’s goal is to hide the bad stuff – Journal Inquirer

Town found in violation of meeting rules – Stratford Star

By Melvin Mason The Town Council will have to host a Freedom of information Act training session after a ruling from the state Freedom of Information Commission found that the town should not have gone into executive session to discuss Continue reading Town found in violation of meeting rules – Stratford Star

Editorial: Keeping ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Killer’s Records Secret Is Nuts – Hartford Courant

Federal law allows public access to medical and psychiatric records 50 years after a patient’s death “for historical purposes.” But not Connecticut. Not even when the patient is as historic a figure as the murderer who inspired the movie and Continue reading Editorial: Keeping ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ Killer’s Records Secret Is Nuts – Hartford Courant

Donation returned to Dem. who backed FOI complaint – The Bristol Press

By Steve Collins BRISTOL — Not long after attending a fundraiser for Democratic city Councilor Mary Fortier, longtime party activist Terry Parker got a letter in the mail from her. He said he thought it was a thank-you note, but Continue reading Donation returned to Dem. who backed FOI complaint – The Bristol Press

OUR VIEW: Secrets and old lace – The Bristol Press

Records related to the mental hospital incarceration of a serial killer who inspired the play and 1944 movie “Arsenic and Old Lace” don’t have to be made public, the state Supreme Court ruled in a decision released Monday. The Associated Continue reading OUR VIEW: Secrets and old lace – The Bristol Press

Groton City leaders, two town councilors testify in dispute before FOI Commission – The Day

By Deborah Straszheim Hartford – The Groton City mayor, deputy mayor and an attorney for the city faced two Groton town councilors Monday before a state Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer over a complaint filed by the councilors who Continue reading Groton City leaders, two town councilors testify in dispute before FOI Commission – The Day

Smart Redaction™ for Police body-worn video – PR Newswire

DECATUR, Ga., Sept. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — An Atlanta-based technology company, Utility Associates, Inc., today announced it has unveiled a state-of-the-art software that will blur-out faces and personally identifiable markings such as body tattoos to protect the privacy and identity of Continue reading Smart Redaction™ for Police body-worn video – PR Newswire

Initial State Dept. review found months-long gap in Clinton emails – The Hill

By Julian Hattem An initial State Department review concluded that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did not send a single work-related email through her personal account for roughly four months during her tenure, though the government claims it has since Continue reading Initial State Dept. review found months-long gap in Clinton emails – The Hill

Records Of ‘Arsenic And Old Lace’ Killer To Remain Secret – Hartford Courant

By David Altimari HARTFORD — Nearly 200 pages of documents related to the medical and psychiatric treatment of notorious killer Amy Archer-Gilligan, the woman who became the subject of the play and movie “Arsenic and Old Lace,” will remain sealed Continue reading Records Of ‘Arsenic And Old Lace’ Killer To Remain Secret – Hartford Courant

Despite FOI requests, teacher touching might never have come out – JournalInquirer.com

By Alex Wood Journal Inquirer reporters have been making a practice this year of filing freedom-of-information requests about once a month with the school systems and town governments they cover for records of any disciplinary action involving employees. But if Continue reading Despite FOI requests, teacher touching might never have come out – JournalInquirer.com