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.
 

The challenges facing Afghan women

By Troy R. Bennett on March 18, 2014, at 3:06 p.m.
Dr. Sima Samar, a renowned Afghan human rights and women’s rights advocate, spoke with students at Deering High School in Portland Tuesday morning.

Sangillo’s Tavern owner argues case for liquor license

By Troy R. Bennett on March 18, 2014, at 6 a.m.
On Monday, Dana Sangillo of Sangillo’s Tavern talks about police claims of 23 calls for service at the bar or its vicinity between Feb. 26, 2013, and the end of January. The City Council debated renewing Sangillo’s liquor license Monday night.
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A view from the top of St. Patrick’s mountain

on March 17, 2014, at 11:11 a.m.
This is the view from the top of Croagh Patrick, the mountain from which St. Patrick rang his bell, driving the snakes from Ireland. I climbed it in January 1999. The sun was setting and the mountain cast its shadow over Clew Bay in County Mayo. I raised my hands …
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Sisters Sarah Earley, 9, (left) and Maggie, 11, march in the Irish American Club of Maine's annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Portland on Sunday. The girls represented the Maine Irish Heritage Center which hosted a luncheon following the parade.

St. Patrick’s Day parade takes over downtown Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on March 16, 2014, at 5:18 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — A day before industrialized binge drinking in the name of St. Patrick takes over Portland’s Old Port district for 24 hours, a more family-friendly celebration of Ireland’s patron saint marched down Commercial Street on Sunday. The annual St. Patrick’s Day parade, sponsored by the Irish American Club …

Portland’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

By Troy R. Bennett on March 16, 2014, at 4:50 p.m.
Portland’s St. Patrick’s Day parade made its way down Commercial Street on Sunday.

State archaeologist: Spirit Pond rune stones are fakes

By Troy R. Bennett on March 14, 2014, at 9:53 a.m.
Dr. Bruce Bourque, a professor at Bates College and longtime state archaeologist, said deciphering the authenticity of the Spirit Pond stones was his very first job at the museum.    

Brunswick chef in line for Beard award

By Troy R. Bennett on March 10, 2014, at 4:17 p.m.
In February, Cara Stadler was named a semifinalist for the James Beard award

LePage goes after unions in ‘Open for Business zones’

By Troy R. Bennett on March 10, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage makes a pitch to shrink the power of Maine’s labor unions while offering details about his “Open for Business zones.”
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VIDEO: Singing a song with Schooner Fare

on March 10, 2014, at 3:01 a.m.
It was a childhood dream come true. Instead of sitting in the audience at the annual Schooner Fare / Devonsquare Reunion Concert to benefit the Jack McPhillips Memorial fund on Sunday, I was onstage singing with Schooner Fare. I’d played the show a few times before with Dave Rowe, my …

Maine same-sex weddings an economic boost

By Troy R. Bennett on March 07, 2014, at 6:58 a.m.
As the second season for same-sex weddings ramps up in the state, fiscal forecasts look strong.
Antony Demeo receives the sign of the cross on Ash Wednesday in Monument Square in Portland from Episcopal priest Larry Weeks.

Episcopal Church offers ashes to go in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on March 05, 2014, at 1:03 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — On Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, Episcopal priest Larry Weeks stood in Portland’s Monument Square in the biting cold and light snow. He offered ashes and blessings to people shuffling by in scarves, boots and mittens. Making the sign of the cross on their foreheads …

African Children’s Choir sings, eats pizza with Portland students

By Troy R. Bennett on March 03, 2014, at 5:29 p.m.
After two performances at Merrill Auditorium, the Grammy Award-nominated African Children’s Choir rode their tour bus to the East End Community School for a pizza party with the resident glee club Monday afternoon. Local students handed out whoopie pies, skipped rope and danced with the globetrotting African choir before they …
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The African Children's Choir performs onstage at the East End Community School in Portland on Monday. The choir, in the 13th month of 16 month tour, also had time to have lunch and play with children at the school.

‘The best voices in the world’: Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir visits Portland school

By Troy R. Bennett and Seth Koenig on March 03, 2014, at 4:38 p.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — After two performances at Merrill Auditorium, the Grammy Award-nominated African Children’s Choir rode their tour bus to the East End Community School for a pizza party with the resident glee club Monday afternoon. Local students handed out whoopie pies, skipped rope and danced with the globetrotting African …

2014 Maine State Armwrestling Championship

By Troy R. Bennett on March 02, 2014, at 2:54 p.m.
Athletes compete at the 2014 Maine State Armwrestling Championship at Thatcher

Student athletes join theater program

By Troy R. Bennett on March 02, 2014, at 5:39 a.m.
A handful of student athletes at Brunswick High School have joined the spring production of “West Side Story.”

Portland fourth graders eat and learn about local seaweed

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 26, 2014, at 2:46 p.m.
As part of a program to expand offerings of locally sourced food in the school
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VIDEO: Winter motorcycle camping gets better when it stops raining

on Feb. 25, 2014, at 5:03 p.m.
I’d made up my mind. The next person who walked through the door, brushing sleet off their shoulders, motioning to my motorcycle parked outside and asking, “How’s the riding?” was going to get my small paper cup full of coffee in the face. I’m not normally a hostile person. I’ve …

New emissions rules may increase the cost of wood stoves

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 21, 2014, at 3:37 p.m.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing new performance standards for residential wood stoves and Bret Watson of Jotul North America thinks the cost will go up.

Michaud unveils new economic plan in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 19, 2014, at 12:51 p.m.
U.S. Rep. and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud on Wednesday released his plan to build Maine

Sen. Susan Collins says Coast Guard work will suit BIW

By Troy R. Bennett on Feb. 18, 2014, at 2:43 p.m.
Sen. Susan Collins told members of Bath Iron Works’ four unions on Tuesday that a $21 million contract for design work on a new class of U.S. Coast Guard cutter was only part of “a very good year” for the yard, and that the design contract will help maintain a …
 
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