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Dick and Sue Berkenbush hold 'Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel' at West Newbury Town Hall, which is featured in the story. 'Katy and the Big Snow' is based on Gloucester Highway Department's snow plow.
Dick and Sue Berkenbush hold "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" at West Newbury Town Hall, which is featured in the story. "Katy and the Big Snow" is based on Gloucester Highway Department's snow plow. (Globe Staff Photo / Mark Wilson) Globe Staff Photo / Mark Wilson
By James Sullivan
Globe Correspondent / March 30, 2006

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Dick Berkenbush was West Newbury's fire chief for 37 years and doubled as its police chief for 10. Later, the lifelong resident served nine years as a selectman. (Full article: 770 words)

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