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.

Casino, Union Employees Reach New Agreement

Casino, Union Employees Reach New Agreement

OCEAN CITY – The six-month contract dispute between the Casino at Ocean Downs and almost 100 union employees has finally come to an end.After several recent weeks of stalemate both sides met at the bargaining table, struck a compromise and thusly ratified a new collective bargaining agreement that runs until October 2017.“This deal is a… Read more »

Governor Visits OC Elementary School

Governor Visits OC Elementary School

OCEAN CITY – A friendly invitation from a third grade student prompted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to stop and chat with students and teachers at Ocean City Elementary School on Friday morning.In the midst of his short tour of the lower Eastern Shore, with Friday stops at Assateague Island, Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke planned,… Read more »

Former Worcester State’s Attorney Looks Back On Career As Local Prosecutor Before Relocating Out West

Former Worcester State’s Attorney Looks Back On Career As Local Prosecutor Before Relocating Out West

BERLIN — To say that current Wicomico County Assistant State’s Attorney and former Worcester County State’s Attorney Joel Todd has longstanding local roots is a vast understatement. His family can be traced back in Worcester County to 1743, just one year after the county was officially founded.Yet, Todd, who was involved in trying some of… Read more »

Primary Election Day Comes To Maryland

Primary Election Day Comes To Maryland

OCEAN CITY — Polling places were slow to fill on Tuesday morning as local voters colored in their paper ballots with general ease in Worcester County.After record numbers of Marylanders turned out for early voting in the state, the long lines of voters seen at polling places across the country were almost non-existent around the… Read more »

Governor Visits OC Elementary

Governor Visits OC Elementary

OCEAN CITY – A friendly invitation from a third grade student prompted Maryland Governor Larry Hogan to stop and chat with students and teachers at Ocean City Elementary School on Friday morning.In the midst of his short tour of the lower Eastern Shore, with Friday stops at Assateague Island, Berlin, Snow Hill and Pocomoke planned,… Read more »