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.
 

This is Maine and it’s going to snow

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 27, 2015, at 1:54 p.m.
BDN visual journalist Troy R. Bennett breaks out his new “Snow Song” in Portland during the blizzard on Tuesday.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)

VIDEO: This is Maine and it’s going to snow

on Jan. 27, 2015, at 12:48 p.m.
Wintertime in Maine, what’cha gonna do? Sit around the house, watch football on the tube Talk about the sox, who’s pitching this year? Eat a lot a stew, maybe drink a few beers Then the weather man says you better get ready Snow is on the way and it’s gonna …

No parking in Portland for 32 hours, officials say

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 26, 2015, at 4:45 p.m.
City officials announced a 32 hour parking ban from Monday night through Wednesday morning and urged residents not to drive in the impending snow storm.
VIDEO | POLL QUESTION
Speaking to reporters after his speech at the Maine Real Estate and Development Association on Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage stated his low opinion of the New England Patriots football team.

LePage on ‘Deflategate’: Patriots have history of being ‘less than ethical’

By Seth Koenig and Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 22, 2015, at 12:21 p.m.
PORTLAND | Speaking to reporters after his speech at the Maine Real Estate and Development Association on Thursday, Gov. Paul LePage stated his low opinion of the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots football team. The National Football League determined this week that 11 out of the Patriots’ 12 game …

Gov. LePage says New England Patriots ‘unethical’

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 22, 2015, at 12:20 p.m.
Speaking to reporters after his speech at the Maine Real Estate and Development Association on Wednesday, Gov. Paul LePage stated his low opinion of the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots football team.

Officials release cause of deadly Portland blaze

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 21, 2015, at 1:19 p.m.
Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria said Wednesday that fire alarms were disabled and exits were blocked at the Noyes Street residence where a Nov. 1 blaze claimed the lives of six people.
Painter and musician Peter Dugovic plays a newly finished cigar box guitar made by his friend Max Jones of Saco. Jones creates singular instruments under the moniker Suspect Device.

Saco man crafts instruments from film canisters, cigar boxes, yardsticks and more

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 21, 2015, at 5:48 a.m.
The Methodists are gone, but music still graces the stained glass windows and red-carpeted altar of the church on School Street in Saco that Max Jones calls home. No organ preludes or angelic choirs are heard. Instead, amplified twangs and distorted blue notes slash the air. Down …

Two Waterboro stations are offering gas under $2 per gallon

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 12, 2015, at 4:42 p.m.
Two gas stations are offering gas under $2 per gallon in Waterboro.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor touts blood donations in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 08, 2015, at 4:39 p.m.
Boston Marathon bombing survivor Karen McWatters touts blood donations in Portland on Thursday.

LePage puts income tax in the crosshairs in inaugural address

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 07, 2015, at 5:10 p.m.
Tax cuts, welfare reform and continued job creation were among the themes of Gov. Paul LePage

Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks about Ebola in South Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 06, 2015, at 9:43 p.m.
Nurse Kaci Hickox speaks to Partners for World Health in South Portland on Tuesday night about why Americans should care about the Ebola virus.

Circus college opens a year ahead of schedule

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 06, 2015, at 5:11 p.m.
The country’s first circus college is a year ahead of schedule in getting established on the Thompson’s Point peninsula, and one industry veteran says the school could make Portland a destination in the booming circus arts market in the same way that New York City is a magnet in the …
COLLAGE (blog)

The frame: Flagging down the picture

on Jan. 06, 2015, at 10:51 a.m.
Sometimes you walk away from an assignment with a good picture that doesn’t really have much to do with the story. I flagged this image down yesterday while covering the grand opening of an office building. It was definitely the strongest image of the day, but did little to advance …

LePage lauds new state offices in South Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 05, 2015, at 6:35 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage lauded the new regional home for state Department Health and Human Services and Department of Labor offices in South Portland Monday afternoon.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)

VIDEO: New Lang Syne

on Dec. 31, 2014, at 9:18 p.m.
Well, 2014 is over and 2015 is stretched out ahead. It’s all new and shiny with possibility. Before I take it out for a spin and put a few dents in it, let’s sing a song. I wrote some new words to this old favorite by Scottish poet Robert Burns. …
VIDEO | POLL QUESTION
Men, women and children brave the water at the Natural Resources Council of Maine's annual Dip and Dash to raise money for climate change issues on Wednesday at the East End Beach in Portland. The event also featured a 5k run.

Dip and Dash participants take plunge into Portland Harbor

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 31, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
Screams, whoops and primal hollers rang out over Portland Harbor on Wednesday as unseasonably-dressed swimmers hoofed it into the sea to raise money for the Natural Resources Council of Maine. The seventh annual Dip and Dash drew nearly 200 participants. Runners capped a 5k road race from …

Dippers and Dashers raise money for climate change, take plunge into Portland Harbor

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 31, 2014, at 3:04 p.m.
Swimmers hoofed it into the sea to raise money for the Natural Resources Council of Maine in Portland on Wednesday.

Three weeks of foot patrol comes to an end for Portland Police

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 31, 2014, at 9:08 a.m.
Officers Graham Hultz and Joe Chappell finish their three-week long stint patrolling Portland on foot.
Donna Martin helps answer letters to Santa at the Forest Avenue Post Office in Portland on Monday. This year, volunteers will answer about 800 letters.

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas…: Postal Service employees bring the cheer and answer kids letters to Santa

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 23, 2014, at 5:47 a.m.
PORTLAND | An ear pressed to the frosted glass window of the postmaster’s office door on Forest Avenue today you can hear the sounds of Christmas. It doesn’t resemble jingling bells or belly laughs from the man in red. It sounds like tearing envelopes and shuffling paper. Four volunteers …

Post Office volunteers answer letters to Santa in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 23, 2014, at 5:45 a.m.
Volunteers at the U.S. Postal Service answer more than 800 letters to Santa that end up at the post office on Forest Avenue in Portland.
 
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