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About Dick Conoboy

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 [...]

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Noise Enforcement Efforts Failing at Sunnyland Brewery

By Dick ConoboyOn Nov 10, 2018

On the evenings of October 27th and October 31st a total of 18 calls were made to the Bellingham Police Department to complain about the loud music emanating from the Twins [...]

Twin Sisters Brewery - It Is Not Getting Better For The Neighbors

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 23, 2018

Instead of nuisance abatement at the site of the Twin Sisters Brewery in the Sunnyland neighborhood, the owners have now upped the ante with the installation of enormous illuminated lettering [...]

Public Banking Before It Is Too Late

By Dick ConoboyOn Oct 09, 2018

“Local governments have been in bondage to Wall Street ever since the19th century despite multiple efforts to rein them in. Regulation has not worked. To break free, we need [...]

The Last Ten Years And Us

By Dick ConoboyOn Sep 18, 2018

Happy 10th Anniversary! Understanding this article, Lehman 10th Anniversary Spin as a Teachable Moment, by economist Michael Hudson, will go along way to understanding why the efforts of our city [...]

Veterans Services at Western Washington University

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 28, 2018

Western Washington University (WWU) has been supporting veterans for years, but recently that support has grown with the Veteran Services Office (VSO). What started as one person processing VA benefits [...]

Kumbaya Between Sunnyland/Twin Sisters Brewing Company Done As Music Is Shut Down

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 26, 2018

Music at the grand opening of the Twin Sisters Brewing Company was shut down on Saturday evening around 9 p.m., 25 August, after noise complaints began arriving at the 911 call center [...]

Citizen/City Dialogue - A Myth

By Dick ConoboyOn Aug 22, 2018

After more than 15 years of dealing with city hall, I am troubled by a lack of true dialogue between the city and its citizens. This deficiency consistently manifests itself and [...]

Prohibit Vacation Rentals - Now!

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 23, 2018

Many supporters of vacation rentals, especially those who came forward at the 18 June council hearing,* spoke to their personal experiences as vacation rental owners. First, it boggles one’s mind [...]

Fireworks

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 20, 2018

Officer Dante Alexander of the Bellingham Police Department has posted on NextDoor.com, “As the Fourth of July nears and we begin to plan our celebrations, please keep in mind [...]

The Traumatization of Our Police

By Dick ConoboyOn Jun 17, 2018

The problem of traumatized police officers doesn’t need to take the most tragic route, the shooting of our citizens, to be dangerous. Traumatized police officers erode day-to-day contact with [...]

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