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.

Ways to Connect

Robert F. Bukaty / AP File

According to federal data released earlier this month, the number of people experiencing homelessness in Maine dropped by more than 15 percent from 2018 to last year. But housing advocates say those numbers are misleading — and that decline actually reflects the fact that fewer people received some state services.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public File

Brunswick-based Coastal Enterprises Inc. (CEI) is launching a program to support new child care businesses in rural Maine.

A federal appeals court in Boston took up the case of three Maine families who are challenging a long-standing state law prohibiting public tuition payments to religious schools.

Kevin Bennett / For Maine Public

Police say that blinding sunlight may have been the cause of a 30-car chain-reaction pileup on Interstate 95 in Carmel Tuesday morning that left several injured and closed the northbound lanes of the highway for hours.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

A new survey highlights the negative economic effects of child care costs on families across New England.

Charlie Neibergall / AP

A dispute over a new teacher contract in Scarborough is generating national attention.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Recent storms leave no doubt winter that has arrived in Bangor. The city saw how challenging last winter was for residents experiencing homelessness.

Michael D. Wilson / For Down East Magazine

Alfreda Dumond of Fort Kent is 102 years old. She remembers the Acadian culture and rural lifestyle that defined her childhood in Aroostook County. But as the world around her has changed, Dumond chooses to look ahead instead of focusing on the past.

This interview is part of our series of conversations with Maine centenarians.

Michael D. Wilson / For Down East magazine

On the eve of Maine’s bicentennial, Maine Public has teamed up with Down East magazine to share the life stories of centenarians — people who have celebrated a hundred birthdays.

In Fort Kent, one woman’s life was shaped by an early experience deep in Maine’s North Woods.

This interview is part of our series of conversations with Maine centenarians.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

In March, the “Operation Varsity Blues” college bribery scandal made national headlines. The alleged multimillion dollar scheme, in which dozens of parents were charged with paying a consultant to fraudulently inflate test scores and bribe college officials, involved only a few schools. But the scandal has prompted many colleges — including some in Maine — to review their admissions policies.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

After months of news coverage and weeks of hearings, the U.S. House is set to vote Wednesday on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Inside her small shop in downtown Bangor, Maine, Angela Okafor chats with a local mom as she braids the mom's hair. A few feet from the styling chair, Okafor's young daughter glides on a scooter through shelves of international foods and spices. Racks of African clothing — sewn by Okafor — line the wall. It's a busy place, she says, and one that the city's small immigrant population seeks out for food and connection.

Robbie Feinberg / Maine Public

Hemp producers from across Maine are asking the federal government to reconsider portions of draft rules governing their industry.

Michael D. Wilson / For Down East Magazine

Eva Deschaine had to grow up fast.

From her black rocking chair inside a Fort Kent nursing home, she describes a childhood with far fewer amenities than today. Deschaine and her three brothers grew up in nearby Black Lake, a small town with a one-room schoolhouse. Like many families in the region, they spoke French.

This interview is part of our series of conversations with Maine centenarians.

Maine Forest Service

Maine's agriculture department has received a grant to purchase up to 20 drones to keep track of natural resources across the state.

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