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

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting that the number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in Maine since the pandemic's onset has risen to 3,460, an increase of 20 since Tuesday. No new deaths were reported, but Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Nirav Shah says the CDC is tracking a new workplace outbreak.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting another death, and an increase in cases of COVID-19 to 3,440, 17 more than Monday. 

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine is reporting a total of 3,423 cases of COVID-19, eight more since Sunday. The death toll remained at 109.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control says another 34 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Maine since Wednesday, bringing the total number diagnosed in the state since the pandemic's onset to 3,328. The number of deaths remains at 105, a figure that hasn't changed since June 26.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Gov. Janet Mills said Maine is lifting quarantine and testing requirements for visitors from three other northeastern states.

Maine is now reporting a total of 3,253 cases of COVID-19, 34 more than Monday. The death tally remained steady at 105. 

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control is investigating an outbreak of COVID-19 at Bath Iron Works.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine is reporting another 32 cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths. According to new figures the state Center for Disease Control released Friday, a total of 3,102 cases of the virus have been diagnosed in the state since the pandemic's onset, and 103 people have died.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Another 53 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Maine overnight, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak's onset to 3,070. The death tally remains at 103.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public File

The Maine Center for Disease Control Wednesday reported 23 additional cases of COVID-19 and one more death in the state, as the Mills administration released "prevention checklists" for businesses that will be allowed to reopen July 1.

Rebecca Conley / Maine Public

Another 23 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Maine since Monday, but no additional deaths were reported.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Maine is delaying its date for reopening bars across the state for indoor service, tentatively scheduled for July 1. Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew said officials decided to postpone allowing indoor service "until further notice" after new outbreaks in other states were traced to similar reopenings.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Another 35 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Maine overnight, but no new deaths were reported for the second day in a row.

Willis Ryder Arnold / Maine Public

Another 42 cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Maine overnight, but no new deaths from the disease. The total number of cases since the pandemic's onset now stands at 2,878, and the death tally at 102.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Another person died overnight and 17 new cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Maine, bringing the total number of cases to 2,836 and deaths to 102 since the pandemic began.

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