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Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, March 30-April 5

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  • Joel Perry waits for the doors to open at Craig's Place in Amherst, Friday. The doors open at 9:30 p.m. Kammille Oborne, a PA, checks in and takes everyone's temperature. If they have no symptoms they are admitted for dinner and a place to sleep. At 8:00 a.m. the shelter closes for the day. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—

  • Kammille Oborne, a PA, asks people waiting to enter Craig's Place to please stand 6 feet apart while they wait for the doors to open at 9:30 p.m. Friday. Once they are open, Oborne talks to each person, takes their temperature and then allows them in for dinner and a place to sleep. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Gary Bell and Christina Beam, talk about how the COVID-19 Virus is impacting their lives at Craig's Place, a homeless shelter in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Kammille Oborne, a PA, takes the temperature of Theo Carter before allowing him into Craig's Place shelter in Amherst. Friday. Oborne talks to each person, takes their temperature and then allows them in for dinner and a place to sleep. The shelter then closes at 8:00 a.m. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Kammille Oborne, a PA, listens to Joel Perry's lungs before admitting him into Craig's Place, the homeless shelter in Amherst. Oborne talks to each person, takes their temperature and then allows them in for dinner and a place to sleep. The shelter closes at 8:00 a.m. and reopens at 9:30 p.m. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • After having his temperature taken before entering Craig's Place, the homeless shelter in Amherst, JD Edwards settles in for dinner near his cot where he will sleep for the night. The shelter closes at 8 a.m. and reopens at 9:30 p.m. He is on the phone being interviewed by the Gazette reporter. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • A sign outside the Hatfield Public Library notifies the public that a streaming service can be accessed with their library card, Monday, Mar. 30, 2020. The library is closed due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ciesluk's Market in South Deerfield is open, Monday, Mar. 30, 2020, but posts, "for our health and yours!", a list of guidelines. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Whately Town Hall and other public buildings are closed due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, Mar. 30, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Books and DVDs returned to Sunderland Public Library, Monday, Mar. 30, 2020 rest in bags on a table outside the building. The library is closed due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Message on marquee at Edwards Church in Northampton, Monday, Mar. 30, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • On a marquee at United Church of Christ of Granby, Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020, members are invited to worship online. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Hope United Methodist Church in Belchertown invites the congregation to worship online at Facebook Live. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A message on a marquee at Tower Theaters in Village Commons in South Hadley, Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jessica's Boundless Playground, a popular spot in Belchertown, is closed until further notice, Mar. 31, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A sign posted at Mount Holyoke College reminds people to practice physical distancing, Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A parade organized by Belchertown Helps passes a group gathered at Christopher Heights of Belchertown, an assisted living community, Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020. Erica Rose, one of the organizers of Belchertown Helps, said she was concerned about seniors becoming isolated in nursing homes and retirement communities and wants to "spread joy and happiness." She said she hopes the parade is just the first of many to come. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • South Hadley teachers form a parade to stay in touch with their students, Tuesday, Mar. 31, 2020. The parade toured neighborhoods throughout the town where groups of students and their parents awaited their arrival. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Sign in front of a church in Chesterfield. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Andy Quient, draws the Lilly Library in Florence. His pottery studio in Cycle Pottery is closed due to The COVID-19 Virus so he spent the day drawing on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Nicole Rainville, right, a seventh grade math teacher at Hampshire Regional High School, and her mother, Judy Thrasher, a substitute teacher at the school, decorate their car before leaving the school, Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020 to place signs recognizing the school's seniors on their lawns. All schools are closed due to the coronavirus. The teachers formed 10 groups with four or five cars each to get the job done, traveling as far away as Worthington. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Marty Touchette, a history teacher at Hampshire Regional High School, places a sign on the lawn of Hampshire senior Christian Butler, Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020 in Westhampton. The teachers formed 10 groups with four or five cars each to get the job done, traveling as far away as Worthington to recognize all of the senior class members. All schools are closed due to the coronavirus. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Kimberly Hallett, a math teacher at Hampshire Regional High School, decorates her car before leaving the school, Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020 to place signs recognizing the school's seniors on their lawns. All schools are closed due to the coronavirus. The teachers formed 10 groups with four or five cars each to get the job done, traveling as far away as Worthington. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Kristen Smidy, the principal of Hampshire Regional High School, uses a megaphone to organize a group of teachers, Wednesday, Apr.1, 2020 as they prepare to place signs recognizing the school's seniors on their lawns. All schools are closed due to the coronavirus. The teachers formed 10 groups with four or five cars each to get the job done, traveling as far away as Worthington. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Hampshire Regional High School teachers driving in a caravan, including Kimberly Hallett, front, arrive at the home of Hampshire senior Christian Butler, Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020 in Westhampton. The teachers formed 10 groups with four or five cars each to get the job done, traveling as far away as Worthington to recognize all of the senior class members. All schools are closed due to the coronavirus. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Deena Lashway, a Spanish and business technology teacher at Hampshire Regional High School, places a sign on the lawn of Hampshire senior Emma Barnes, Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020 in Westhampton. The teachers formed 10 groups with four or five cars each to get the job done, traveling as far away as Worthington to recognize all of the senior class members. All schools are closed due to the coronavirus. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Friends Lyn Simmons, left, and Alissa Marotto keep an open lane between them as they carry on a conversation around the Northampton High School track on Saturday morning, March 28, 2020. Unlike others sharing the track, the two weren't keeping tabs on the time or number of laps. "It's just to get out of the house - away from the kids and husbands for a bit," noted Simmons. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton High School seniors Lucia Dostal, left, and Willa Sippel and junior Vivian Kaufman, top, stop to talk with Gazette reporter during a ride through Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence on Friday, March 27, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton High School junior Vivian Kaufman, center, looks back at seniors Lucia Dostal, left, and Willa Sippel during their ride through Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence on Friday, March 27, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Bill Gerry of Northampton gets some of his daily 10,000 steps in while crossing the Connecticut River on the Norwottuck Branch of the Mass Central Rail Trail in Northampton on Friday, March 27, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Brant Jones of Northampton talks to the Gazette about getting outside and active his daughters, Piper, center, 9, and Winnie, 11, play in the Elwell Recreation Area in Northampton during a bike ride on Friday, March 27, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton Fire Chief Jon Davine uses hand sanitizer as he exits William Feiker Gymnasium at Northampton High School shortly before the opening of a 48-cot emergency shelter there on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A cat on Henry St. in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Front left, Stuart Murphy, of Sunderland and Reece McDowell, of Leverett, on Old Springfield Rd. in Easthampton, fishing Thursday, MArch 2, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Memorial to Fred Harris on the bike path on Bates Street in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Front left, Stuart Murphy, of Sunderland and Reece McDowell, of Leverett, on Old Springfield Rd. in Easthampton, fishing Thursday, MArch 2, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • Cowls Building Supply in North Amherst joined state buildings in flying its flag at half-mast on Thursday, April 2, 2020, in solidarity with Governor Baker's order for state buildings to do the same until sunset on April 5, to mark solemn respect in honor of veterans who passed away this week at the Soldier's Home in Holyoke. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Cumberland Farms on Russell Street in Hadley. Photographed on Thursday, April 2, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • National Guard soldiers enter the Holyoke Soldiers' Home through the Outpatient Department entrance on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Amherst Survival Center volunteers Hannah Hart, right, and her children Willa, left, and Geir, all of Amherst, sort produce, bread and other food items that just arrived by van outside the North Amherst facility on Thursday morning, April 2, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A lighted sign at the corner of North Pleasant Street and Thatcher Road on the University of Massachusetts campus reminds people of habits necessary to control the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A sign posted on the door of the Institute for Applied Sciences at the University of Massachsuetts, Thursday, Apr. 2, 2020 reminds people to practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Edmin Kuschka-St. Onge, 3, of Northampton, accompanied by his babysitter and Northampton junior Amanda Willard, right, visits next door to see Theo, a teddy bear dressed for "Cooking Day" by Amanda's sister Caitlin on Friday, April 3, 2020. Caitlin and Amanda's mother, Heather Willard, at left, credits Edmin's mother, Lisa Kuschka-St. Onge, with starting the neighborhood's custom of putting a bear in the window. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Don Pessier, of Florence shopping at River Valley Co-op Friday, March 3, 2020. Many people now were wearing masks or face protection of some kind. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS—CAROL LOLLIS

