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OC Today boosts staff by two

(Oct. 10, 2014) In an effort to provide more complete coverage and a broader depth of stories for northern Worcester County, Ocean City Today and the Bayside Gazette have substantially redesigned the way they will cover the stories most important to their readership.

Two new reporters, Brian Gilliland and Kara Hallissey join the team of Editor/Publisher Stewart Dobson, Managing Editor Lisa Capitelli, and fellow reporters Zack Hoopes, Josh Davis and Clara Vaughn, as well as intern Taylor Sloan.

Gilliland is a veteran reporter and editor, having worked locally at Oceana Magazine, the Maryland Times Press, Worcester County Times, Ocean Pines Independent, Beachcomber, Salisbury Daily Times and was the previous editor of DelmarvaNow.com.

He has had many columns and articles featured on different websites and magazines, from restaurant reviews to Search Engine Optimization strategies and lives in Snow Hill with his wife Lora Bottinelli and sons Julian, 5, and Grady, 2.

Hallissey is from Ridley Park, Pa. and a recent graduate of Temple University with a bachelor degree in communications/public relations.

She has been freelancing with the Coastal Point newspaper since moving into Sussex County more than one year ago. She enjoys rooting for Philadelphia sports teams, reading and joins several other members of staff hoping to one day publish (or sell) a novel.

These changes are the first in a series of augmentations Ocean City Today plans to make in the coming months to continue to improve the newspaper’s relevance, completeness and reputation as the premier news source for Ocean City and the surrounding areas.

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