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Dick Conoboy

Writer • 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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Our “Stick to the issue!” City Council President Needs to Chill

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 18, 2018

The growing and selective imperiousness of the current Bellingham City Council president, Roxanne Murphy, is troubling. Several times since having been handed the “presidential” gavel, Murphy has interrupted public comment, [...]

Forbidden Signs of the Times

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 20, 2018

“Bellingham Municipal Code 10.24.070 Sitting or lying on public sidewalks prohibited. A. Prohibition. No person shall sit or lie down upon a public sidewalk, or upon a blanket, chair, stool, bollard, [...]

On Loss of Trust, Broken Process, and Failed Commitments in Bellingham

By Dick ConoboyOn Feb 01, 2018

There are several continuing and grave concerns regarding the Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Ordinance update process that I initially wrote about last December in a piece entitled “City’s First [...]

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Recent comments

" Susan, Glad to hear you find my articles useful.  Your comments about Tacoma are disconcerting but fairly widespread.  I am reminded of an earlier article I wrote [...]

Apr 19, 2018 on
Our "Stick to the issue!" City Council President Needs to Chill

"Jon, Ouch!  You do come down hard.  Trying to bump me out of position?  :-) Keep it up. Dick

Apr 17, 2018 on
12 Questions (The Odd and Inappropriate)

"Ralph, Thanks, at least now I know who the players are. Maybe Doug can use that money he got for all his work in DC while still on the legislature [...]

Apr 17, 2018 on
Ericksen a tough out for Democrats in 2018

"My note to Scott Ward  on NextDoor:  “thanks to the association for taking some action on this.  Again today (Friday 13 April), two sandwich boards at 11th [...]

Apr 13, 2018 on
Forbidden Signs of the Times

"The following comment was placed on NextDoor regarding the article above.  To contact Scott Ward, go to NextDoor.com   Scott Ward , Edgemoor·1d ago The Historic Fairhaven [...]

Apr 13, 2018 on
Forbidden Signs of the Times
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