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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: Making New Bedford A ‘Real City’

This week Mayor Jon Mitchell declared New Bedford is a "real city," and challenged residents and the rest of the world to recognize that.

In announcing plans to expand flight service to and from the New Bedford Regional Airport Mitchell said it will attract more visitors and businesses to the city and make New Bedford stand out as a major metropolitan area...

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Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media
Taylor Cormier/Townsquare Media

[RICHARD] NB City Council Needs To Address Slumlords

The New Bedford City Council needs to act promptly to give this and future administrations the tools to make it tough for slumlords to make a profit by maintaining rundown properties that are both health and safety hazards to the community and those who live in them...

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West Beach taken by Barry Richard
West Beach taken by Barry Richard

[RICHARD] End Beach Parking Fees

This may sound petty but I don't think New Bedford residents should have to pay to park at the beaches or at Fort Taber Park.

I took a ride to Fort Taber Park late on Sunday afternoon to beat the heat for just a bit and was met by signs and a young man telling me I had to pay $5 to park my car...

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Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images
Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images

[RICHARD] MA Needs To Cooperate With Federal Voter Fraud Probe

Secretaries of State in several states, including Secretary William Galvin here in Massachusetts are refusing to cooperate with a federal probe into voter fraud...

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Barry Richard and Councilor Dana Ribeiro at NB Rally for PEace
Barry Richard and Councilor Dana Ribeiro at NB Rally for PEace

[RICHARD] My Evening With the Progressives

Thursday night this conservative commentator spent a few hours in Downtown New Bedford with a group of about 75 progressive activists who had invited me to address their rally...

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[RICHARD] Why I Will Address Progressive Rally

While I still have many issues with the Mitchell Administration's decision to allow city sponsorship of today's progressive rally in City Hall Square, I have accepted a invitation to speak at the event...

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Jim Phillips / TSM

[RICHARD] NB Rally For Peace And Tolerance Raises Concerns

A number of progressive activists and organizations will gather in Downtown New Bedford tomorrow afternoon for a rally to "celebrate peace, tolerance and diversity...

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[RICHARD] Time To Ban Hand Held Cells While Driving

We live in a time of distractions.  Distractions are all around us.  Always.  Often times those distractions are dangerous.  Case in point, cellphones and other electronic devises in the hands of people who are operating motor vehicles...

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