Maine man indicted in killing of Fla. firefighter

BELFAST, Maine (AP) -- A Maine man accused of shooting a Florida firefighter in the head in a drug-related dispute has been indicted on murder charges.

The indictment was handed up this week by a grand jury in Waldo County. Daniel Porter was already being held without bail on a murder charge.

Porter was arrested Feb. 28 at a rented house in Jackson where police say he killed the 31-year-old Jerry Perdomo of Orange City, Fla. Porter told police that he owed Perdomo $3,000 and police said threats were exchanged.

The Bangor Daily News says police arrested Porter after discovering skull fragments and blood drops in the Jackson home. Perdomo's body was found the next day on property belonging to Porter's family in Newburgh.

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

The Best of Maine at the 10th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show August 10-12, 2012

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ROCKLAND, Maine—Passion of place is what the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show is all about. The best of Maine from across the creative spectrum will be gathered together at the 10th annual show on the Rockland waterfront, August 10-12, 2012. Beautiful boats, unique handcrafted products, and an eclectic mix of high-quality goods for life on the water and the shore will again be on display at Maine’s only in-the-water boat show and coastal lifestyle event.

 “I’ve always thought of the show as a tremendous party where the most creative folks on the coast share what they do with customers and other exhibitors.

Duck dwelling moved!

Duck dwelling moved!

We have moved the ducks to the front yard!  They were spending all their time there anyway and I had to chase them back to their duck house each night.  That got tedious so I decided to move their housing out front under our apple tree.  There is a culvert nearby that has a slow but steady trickle and so I dug out a small "pond" there!  It is very small, only about 2 feet long and 6 inches deep but it's working well for them, plus I don't have to carry water to them!  They go in each night on their own now which is perfect!  All I have to do is close them up.  They wander pretty far afield but always seem to manage to find their way home.  They also are sociable with our laying hens, spending time near the chicken coop.  The chickens are separated by a hoop house so they can't mix but I've read you can keep ducks and chickens together.  We'll see!

1st Annual Maine Equestrian Open Barn Day

 Maine’s first annual Equestrian Open Barn Day will be held on May 27th and barns all over the State are participating!  The list of barns participating has been published in The Horse’s Maine, Maine’s equestrian newspaper, for the past several months, and the list has been steadily growing. 

Each participating equestrian barn has determined its own program for the day.  Possibilities include demo lessons, riding demos, pony (and horse!) petting, refreshments, meeting the equine residents, and other original ideas.  It is a day for families who would enjoy visiting with the horses to get out and meet them, or individuals who are interested in riding lessons, boarding or training to check out the different stables in their area.

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline

The 80th Anniversary Season at the Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off with Always, Patsy Cline, on stage from May 23 through June 16. This show is told through the letters of star-struck fan Louise Seger, portrayed by Emmy Award winning actress, Sally Struthers. This popular musical, which has enjoyed great success both off-Broadway and across the nation, is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in l961 and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death. Featuring the unforgettable hits of the Country Music mega-star, this funny and touching tribute celebrates the career and life of the singer who died tragically in a plane crash in 1963.

Maine’s Got Talent Winner Announced

Maine’s Got Talent Winner Announced

Max Ater of Bath was declared the fourth winner of the Maine’s Got Talent competition, sponsored by the Miss Maine Scholarship Program, on Sunday, May 6, 2011 at the Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon.  Max captured a $500 cash prize and additional performance opportunities.  He wowed the judges singing “Back to Romance,” an original song while accompanying himself on the keyboard.

Boomshop, a barbershop quartet from Jackson comprised of Merton Dana, Cay Outerbridge, Colby Hinson, and John Peotie, placed first runner-up.  Singing “Natural Woman” and placing second runner-up was Ali Stauble of Portland.

The finalists, which included dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, and a freestyle beat boxer of all ages and styles of music, were determined by DVD/VHS submissions.  Upon his announcement, Max responded, “Being the winner of Maine's Got Talent is something I never saw coming!

Stockton Springs attacker still at large

STOCKTON SPRINGS, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Waldo County Sheriffs Deputies are asking the public to help them catch the man who raped a 61-year-old woman in Stockton Springs Monday afternoon.

It was a brazen attack in broad daylight that happened at the womans home.

Resident Sharon Catus said many people do not lock their doors. But since the woman was attacked and raped her home on Monday that has changed.

"Will we be more vigilant? Absolutely. Would I lock my door instead of leaving it open? Absolutely," Catus said.

Authorities said the woman answered her door. The suspect told her he use to rent the house the woman was living in and left some items under the back porch. When the woman walked to the back of the house with the man, he suddenly attacked her.