Ben Carson and Donald Trump speak during a round table with the Republican Leadership Initiative at Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. August 25, 2016.

After hesitation, Carson accepts Trump’s offer to head housing department

By Doina Chiacu and Diane Bartz, Reuters on Dec. 06, 2016, at 6:34 a.m.
Ben Carson overcame his stated qualms about a lack of government experience on Monday to accept the president-elect’s nomination.
Veterans march with activists near Backwater Bridge just outside the Oceti Sakowin camp during a snow fall as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., December 5, 2016.

Sioux chief asks pipeline protesters to disband

By Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester, Reuters on Dec. 06, 2016, at 6:29 a.m.
“The people who are supporting us … they can return home and enjoy this winter with their families. Same with law enforcement.”
People walk around to check the stationary floats during the Light Up The Night event in Orono on Monday.

Orono kicks off holiday season with ‘stationary parade’

By Dawn Gagnon on Dec. 05, 2016, at 9:02 p.m.
A section of Mill Street was shut down to accommodate the Float Around Mill Street parade and the more than 100 spectators who turned out.

Portland tried to ban panhandling in medians. Now, there’s a play about it.

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:45 p.m.

Lubec town administrator accepts Lincoln job offer

By Nick Sambides Jr. on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:14 p.m.
A male yearling moose walks along the shore of a pond in the Moosehead Lake Region in this June 2016 file photo.

Moosehead Brewery tells NH beer maker Mooselick Brewing to change name

By Isaac Stein, The Keene Sentinel on Dec. 05, 2016, at 6:04 p.m.
Moosehead Brewery has several registered U.S. trademarks, including the word “moose” in alcoholic beverages and any moose image pertaining to the alcoholic beverage industry.

Aetna starts bid to salvage Humana deal in antitrust trial

By Andrew Harris and David McLaughlin, Bloomberg on Dec. 05, 2016, at 5:57 p.m.
Aetna Inc.’s proposal to salvage its $37 billion takeover of Humana Inc. by selling assets to a smaller company isn’t convincing the Justice Department, which told a federal judge that the remedy poses risks for seniors who depend on Medicare.

A Quiet Tuesday For Maine; More Snow Showers For Wednesday

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 5:39 p.m.
Waldoboro Town Manager Linda-Jean Briggs speaks during a meeting of the Waldoboro Board of Selectmen on April 26. Briggs will resign effective Jan. 20, 2017.

Waldoboro town manager to resign

By Alexander Violo, Lincoln County News on Dec. 05, 2016, at 5:23 p.m.

2 out-of-staters charged with card skimming at Brewer gas station

By Nok-Noi Ricker on Dec. 05, 2016, at 5:19 p.m.
A car parked at the gas pumps of a closed convenience store early Sunday morning seemed weird to Brewer police Sgt. Paul Gauvin, who caught 2 out-of-staters attempting to skim credit card numbers.

Police seek help in locating truck stolen from Aroostook County

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:46 p.m.
Maine State Police are seeking the public’s help to recover a vehicle reported stolen here last week.

Maine Woods Coalition holds annual meeting

By ANNE MITCHELL on Dec. 05, 2016, at 4:43 p.m.

McDonald’s revamps $4 billion McCafe brand to challenge Starbucks

By Leslie Patton, Bloomberg on Dec. 05, 2016, at 3:59 p.m.
McDonald’s Corp., losing ground in its battle for the nation’s coffee drinkers, is planning to shake up its McCafe brand — part of a bid to challenge Starbucks Corp. and Dunkin’ Donuts.
Husson University is proud to bring CÓIG and the unique brand of Celtic holiday music to the Gracie Theatre at 7 pm on Thursday, December 8, 2016.

CÓIG Brings Celtic Christmas Music to Husson University’s Gracie Theatre

By Eric B. Gordon on Dec. 05, 2016, at 2:49 p.m.
Linc Sample of Boothbay Harbor, whose signs promoting the rights of gun owners have drawn criticism, recently removed a lighted sign featuring an assault weapon and replaced it with a simple nativity scene. Here, Sample stands in front of a sign, "Molon Labe,' which means "From my Cold Dead Hands."

Pro-gun Mainer replaces anti-zombie sign with creche for town’s holiday display

By Beth Brogan on Dec. 05, 2016, at 2:42 p.m.
“Some of it I bring on myself — it doesn’t bother me,” Linc Sample said. “Somebody’s got to do it.”
Rock Harbor Pub and Brewery owner Dan Pease shows off the brewery part of his brewpub in Rockland Thursday. Pease has bought a new building with hopes of a big expansion on their brewing this summer.

Midcoast brewer plans for dramatic boost in suds production

By Nick McCrea on Dec. 05, 2016, at 2 p.m.
“We’re not making enough beer to keep up right now.”

Linc Sample’s Zombie Infestation Response Team sign

Bangor Daily News on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:37 p.m.

This new play tackles Portland’s failed panhandling ordinance

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:06 p.m.
“The entire play is constructed one-hundred percent from the words of the people involved,” said Margit Ahlin, producing director.
According to State Police Sgt. Chad Fuller, Houlton Police Officer Jasmine Cyr, 27, of Oakfield was on routine patrol traveling south and had turned into a business parking lot to turn around and head back north. As Officer Cyr entered US Route 1 from the parking lot, she didn’t see an oncoming 2006 Chevrolet Equinox SUV and was struck head-on by the vehicle as she pulled back onto Route 1.

Houlton police truck totaled in third accident in six months, officer injured

By Jen Lynds on Dec. 05, 2016, at 1:04 p.m.
For the third time in six months, a Houlton Police Department vehicle has been involved in an accident.
Navy Seaman Brianna Grindle

Orrington native named NHCC Blue Jacket of the Year

on Dec. 05, 2016, at 12:52 p.m.