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.
 

‘Just because it’s beautiful’

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 21, 2017, at 9:09 a.m.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

Cancer took her breasts away. This tattoo artist helped her accept it.

on Feb. 21, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Modern medical science saved Andrea’s life and put her body back together. But I’m convinced it’s Mary’s art that protects her spirit.
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The famous Mainer who was the last man to die of Civil War wounds

on Feb. 20, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
The bullet mangled his guts beyond repair — but it took 50 agonizing years before he finally succumbed to his injuries.

Racism, fake news and war over a hundred years ago

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.
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Fake news, racism and an unfinished bridge: A Portland soldier’s story

on Feb. 14, 2017, at 7:40 a.m.
By April, inflamed by fake newsmakers of the day at the New York Journal and the New York World, the United States was at war with Spain.

Snow rider sees the city

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 13, 2017, at 2:20 p.m.
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Seeing the snowy city on a motorcycle

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 11:51 a.m.
After I dug my motorcycle out of a drift next to the house, I decided to tool around the city and see what could be seen.

Tick Tock Sidewalk

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 10, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
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Just shovel your sidewalk. Do it.

on Feb. 10, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
I’m normally not a huge fan of snitching but I’ve had it up to here with slipping and sliding around on lazy people’s bits of uncleared sidewalk.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

Just shovel your sidewalk. Do it.

on Feb. 10, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
I’m normally not a huge fan of snitching but I’ve had it up to here with slipping and sliding around on lazy people’s bits of uncleared sidewalk.

These dogs are helping combat vets live with PTSD

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 07, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
Shadow, a therapy dog in her 12th week of training, looks up at her owner, Bob Laidlaw, during a class last week at North Edge K-9 on Bishop Street in Portland. Laidlaw is a Vietnam combat veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, and Shadow is learning to help him with his condition.

After 40 years of nightmares, a dog has helped a Maine veteran find peace

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 07, 2017, at 6:18 a.m.
“It doesn’t cure you, but it helps you.”
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The time that Portland swallowed a neighboring city to steal its voters

on Feb. 06, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
On a winter’s day in 1899, the city of Deering vanished from the map of Maine. It was eaten up by its hungry neighbor to the east that wanted its land and its Republican voters.
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This son of an immigrant Portland bartender won six Oscars

on Feb. 01, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
A statue of him now sits in a director’s chair at the corner of York, Pleasant and Center Streets.
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This son of an immigrant Portland bartender won six Oscars

on Feb. 01, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
A statue of him now sits in a director’s chair at the corner of York, Pleasant and Center Streets.

A night on the ice, above the water and under the stars

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 31, 2017, at 9:42 a.m.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

What it’s like trying to sleep in the middle of an ice fishing derby

on Jan. 30, 2017, at 6:34 p.m.
Though a foot of ice held me suspended over 30 feet of water, it felt just like winter camping on snow. I snuggled into my toasty bag and fell asleep quickly. Not long afterward, the parade started.

First deaf mascot at Portland High ‘not that special of a story’

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 30, 2017, at 6:13 a.m.
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This teen is the first deaf student to play the part of the Portland High mascot

on Jan. 30, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
“You know, I’m a deaf person first, but I want to be the first deaf person to be a mascot for Portland High School,” Kamron King said. “That’s kind of cool.”

Maine woman worries Trump executive order might stop her father from coming home

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 26, 2017, at 11:25 a.m.