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.
 

American Idol hopefuls line up on the Maine State Pier in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on July 09, 2014, at 1:47 p.m.
It’s the first time in the popular talent search show’s 14-year history that it’s held try-outs in the Pine Tree State.

Inn at Cuckolds Lighthouse almost ready to open

By Troy R. Bennett on July 08, 2014, at 11:56 a.m.
Volunteer innkeepers Dan and Barbara Aube talk in the kitchen of a high end bed and breakfast they’ll soon be running in a converted lighthouse on greater Cuckolds island off Southport on Tuesday.
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Riding the St. John River: Day three

on July 03, 2014, at 12:46 p.m.
Wednesday June 11, 2014 / Madawaska to Fredericton Total kilometers: 350 I finished my omelette in the Gateway Motel’s diner as workmen put up a new, lighted exit sign. The whole joint was going through a serious renovation. My room was brand-spanking new. I rode up Madawaska’s main drag, looking for …
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Riding the St. John River: Day two (part two)

on July 02, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
Tuesday June 10, 2014 / Millinocket to Madawaska Total kilometers: 363 Before leaving the bridge at Dickey behind, I bumped down a gravel path to the edge of the river. I got off my bike and dipped my hands in the water. I splashed it on my face in a kind …

Sanford’s hometown team

By Troy R. Bennett on July 02, 2014, at 8:44 a.m.
Every summer, college baseball players from across the U.S. converge on this blue-collar community to pursue their baseball dreams.
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VIDEO: The return of Diesel Doug and the Long Haul Truckers

on July 02, 2014, at 4:47 a.m.
The sky was crying outside the rehearsal shack in Falmouth last week. Inside, an electric guitar wailed right back, telling a story of whiskey and a lost love. Then Scott Link’s voice rolled in behind, filling in the woeful details. Link used to be known as Diesel Doug. That was …

Charlie: Why the killing of a young, gay man in Bangor 30 years ago still matters

on July 01, 2014, at 12 a.m.
Thirty years after the killing of Charlie Howard shocked Bangor, his death is now remembered for its profound effect on Maine.

Windjammer family still sailing together

By Troy R. Bennett on June 28, 2014, at 6:55 p.m.
Herb and Doris Smith sailed around the world twice with their children. Now, their son Tom sails the family schooner with his wife Jennifer out of Boothbay Harbor.

LePage says undocumented children ineligible for education dollars

By Troy R. Bennett on June 27, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage said at a press conference in Portland on Friday undocumented children, otherwise eligible for federal grant money, do not qualify for after school programs.

Joshua Chamberlain buff raising money for historical marker

By Troy R. Bennett on June 27, 2014, at 5:29 p.m.
Dean Clegg tells how, on June 18, 1864, Joshua L. Chamberlain was shot through the gut while leading a Union charge in Petersburg, Virginia. Clegg is raising money to mark the spot where he was shot, which is now a residential community.
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Riding the St. John River: Day two (part one)

on June 24, 2014, at 3:34 p.m.
Tuesday June 10, 2014 / Millinocket to Madawaska Total kilometers: 363 The sprinkles turned in to a steady rain while I ate an omelette in the Millinocket cafe. The coffee was passable. The homemade English muffins seemed to be nothing more than round slices of toast, but they were deliciously grilled. …
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Riding the St. John River: Day one

on June 23, 2014, at 2:36 p.m.
Monday June 9, 2014 / Portland to Millinocket Total kilometers: 279 I left portland at the stroke of 2:30 p.m. I’d planned, of course, on leaving at dawn like a real adventurer. But it’s hard to stick to deadlines when you’re on vacation. I was making for the St. John River. …

Portland company makes “heat pods” for Pelletco in Orono

By Troy R. Bennett on June 20, 2014, at 6:01 a.m.
Lee Landry of ReVision Heat in Portland explains how a “heat pod” works.
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VIDEO: “The Sunset” dancers, a little late

on June 18, 2014, at 4:04 p.m.
Last summer, stemming from a nearly random series of events radiating from the International Women’s Day Fashion Show in Portland, I had the good fortune to meet Steve Rukongi. He was directing a play he’d written in French (one of his native languages) and translated into English. It was called “The Sunset.” …

MARC releases its last five seals

By Troy R. Bennett on June 18, 2014, at 7:25 a.m.
Crowds gathered Tuesday night on a beach in Biddeford as the University of New England’s Marine Animal Rehabilitation Center released its last five animals back into the wild. The university is closing the center after more than a decade of nursing marine wildlife back to health.
Activist Meaghan LaSala speaks at a press conference at Portland's City Hall on Monday urging the city council to suspend official government exchange visits from their sister city of Archangel, Russia.

Activists ask Portland to suspend official exchanges with Russian sister-city

By Troy R. Bennett on June 16, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Activist Meaghan LaSala speaks at a press conference at Portland’s City Hall on Monday urging the city council to suspend official government exchange visits from their sister city of Archangel, Russia. Speakers said three Archangel university professors who visited Portland last year are coming under fire because of their support …

Michaud endorsed by Planned Parenthood PAC

By Troy R. Bennett on June 16, 2014, at 1:52 p.m.
Planned Parenthood endorses Mike Michaud for governor.

Portland at a crossroads: How one vote underscores big changes in Maine’s largest city

on June 08, 2014, at 12 a.m.
On Tuesday, Portland voters will decide the future of Congress Square, which has become a visible, divisive example of how Maine’s largest city is changing.

Michaud unveils ‘inspector general’ plan

By Troy R. Bennett on June 05, 2014, at 4:07 p.m.
U.S. Rep. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud unveils his campaign plan to create an Office of Inspector General to fight “waste, fraud and abuse” in the Department of Health and Human Services in Augusta on Thursday.

LePage answers Alexander Group, governor’s race question

By Troy R. Bennett on June 03, 2014, at 3:41 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage answers Alexander Group and governor’s race questions at a campaign event in Gray, where he was re-endorsed by the Associated Builders and Contractors.
 
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