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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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CityView Apartment Development - An Update

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 12, 2019

Madrona Bay Real Estate Investments of Bellingham submitted a full development package to the city on July 19th for a 136 unit, 408-bed dormitory type apartment building called CityView at the [...]

CityView Pre-Application Neighborhood Meeting - Some Hot Moments

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 10, 2019

A group of already very perturbed neighbors arrived at the neighborhood meeting required in the pre-application stage of the development of CityView apartments located about 5 blocks east of the Lincoln [...]

April Barker Mayor? - An Equity Assessment of the Candidate

By Dick ConoboyOn Jul 06, 2019

April Barker, self-styled champion of affordable housing and “missing middle” housing, has some explaining to do. Bellingham’s population did not explode over night causing a housing shortage. The shortage [...]

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Recent comments

"Bob, All true.  We are, without a doubt, fucked.  I am not so sure an admonition to “do something” will get us anywhere at all.  I posited [...]

Aug 14, 2019 on
Trouble Makers

"Ryan, The recycling center is already slated to move.  The waterfront is controlled by the port authority which is solely fixated on $$$ and doesn’t give a fig about [...]

Aug 14, 2019 on
April Barker Mayor? - An Equity Assessment of the Candidate

"As of this evening (8/7/19)  relative positions are unchanged.  Barker did pick up one percent.  O’Brien lost about one percent.   

Aug 07, 2019 on
Primary Election 2019 - Results and Comments

"Ryan, The auditor indicates that there are 5,000 ballots yet to be counted.  Do you have reason to believe these random 5,000 will be divided in a ratio that does not [...]

Aug 07, 2019 on
Primary Election 2019 - Results and Comments

"Jim, I am not sure what you mean by sticking with Garrett.  He will not be on the ballot in November.  You can write him in, I suppose.&[...]

Aug 07, 2019 on
Primary Election 2019 - Results and Comments