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AP story on Watchdog firing

PATRICK SANDERS Associated Press Writer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Less than a year after Tribune Co. launched an innovative plan to combine the newsrooms of The Hartford Courant and a local TV station, a columnist…


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NYTimes: Watchdog fired by Courant

August 18, 2009 Losing Job, Consumer Columnist Cries Foul By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD The Hartford Courant and its former consumer columnist, George Gombossy, agree on one thing: that Mr. Gombossy was laid off this month. But…


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Former Courant Watchdog details what led to his dismissal

Official statement from George Gombossy Editor & Publisher of CtWatchdog.com I surrendered my Hartford Courant press badge to my editors Aug. 14, ending four decades of employment at the nation’s oldest continuously published newspaper. The…


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National Society of Newspaper Columnists issues support for CtWatchdog

Statement on the firing of Connecticut columnist George Gombossy From: Board of Directors, National Society of Newspaper Columnists Release: Immediately For information, contact Ben S. Pollock; secretary, National Society of Newspaper Columnists, ben.pollock@stanfordalumni.org, (479) 236-6302The board…


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Courant reader tells top brass to stop spinning

Dear Naedine Hazell and Jeff Levine, As an occasional reader of the Hartford Courant, I read with painful amusement your shamefully disingenuous staff memo “explaining” why you fired George Gombossy and pulled his consumer protection…




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Connecticut Heating Oil and Propane Price Comparison web sites

Another important site is tinyurl.com/ld5sbn. It lists wholesale prices for heating oil and compares them to prices in other areas as well as prior year’s prices. At tinyurl.com/n8yc2n, you’ll find retail heating-oil prices in Connecticut…