Dick Conoboy

Citizen Journalist 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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City Council Resolution Supports A Washington Public Bank

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 27, 2020

The Bellingham City Council unanimously approved a resolution in support of a state bank in Washington. This follows on the heels of a December presentation on the benefits of public [...]

Density Allowances for CityView Development Challenged

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 14, 2020

An attorney for a working group* drawn from nearly 100 interested and affected residents from the Puget and Samish Neighborhoods has challenged the 176 unit density allocated to the 11.5 acre Tract F [...]

Advice to City Council on Scooters: Hasten Slowly

By Dick ConoboyOn Jan 13, 2020

At the end of last year, I wrote about the city’s blossoming love affair with motorized scooters, AKA, e-scooters. [Yet Another Shiny Thing - Motorized Scooters] In 2020, the city [...]

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Recent comments

" Kurt, Did you read the city’s web page that I posted above?

Apr 02, 2020 on
Close The Bellingham Parks...NOW!

" David, We have stumbled upon statistical dark matter. :-)  

Apr 01, 2020 on
Forecasting the COVID-19 Surge Peak in Whatcom County

" David, Thanks for your article an excellent explanations.  Not sure if it is relevant but the student population in the city ofBellingham is indeterminantly  reduced at the [...]

Apr 01, 2020 on
Forecasting the COVID-19 Surge Peak in Whatcom County

"This has now gone international in the Guardian.

Mar 28, 2020 on
Dr Lin fired from St Joseph Hospital

"How utterly shameful.  Especially in the face of the values of the hospital as presented on their own website.  The management with this odious action gives lie to [...]

Mar 27, 2020 on
Dr Lin fired from St Joseph Hospital