State Government Press Releases

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02/23/2016
The Complainant alleged the DOH violated the APRA when it refused to provide records responsive to its APRA request seeking a copy of the Intoxilyzer I-9000 Training Manual. Among the twenty-seven (27) exceptions to the APRA is R.I. Gen. Laws 38-2-2(4)(B), which exempts from public disclosure, "[
02/22/2016
Complainant alleged that the Fire District violated the APRA when: 1) it failed to comply with this Department's "Decision and Order" in MacDougall v. Quonochontaug, PR 13 17; OM 13-24; 2) when it failed to properly respond to certain portions of his January 18, 2014 APRA request; and 3) when...
02/18/2016
Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to provide a written response to his April 1, 2015 APRA request and when it failed to provide all documents responsive to his April 1, 2015 APRA request. We found that the Town violated the APRA when it failed to respond to the...
02/16/2016
Complainant requested and was denied access to copies "of all resumes received by the Coventry Schools Administration's advertised position for a Financial Director as well as any resumes received from other sources" on the grounds that disclosure would "constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion...
02/03/2016
The Scituate Town Council did not violate the OMA when it discussed matters appropriate for closed session under R.I. Gen. Laws 42-46-5(a)(2) "[s]essions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation, or work sessions pertaining to collective bargaining or litigation." Complainant further...
02/01/2016
Complainant alleged that the Town violated the APRA when it denied him access to requested documents. Based on all the evidence presented, we found that the privacy interests implicated by disclosure clearly outweighed the public interest and, therefore, disclosure would "constitute a clearly...
01/08/2016
The Complainant alleged that the WGFD failed to specify the reasons for its denial, failed to indicate whether responsive documents did not exist, and that the requested documents maintained in a third party's personnel file should be deemed public records. Although the Fire District's denial...
01/08/2016
In Fitzgerald v. Warwick Police Department, PR 14-13, we concluded that the Police Department violated the APRA when it assessed a "flat fee" of $5.00 per report in response to an APRA request seeking reports and records pertaining to two (2) individuals. The sole issue to be addressed in this...
01/05/2016
The Complainant alleged the Little Compton School Department and/or the School Committee violated the APRA when it improperly denied his APRA request and when the denial did not indicate the procedures for appeal. The Complainant made an APRA request to the School Department seeking the 'written...
01/05/2016
Complainant alleged that sometime between June 3 and October 14, 2014, four members of the North Kingstown School Committee discussed the topic of leasing office space outside the public purview. After reviewing all the evidence presented, we found no violation. Specifically, the evidence...