2017 CFOG Essay Contest – Greenwich, East Lyme, West Haven students win top prizes; honorable mentions to students at six schools

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 15, 2017 Contact: Mary Connolly CFOG Essay Contest Chair cfogessay@aol.com Michelle Xiong, a junior at Greenwich High School, has won the first prize of $1,000 in this year’s Connecticut Foundation for Open Government high school essay contest. She wrote about President Donald Trump’s proposal that libel laws be “opened up” […]

Legislation seeks release of historic medical records – Record-Journal

03/14/17 –By Mike Savino HARTFORD — Public disclosure advocates are renewing their push for access to medical records archived at the Connecticut State Library, saying the information can provide valuable insight to the way conditions were handled in the past. [Read More]

Foundation to host media panel – The Day

12/21/16 – The Connecticut Foundation for Open Government has announced that it will host a panel discussion Jan. 23 in Hartford on “The Stories Behind the Biggest Stories of 2016 … and The Storms on the 2017 Horizon.” Read More

Our View: CMEEC law codifies ethical behavior – Norwich Bulletin

12/14/16 – By Bulletin Editorial Board This week Sen. Cathy Osten, D-Sprague, introduced legislation aspiring to full transparency from the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Consortium and the state’s municipal utilities, the latest consequence from The Bulletin’s series of stories on CMEEC’s secretive vacations to the Kentucky Derby these last four years. Read More

Opinion: Thumbs up, thumbs down – Danbury News Times

12/13/16 – Thumbs up to New Milford resident Greg Mullen for appealing to the state Freedom of Information Commission recently over a meeting with some members of the Board of Education’s Facilities Committee and town officials over a draft agreement on use of the former John Pettibone School, and Thumbs Up also to Facilities Committee Chairman […]