About The Author: Bryan Russo

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Bryan Russo returned to The Dispatch in 2015 to serve as News Editor after working as a staff writer from 2007-2010 covering the Ocean City news beat. In between, Russo worked as the Coastal Reporter for NPR-member station WAMU 88.5FM in Washington DC and WRAU 88.3 FM on the Delmarva Peninsula. He was the host of a weekly multi-award winning public affairs show “Coastal Connection.” During his five years in public radio, Russo’s work won 19 Associated Press Awards and 2 Edward R. Murrow Awards and was heard on various national programs like NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition, APM’s Marketplace and the BBC. Russo also worked for the Associated Press (Philadelphia Bureau) covering the NHL and the NBA and is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and composer.

Retired Reverend, A Berlin Resident, Recalls Civil Rights Leader’s Early Passion; ‘He Knew That It Was His Path, And He Took That Path’

Retired Reverend, A Berlin Resident, Recalls Civil Rights Leader’s Early Passion; ‘He Knew That It Was His Path, And He Took That Path’

(Editor’s Note: The following is another installment of an ongoing series during Black History Month.)BERLIN — Years before the world knew Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, retired minister and Berlin native Rev. David Briddell called the now-iconic leader his dear friend.Briddell, who spent 40 years as a… Read more »

National Search Likely To Replace Worcester Superintendent; Wilson To Serve On Interim Basis

National Search Likely To Replace Worcester Superintendent; Wilson To Serve On Interim Basis

NEWARK — After almost 40 years in education and four years in Worcester County, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jerry Wilson says he’s ready to do something else.Prior to the Worcester County Board of Education budget meeting on Tuesday morning, Wilson announced that he will not seek re-appointment at the end of his four year term,… Read more »

Legislative Digest: Governor Stresses Bi-Partisan Importance; Officials Talk Bomb Threat Bill

Legislative Digest: Governor Stresses Bi-Partisan Importance; Officials Talk Bomb Threat Bill

ANNAPOLIS – In this week’s legislative digest, Governor Larry Hogan presents his 2nd state of the state address to the Maryland General Assembly, Delegate Mary Beth Carozza is joined by local supporters and educators for her false bomb threat bill hearing, and legislation is introduced that would grant paid sick leave to more than a… Read more »