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.
 

PBS TV host Rick Steves wants pot to be legal in Maine

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2016, at 6:24 p.m.
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Psychic buried in Portland may have predicted John Lennon’s death

on Oct. 17, 2016, at 12:25 p.m.
He once helped police track down a child killer by drawing them a picture of the killer’s face he could see in his head.

This was Fiddlin’ Phil from Munjoy Hill

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.

This Portland veteran’s belongings were sold after being declared unsound of mind

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2016, at 11:15 a.m.

This teenage pitcher won 21 games for Boston in 1887

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.

This Portland cop’s murder was never solved

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 17, 2016, at 11:14 a.m.
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This Portland cop’s murder was never solved

on Oct. 16, 2016, at 10:18 a.m.
His hands were bound behind his back in his own handcuffs. His revolver was in his right front pants pocket.
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This teenage pitcher won 21 games for Boston in 1887

on Oct. 15, 2016, at 10:31 a.m.
Michael “Kid” Madden was a 124-pound, 19-year-old rookie when he won 21 games for the National League Boston Red Stockings in 1887.
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This Portland veteran’s belongings were sold after he was declared unsound of mind

on Oct. 14, 2016, at 12:31 p.m.
William and Sarah Blake are buried somewhere in the Grand Trunk Cemetery. But nobody knows just where.
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How Fiddlin’ Phil from Munjoy Hill came to Portland to stay

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 12:48 p.m.
By day, he was a carpenter, hammering away at houses around town. After dark, he played his fiddle for dancers, drinkers and folks trying to forget their daily woes.

This is what the fall colors look like from above

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 13, 2016, at 9:13 a.m.
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Politics got you down? Take a peep at the leaves from high above the North Woods

on Oct. 13, 2016, at 3:07 a.m.
The nasty nature of the news can’t penetrate our mutual bond of motorcycles, dirt-road adventure and campfire flames.

This teenage soldier lies in a mass grave on Portland’s Eastern Prom

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 12, 2016, at 4:42 p.m.
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A teenage soldier lies in a mass grave on Portland’s Eastern Prom

on Oct. 12, 2016, at 4:14 p.m.
The American prisoners of war on board were very ill with malnutrition, dysentery and fever — 20 men were already dead. In Portland’s hospital, 21 more died.
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Why a Portland recluse gave a fortune to Falmouth schoolkids

on Oct. 11, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
Legend has it, the neighborhood kids were not kind to Crispus Graves and they would throw rocks at his horse when he passed by.

This Portland artist started out as a sailor but finished a painter

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 10, 2016, at 10:13 a.m.

This mother, daughter and grandson all drowned on their way to Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 10, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
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This Portland artist started out as a sailor but finished a painter

on Oct. 10, 2016, at 10:01 a.m.
Until sometime this spring, you could see his vandalized but still lovely headstone in the Western Cemetery. It had a carved palette and paintbrushes on it.
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This mother, daughter and grandson all drowned on their way to Portland

on Oct. 09, 2016, at 10 a.m.
The ship sank and all three were drowned. Stonehouse’s body washed ashore a few days later in Cape Elizabeth.

Two battling sea captains rest forever, side-by-side, in Portland

By Troy R. Bennett on Oct. 08, 2016, at 7:33 a.m.