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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Medicare (Dis)Advantage - Even Hospitals Don’t Like It.

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 31, 2024

“We hear every day, from our hospitals and health systems across the country, about challenges they experience with Medicare Advantage [MA] plans,” said Michelle Millerick, senior associate director for health [...]

The $5 Trillion National Infrastructure Bank Is Looking Better Every Day

By Dick ConoboyOn Mar 27, 2024

Last July, I wrote two articles ( “National Infrastructure Bank…And The State Of Washington” and  “Renewed Push for a National Infrastructure Bank”). Both articles described a proposal in Congress [...]

Just What We Need - A Bank in Fairhaven

By Dick ConoboyOn Dec 05, 2023

Unbeknownst to most of our citizens, Peoples Bank purchased the former “Zane Burger” property at 1315 12th St. in Fairhaven last May for a cool $1.95 million and has plans to raze [...]

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Feb 26, 2024 on
The Insidious Creep of Medicare (Dis)Advantage

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Dec 11, 2023 on
Retirees With Federal Employee Health Care - Beware Of Offers To Switch Drug Coverage

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Dec 09, 2023 on
Retirees With Federal Employee Health Care - Beware Of Offers To Switch Drug Coverage

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Dec 08, 2023 on
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Dec 05, 2023 on
Just What We Need - A Bank in Fairhaven