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NEFAC seeks support in 2013 appeal

If you’re motivated to give now to support NEFAC’s work spreading the gospel of open government, go to our special annual appeal site for the perks available from our partners across New England for a modest donation.

Vt. Supreme Court opens police porn case to public

By Brent Curtis, staff reporter, Rutland (Vt.) Herald RUTLAND, Vt. – The Vermont Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the public’s right to access to the criminal and internal investigations of two Rutland police officers who viewed pornography on work computers. More than three years after the Rutland Herald’s initial request for the records was denied […]

Head scratcher: Marshals say photos would invade Vt. killer’s privacy

The U.S. Marshals Service says the privacy rights of a man who pleaded guilty to the 2008 kidnap, rape and murder of his 12-year-old niece far outweigh the rights of taxpayers to see the man they will pay to keep behind bars for the rest of his life.

NEFAC announces its 2013 New England First Amendment Institute fellows

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Journalists from a variety of media and all six New England states will gather in Dedham, Mass., Sept. 29-Oct. 1 to learn the latest investigative and database reporting techniques and public records access skills. The fellows chosen for this, the New England First Amendment Coalition’s third annual Institute, reflect today’s diverse news media and […]