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Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, March 23-29

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  • Florence Recreational fields empty filed during the Tuesday, March 23, 2020 snow storm. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Florence Recreational fields empty filed during the Tuesday, March 23, 2020 snow storm. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Main Street in Northampton, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Main Street in Northampton, 6:45 p.m., Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Main Street in Northampton, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Pioneer Valley Crossfit coach Anthony Canata of Northampton, left, works out with Jack Morse of Cummington, center, and Ethan Kramer of Northampton, Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020 at the Smith College track. Since the gym has closed due to concerns about the coronavirus, some members have been meeting outdoors. The gym is also offering virtual classes. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Pioneer Valley Crossfit members Jack Morse of Cummington, left, Ethan Kramer of Northampton, center, and Eric Wilson of South Hadley work out, Sunday, Mar. 22, 2020 at the Smith College track. Since the gym has closed due to concerns about the coronavirus, some members have been meeting outdoors. The gym is also offering virtual classes. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A group of neighbors talk to each other while standing in the street, Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020 at Village Hill in Northampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • North Pleasant Street in Amherst, 12:30, Mar. 24, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • AJ's Shop, a car detailing shop at 144 King Street in Northampton, Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Triangle Street rotary in Amherst, 1:00, Mar. 24, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Black Sheep Deli in Amherst, Mar. 24, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Busses transport a few riders on North Pleasant Street in Amherst, 12:30, Mar. 24, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A rosary hanging from a tree on King Street Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—

  • Kathleen Lyle, a fourth grade teacher at Dr. Marcella R. Kelly School, gets an assist from Maui, her two-year-old Siberian Husky, as she retrieves a pair of coleus plants from her classroom at the Holyoke elementary on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Students in her class are growing seedlings taken from these plants, also known as Joseph's Coats, for Mothers Day.

  • Observing good social distancing on their walk, Jonathan Weil, right, and his daughter, Maddie, left, 7 1/2, stop to chat with neighbors Jared Kajka and his daughters, Emily, 9, and Alison, 6, during a walk down Nutting Avenue in Northampton with their dogs Maisie, center, 12, and Soupy, 10, on Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

  • A fresh set of footprints approaches, then leaves, a closed entrance to Cooper's Corner in Florence a little after 7 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020. The market, as advertised, is open everyday as usual, but with reduced hours during the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., the weekday hours are now 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • A flyer posted on a parking station on Main Street Northampton Wednesday, March 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Paul Chandler sleeps on the wall of First Churches in Northampton. He sleeps outside most nights. During the day he spends a lot of time at Forbes Library when they are open. "Its my social life, they are the most compassionate people on the planet, " he said.He said the hardest thing about being homeless during the out break of the COVID-19 Virus besides Forbes being closed is no bathrooms. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Two people enjoy the sun on benches far apart at Sheldon Field Wednesday, March 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—

  • A group of Norris Elementary School students and their parents wave as a parade of cars driven by their teachers pass Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 at the corner of Madeline Way and Strong Road in Southampton. The teachers organized the parade as a way of staying in touch with their students since classes have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. About 50 cars drove through neighborhoods throughout the town and were greeted by small groups of their students. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Norris Elementary School fourth grade students Estella Steffenhagen, left, and Grace Malo hold signs while waiting for a parade of their teachers to pass, Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 near the school. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Susan Hale, a reading specialist at Norris Elementary School in Southampton, decorates her car for a parade of teachers, Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 at the school. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Sunday Burke, a fifth grade teacher at Norris Elementary School in Southampton, organizes the start of a parade of teachers, Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 at the school. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Melissa Rogers, a paraprofessional for kindergarten at Norris Elementary School in Southampton, decorates her car for a parade of teachers, Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 at the school. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jillian LaBonte with children Libby, 6, Cora, 4, and Lincoln, 18 months watch as a parade of cars driven by Norris Elementary School teachers pass, Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 on Pomeroy Meadow Road in Southampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A group of Norris Elementary School students and their parents wave as a parade of cars driven by their teachers pass Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020 near the school in Southampton. The teachers organized the parade as a way of staying in touch with their students since classes have been cancelled due to the coronavirus. About 50 cars drove through neighborhoods throughout the town and were greeted by small groups of their students. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A message on a marquee sign near Town Hall in Southampton, Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Carmen Selias practices her soccer moves at Sheldon Field Wednesday, March 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—

  • Daily Hampshire Gazette reporters Steve Pfarrer, left, Scott Merzbach, second from left, and editor James Pentland, background, work in a mostly empty newsroom, Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020. Gazette employees were asked to work from home as much as possible. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Williston Memorial Library in Easthampton, Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Daily Hampshire Gazette Managing Editor Dan Crowley takes a call at his desk in a mostly empty newsroom, Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020. Gazette employees were asked to work from home as much as possible. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A matching pair notices regarding the closing of Southampton town offices, including Edwards Public Library, are posted on the library door, Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Josef Arnould, a chiropractor who owns Strength for Life Health and Fitness Center at Eastworks in Easthampton, carries belongings to his car Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020 after learning that all nonresidential tenants must vacate the building due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • La Veracruzana restaurant on Main Street in Northampton, Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • People wait in line at INSA in Easthampton, Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. The sale of marijuana products for non-medical use is being halted by Gov. Baker's non-essential services order, which goes into effect Tuesday at noon. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Liz Eleftherakis, who is the manager of Pioneer Valley Crossfit in Northampton, leads eight students during a live virtual class at the gym on Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020. The crossfit gym has offered two virtual classes per day since Mar.16 when it closed due to concerns about the coronavirus. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A Pride store on King Street uses their marquee sign tell customers that their doughnuts are now wrapped. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • During weather in the 50s, Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020, people walk and bike the Norwottuck Branch of the Mass Central Rail Trail in Northampton. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Many couples were seen holding hands at Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence as temperatures climbed into the low sixties on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2020.

  • Karen Kubasek, right, wears a mask and gloves while working the checkout counter at Foster Farrar, a hardware store in Northampton, Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. According to Gov. Baker’s non-essential services order, hardware stores are deemed essential and can remain open. Karel Rescia, who is the co-owner and manager, said she has noticed a decline in business and that “people don’t linger. They’re getting exactly what they need and then going.” STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jason Switzer of Chicopee, who works at Foster Farrar, a hardware store in Northampton, walks to his car, Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. He said he is diabetic and wears a mask while working in the store. “I’m grateful to still be working,” he said. According to Gov. Baker’s non-essential services order, hardware stores are deemed essential and can remain open. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ryan Smart, of Plainfield, walks down King Street in Northampton in attire resembling a spacesuit, Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020. Regarding his outerwear, he said, “Social distancing is making people depressed. I wanted to crack ‘em up and make people laugh. If it’s going to kill me, it’s going to kill me while I’m laughing.” STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

Published: 3/25/2020 1:11:22 PM
Carol Lollis can be reached at clollis@gazettenet.comJerrey Roberts can be reached at jroberts@gazettenet.com.Kevin Gutting can be reached at kgutting@gazettenet.com.

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