The environment and education were dear to the heart of former North Berkshire State Representative Gailanne Cariddi, and the generous contributions from the Cariddi estate announced Tuesday will contribute significantly to both causes. (Eagle, Dec. 5). The city of North Adams announced that the estate of the late public official and businesswoman is contributing $210,000 for the upkeep of the bicycle path connecting Adams and Williamstown, $175,000 to the North Adams Public Library and $35,000 to the library at Drury High School. Representative Cariddi, a former North Adams city councilor, was long an advocate for the city's leg of a bike path that when completed is sure to be popular with residents and visitors. The two library gifts attest to her passion for learning and for the welfare of civic institutions. Representative Cariddi died too soon last year at the age of 63 but her legacy will continue in her beloved city.
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