County’s Unemployment Rate Tops 11%

BERLIN – Shrinking “help wanted” columns in local newspapers and “closed for the winter” signs outside of businesses are normal for Worcester County in the fall, but no one expected to see Worcester’s unemployment rate hit 11.2 percent in November.The November rate is 4 percentage points higher than the 7.2 percent unemployment rate posted in… Read more »

We Remember Those Who Have Passed

William Alton McCarthyBERLIN – William Alton McCarthy died on Dec. 5, 2008 after a brief illness at his home in Towson.Born in Pimlico, Md., he was the son of Frank DeSales McCarthy and Elizabeth Ludwig McCarthy. He was predeceased by his brother, Donald McCarthy; sister, Ethel McCarthy Meyer; and sister, Mary McCarthy Hill. He was… Read more »