Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett

Photographer

Troy Bennett takes photos and video for the BDN in Portland and beyond. Before joining the BDN in February 2012, Troy worked for the Times Record of Brunswick.
 
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Take a free experienced motorcycle rider course Sept. 12-13

on Sept. 02, 2015, at 11:15 a.m.
I took an experienced rider education course a couple weekends back courtesy of some federal grant money administered through the Maine secretary of state’s office. Read my blog post about that HERE. If you missed it, you’re in luck, they’ve got money left over that has to be spent by …

Chef camp comes to Falmouth mansion

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 02, 2015, at 6:41 a.m.
Portland chef Shannon Bard of Zapoteca is teaming up with the Food Network to start a culinary school called Chef Camp in a Falmouth mansion.
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VIDEO: If you look down, you’ll go down

on Sept. 01, 2015, at 5:33 a.m.
I was motoring down Park Avenue in Portland on two wheels today, muttering to myself in my helmet as I turned left on Forest Avenue. “Head up. Squeeze both brakes. Let off. Roll on the throttle,” I chanted. “Look through the curve. You’ll go where you look.” I’ve been doing …
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VIDEO: If you look down, you’ll go down

on Sept. 01, 2015, at 5:33 a.m.
I was motoring down Park Avenue in Portland on two wheels today, muttering to myself in my helmet as I turned left on Forest Avenue. “Head up. Squeeze both brakes. Let off. Roll on the throttle,” I chanted. “Look through the curve. You’ll go where you look.” I’ve been doing …

Vigil remembers drug addiction victims in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 31, 2015, at 9:31 p.m.
Participants hold signs and candles in remembrance of those lost to drug addiction during a vigil and march in Portland on Monday night.

Coastal Maine school system sets students for success with free supplies

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 31, 2015, at 6:34 a.m.
This year marked the first time Georgetown Central School — part of AOS 98 in the Boothbay region — joined the school system’s back-to-school program, Set for Success, which provides backpacks, school supplies, vision screening and other necessities for its prekindergarten to eighth-grade students. With one national study showing that parents …
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‘The sails will mend their tatters and the mast will rise again’

on Aug. 27, 2015, at 10:22 p.m.
I watched a wooden schooner sail (and motor) into Portland Harbor today. Then, a bunch of young and old idealists loaded its hold, which once held 80 tons of fish, with Maine-made and Maine-grown stuff. Friday, they set sail for Boston, just like the old days. It was a pretty cool …

Maine Sail Freight uses wind power to get produce to market

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 27, 2015, at 7:31 p.m.
Crew members and volunteers help load Maine agricultural products aboard the schooner Adventure in Portland Thursday. As part of the Maine Sail Freight project, the Adventure will sail for Boston Friday where the products will be sold at the Boston Public Market.
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The picture of faithfulness

on Aug. 25, 2015, at 5:01 p.m.
“Faithfulness! I must analyse it some day. The passion for property is in it. There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up. But I don’t want to interrupt you. Go on with your story. ” Oscar Wilde, The …

A conversation with Portland Mayor Michael Brennan

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 25, 2015, at 2:23 p.m.
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan talks about his time in office and looks ahead to his re-election effort in November.

State drug lab chemists at work

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 22, 2015, at 6:07 a.m.
State drug lab chemists love their work, feeling like they’re helping the citizens of Maine. They also really love science.
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Portland, yes, the squirrels are tame here

on Aug. 21, 2015, at 5:32 a.m.
Walking through Deering Oaks Park in Portland yesterday, I came across this scene. Three people were feeding a squirrel. They patiently held out the bread and kept still, so as not to frighten the little, whiskered creature. The squirrel, somehow, had the courage to trust the humans, even though we …
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Hope is the thing with feathers

on Aug. 19, 2015, at 6:56 p.m.
I shot this photo in Portland, not far from my house, last week. I didn’t know what to do with it but I couldn’t bring myself to erase it, either. I looked at it again today and it reminded me of this poem. “Hope” is the thing with feathers, she …

Portland officials back Strimling for mayor

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 19, 2015, at 2:29 p.m.
Portland City Councilor Nick Mavodones announces his support for Ethan Strimling for mayor on the setps of City Hall on Wednesday. He was joined in his endorsement by City Councilor Jill Duson, and Portland School Board members Marnie Morionne, John Eder, Holly Seeliger and Chair Sarah Thompson.

Strimling announces candidacy for mayor Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 18, 2015, at 12:07 p.m.
Ethan Strimling announced he is running for mayor of Portland.

An ode to the back road wanderer

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 18, 2015, at 6:28 a.m.
BDN photojournalist Troy Bennett sings about being a “back road wanderer” and shares images of some of his own wanderings. “Life’s an adventure, not a race.”
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VIDEO: The stars align in Township D

on Aug. 18, 2015, at 5:30 a.m.
My power-deficient, 900-pound Russian motorcycle struggled to get all three wheels out of the darkness of the valley on Route 17 in Township D. As we crested the Height of Land, downshifting into second gear, the trees to the west gave way and so did the gloom. My eyes were …
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5@50: Sneakers in the sky and pigeons on the ground

on Aug. 13, 2015, at 4:11 p.m.
The rules of my game are simple: get five pictures with a 50mm lens one a single jaunt through Portland. This is what I saw today. See more of my efforts HERE.

‘I can kick some butt again': Appalachian Trail hiker gets new leg

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 11, 2015, at 5:34 a.m.
Appalachian Trail hiker Niki Rellon tries out a new prosthetic leg made for her by Wade Bonneson at Sound Limbs in Lewiston on Monday.

Owls Head barn a treasure trove

By Troy R. Bennett on Aug. 09, 2015, at 6:19 a.m.
Headacre Farm’s low-slung barn proves that it’s not how a barn looks on the outside but the intriguing bric-a-brac inside that counts.
 
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