Barbara Cariddi

Digital News Content Producer

Barbara grew up in Biddeford, Maine. She earned a master’s in public administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a bachelor’s in English from the University of Southern Maine.

After stints as a lobsterwoman, woodworker and newspaper editor, Barbara joined Maine Public in 1989. She left in 1994 to explore television, specifically at WCSH6-TV, the NBC affiliate in Portland. In 1999, Barbara began producing, reporting and anchoring Maine Public Television’s public affairs program Maine Watch. She returned to Maine Public Radio in 2003, and now helps oversee digital news content for Maine Public’s website. She also produces and hosts the daily news podcast “This Day in Maine.”

Barbara’s interests include music, theater, literature and the arts in general. For several years, she sang in a local jazz group called !zing. Barbara’s daughter Vanessa is an opera singer.

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Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine is reporting an increase overnight of 54 COVID-19 cases, bringing the total since the pandemic hit the state to 5,391. The death tally remained unchanged at 141.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

A storm packing rain and high wind gusts has knocked out power to tens of thousands of Maine homes and businesses.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Another Mainer with COVID-19 has died, as the number of cases the state has logged since the pandemic's onset grew by 37 overnight, to 5,337.  The death tally now stands at 141.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The director of the state CDC says out-of-state visitors have not transmitted high levels of the new coronavirus in Maine.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's COVID-19 case tally rose by another 20 overnight, to a total of 5,235 since the pandemic's onset.  The death tally remained unchanged at 140.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases logged since the pandemic's onset rose overnight to 5,215, an increase of 44. The death toll remained unchanged at 140.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit the state has grown to 5,171, an increase of 25 since Tuesday.  The death toll remained unchanged at 140.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit the state rose overnight by another 40, to a total of 5,146. The death toll remained unchanged at 140.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's tally of COVID-19 cases has hit a new milestone, exceeding 5,000 cases for the first time. That's according to new figures the Maine Center for Disease Control posted Friday.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting an increase of 21 cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the total since the pandemic's onset here to 4,962. The number of deaths remained unchanged at 138. One-third of the additional cases reported Thursday are in York County. 

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine is reporting another death as the state's tally of COVID-19 cases since the pandemic's onset grew overnight to 4,941, a net increase of 23 cases since Tuesday.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Another Mainer with COVID-19 has died, as the total number of cases of the disease diagnosed among residents since the pandemic's onset grew overnight to 4,918, a net increase of 15.

Mal Leary / Maine Public

A state commission is urging Maine lawmakers to pass more than two dozen bills aimed at easing racial disparities in Maine, and to consider impacts on racial equity when crafting future legislation.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine's COVID-19 case load grew to 4,903 overnight, a net increase of 40 since Sunday.  The death toll remained unchanged, at 136.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control says the state has logged 4,760 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic's onset, an increase of 26 since Wednesday. The death tally remained unchanged at 134.

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