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.

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After getting several Maine towns to agree to address climate change, student activists are now calling on the state to declare a "climate emergency."

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The University of Southern Maine has decided against changing its name for the foreseeable future.

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Opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed 145-mile transmission line are calling on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct an in-depth environmental review of the project.

The Maine Department of Transportation says it will no longer use a certain type of road sealant on travel lanes of state roads after investigating an accident earlier this year.

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Earlier this month, Angela Okafor made history. She's believed to be the first immigrant and person of color elected to the Bangor City Council. Okafor's journey to elected office has required her to navigate numerous barriers in order to make a living in Maine. And now she's dedicated to supporting other immigrants in an overwhelmingly white area of the state.

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The Maine State Housing Authority has awarded nearly $4 million in federal tax credits to affordable housing projects in the state.

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Affordable housing is a problem throughout Maine, according to a recently released report from the Maine State Housing Authority.

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State investigators have declined to file charges or pursue further action in response to allegations of workers mishandling fish at a Cooke Aquaculture salmon hatchery in Bingham.

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Students at the University of Maine Wednesday delivered a petition calling on the state's university system to support student workers.

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The University of Maine System's board of trustees has endorsed a proposal to re-name the University of Southern Maine.

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A degree from Maine Maritime Academy generates one of the highest returns on investment in the country, according to a new report released Thursday from researchers at Georgetown University. The report's authors say the latest data provide a new measure to gauge a school's value — beyond its national reputation.

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Portland officials say the city's school resource officers (SRO) will hold off on wearing body cameras, after a tense disagreement with the school board over the issue Tuesday night.

Business and community advocates in Maine are calling for Congress to protect young immigrants whose citizenship status could be threatened by the outcome of a U.S. Supreme Court case.

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The University of Southern Maine Foundation has received half a million dollars to help veterans complete their degrees.

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Officials in Bar Harbor are hoping that a new employee housing proposal could help ease the town's year-round housing shortage.

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