Troy R. Bennett
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)
on Jan. 11, 2014, at 8:02 p.m.
The rain came down. The temperature soared into the 50s. Then the flashes of lightning stung my eyes. Next came the roar of thunder. The ice at Fenway Park puddled up. The puck splashed and skipped. The crowd huddled under the overhangs of the grandstand. Somehow, a hockey game happened …
By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 08, 2014, at 6:32 p.m.
Linwood Higgins of the Maine Harness Horsemen’s Association testifies in favor of LD 1111 in front of the Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee Wednesday in Augusta. The bill would amend current legislation to allow an existing racetrack, operating without slot machines, to obtain a slot machine license if approval …
By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 08, 2014, at 3:13 p.m.
Citizens rally at an event organized by the Maine Peoples Alliance at the State House in Augusta Wednesday. Speakers told their personal stories, urging legislators to make accepting federal funds and expanding health care their top priority.
By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 08, 2014, at 5:38 a.m.
Former state senator Dennis Damon speaks at a press conference in Portland Tuesday expressing disappointment in EqualityMaine’s endorsement of Mike Michaud for governor instead of Eliot Cutler. Also speaking at the event were Sen. Richard Woodbury, I-Yarmouth and Rev. Tim Boggs.
By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 02, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.
EqualityMaine Political Director Ali Vander Zanden announces her organization’s endorsement of Mike Michaud for governor instead of long-time supporter Eliot Cutler in Portland on Thursday.
By Troy R. Bennett on Jan. 01, 2014, at 2:19 a.m.
OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — New Year’s revelers dragged their Christmas trees down slick sidewalks toward the beach as the sun set on 2013 for the last time. A trail of spills littering the bricks and telltale marks in the sand led to a pile of evergreens, all of whom …
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 30, 2013, at 8:40 p.m.
Erick Bennett, a Portland consultant who has launched a primary campaign against incumbent U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, says his experience with the justice system is driving him toward what he calls a “pro-family” agenda.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 30, 2013, at 4:47 p.m.
Members of Code Pink staged a “die in” and delivered a petition to U.S. Sen. Susan Collins’ office in Portland on Monday urging Collins to vote for disclosure of civilian drone deaths.
BENNETT THERE DONE THAT (blog)
on Dec. 29, 2013, at 10:57 p.m.
Well, it’s been an interesting year in Portland, my home town. We’re getting our floating link to Nova Scotia back and the city has wrestled with what to do about panhandlers in the median strips. There’s even been talk about replacing city lawnmowers with sheep. But the two stories that have been kicking …
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 24, 2013, at 1:49 p.m.
Actress and playwright Elizabeth Lardie of Portland needs a bit of a Christmas miracle to raise enough money to pay the actors in a production of her first full-length play at Portland Stage Company this January.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 19, 2013, at 1:48 p.m.
Ryan Flaherty of the Baltimore Orioles answered questions and signed autographs at Lyman Moore Middle School in Portland on Thursday. He urged students to not let anything deter them form following their dreams and goals.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 19, 2013, at 10:54 a.m.
Portland violin maker Jonathan Cooper makes instruments for fiddlers and classical musicians as well. Listen as he plays one of his instruments.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 18, 2013, at 6:50 p.m.
Joker’s, a Portland arcade and indoor play facility, opened its doors to nearly 130 parents and children from area family shelters for their third annual Christmas party.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 18, 2013, at 4:23 p.m.
Mainers react to news of new bishop for Roman Catholic Diocese of Maine.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 18, 2013, at 12:13 p.m.
Bishop Richard J. Malone (left) introduces Bishop Peter Deeley, 67, at a press conference in Portland on Wednesday. Deeley, an auxiliary bishop and canon lawyer in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston, has been named by Pope Francis to lead Maine’s Catholics.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 17, 2013, at 5:18 p.m.
About 50 teens from Portland, Lewiston and Kennebunk high schools gathered at Southern Maine Community College’s Brunswick campus to pit their robots against each other.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 16, 2013, at 6:31 p.m.
A team from the University of California Davis spent this week studying Portland’s India Street neighborhood. On Monday, they laid out a sustainable identity plan for the neighborhood which includes pocket parks, community gardens and turing half of Franklin Street into a bike path.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 15, 2013, at 5:32 a.m.
Portland’s 15th annual holiday light show featuring thousands of whimsical points of light is in full swing. This weekend’s storm couldn’t dim the festive look.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 15, 2013, at 5:30 a.m.
Bangor Daily News photographer Troy R. Bennett braves the snow in the wee hours of Sunday morning to capture images of Portland’s holiday lights bringing color to the night.
By Troy R. Bennett on Dec. 11, 2013, at 5:05 p.m.
Biddeford-Saco rotarians pack toys bound for Lac-Megantic, Quebec Wednesday. Lac-Megantic suffered a catastrophic fire after an oil-laden train wrecked in July.