Add Drury High School to list of those that have benefited from Gailanne Cariddi's generosity.

The Berkshire Eagle  reports the North Adams School Committee this week formally accepted a $35,000 gift from the estate of the late state representative — first announced last December — for use at the Drury High School library.

As part of the final distribution of Cariddi's estate, the city was awarded $210,000 for the maintenance of a bike path; $175,000 went to the North Adams Public Library.

Cariddi died of cancer in 2017 at the age of 63 while serving her fourth term in the Statehouse.

Drury Principal Timothy Callahan told the School Committee that decisions regarding use of the funds have yet to be made.

School Committee member Tara Jacobs requested that longevity be considered in how the funds are used, "if we can find a way to have it continue to have impact for as long as possible."


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