Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett


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.

Tryin’ to get to Freeport

By Troy R. Bennett on July 25, 2014, at 12:43 p.m.
The Half Moon Jug Band is trying to get to the South Freeport Congregational Church’s Summer Blueberry Festival on August 2.

VIDEO: Trying to get to the Blueberry Festival in Freeport

on July 25, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
Did you know blueberries contain just 80 calories per cup, virtually no fat and they’re chock full of anti-oxidants, too? Were you aware laughter decreases stress hormones while increasing your immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies? Me neither, but I read that stuff on the web, so it must be true! In any case, join me …

Theatre techs toil behind the scenes

By Troy R. Bennett on July 24, 2014, at 3:38 p.m.
Maine State Music Theatre techies toil behind the scenes in Brunswick, building sets, costumes and props for an upcoming production of “Footloose,” set to open Aug. 6.

Former CMP chief named USM interim president

By Troy R. Bennett on July 23, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
David Flanagan, retired CEO of Central Maine Power Co. and a former University of Maine System trustee, was named the interim president at the troubled University of Southern Maine on Wednesday in Portland.

Avocado and cayenne ice cream? Yes!

By Troy R. Bennett on July 22, 2014, at 1:56 p.m.
Rococo Artisan Ice Cream in Kennebunkport offers unusual flavors like sweet avocado cayenne and this cone, made with local wheat beer, candied ginger and apricots.

Michaud gets boost from New England governors

By Troy R. Bennett on July 21, 2014, at 5:15 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud spoke outside Portland’s Cumberland Club Monday afternoon with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Vermont Gov. Peter Schumlin.

Upright Properties rehabbing high-efficiency house

By Troy R. Bennett on July 18, 2014, at 11:12 a.m.
Josh Wojcik of Upright Properties hopes a high-efficiency house in Yarmouth will sell for $400,000.

Maine man invents social media site

By Troy R. Bennett on July 18, 2014, at 5:31 a.m.
Blueberry farmer, former art student and tuna fisherman Jesse Field thinks he has come up with a better social media website than Facebook for businesses and users with privacy concerns. It’s called No. 1 Fan.

Blue sky puddle dove

on July 17, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
I saw this in Portland last week. I think its a mourning dove, but I’m not sure. I liked the blue sky in the puddle and the pattern from the chain link.
A surfer catches a wave in the fog at Higgins Beach in Scarborough on Wednesday.

Surfing through the storm

By Troy R. Bennett on July 17, 2014, at 5:53 a.m.

Surfing the fog in Scarborough

on July 16, 2014, at 4:53 p.m.
I swung around Higgins Beach on my way back to Portland today, after shooting a story in York County. The surfers were out in force. So was the fog.

Arson dog training in Yarmouth

By Troy R. Bennett on July 15, 2014, at 3:04 p.m.
Arson investigation dogs from across the country gather in Yarmouth this week for training.

Pot advocates turn in signatures in South Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on July 14, 2014, at 3:19 p.m.
Marijuana advocates turned in 1,521 petition signatures seeking a legalization referendum in South Portland on Monday.

New Maine lawyer opts to join an established practice in Turner

By Troy R. Bennett on July 14, 2014, at 2:14 p.m.
Taylor Kilgore and Clinton Boothby are lawyers at Boothby Perry LLC in Turner. Kilgore is fresh from law school and said she is happy to be a “country lawyer” at an established firm in western Maine.

Work-at-home mom has ‘what’s important’

By Troy R. Bennett on July 14, 2014, at 8:07 a.m.
Kristi Hayes-Devlin carries her son Xavier, 2, on her back using one of the slings she sells under the name brand Wrapsody out of her Berwick home on Tuesday. She says no one has it “all” but she has what’s important.

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.

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 …

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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