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.

Worcester Tech School Continually Evolving

Worcester Tech School Continually Evolving

NEWARK — Worcester County Public School’s hidden gem may also be its unequivocal crown jewel.Tucked just off Route 113 in Newark, just a stone’s throw from the Worcester County’s Board of Education is Worcester Technical High School, an almost 140,000-square-foot fortress that provides vital training and education to students who lean towards STEM-centric, manufacturing and… Read more »

OC Rental Inspections Likely To Remain Reactive This Summer

OCEAN CITY — Citizen-sourced complaints and historically “problematic” properties will continue to drive enforcement of Ocean City’s occupancy law, despite claims that efforts combating overcrowding will be upped this season.City officials tried to explain exactly what they mean when they say they plan to “increase enforcement” of the city’s occupancy law and other housing related… Read more »

‘Unrealistic’ Paid Sick Leave Bill Fails Again In Annapolis; Senate Fails To Vote On Legislation

‘Unrealistic’ Paid Sick Leave Bill Fails Again In Annapolis; Senate Fails To Vote On Legislation

ANNAPOLIS — Eastern Shore legislators called the last minute death of the highly debated paid sick leave bill in the Maryland Senate a “huge sigh of relief” for seasonal business owners.As the final minutes of the 90-day legislative session wound down on Monday night, the controversial bill, which would grant one hour of paid sick… Read more »

Q&A With Congressman Andy Harris

BERLIN — Congressman Andy Harris has been one of the few Republicans to have a firm hold on his political seat in the traditionally blue state of Maryland for a number of years. Harris was re-elected to his seat representing the first congressional district in Maryland by an overwhelming majority and is confident that he… Read more »

Exonerated Teacher Resigns, Releases Statement Calling For Cameras In Classrooms

Exonerated Teacher Resigns, Releases Statement Calling For Cameras In Classrooms

POCOMOKE — William A. Cathell, Jr., the Worcester County Public School teacher who was exonerated by a Worcester County Circuit Court last month of all charges stemming from allegations levied by former students, has resigned from teaching at Pocomoke Middle School.“Having proven my innocence in a court of law, I have formally tendered my resignation… Read more »