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.
 
Local Scouts salute Patriot Guard Riders as they rumble out of the Elks Lodge parking lot on outer Congress Street in Portland on Friday morning in the drizzling rain. Each motorcycle carried a memorial stone, in honor of a fallen Maine service member, bound for Mount Katahdin.

Patriot Guard Riders set off for Mount Katahdin with memorial stones honoring fallen veterans

By Troy R. Bennett on May 23, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.

Michaud speaks about V.A. woes at Portland V.F.W. hall

By Troy R. Bennett on May 23, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Michaud tells the Portland VFW has voted twice with the committee in recent weeks to issue subpoenas to the veterans affairs administration, first to force the agency to turn over documentation surrounding the scandal and then – on Thursday — to compel three top VA officials to testify before …
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VIDEO: Godzilla-like creature lurches toward Gardiner

on May 18, 2014, at 1:18 a.m.
I went to see the new Godzilla movie tonight. My reaction? Meh. The plot was ponderous and so was the pacing. Why do large monsters always seem to move in slow motion in the movies? Is it supposed to make them seem larger? Anyway, my band – the Half Moon …
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Portland’s painted lady gets a facelift

on May 16, 2014, at 3:30 p.m.
Last fall, the owners of a boarded-up storefront on Congress Street, near its intersection with High Street, asked painter Fletcher Curran to beautify their patch of plywood. He painted a ravishing, pale woman with technicolor tresses flowing past her purple shift. It was a 100% percent improvement over the plain particle …

Sneak peek at the Nova Star in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on May 09, 2014, at 2:52 p.m.
Staffers from U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree’s office get a tour of the Nova Star cruise ship in Portland on Friday. Public tours will be offered Saturday.

Maine-based elderly ride share program looks to include more rural towns

By Troy R. Bennett on May 09, 2014, at 9:12 a.m.
Katherine Freund is the founder and president of ITN America, which provides personal transportation services for the elderly. She has plans to expand the service to more rural communities.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie meets press at Portland diner

By Troy R. Bennett on May 07, 2014, at 7:36 p.m.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks to the press while raising money for Republicans in Maine.

Eliot Cutler outlines environmental plan

By Troy R. Bennett on May 06, 2014, at 12:41 p.m.
Maine gubernatorial candidate Eliot Cutler lays out his environmental platform at Gomez Park on the Bangor Waterfront on Tuesday.

Mousam Valley grows organic mushrooms

By Troy R. Bennett on May 06, 2014, at 11:54 a.m.
John and Robert Sharood show off their high-tech, organic indoor mushroom operation in Springvale.

State police investigating human remains in Richmond

By Troy R. Bennett on May 05, 2014, at 5:24 p.m.
Maine State Police Lt. Christopher Coleman updates the press in Gardiner on Monday after police identify human remains found in a wooded area off Lincoln Street in Richmond.
VIDEO
Josie Barth (left) and Abby Donnelly of Cape Elizabeth dance to the sounds of the Maine Marimba Ensemble at an early Cinco de Mayo celebration at El Rayo Taqueria in Portland on Sunday. Intermittent hail and rain showers did little to dampen the spirits of those on hand.

Cinco de Mayo: ‘It’s about fun, partying and good Mexican food’

By Troy R. Bennett on May 05, 2014, at 5:27 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — Not everyone celebrating Cinco de Mayo a day early at El Rayo Taqueria in Portland on Sunday knew what the Mexican holiday was all about, but most had a good time eating, drinking and dancing to the vibrant sounds of the Maine Marimba Ensemble without the particulars. …

Sombreros, dancing and food mark Cinco de Mayo in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on May 05, 2014, at 5:26 a.m.
El Rayo Taqueria hosted a weekend-long celebration of Cinco de Mayo in Portland complete with music, food and drinks. The Mexican holiday marks the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Dowe of Maine Distilleries says there’s room for more

By Troy R. Bennett on May 02, 2014, at 5:42 a.m.
Chris Dowe of Maine Distilleries in Freeport, which makes Cold River Gin and Cold River Vodka, says the local craft spirits market is getting full but there’s still more room to grow.

Teen volunteers get trip to Fenway

By Troy R. Bennett on April 30, 2014, at 9:37 a.m.
Volunteers of America actions teams from four Maine high schools got a trip to Fenway Park on Tuesday courtesy of Moody’s Collision Center and the Major League Baseball Players Trust.

Poison center nurse remembers taking the call in the New Sweden case

By Troy R. Bennett on April 25, 2014, at 1:02 p.m.
Rose Tanguay of the Northern New England Poison Center, remembers that night, 11 years ago, when she took the call in the New Sweden arsenic poisoning case.

Interphase Energy shows off high-tech wood pellet boiler

By Troy R. Bennett on April 25, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
Ryan Hamilton of Interphase Energy shows off a high-tech wood pellet boiler — which is different than a pellet stove — that his company imports from Denmark.

Lolita to open on Munjoy Hill

By Troy R. Bennett on April 23, 2014, at 8:41 a.m.
A trio of owners talks about their new East End eatery in Portland.

Michaud blasts LePage for not supporting renewables

By Troy R. Bennett on April 22, 2014, at 6:29 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Michaud, who is running for governor, blasts Gov. LePage for not supporting renewable energy options like wind and solar.

Elver prices down, but still plenty high

By Troy R. Bennett on April 22, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.
At between $500 and $1,000 per pound, Max Feigenbaum of the Delaware Valley Fish Company in Portland says elver prices aren’t as high as last year, but they’re still pretty good.

Nova Star ferry arrives in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on April 17, 2014, at 2:37 p.m.
The Nova Star arrives in Portland on Thursday. The ferry will begin daily service to Nova Scotia next month.
 
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