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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Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press file

The U.S. Department of Labor has ordered a Maine tomato grower to pay more than $337,000 in penalties and back wages for violating federal labor laws.

Several social service agencies in Portland are holding clinics to vaccinate homeless residents over the age of 50.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

With a large increase in vaccine doses this week, Maine CDC officials say now is the best time for residents over age 50 to get their shot.

Heavy winds have left more than 35,000 households without power across the state.

Tom Porter / Maine Public file

Schools in Portland are planning to bring back elementary and middle school students for four days per week beginning in late April.

Penobscot Community Health Care in Bangor is receiving more than $10 million from the federal government to expand its COVID-19 response.

The University of New England is temporarily moving all of its undergraduate classes online after reporting an outbreak of 25 cases on its Biddeford campus last week.

Maine’s four Native American tribes are receiving nearly $3 million for affordable housing.

A grand jury in Knox County has indicted the owner of a former midcoast contracting business for theft by deception.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

A new survey from the federal Department of Education finds that the vast majority of Maine students sampled are now in school for at least some form of in-person learning.

Pat Wellenbach / Associated Press file

United Airlines is adding six new destinations for passengers traveling from the Portland International Jetport.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine will receive a significant increase in vaccine allocations next week.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

State officials say Maine fishermen made more than half a billion dollars on their catch in 2020 — the ninth highest amount on record.

Maine’s community colleges are offering a free college class this summer for high schoolers and incoming freshmen.

Mercedes Pour, the system’s director of college access, says because of the wide-ranging effects of the pandemic last year, many students dropped out before making it to the fall, or didn’t continue into the spring.

“And that was right, almost, in the bleakest part of the COVID shutdown, for Maine. So probably they got pulled, probably not to another college, they got pulled into life,” she says.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

As Maine expands vaccine eligibility to those over 50 on Tuesday, state officials say a large percentage of older Mainers have already been vaccinated.

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