Financial records of failed Groton cable company may be kept secret
Groton — Groton City does not have to make public the full financial records of the once publicly owned Thames Valley Communications cable company, a Freedom of Information Commission hearing officer has found.
Hearing Officer Kathleen K. Ross wrote on March 31 that the financial information redacted from the company’s financial records is “commercially valuable, confidential or proprietary information” and is therefore exempt from disclosure. Ross' finding goes to the full Freedom of Information Commission for a hearing at 2 p.m. April 26 in Hartford.
Mayor Marian Galbraith said Friday she was pleased.
"It was not about the city. It was about a contractual obligation we had, and we were contractually obligated not to release financial records of the new owners of (Thames Valley) and we didn't," she said.