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.
 

Actor Ron Botting talks about what it takes to play Scrooge

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 28, 2014, at 6:12 a.m.
Ron Botting talks about playing Ebenezer Scrooge at Portland Stage on Monday. Botting will take up the role for the first time this year in Portland Stage Company’s nearly yearly production of “A Christmas Carol.”

Stormy weather doesn’t dampen volunteer spirit in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 26, 2014, at 2:39 p.m.
Volunteers brave snow at the Portland nonprofit Preble Street on Wednesday, unloading a bus full of food. Preble Street runs a group of soup kitchens, shelters and a food pantry in the city.
November's afternoon sun glints off a building, while pedestrians tread the brick sidewalk on Friday on Congress Street in Portland.

5@50: 1 photographer, 1 lens, 5 shots in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 25, 2014, at 12:56 p.m.
Once upon a time, most 35mm film cameras came with a standard-issue 50mm lens. It’s often said that it’s the focal length that most resembles the human field of vision. It’s not too wide and not too telephoto. Here are five more pictures in my 5@50 series. …

ANEW Approach to treating addiction in Cumberland County Jail

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 23, 2014, at 5:55 a.m.
Cumberland County Jail prisoners and volunteers from the University of New England take part in the ANEW Approach addiction treatment program in the Cumberland County Jail.

CashStar moves to bright, collaborative new digs in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 21, 2014, at 5:53 a.m.
CashStar CEO Ben Kaplan gives a tour of his company’s new open, collaborative offices on Pearl Street in Portland on Tuesday. CashStar manages digital gift card payments for retailers like Starbucks.

Five Portland chefs reveal their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 19, 2014, at 11:27 a.m.
Five Portland chefs (from right) David Turin, David Levi, Emil Rivera, Shannon Bard and James Plunkett reveal their favorite Thanksgiving side dishes.

Portland mayor, lobsterman tout ACA enrolment

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 18, 2014, at 3:03 p.m.
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan speaks to the press at Becky’s Diner on Commercial Street on Tuesday touting the start of the 2015 Affordable Care Act insurance open enrollment period, which started on Saturday.

Students protest cuts at USM, interrupt trustees meeting

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 17, 2014, at 5:57 p.m.
Sign-waving, chanting protesters interrupt a University of Maine System trustees meeting and demand an end to recent faculty and program cuts on Monday in Portland.
Pedestrians walk by the Robert Indiana sculpture "Seven" outside the Portland museum of Art on Monday. The numeral refers to the museum's address: 7 Congress Square.

5@50: 1 photographer, 1 lens, 5 shots

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 10, 2014, at 3:36 p.m.
PORTLAND | Once upon a time, most 35mm film cameras came with a standard-issue 50mm lens. It’s often said that it’s the focal length that most resembles the human field of vision. It’s not too wide and not too telephoto. As a kid, when I first started to commandeer …
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VIDEO: Killer stuffed pig goes on murderous rampage

on Nov. 10, 2014, at 12:28 a.m.
Yeah, that was click bait. Sorry. I wrote this song more than a year ago, but this video is giving it new life. The song tells a true-ish story of two runaway pigs from Aroostook County. My my pals in the Half Moon Jug Band though it’d be funny to …

Guy Fawkes Day protest in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 05, 2014, at 5:14 p.m.
Protestors take part in a Guy Fawkes Day demonstration on Wednesday afternoon in Portland’s Monument Square. The group was expressing anger over a wide list of grievances from chemicals in food, health care costs and American foreign policy.
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It’s all over, but the pictures remain

on Nov. 05, 2014, at 3:44 a.m.
It’s over. It’s finally over. It feels like I’ve been shooting nothing but podium people since August. Of course, that’s not quite true. But that’s what it feels like. To Paul LePage: Congratulations. I’ll see you in Augusta, soon. To Mike Michaud: Thanks for giving it your best. I know …

Michaud concedes defeat in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 05, 2014, at 2:38 a.m.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud concedes defeat in Portland early Wednesday morning.

Chris Christie stumps for LePage

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 03, 2014, at 9:35 p.m.
New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a political rally in Portland Monday night urging Maine voters to keep incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage in the Blaine House when the polls open on Tuesday.
Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria (center) speaks to the media Saturday, confirming five people died in a structure fire on Noyes Street earlier in the day. Police Chief Michael Sauschuck (left) and Mayor Michael Brennan stand on either side.

Officials confirm five dead in Portland house fire

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 01, 2014, at 6:17 p.m.
Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria speaks to the press Saturday confirming five people died in a structure fire on Noyes Street on Saturday.

Eyewitness account of deadly fire in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 01, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
Mike Hogan, a neighbor, recalls events at the early morning fire Saturday in Portland.

Obama stumps for Michaud in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 31, 2014, at 5:38 a.m.
President Barack Obama spoke at a rally for Mike Michaud in Portland on Thursday night.

Hauntings at The Kennebunk Inn

By Brian Feulner and Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 30, 2014, at 5:36 a.m.
Many believe The Kennebunk Inn has its share of ghosts.

Former Cutler backers announce support for Michaud

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 29, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
Former Cutler supporters announced at a press conference in Portland on Wednesday their support of Democratic contender Mike Michaud for governor in order to defeat incumbent Republican Paul LePage.

Cutler not dropping out of race

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 29, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for governor, said at a Portland press conference on Wednesday that he’s aware the polls are not in his favor, and his supporters are free to vote for someone else, but he’s not dropping out of the race.
 
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