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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Your Vote 2014
4:16 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

Sen. Angus King Switches Support from Cutler to Michaud

PORTLAND, Maine - Maine independent Sen. Angus King is taking Eliot Cutler's advice: King says he's voting for someone else for governor: Democrat Mike Michaud. In a statement released today, King says he's switching his vote from fellow independent Cutler to Michaud because he's "a realist."

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Ebola vigilance
10:48 am
Wed October 29, 2014

LePage: Maine Seeking Authority to Forcibly Quarantine Health Care Worker

FORT KENT, Maine - A dispute over whether a nurse from Fort Kent who has returned to Maine after treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone should be quarantined or allowed to self-monitor at home appears headed for court.

Kaci Hickox is now in Fort Kent and monitoring herself after being released from a forced quarantine in New Jersey. In an appearance today via Skype on ABC's "Good Morning America," Hickox said that she will go to court to fight any attempts to force her into quarantine.

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Meth lab
2:57 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Lewiston Couple Arrested After Makings of Meth Lab Found

LEWISTON, Maine - A Lewiston couple is facing drug trafficking charges after Maine drug agents found the makings of a methamphetamine lab Monday inside their Pond Road apartment.

State officials say Ethel Hallick, 51, and Mark Theriault, 45, have been charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. State drug agents say evidence of meth manufacturing was found on the first floor of the apartment the couple live in at 212 Pond Road, as well as in the basement of the two-unit building.

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Illegal moose shooting
2:35 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Maine Officials Investigate Illegal Moose Shooting

The spot marked with a red x is where the illegally killed moose was discovered.
Credit Courtesy Maine Warden Service

ROCKWOOD STRIP, Maine - An organization that works closely with the Maine Warden Service to catch game poachers is offering a $2,500 reward for information that leads to those involved in illegally shooting a female moose to death in northern Maine.

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Your Vote 2014
11:40 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Latest Poll: Michaud and LePage Running Neck and Neck in Maine Governor's Race

PORTLAND, Maine - A new poll in Maine's three-way governor's race indicates that Democrat Mike Michaud is gaining ground at the expense of independent Eliot Cutler.

The Pan Atlantic SMS poll shows Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democratic challenger Mike Michaud now running neck and neck, with about 40 percent of the vote each.  Of the remaining 20 percent of voters, nearly 13 percent are supporting Cutler and just over 7 percent are still undecided.  That's a gain of about 6 percent for Michaud over the firm's previous poll, and a loss of about 6 percent for Cutler.

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