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North Adams Library Looks Into Cariddi Beacon

Trustee Chairwoman Robin Martin told the rest of the board last week that she has solicited input from the public and those close to Cariddi and there was a consensus that something visual should be done to memorialize the late state representative at the library.

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North Adams Library Trustees Firm on Cariddi Fund Use

The trustees agreed that it would be OK for some of the money to go toward this work but did not think emptying the fund was appropriate.

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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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