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Agency: We made a slight mistake in billing you for public records. We’re sorry.

Public-records adventures from afar: The Maine Public Utilities Commission said a reporter would have to pay $36,000 to look for and produce e-mails from the commission’s former chairman. When a TV station requested the same documents, the commission wrote back … Continue reading

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Possibly the greatest excuse ever to keep public records private

Wyoming County’s recorder of deeds would not e-mail records to the Wilkes-Barre Citizens’ Voice, so the paper suggested they put the records on a flash drive. “My office staff, including myself, are not trained or familiar with loading information on … Continue reading

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Fun with police reports

Sometimes these things are unintentionally funny.* As in this one, faxed early this morning from state police in Harrisburg. A trooper went to an address in West Hanover Township, Dauphin County, and wrote the following on a news release: “This … Continue reading

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‘Torture the unsuspecting’ with public records

When Daily Record/Sunday News correspondent Teresa McMinn asked various townships and boroughs about how they kept meeting minutes for a story that appeared in last Sunday’s paper, probably the most, shall we say, creative response came from Hanover borough manager … Continue reading

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Black highlighter

Are you interested in a list of government employees investigated for fraud, kickbacks, hacking governement computers and buglary? Yes?

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Closed to the public

Oh, how I love irony! Good thing, because those of us who work with public records sure do run into it a lot. I don’t know what you are doing on this fine Sunday afternoon, but if you are in … Continue reading

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