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.
 

Michaud concedes defeat in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 05, 2014, at 2:38 a.m.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud concedes defeat in Portland early Wednesday morning.

Chris Christie stumps for LePage

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 03, 2014, at 9:35 p.m.
New Jersey’s Republican Gov. Chris Christie spoke at a political rally in Portland Monday night urging Maine voters to keep incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage in the Blaine House when the polls open on Tuesday.
Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria (center) speaks to the media Saturday, confirming five people died in a structure fire on Noyes Street earlier in the day. Police Chief Michael Sauschuck (left) and Mayor Michael Brennan stand on either side.

Officials confirm five dead in Portland house fire

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 01, 2014, at 6:17 p.m.
Portland Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria speaks to the press Saturday confirming five people died in a structure fire on Noyes Street on Saturday.

Eyewitness account of deadly fire in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Nov. 01, 2014, at 4:11 p.m.
Mike Hogan, a neighbor, recalls events at the early morning fire Saturday in Portland.

Obama stumps for Michaud in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 31, 2014, at 5:38 a.m.
President Barack Obama spoke at a rally for Mike Michaud in Portland on Thursday night.

Hauntings at The Kennebunk Inn

By Brian Feulner and Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 30, 2014, at 5:36 a.m.
Many believe The Kennebunk Inn has its share of ghosts.

Former Cutler backers announce support for Michaud

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 29, 2014, at 3:31 p.m.
Former Cutler supporters announced at a press conference in Portland on Wednesday their support of Democratic contender Mike Michaud for governor in order to defeat incumbent Republican Paul LePage.

Cutler not dropping out of race

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 29, 2014, at 1:17 p.m.
Eliot Cutler, independent candidate for governor, said at a Portland press conference on Wednesday that he’s aware the polls are not in his favor, and his supporters are free to vote for someone else, but he’s not dropping out of the race.

Ghost ship of Harpswell

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 28, 2014, at 6:09 a.m.
The ship “The Dash” disappeared from view off the coast of Harpswell in the 1800s and was never found.

Hillary Clinton stumps for Mike Michaud in Scarborough

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 25, 2014, at 12:46 a.m.
Former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton gives a speech in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Michaud on Friday in Scarborough.

Footgolf premieres in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 20, 2014, at 3:50 p.m.
Portland Mayor Michael Brennan and Maine comedian Bob Marley try out footgolf, a mashup sport of golf and soccer, for the first time in Portland on Monday.

Maine gubernatorial candidates square off for the third time

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 15, 2014, at 10:05 p.m.
Independent Eliot Cutler, incumbent Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud negotiate the “lightning round” at a televised gubernatorial debate in Augusta on Wednesday night.
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VIDEO: Camp of the Dead

on Oct. 15, 2014, at 12:26 p.m.
  It wasn’t as scary as the name implies. No zombies were sighted — if you don’t count the staggering, vacant faces gathered ’round the coffee pot Saturday morning, waiting for the perk to begin. It was just a motorcycle campout on the Dead River in T3R4. It was a …

Bellows announces support of universal health care

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 09, 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Shenna Bellows speaks of her support for a universal health care program while criticizing incumbent Sen. Susan Collins’ votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act at a news conference in Portland on Thursday morning.

Highlights: Gubernatorial candidates square off in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 08, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.
After months of drama and political posturing over whether gubernatorial debates would take place at all, Republican Gov. Paul LePage, Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler took the stage together for the first time Wednesday in Portland.

Video game and pinball-themed bar opens in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 07, 2014, at 3:21 p.m.
The Arcadia National Bar on Preble Street features scads of pinball machines, video games, board games and classic home game consoles as well as beer.

Michaud, Bellows and Brennan call for a higher minimum wage

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 07, 2014, at 1:16 p.m.
Democratic candidates for Maine governor and the U.S. Senate joined Portland Mayor Michael Brennan on Tuesday to call for an increase in the minimum wage.

Students and faculty react to more cuts at USM

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 06, 2014, at 1:04 p.m.
Students and faculty react to more cuts as USM plans to cut 50 faculty positions and two programs in an effort to eliminate $6 million from its budget.
Autumn Clair, 16, says goodbye to her steer Pedro at the 4-H auction at the Fryeburg Fair on Friday.  "It's always hard," said Clair, who raises two or three steers every year.

From steer to horses, farm animals are heart of the Fryeburg Fair

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 05, 2014, at 5:30 a.m.
You’ll find live music, thrill rides, games of skill and chance and more fried dough than anyone could eat at the 163rd annual Fryeburg Fair this week. But the heart of the eight day affair remains the farm animals lining the stalls and sheds. Towering draft horses, …

LePage makes campaign stop in Scarborough

By Troy R. Bennett on Sept. 26, 2014, at 5:42 p.m.
Gov. Paul LePage speaks at a campaign stop in Scarborough on Friday.
 
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