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Dick Conoboy

Writer and Editor • Member since Jan 26, 2008

Dick Conoboy is a recovering civilian federal worker and military officer who was offered and accepted an all-expense paid, one year trip to Vietnam in 1968. He is a former Army Foreign Area Specialist for Western Europe and Southeast Asia, counter-terrorism intelligence analyst and information/security manager at the Defense Department. Dick also worked as a resource manager at various government offices to include then VP Al Gore’s National Partnership for Re-inventing Government, now recognized as having been a shamefully neo-liberal “think tank”. He speaks fluent French and a passable English learned through many years of elementary school experience diagramming sentences. Dick owes his writing ability to consuming large amounts of chemical laden and fried fresh water pike and perch fished from Lake Erie in the 40s and 50s near his native Cleveland whose Cuyahoga River regularly catches on fire.

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WWU Dormitory Construction Plans Woefully Inadequate

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 14, 2019

In February 2018, WWU President Sabah Randhawa announced plans before the Bellingham City Council (albeit quite vague) that the university would begin building additional on-campus housing. (Video of his remarks here [...]

Lisa Anderson Running for Ward 5 City Council

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 19, 2019

Lisa Anderson has announced her candidacy for the Ward 5 City Council seat held by long-time City Council member Terry Bornemann who will retire at the end of 2019. (see press release [...]

No!  I Will Not Round Up.

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 11, 2019

The grocery store cashier rings up the final item and provides the total to pay. Then comes the question, “Would you like to round that up for such and such [...]

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Recent comments

" Michael, I invite you to watch this video in which April characterizes neighborhoods, their assoctiations, and other reps as protective, exclusionary and priveleged.  She does not use the [...]

Apr 06, 2019 on
Restore The Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission (MNAC) To Its Former Role in Planning

"Konrad, Tom made no characterization about the advisability of any of the projects on Samish Hill/Crest.  His was an informative piece, largely devoid of making any recommendations or [...]

Apr 06, 2019 on
Samish Hill Forested Acreage Getting a “Haircut” - What Lies Ahead?

"And more, Michael, If the progressives (ha!) in this town want to be truly such, they might consider limiting the number of rentals that one person/ company (corporations are people [...]

Apr 04, 2019 on
Restore The Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission (MNAC) To Its Former Role in Planning

"Michael, The truth of the matter is that April was hell bent for leather to remove the owner-occupancy provision from the comp plan with respect to ADUs.  She was [...]

Apr 04, 2019 on
Restore The Mayor's Neighborhood Advisory Commission (MNAC) To Its Former Role in Planning

"But what all this points to is doing the job correctly the first time and avoiding this folderol around cross tabulating and whatnot.  Doing it right cannot be too [...]

Mar 23, 2019 on
Bellingham Residential Survey Makes My Teeth Itch