Troy R. Bennett
By Troy R. Bennett on May 23, 2014, at 1:54 p.m.
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 …
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)
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 …
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.