Troy R. Bennett
By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 04, 2013, at 11:32 a.m.
Portland glass artist Brian Awoc creates pipes resembling doughnuts.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 30, 2013, at 3:59 p.m.
Justice Joyce Wheeler heard arguments in Cumberland County Superior Court Wednesday concerning the sale of Congress Square Park. She is expected to rule on Thursday.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 30, 2013, at 11:24 a.m.
The Portland Food Co-op hopes to open a public storefront next year. It needs more money and more members to do it.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 29, 2013, at 10:49 a.m.
Pamela Fitzpatrick Plunkett opened Little Bigs bakery in South Portland this summer with her husband James Murray Plunkett. The couple moved to Maine from Chicago where their cookie creations got props from Oprah.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 25, 2013, at 10:43 a.m.
Carrie Lorfano, mother of three and publisher of “Parent & Family,” talks about the stress and cost of raising kids.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 24, 2013, at 4:18 p.m.
Winner of the Harvest on the Harbor lobster cooking contest, Chef Chris Long of Natalie’s at the Camden Harbour Inn, prepares butter poached lobster with grilled local mushrooms, corn, parsnip ragout and thyme butter.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 24, 2013, at 5:57 a.m.
Sea-level rise will wash away $46.4 million worth of Portland
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 23, 2013, at 3:31 p.m.
State police spokesman Stephen McCausland told reporters on the scene in Oakland Wednesday that law enforcement did not find missing toddler Ayla Reynolds in the woods of Hussey Hill Road.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 23, 2013, at 6:07 a.m.
Two weeks after her husband’s sudden death, Gail Gary of Brunswick wants the community to know she appreciates their support.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)
on Oct. 21, 2013, at 3:54 p.m.
We rolled to a stop on the gravel track. Our dust cloud caught up with us and swept passed. I raised my helmet shield and tasted the grit in my mouth. It savored it. The dust told me I wasn’t on pavement, I was in the woods, right where I …
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2013, at 6:25 p.m.
Sen. Angus King speaks at the University of Southern Maine in Portland on Thursday. “We were sort of celebrating this morning about having kept the government open for three months. The basic issues of, ‘should we keep the government open, should we pay our bills’ should have been taken care …
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.
A peek Inside the L.L. Bean archives with archivist Ruth Porter.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 16, 2013, at 4:49 p.m.
Georges Budagu Makoko, an award-winning property manager for the nonprofit Avesta Housing, details his life and harrowing escape from Congo and Rwanda in a new book, “Ladder to the Moon: A Journey from the Congo to America.”
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 15, 2013, at 10:23 a.m.
The pit gets lit up at 4 a.m. and the meat isn’t served till dinner time at Salvage BBQ in Portland.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 11, 2013, at 5:43 a.m.
“Certainly we all miss him, and we took a moment of silence, but we agreed coach would want us to keep practicing.”
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 08, 2013, at 6:01 p.m.
Erica King, a corrections researcher at the University of Southern Maine, said Maine’s women’s prison population has risen dramatically since 2002. King is co-chair of a women-in-prison conference being held in Portland this week.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 08, 2013, at 4:52 p.m.
Piper Kerman, author of “Orange is the New Black,” speks in Portland Tuesday at a conference about women in prison. Her book has been adapted into an acclaimed show on Netflix.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)
on Oct. 07, 2013, at 2:35 p.m.
Well, it happened again. While waiting on a story to come together, I accidentally wrote a song. I’ve been called a “banjournalist” in the past, but this one leans a bit more toward opinion. Let’s call it a “banjeditorial.” It started in my head when I saw Kevin Bennett’s …
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 07, 2013, at 2:33 p.m.
The Portland listening room recently became a nonprofit and has started a crowdsourcing fund drive with a a goal of $40,000.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 06, 2013, at 6:06 a.m.
Daphne Izer’s son Jeff, 17, and three friends were killed Oct. 10, 1993, when a trucker fell asleep behind the wheel and rolled over their car in the breakdown lane on the Maine Turnpike.