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.
 
PORTLAND, MAINE -- 06/03/17 -- Justin Paulin, 33, rides his 2007 Suzuki GSX-R1000 in Portland on Saturday.  Paulin served nearly a decade in federal prison on drug trafficking charges and had a goal of getting out, getting his life together and buying a motorcycle. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Prison bars to handlebars

By Troy R. Bennett on June 07, 2017, at 9:06 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

What it’s like to go from prison bars to handlebars

on June 07, 2017, at 8:52 a.m.
I just know that nobody’s going to give you anything. They might give you a chance but you’re going to have to prove it for yourself.
for video

Casco Bay sea monster

By Troy R. Bennett on June 05, 2017, at 8:46 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

These two fishermen faced down a sea monster in Casco Bay

on June 05, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The creature had a long neck and a broad head held up, out of the water. It stopped 125 feet from their boat. Though they could see no eyes, they knew it was looking at them.
Alewives crowd a pool behind a small falls on Mill Brook in Westbrook on Wednesday as they make their way to Highland Lake where they will spawn. The pool is part of the Mill Brook Preserve.

New trail reveals one of the ‘best spots’ to watch alewives in Maine

By Troy R. Bennett on June 02, 2017, at 1:01 a.m.
Right now, a rocky pool behind a small waterfall on Mill Brook is thick with alewives.

Alewife run through Westbrook

By Troy R. Bennett on June 02, 2017, at 1 a.m.
for a video

Portland’s worst mayor

By Troy R. Bennett on May 29, 2017, at 7:18 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

The Portland mayor who gave the order to shoot into a crowd

on May 29, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Later, while Dow and the militia were enjoying their crackers, a doctor came in and asked Dow if he knew a man lay dead outside.
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A Maine baseball team is going to hand out dolls of a US senator

on May 27, 2017, at 7 a.m.
Revered former Maine U.S. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith now has something in common with a man named Mookie.

Paddle ’round Portland: Royal River

By Troy R. Bennett on May 25, 2017, at 9:01 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

Paddling down Stephen King’s river

on May 25, 2017, at 8 a.m.
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Paddling down Stephen King’s river

on May 25, 2017, at 8 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

How this abstract sculpture made a real-life difference

on May 22, 2017, at 6 a.m.
Raimondi also had standards. He wanted folks who didn’t like the sculpture to gawk in amazement at the craftsmanship that went into it. No sloppy welding or cutting was allowed.
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Record heat hits Portland

on May 18, 2017, at 3:40 p.m.
How hot was it in Portland today? Hot enough to break an 82 degree record set in 1949. It was almost 90 by noon.
PORTLAND, MAINE -- 05/09/17 -- Nursing student Courtney Wilson checks a patient's blood pressure under the watchful eye of nurse practitioner Gretchen Speed at the Greater Portland Health clinic on Tuesday.  Wilson is graduating this month from the University of New England's accelerated nursing program. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Nursing shortage in Maine

By Troy R. Bennett on May 18, 2017, at 6:03 a.m.
VIDEO
Portland comedian Connor McGrath stands on the leafy street in Deering he's called home for most of his life. McGrath's Asperger's syndrome doesn't hinder his comedy, he said, "It's just like being left handed." Troy R. Bennett | BDN

This Portland comedian finds humor in his Asperger’s syndrome

By Troy R. Bennett on May 17, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.
Connor McGrath, a stand-up comedian from Deering Center, has Asperger’s syndrome. But it’s no handicap.

Making fun with Asperger’s

By Troy R. Bennett on May 16, 2017, at 5:29 p.m.
for video

Battle of Fort Loyal

By Troy R. Bennett on May 15, 2017, at 8 a.m.
BDN PORTLAND

After this massacre, Portland was abandoned for 26 years

on May 15, 2017, at 6 a.m.
The English surrendered and a carnival of death ensued. The French and Natives bludgeoned, shot and stabbed almost everyone. Neither women, children or the wounded men were spared.
BIG SIX TOWNSHIP, MAINE -- 04/17/17 -- Alcide (left) and Benoit Giroux stand outside their sugar house in Big Six Township on Monday. They tap 80,000 trees each year but say they may have to close down if the landowner doesn't agree to a more fair contract. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

The nation’s largest sugarbush is in Maine

By Troy R. Bennett on May 14, 2017, at 1:51 p.m.