The Laurel Club has confirmed with George Gombossy, Watchdog consumer columnist, what we’ve been hearing for a couple of days: that he is separating from the company involuntarily — apparently over differences in whether/how to cover an advertiser.
George is among the paper’s most tenured writers, having served everywhere from the Willimantic bureau to the investigative desk. He was the Business News editor before his consumer job. While working as a lead reporter, he covered the famous Colonial Realty scandal, the scandal over taping inmate conversations by the state, and racial profiling by cops in Avon on the famous “Barkhamsted Express,” among other things.
Welcome to the camp, George, and let us know when the retirement party is.