Albert Harvey Chenail, who died in April 2017 at the age of 96, has bequeathed an initial $400,000 to establish the Frederick L. Chenail and Jessie M. Chenail Scholarship Fund in honor of his parents.
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.
Last month, Library Director Holli Jayko told the commission that she came upon a stray account left by Columbus Miller in his will that contains $92,000 in Bank of America stocks.
The trustees found that the fund owns 2,852 shares of Bank of America that is worth $91,834. The library has been getting dividends and interest from that account and the smaller account of $7,700.