Troy R. Bennett
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.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 05, 2013, at 5:52 a.m.
FRYEBURG, Maine — They say it was a chilly day. No one can remember it, though. It was 162 years ago, after all. In 1851, some farmers and merchants got together and formed the West Oxford Agricultural Society. They showed off their wares, their cattle and their produce. I bet …
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 05, 2013, at 5:51 a.m.
Characters abound at Maine’s largest agricultural fair.
By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 02, 2013, at 11:45 a.m.
Bonnie Shippen has taken opiates for over 30 years, dealing with chronic pain.
By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 30, 2013, at 11:25 a.m.
Students at Longfellow Elementary School in Portland react to their new, healthier lunch options.
By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 30, 2013, at 8:36 a.m.
PORTLAND, Maine — For the first time since roller derby was rescued from history and re-imagined as a legitimate sport, Mainers are getting a chance to see men bump and roll around a flat track wearing wheels on their shoes, just like the ladies do. The “Not So Jolly Rogers” …
By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 30, 2013, at 8:32 a.m.
For the first time since the modern revival of flat track roller derby two all-men teams will compete in Maine.
By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 27, 2013, at 3:14 p.m.
Producer’s are pitching Jen’s Place in Brunswick as a reality show.