Robbie grew up in New Hampshire, but has since written stories for radio stations from Washington, D.C., 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,
Many school districts across the country have reported big downturns in attendance as they've shifted to remote learning. Some students have dropped off the map entirely.
Aroostook County has reported fewer than 40 COVID-19 cases since March. But even in an area with low infection rates, back to school looks a little different.
Since March, the U.S. has blocked nonessential travel along the U.S.-Canada border to limit the spread of COVID-19. But in northern Maine, the move cut off many longstanding social and economic ties.