Robbie Feinberg

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.

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State agencies are planning to hold several clinics across Maine next weekend to vaccinate school staff over 60.

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St. Mary’s Regional Health Center in Lewiston says it’s working to set up clinics next weekend to vaccinate educators in Androscoggin County.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

More than 36,000 school staff and 16,000 child care providers in Maine are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations.

Kevin Bennett / For Maine Public

Child care providers want to be grouped with school staff in the state’s plan to hold streamlined vaccination clinics.

After months of waiting, Mainers seeking rent relief can apply for benefits from the state beginning at noon Monday.

Maine lawmakers took up several bills Wednesday intended to help schools and families deal with the pandemic’s impact on student attendance and learning.

Tom Porter / Maine Public file

Portland school officials outlined a plan Tuesday night to regularly bring 10th through 12th graders back into school — though leaders gave no time frame of when that might happen. While the vast majority of Maine students are back in school for at least a few days per week, these students have largely been remote since last spring.

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The state is requiring immediate new program placements and instruction for young students with disabilities after a report found that dozens were waiting for services in York County.

After a record year for Maine real estate, house sales continued to surge in the first month of 2021.

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Low- to moderate-income Mainers can receive a tablet and internet access for free as part of a new initiative from the state and the Machias-based National Digital Equity Center.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Maine public health officials say vaccinations likely aren’t likely a major cause of recent declines in COVID-19 cases in Maine — but they could be playing a role in reducing outbreaks at long-term care facilities.

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The University of Maine has unveiled a $110 million plan to update athletics facilities across its Orono campus.

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When the pandemic closed schools last spring, school nutrition departments swung into action. In only a few days, many opened meal distribution sites and began sending meals to students’ homes.

State officials have secured more than 250,000 rapid COVID-19 tests that will be prioritized for schools to help them stay open.

Toby Talbot / Associated Press file

With so much economic upheaval caused by the pandemic, some community organizations in Maine are reporting that they’ve received far more applications for heating assistance this winter. And barriers raised by the pandemic have made it harder for some applicants.

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