Seeking Specific Craft Brewery Mentions in MA Pay-to-Play Investigation

Alex Weaver filed this request with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission of Massachusetts.
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From: Alex Weaver

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

I'd like a detailed list of any and all mentions of specific Massachusetts craft breweries throughout the ongoing pay-to-play investigation between the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, City Hall, the State House, the Massachusetts Attorney General and local beer distributors, including but not limited to Craft Brewers Guild.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Alex Weaver

From: Patricia Hathaway

Dear Mr. Weaver,

Please see attached. We will forward a payment summary separately.

Best,
Patricia

Patricia Hathaway
Administrative Assistant
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
239 Causeway Street, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Tel. 617-727-3040 x738
Fax. 617-727-1510
Fax: 857-453-2780 (fax to email)
Phathaway@tre.state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/abcc

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 10/26/2016 4:31 PM >>>

October 26, 2016
Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:
I'd like a detailed list of any and all mentions of specific
Massachusetts craft breweries throughout the ongoing pay-to-play
investigation between the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, City
Hall, the State House, the Massachusetts Attorney General and local beer
distributors, including but not limited to Craft Brewers Guild.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this
request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by
the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public
free of charge as part of the public information service at
MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and
is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including
for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to
read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for
example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I
would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if
available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10
calendar days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Alex Weaver
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Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 29179
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but
is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track,
share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News"
and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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From: Patricia Hathaway

Dear Mr. Weaver:

Please be advised we can only provide information relative to the ABCC
(not any of the other agencies which you listed in your request.)

Please find attached the payment summary for the documents you
requested. Please send us notice of your payment confirmation or send
your check or money order with a copy of the payment summary to my
attention so that we may process your request.

Thank you.
Patricia

Patricia Hathaway
Administrative Assistant
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
239 Causeway Street, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Tel. 617-727-3040 x738
Fax. 617-727-1510
Fax: 857-453-2780 (fax to email)
Phathaway@tre.state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/abcc

>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 11/11/2016 5:00 AM >>>

November 11, 2016
Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
This is a follow up to a previous request:
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request,
copied below, and originally submitted on Oct. 26, 2016. Please let me
know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further
clarification is needed.
Thanks for your help, and let me know if further clarification is
needed.
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On Oct. 27, 2016:
Dear Mr. Weaver,
Please see attached. We will forward a payment summary separately.
Best,
Patricia
Patricia Hathaway
Administrative Assistant
Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission
239 Causeway Street, 1st Floor
Boston, MA 02114
Tel. 617-727-3040 x738
Fax. 617-727-1510
Fax: 857-453-2780 (fax to email)
Phathaway@tre.state.ma.us
www.mass.gov/abcc
>>> <requests@muckrock.com> 10/26/2016 4:31 PM >>>
October 26, 2016
Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission
239 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02114
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:
I'd like a detailed list of any and all mentions of specific
Massachusetts craft breweries throughout the ongoing pay-to-play
investigation between the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, City
Hall, the State House, the Massachusetts Attorney General and local
beer
distributors, including but not limited to Craft Brewers Guild.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this
request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by
the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public
free of charge as part of the public information service at
MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press
and
is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including
for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to
read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include,
for
example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I
would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment
if
available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter.
I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10
calendar days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Alex Weaver
------
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 29179
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but
is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track,
share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News"
and the department number) requests might be returned as
undeliverable.
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On Oct. 26, 2016:
To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I
hereby request the following records:
I'd like a detailed list of any and all mentions of specific
Massachusetts craft breweries throughout the ongoing pay-to-play
investigation between the Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, City
Hall, the State House, the Massachusetts Attorney General and local beer
distributors, including but not limited to Craft Brewers Guild.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this
request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by
the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public
free of charge as part of the public information service at
MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and
is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
I expect the request to be filled in an accessible format, including
for screen readers, which provide text-to-speech for persons unable to
read print. Files that are not accessible to screen readers include, for
example, .pdf image files as well as physical documents.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would
inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I
would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if
available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I
look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10
calendar days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Alex Weaver
------
Filed via MuckRock.com
E-mail (Preferred): requests@muckrock.com
For mailed responses, please address (see note):
MuckRock
DEPT MR 29179
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516
PLEASE NOTE: This request is not filed by a MuckRock staff member, but
is being sent through MuckRock by the above in order to better track,
share, and manage public records requests. Also note that improperly
addressed (i.e., with the requester's name rather than "MuckRock News"
and the department number) requests might be returned as undeliverable.
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