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

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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AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine health officials say a York County adult died Oct. 17 after contracting Eastern equine encephalitis, a disease spread by infected mosquitos. Authorities say it's the first death in the state from the disease, commonly known as EEE, or triple E.

Officials say the individual, who was at least age 65, fell ill in late September and was hospitalized in New Hampshire. Early tests were inconclusive, but a sample sent to a federal lab confirmed that the person had contracted EEE.

WASHINGTON — Members of Maine's Congressional Delegation say they're concerned to learn that President Barack Obama plans to consider designating 100,000 acres of privately owned land in northern Maine as a national monument.

The land the delegation is referring to is owned by Elliotsville Plantation, Inc., which manages Roxanne Quimby's land holdings. It's located near Baxter State Park in the Katahdin Region.