Charlie Eichacker

Digital News Reporter

Charlie joined Maine Public at the start of 2021, after spending more than seven years writing for newspapers in Maine and Vermont. 

Charlie most recently worked as a reporter for the Bangor Daily News, covering health care and general news across Bangor and much of the rest of state. He spent most of 2020 documenting how COVID-19 was spreading across Maine, affecting everyone from nursing home residents to health care workers to jail inmates to manufacturers. 

Charlie has worked for two other newspapers in Maine  — the Kennebec Journal in Augusta and the Ellsworth American — and Seven Days, a weekly paper in Burlington, Vermont. His stories have received top honors from the Maine Press Association, New England Newspaper & Press Association and National Newspaper Association.

Charlie has a bachelor's degree in English from Colby College and a master's in journalism from Columbia University. He taught English in China for two years with the U.S. Peace Corps and now lives in Bethel with his partner, their two cats and a dog. 

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Fiberight via BDN

The Hampden waste facility that shut down last spring after just six months of commercial operations could soon reopen under the management of a Pennsylvania company that works to convert trash to electricity. 

Patty Wight / Maine Public

Maine’s campaign to vaccinate residents against the coronavirus is starting to make progress, but it will still be months before many lower-risk Mainers will be able to get the shots in the arm that are seen as critical to ending the still-worsening pandemic.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine reported 41 deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday, but the vast majority of them — 35 — actually happened last month.