Robbie Feinberg

Education News Producer

Robbie grew up in New Hampshire, but has since written stories for radio stations from Washington, DC, to a fishing village in Alaska. Robbie graduated from the University of Maryland and got his start in public radio at the Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Before arriving at Maine Public Radio, he worked in the Midwest, where he covered everything from beer to migrant labor for public radio station WMUK in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Ways to Connect

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The Bangor City Council has approved Stephen and Tabitha King's plan to turn their home and another nearby house into a writers' retreat and archive.

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

Cooke Aquaculture has agreed to pay more than $150,000 to the state as part of an agreement to resolve violations found at multiple net pen sites across Maine.

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As Colby College continues to purchase and develop new building projects in downtown Waterville, officials are touting a new report which indicates that the private college has generated more than $1 billion in economic activity in the Waterville region over the past five years.

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City councilors in Bangor are set to vote on a new ordinance that could impose fees on group homes and shelter operators for making non-emergency calls to police.

After outcry from runners and other community members, the Maine Principals' Association (MPA) will now allow a high school athlete using a wheelchair to participate in upcoming championship cross country competitions.

Maine has some of the highest rates in the nation of workers who test positive for drugs.

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City councilors in South Portland are committing to speeding up their efforts to curb greenhouse gases after a push by youth climate activists from southern Maine.

Compassion Over Killing

Cooke Aquaculture has issued an apology and says it’s taking immediate action after the release of undercover video footage Monday by an animal rights group that appears to show workers mishandling salmon at the company’s hatchery in Bingham.

Civil liberties advocates say they are concerned about the arrest of a man in Bangor by federal border agents last month.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

In just the past decade, participation in high school football has fallen by close to 20 percent across the state. That has left many schools facing the tough challenge of figuring out how to maintain football programs that have been community fixtures for decades.

Graduates from Maine’s four-year colleges have some of the highest student loan burdens in the country.

Eastern Maine Community College

While colleges across the country have struggled to maintain enrollment in recent years, Maine's community colleges are reporting a 6 percent increase in enrollment this fall. Preliminary numbers from the system show that each of the state's seven community colleges have more students than at this time last year.

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From Portland to Norway and Bar Harbor, thousands of teens across Maine left their schools Friday to demand action on climate change.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

The way many young people see it, the effects of climate change will be their burden to bear. Young "climate strikers" in Maine say that's why they're walking out of schools Friday and taking to the streets.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

In northern Maine, the Aroostook Band of Micmacs has for decades been trying to protect important tribal cultural resources, including traditional foods, from pollution. And warming temperatures are expected to further that threat. But the Micmacs and other Maine tribes are taking steps to adapt.

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