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 nine new cases of COVID-19 since Monday, the lowest daily tally since April 27. That brings the total number of cases to 2,819. No new deaths were reported.

Caitlin Troutman / Maine Public file

The Mills administration is continuing to relax restrictions on businesses across the state imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting its biggest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since late May.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Another 30 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed in Maine since Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases since the outbreak's onset to 2,667.  But the death tally remains at 100 so far.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press/file

Maine has now diagnosed 2,637 cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic's onset, 31 more cases than Tuesday. The death toll remains at 100, the same as Tuesday.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine Center for Disease Control director Dr. Nirav Shah says the public has been largely compliant with the numerous rules and guidelines designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, but he says fatigue and complacency remain a risk.

Maine's COVID-19 death toll rose overnight by three to 98, as another 36 cases of the disease were diagnosed, for a total since the outbreak's onset of 2,482.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

The  Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 28 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, for a total of 2,446 since the outbreak began.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

The Maine Center for Disease Control is reporting 41 new cases of COVID-19 and another death that bring the total number of fatalities to 95 and cases to 2,418.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Maine's death toll from COVID-19 has now reached 94, five more than Monday, as 28 new cases were diagnosed overnight. That's according to Maine Center for Disease Control Director Dr. Nirav Shah, who reported at a media briefing in Augusta Tuesday that Maine has identified a total of 2,377 cases of the disease since the outbreak's onset.

Nick Woodward / Maine Public

Maine has now identified 1,374 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, an increase of 44 since Thursday. Another person infected with the virus has died, bringing the total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 63.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Maine is reporting 76 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 1, 330 since the pandemic began, and no new deaths. 

Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Maine Gov. Janet Mills says she plans to make a "major announcement" at Thursday's COVID-19 briefing, scheduled for noon.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

As Maine's total number of COVID-19 cases rose by another 28, and the disease took another life, Maine Gov. Janet Mills said she's convening an Economic Recovery Committee comprised of  37 business, government and municipal leaders, lawmakers, representatives of Maine's tourism industry and other stakeholders.

Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press

Four more Mainers infected with the coronavirus have died, and another 21 new cases have been identified. That's according to Maine CDC Director Dr. Nirav Shah, who discussed the new figures Tuesday at a live briefing in Augusta.

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