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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State Defines “Family,” Bellingham’s Got It Wrong

By Dick ConoboyOn May 10, 2021

There has been a constant “discussion” for at least the last two decades over the legality, constitutionality, advisability, morality, etc. of the Bellingham city code that limits the number of [...]

CityView Lives!

By Dick ConoboyOn May 10, 2021

The CityView apartment complex at the corner of Nevada St. and Consolidation Ave was proposed almost 2 years ago.  It now has been reborn as the developer met an April 2[...]

Affordable Housing Arrives At Bellingham’s Waterfront?

By Dick ConoboyOn Apr 27, 2021

After years of anticipation, Bellingham's prayers have been answered: affordable housing at the Waterfront. Not.I was drawn to the “good news” site by an advertisement in a local newspaper. [...]

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Recent comments

"Dianne, That thought and other similar ones occurred to me as I looked at the legislation, however, I think we will have to wait for the process to start to [...]

May 10, 2021 on
State Defines "Family," Bellingham's Got It Wrong

"Michael, As someone once said, “It’s too bad stupidity is not painful”.  Nonetheless it will be around for as long as humans walk the earth. [...]

May 09, 2021 on
Variant Virus Strains Hit the County

" Michael, And this that just landed in my inbox” “A total of 19 residents and staff at Avamere Bellingham Healthcare and Rehabilitation have tested positive for COVID-19, the [...]

May 08, 2021 on
Variant Virus Strains Hit the County

"Michael, I think the problem with the reactions to COVID and the vaccinations is a multi-layered problem, much of it cultural. What are the thought processes and approaches to knowledge [...]

May 08, 2021 on
Variant Virus Strains Hit the County

"Liz, Thanks for the portrait of the abomination. One of the crowning irionies of this assault on this neighborhood is that the LLC involved in the desecration is named Billy [...]

Apr 30, 2021 on
Affordable Housing Arrives At Bellingham's Waterfront?