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.
 
BDN PORTLAND

Death of a folk singer and remembering what’s worth forgetting

on June 22, 2017, at 6:04 a.m.
“What happens to all the good stuff if it doesn’t get remembered? What happens to all the good square dances, what happens to the pot lucks?”

From pocket change to publishing

By Troy R. Bennett on June 19, 2017, at 6:37 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

He wanted firecrackers but ended up a millionaire instead

on June 19, 2017, at 6:35 a.m.
He used the three cents in his pocket to buy three newspapers, which he sold on the corner at a profit. By the end of the day, he had nine cents. When he died, 71 years later he was worth $174 million, which is $43.2 billion in todays cash.
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16 Counties Song

By Troy R. Bennett on June 14, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
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Keep your hands off my Gazetteer

By Troy R. Bennett on June 14, 2017, at 10:13 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

Why do these Maine children sing about maps? ‘GPSs are not so bright’

on June 14, 2017, at 9:44 a.m.
They knew the song cold and sang with gusto. I was shocked again. “We’ve been practicing on it for a week now,” said Paige Desmaris, one of Davidson’s pupils.
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Frank Modoc

By Troy R. Bennett on June 13, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
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Paddle Highland Lake

By Troy R. Bennett on June 13, 2017, at 9:46 a.m.
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34 years of hot dogs

By Troy R. Bennett on June 13, 2017, at 6:36 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

This Indian warrior, turned Quaker pacifist, died trying to get home to his son

on June 12, 2017, at 8:19 a.m.
He wanted to see his son, Elwood, before he died. He was the only family Modoc had left. His wife and two other children had already succumbed to disease.
BDN PORTLAND

A paddle across Highland Lake is worth the wait in traffic

on June 09, 2017, at 8:50 a.m.
Highland Lake covers 623 acres and straddles Falmouth, Westbrook and Windham. At its deepest, there’s 67 feet of water.
PORTLAND, MAINE -- 06/03/17 -- Justin Paulin, 33, rides his 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in Portland on Saturday.  Paulin served nearly a decade in federal prison on drug trafficking charges and had a goal of getting out, getting his life together and buying a motorcycle. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Prison bars to handlebars

By Troy R. Bennett on June 07, 2017, at 9:06 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

What it’s like to go from prison bars to handlebars

on June 07, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
I just know that nobody’s going to give you anything. They might give you a chance but you’re going to have to prove it for yourself.
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Casco Bay sea monster

By Troy R. Bennett on June 05, 2017, at 8:46 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

These two fishermen faced down a sea monster in Casco Bay

on June 05, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The creature had a long neck and a broad head held up, out of the water. It stopped 125 feet from their boat. Though they could see no eyes, they knew it was looking at them.
Alewives crowd a pool behind a small falls on Mill Brook in Westbrook on Wednesday as they make their way to Highland Lake where they will spawn. The pool is part of the Mill Brook Preserve.

New trail reveals one of the ‘best spots’ to watch alewives in Maine

By Troy R. Bennett on June 02, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Right now, a rocky pool behind a small waterfall on Mill Brook is thick with alewives.

Alewife run through Westbrook

By Troy R. Bennett on June 02, 2017, at 1 a.m.
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Portland’s worst mayor

By Troy R. Bennett on May 29, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

The Portland mayor who gave the order to shoot into a crowd

on May 29, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Later, while Dow and the militia were enjoying their crackers, a doctor came in and asked Dow if he knew a man lay dead outside.
BDN PORTLAND

A Maine baseball team is going to hand out dolls of a US senator

on May 27, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Revered former Maine U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith now has something in common with a man named Mookie.