State Government Press Releases

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09/23/2016
Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it redacted information in its response to his May 24, 2016 APRA request. Consistent with our prior finding in Higgins v. Lonsdale Fire District, PR 15-20, we found that the requested W2 forms of public employees were not public records...
09/23/2016
The Cumberland Fire District did not violate the APRA as the evidence revealed that the Complainant's August 26, 2015 complaint raised no issue with the Fire District's exercising an extension to respond to the Complainant's APRA request. Rather, the APRA complaint simply contended that as of the...
09/13/2016
Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to respond to his February 13, 2016 APRA request. Because the Town later released the requested documents to Complainant, we concluded that we only needed to determine if the Complainant's allegation represented a willful and...
09/13/2016
The School Committee sought guidance as to whether the participation of a School Committee member in the audience of a subcommittee meeting convened a "meeting" of the School Committee within the meaning of R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-2(a). Although we found insufficient information to offer an opinion...
09/13/2016
Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to provide access to a document responsive to her May 13, 2016 APRA request. We found no evidence that the requested document existed. Consistent with previous cases that found no APRA violation for failure to produce records that...
09/13/2016
The Complainant alleged the City violated the APRA when it stated that it maintained no documents responsive to her APRA request. The APRA request sought "all registration signup sheets for the Providence Summer Midnight Basketball Program from May 26 through August 8, 2015." There was no...
08/29/2016
Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to provide a reason for requesting a time extension to his February 13, 2016 APRA request. We found that the Town's failure to provide a reason why it was requesting a time extension violated R.I. Gen. Laws. 38-2-3(e). Based on...
08/29/2016
The Town did not violate the APRA when it did not provide documents that it did not maintain. No evidence was presented that the requested documents were maintained by the Department at the time of the APRA request. See R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-3(h).
07/28/2016
The Complainant alleged that the City violated the APRA when it withheld, based upon the attorney-client relationship, documents responsive to her APRA request. Based upon this Department's in camera review of the three (3) emails, consisting of two (2) pages, we concluded that the documents were...
07/28/2016
The Department of Public Safety did not violate the APRA when it redacted the identities and contact information for third parties but released the substantive information related to these third parties and when it redacted the subject-matter of one incident or circumstance involving the...