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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Bath Iron Works has announced that it will temporarily lay off workers as a strike from its largest union extends into a third week.

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When the coronavirus pandemic swept across the country this spring, child care facilities in Maine were designated as “essential” businesses. Many closed anyway, but are now in the process of reopening, some at reduced capacity.

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The University of Maine System said it is planning to bring students and staff back to its seven campuses for the fall semester, but officials have said that college life will likely be very different.

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After hours of lengthy debate Tuesday night, the Portland School Board voted to end its agreement with the city's police department and remove its two school resource officers.

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Maine colleges and universities are announcing their plans for the fall as COVID-19 continues to alter campus life and instruction.

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For nearly three weeks, activists have protested against police brutality and racial injustice in hundreds of cities across the country.

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Maine Lawmakers Thursday questioned staff from the Department of Education about their initial framework for reopening schools in the fall — including how districts should plan for increased costs while potentially facing budget cuts.

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Some businesses in southern Maine say they are seeing strong demand as they reopen after being closed for months because of COVID-19.

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Dozens of students, parents and teachers in Portland Tuesday night called on the city's school board to end its agreement with the local police department and remove two police officers from its schools.

Youth advocates are calling on the Portland School Board to remove police officers from schools. The board will hold a hearing Tuesday evening on a resolution to end the district's contract with the Portland Police Department for two officers at Portland and Deering high schools.

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Portland city councilors voted Monday to delay a decision on consolidating the city's 11 voting sites, and to instead launch a last-minute recruiting effort to bring in more poll workers.

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The Maine Department of Education has released its initial framework to help school districts as they look toward resuming in-classroom instruction in the fall.

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As protests against police brutality have erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, many school districts are reconsidering the use of school resource officers (SROs) within school buildings. The number of SROs have steadily increased over the past two decades, partly as a response to school shootings. But many question whether they are effective. In Maine, residents in a number of communities are asking districts to reconsider the use of SROs.

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Hundreds of workers rallied outside of Bath Iron Works (BIW) Wednesday morning as the shipyard and its largest union continue to negotiate a new contract.

A ballot committee comprised of business and non-profit groups is asking Maine voters to approve a $15 million bond to expand high-speed internet across the state.

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