North Adams Library Look Into Cariddi Beacon
The North Adams library trustees will consider placing a light in the belvedere in memory of state Rep. Gailanne Cariddi.
iBerkshires.com reports 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.
The state representative and former city councilor passed away in 2017 and left a considerable amount of money to the city. Cariddi left the library $175,000 from her estate plus a $7,500 gift to go toward establishing an astronomy program.
Just last month, the city approached the library and requested to use the bulk of the funds to ready the building for a substantial repair project to address lingering structural and maintenance needs in the 150-year-old mansion.