Redding (Conn.) woman honored as ‘Champion of Open Government’

From  Three advocates of open government and three investigative journalists were honored recently by the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information at its annual meeting in Hartford.

The council gave its Champion of Open Government award to two former members of the state Freedom of Information Commission, Norma Riess of Redding and Sherman London, whose terms recently expired and who were not reappointed by Gov. Dannell P. Malloy. London, former editorial page editor of the Waterbury Republican-American, served on the commission for 17 years, the longest-serving member in the commission's history.