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.
 
PORTLAND, MAINE -- 04/18/17 -- Christian "Junior" Stevens, 32, plays Irish-style concertina with his student Tim Ebersold in Portland on Tuesday. The Maine Arts Commission named Stevens a master of his art and awarded Ebersold a traditional arts apprenticeship grant to study concertina with him. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

A master of his instrument

By Troy R. Bennett on April 27, 2017, at 8:57 a.m.
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The hero of Two Lights

By Troy R. Bennett on April 25, 2017, at 9:33 a.m.
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The Maine lighthouse keeper who earned the nation’s two highest awards for bravery

on April 25, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Hanna is the only American to win both the nation’s highest military, and civilian, honors for bravery.

Free pot in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on April 20, 2017, at 4:55 p.m.
POLL QUESTION
Crash Barry, a pot activist from western Maine, hands out free marijuana and copies of his books in Portland's Monument Square on Thursday, 4/20.

Free marijuana draws hundreds to downtown Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on April 20, 2017, at 2:58 p.m.
To get the free sample, all you had to do was prove you were over 21 and say the magic, not-so-secret password “cannabis liberation.”

The statue Portland’s public art committee didn’t want turns 10

By Troy R. Bennett on April 17, 2017, at 6:15 a.m.
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The Portland statue criticized for being too white almost crushed its creator

on April 17, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
The committee asked Burke to make certain changes. He said, through his lawyer, nope, take it or leave it. So they left it.
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The Portland statue criticized for being too white almost crushed its creator

on April 17, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
The committee asked Burke to make certain changes. He said, through his lawyer, nope, take it or leave it. So they left it.
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Sea Dogs fall, still off to best start in a decade

on April 12, 2017, at 4:31 p.m.
Entering the game, Portland was 5-0 for the first time since starting the 2005 season off 10-0.

Brave Yankee Boys

By Troy R. Bennett on April 10, 2017, at 6:47 a.m.
William Brown's pension application lists his nickname and his job in the Navy: powder monkey.

Powder Monkey

By Troy R. Bennett on April 10, 2017, at 6:45 a.m.
Larry Glatz (left) and Herb Adams unwrap William Brown's gravestone for the first time. It was 160 years in coming.

A disabled child soldier from Maine finally gets his due

on April 10, 2017, at 6:38 a.m.
William “Billy” Brown was a child soldier who went to sea in 1798. Maimed in battle in a now-forgotten war, Brown was then cast aside by his country.
PORTLAND, MAINE -- 03/29/17 -- Larry Glatz (left) and Herb Adams unwrap William Brown's gravestone for the first time. It was 160 years in coming. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

William Brown’s headstone arrives

By Troy R. Bennett on April 10, 2017, at 6:17 a.m.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT

A snowstorm is actually a great time to go camping in Maine

on April 03, 2017, at 5:17 p.m.
I sat for a while, sipping and watching the snow come down. It was lovely as long as you weren’t thinking of spring.

Portland’s first absentee landlord

By Troy R. Bennett on April 03, 2017, at 6:24 a.m.
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The 400-year-old story of Portland’s first absentee landlord

on April 03, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Christopher Levett was born 431 years ago this week in York, England.
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The 400-year-old story of Portland’s first absentee landlord

on April 03, 2017, at 5:30 a.m.
Christopher Levett was born 431 years ago this week in York, England.
WESTBROOK, MAINE -- 03/28/17 -- Tim Johnson lets one fly behind a metal screen in The Axe Pit at Maine Warrior Gym in Westbrook on Tuesday. Johnson, who co-owns the gym, said ax throwing is more about stress release that fitness. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

‘It makes a great sound when it thunks into the target’

By Troy R. Bennett on March 30, 2017, at 6:22 a.m.
VIDEO
Tim Johnson, co-owner of Maine Warrior Gym in Westbrook, takes aim in The Axe Pit on Tuesday. Ax throwing is not that far out for the gym, considering they also offer American ninja and bootcamp warrior classes as well.

Mainers are spending money to throw an ax indoors

By Troy R. Bennett on March 30, 2017, at 6:21 a.m.
Two weeks ago, Maine Warrior Gym on Spring Street in Westbrook opened Maine’s first ax-throwing range, The Axe Pit.

When Dickens came to Portland he complained about the food

By Troy R. Bennett on March 27, 2017, at 6:16 a.m.