Barbara Cariddi

New Media News & Content Producer

Barbara grew up in Biddeford. She earned a Master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of Southern Maine.

After stints as a lobsterwoman, woodworker and newspaper editor, Barbara joined MPBN in 1989. She left in 1994 to learn about television at WCSH6-TV, the NBC affiliate in Portland. In 1999, Barbara began producing, reporting and anchoring the MPBN television public affairs program, MaineWatch. She returned to radio in 2003, and now oversees news content for MPBN.net.

Barbara’s interests include music and theater. For several years, she sang in a local jazz group called !zing, and currently serves on the board of South Portland's Mad Horse Theatre Company.

Barbara has a daughter, who is an opera singer.

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CARIBOU, Maine - A fire in Caribou that killed a mother and her three children Thursday was set by one of the children. That's the conclusion of the state Fire Marshal's Office.

Investigators say Trenton Delisle, who was about to turn four, set fire to items in the living room of the mobile home.  The fire killed Trenton, his two-year-old twin siblings, Mason and Madison Delisle, and his mother, Norma Skidgel, 28.

CARIBOU, Maine - The four people killed in a mobile home fire in Caribou this morning were a mother and her three young children.

The state Fire Marshal's Office has identified them as Norma Skidgel, 28, and her three children, a twin boy and girl, Mason and Madison Delisle, 2, and another boy, Trenton Delisle, 3. Trenton would have turned 4 next week.

Authorities say the fire at the Westgate Mobile Home Park was reported at about 7 a.m. The four victims were found by firefighters in a back bedroom, state officials say.

Sales of Maine homes grew by double-digits in October, compared with the same month last year, though the median sales price fell slightly.

That's according to the Maine Association of Realtors. The trade group says sales of single-family existing homes in Maine rose more than 26 percent this October, compared with October of 2013. Meanwhile, the media sales price for those homes inched down slightly, by 0.71 percent, to $175,000.  The median price means half the homes sold for more and half for less.

CARIBOU, Maine - A woman and three young children died this morning in a fire at a mobile home in Caribou.

State Public Safety Department officials say the children are a four-year-old boy and two-year-old twins.

Authorities say the fire at the Westgate Mobile Home Park was reported at about 7 a.m.  Investigators from the state Fire Marshal's Office are  headed to the scene to investigate the cause.

A transgender teen who made headlines in Maine when she won a battle with the Orono school district over use of the girls' bathroom, has been named one of Glamour Magazine's "hometown heroes." 

Nicole Maines, 17, is among 50 women the magazine chose from each state for inspiring other women and making a difference. 

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