UMaine Black Bears win at “Slushy Fenway”

University of Maine's Ryan Lomberg celebrates after scoring a goal in the first period of a hockey game hockey game against Boston University, at Frozen Fenway Saturday just before a rain delay was called. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

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 and my cameras didn’t quit […]

VIDEO: Portland. Yes, the weed’s good (and sort of legal) here

BDN photojournalist and songster, Troy R. Bennett, puts two of Portland's best stories of 2013 in one song.

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 around in my noggin are […]

A tasty ride through Sandwich Notch back in the salad days of summer


Here’s a video I didn’t make. My sidecar riding pal, John, made made this short film. It features himself, another three-wheeled scallawag named Poacher Bob and an intrepid youngster named Jackson as they amble up the Sandwich Notch Road in New Hampshire. I don’t know exactly when it took place but, by the foliage, I’d […]