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Richard Berkenbush, 84; served as fire, police chief in West Newbury

Richard Berkenbush and his wife, Susan, displayed a copy of the children's book ''Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.'' Mr. Berkenbush suggested a key plot point to the author of the book. Richard Berkenbush and his wife, Susan, displayed a copy of the children's book ''Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.'' Mr. Berkenbush suggested a key plot point to the author of the book. (Mark Wilson/Globe Staff/File 2006)
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / March 9, 2009

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Living on the family farm along the Merrimack River for more than eight decades gave Richard Berkenbush a perspective few had on the ebb and flow of West Newbury. (Full article: 937 words)

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