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Late Representative's Will Leaves $420,000 to North Adams

The late state representative's "remarkable, unbelievable generosity" in providing $420,000 in bequests to the city of North Adams was announced by Mayor Thomas Bernard on Tuesday.

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Cariddi's Estate Keeps Showering North Adams Library With Gifts

Library officials were a bit surprised last year to find it had been named as a beneficiary under an insurance policy and apparently left cash benefits in her will.

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Cariddi's $100K Earmark a Boost for Adams-Cheshire District

Last year, school officials asked their state representation to fight for funds to offset rising costs and flat revenues. The budget was dire enough to consolidation of its schools and restructuring of the school district.

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North Adams Library To Host 'Look Up' Film Series Dedicated To Cariddi

Starting Thursday, Jan. 18, the library will host a "Look Up" movie series based on the cosmos using some of the $7,500 left by Cariddi's estate, earmarked for astronomy, after she passed in 2017.

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Clarksburg School Officials Vote to Continue Talks With Stamford

Superintendent Jon Lev was informed just hours before Thursday's meeting that $25,000 was available to pursue research on merging or aligning with Vermont's Stamford School.

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Cariddi Leaves More Largesse to North Adams Library

The City Council on Tuesday accepted an unknown amount of money left by late state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi for the North Adams Public Library. Cariddi, who died at age 63 in June, named the library as a beneficiary under an insurance policy and apparently left cash benefits in her will.

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Cariddi's 'Mysterious' Gift Has North Adams Library Looking Up

No one's quite sure why state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi's left a "mysterious and magical gift" to the library in support of astronomy. But the city is "very, very grateful for this gift," Mayor Richard Alcombright told the City Council as it voted to accept the amount of $7,465.47.

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Plan In Place to Continue Cariddi's Work Until Special Election

The Berkshire delegation is teaming up to ensure nothing of the late Gailanne Cariddi's work gets left behind. A special election to fill Cariddi isn't until November but the rest of the delegation and staff has geared up to ensure a continuation of service. Kevin Towle, Cariddi's legislative aide, is still on the job as a local liaison and he has the rest of the delegation at his disposal to help the First Berkshire District.

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Construction on Lanesborough's Narragansett Bridge Expected to Start

The state was looking to reconstruct the bridge last year and the town began securing the needed easements. But, five pieces of land around the bridge are in control of the Department of Capital Asset Management and protected by Article 97 a conservation restriction requiring a 2/3 vote of the Legislature to remove it for the construction.

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Community, Massachusetts House Bids Farewell to Rep. Cariddi

A litany of elected state and local officials, friends and family packed into St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church on Thursday to bid farewall to state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi, who died Saturday at age 63. "It's an honor to be here on behalf of an institution that Gail Cariddi loved and, by the way, loved Gail Cariddi," said Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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North County Pays Respects to Late Rep. Gailanne Cariddi

Just two weeks ago, Mayor Richard Alcombright had sent an email to his representative asking for a House resolution for an event. On Monday, state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi's aide brought it to his office.

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Funeral Services Slated for Rep. Cariddi

Services for state Rep. Gailanne Marie Cariddi begin Wednesday evening, June 21, with a wake from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church. Her funeral will take place on Thursday, June 22, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Elizabeth's.

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Representative Gailanne Cariddi Dies at 63

Cariddi, 63, had represented the 1st Berkshire District since 2010. Prior to that, she had served as a city councilor, including as City Council president, for nearly 20 years.

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