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Barry Richard

Been up and down the radio dial a few times. Started in New Bedford in the late 1970's at WNBH/WMYS. My journey took paths through Burlington, Vermont, Plattsburg, New York and Providence, Rhode Island before winding it's way back home again. I have done missionary work in Haiti, air boated through The Everglades and watched the sun go down in the deserts of Arizona and Nevada but my best times are spent with my wonderful wife Suzanne and my terrific sons Zachary and Steven. My passions include kayaking, travel, music and following current events.
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OPINION | Barry Richard: Shopkeepers Not Interested In 50’s Night Business

Thousands of people poured through the streets of Downtown New Bedford on Thursday night to celebrate 50's Night, the popular annual event that features vintage cars, classic tunes and memories of when downtown was a happening place on Thursday night...

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Brian Gomes - Dan McCready/Townsquare Media

OPINION | Barry Richard: Public Safety Summit Could Be A Good Idea

The city's neighborhoods seem to have quieted down just a bit since a man was shot while minding his business in his apartment during what is believed to have been a gang related shootout in the streets around North Front Street in June...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Is Joe Kennedy Presidential Material?

Does simply being a Kennedy still win you political support in Massachusetts the way that it once did?

While I admit the thought that Congressman Joe Kennedy III might have a better than even chance of winning the Massachusetts Governor's office should he desire it, has crossed my mind but the image of Kennedy as a viable candidate for president was never really something I considered...

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Credit: ABC6

OPINION | Barry Richard: Likely New UMASS Fee and Tuition Hikes Are Outrageous

The UMASS Board of Trustees is expected to announce tuition and fee increases today for the Fall semester.

Trustees are gathering in Worcester and are expected to vote to increase tuition and fees by 2 to 3 percent for students at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses...

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New Bedford City Hall/City of New Bedford

OPINION | Barry Richard: Council Should Show Leadership On Insurance Issue

The New Bedford City Council recently rejected an attempt by the Mitchell Administration to renegotiate insurance coverage for the city's contract employees...

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Greg Desrosiers/TSM

OPINION | Barry Richard: Baker Tries To Have It Both Ways On Sanctuary State Bill

Governor Charlie Baker can pander with the best of them and on Monday "The Guv" ignited a firestorm of criticism and concern when he indicated he might be persuaded to back a bill to declare Massachusetts a sanctuary state...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: Should MA 16 Year Olds Get Abortions Without Parental Consent?

The Joint Committee on Public Health will hear a bill on Beacon Hill today that would lower the age for which a child in Massachusetts could obtain an abortion without parental consent from 18 to 16 years old...

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OPINION | Barry Richard: People, Put Down The Phone!

I was in the bank this morning when a woman walked up to the teller next to mine.  The woman had her cellphone cradled between her left shoulder and ear and talked endlessly into the phone while rifling through some papers intended for the teller...

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