Troy R. Bennett
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 19, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.
Ryan Flaherty of the Baltimore Orioles answered questions and signed autographs at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland on Thursday. He urged students to not let anything deter them form following their dreams and goals.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 19, 2013, at 10:54 a.m.
Portland violin maker Jonathan Cooper makes instruments for fiddlers and classical musicians as well. Listen as he plays one of his instruments.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 18, 2013, at 6:50 p.m.
Joker’s, a Portland arcade and indoor play facility, opened its doors to nearly 130 parents and children from area family shelters for their third annual Christmas party.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 18, 2013, at 4:23 p.m.
Mainers react to news of new bishop for Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 18, 2013, at 12:13 p.m.
Bishop Richard J. Malone (left) introduces Bishop Peter Deeley, 67, at a press conference in Portland on Wednesday. Deeley, an auxiliary bishop and canon lawyer in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, has been named by Pope Francis to lead Maine’s Catholics.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 17, 2013, at 5:18 p.m.
About 50 teens from Portland, Lewiston and Kennebunk high schools gathered at Southern Maine Community College’s Brunswick campus to pit their robots against each other.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 16, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.
A team from the University of California Davis spent this week studying Portland’s India Street neighborhood. On Monday, they laid out a sustainable identity plan for the neighborhood which includes pocket parks, community gardens and turing half of Franklin Street into a bike path.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 15, 2013, at 5:32 a.m.
Portland’s 15th annual holiday light show featuring thousands of whimsical points of light is in full swing. This weekend’s storm couldn’t dim the festive look.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 15, 2013, at 5:30 a.m.
Bangor Daily News photographer Troy R. Bennett braves the snow in the wee hours of Sunday morning to capture images of Portland’s holiday lights bringing color to the night.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 11, 2013, at 5:05 p.m.
Biddeford-Saco rotarians pack toys bound for Lac-Megantic, Quebec Wednesday. Lac-Megantic suffered a catastrophic fire after an oil-laden train wrecked in July.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 08, 2013, at 6:34 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — The music thumped upstairs at the Oasis on Wharf Street in Portland. Young people, clutching drinks, twirled and danced to the beat under the black lights and lasers. A line snaked away from the front door where a red-bearded bouncer checked I.D.s. It was a typical Saturday …
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 08, 2013, at 6:31 a.m.
Hundreds of Santas, elves, gingerbread men and the like flowed through Portland’s Old Port Saturday night during Santacon. The event is a mass gathering of people dressed in Santa Claus costumes parading publicly on streets and in bars in cities around the world.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 07, 2013, at 3:36 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Emily Dickinson wrote: There’s a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons – That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral Tunes – I think she was onto something. There’s a weight to the long shadows of late fall and winter. The sun never gets high, so they stay …
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 06, 2013, at 2:06 p.m.
Andrea King, owner of Aristelle, a bra fitting and fine lingerie store in Portland, likes to use “real-shaped” models in her advertising.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 03, 2013, at 6:06 p.m.
Senate President Justin Alfond rides Portland’s number five bus from downtown to South Portland Tuesday where the state wants to move DHHS offices. Alfond, along with many city officials and homeless advocates, opposes the move, saying it’s too far from the department’s client base.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 03, 2013, at 10:43 a.m.
Artists rehearsed with the Fogcutters Big Band in Portland last week. Six local performers are appearing with the 19-piece band Dec. 6 at the State Theatre for the group’s annual “Big Band Syndrome” show.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)
on Dec. 02, 2013, at 4:22 p.m.
When Katie Drew was 12 years old she memorized Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken.” The more she recited it, the more she fell in love with his words. She moved a lot as a kid, and Frost’s images of leaf-strewn paths, diverging in the trees, reminded her of …
By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 27, 2013, at 7:42 a.m.
Nate Shupe, who has tourned with the likes of Rza of the Wu Tang Clan, makes his return to Rap Night at the Asylum Wednesday after whipping cancer.
By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 26, 2013, at 1:37 p.m.
Eggnog is rolling off the line at Smiling Hill Farm in Westbrook.
PORTLAND, Maine — More than two days after a blaze tore through a historic island fort, causing as much as $9 million in damage to a property in the process of becoming a luxury hotel, a state fire investigator said the building may not be stable enough for a full …