  • A marquee sign at Ryan Road Elementary School in Florence emphasizes the importance of washing your hands, Friday, Apr. 3, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Sparse traffic crosses the Coolidge Bridge in Northampton, Friday, Apr. 3, 2020 at 5:10 p.m. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • The flag flies at half-staff, Friday, Apr. 3, 2020 at Northampton High School. Gov. Baker ordered that flags at all state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff from Apr.2- Apr. 5, and authorized the same at all municipal and town properties and private institutions, as a mark of solemn respect and in honor of the United States Armed Forces veterans and residents of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke who died this week amid a coronavirus outbreak. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Sparse traffic enters the Coolidge Bridge in Hadley, Friday, Apr. 3, 2020 at 5 p.m. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • In Williamsburg, a sign lists those offering help, Friday, Apr. 3, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Northampton firefighter Meagan Pike, Northampton policeman Jeff Brown and Lucas Laing of Northampton, a volunteer, place boxes of meals donated by Smith College on a table, Friday, Apr. 3, 2020 at Northampton High School, which is serving as a 48-cot emergency shelter. Meal choices were beef, broccoli and rice, salmon and potatoes, or vegetarian. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Northampton High School juniors Ollie Lawton, left, and Ella Payne meet in Trinity Row Park in Florence to "catch up" on things on Saturday afternoon, April 4, 2020, three weeks into a seven-week shutdown of public schools in the commonwealth.

  • Paul Gulla and Tracy Levy and their sons, Jayden, left, 9, and Bodhi, 7, of Northampton toss pennies they found back into the fountain at the entrance to a closed Look Park in Florence on Saturday, April 4, 2020. Jayden wished for a motorbike and his mother wished "for everybody to stay healthy." The family had intended to ride their bicycles through the park which, along with all other parks, play areas and recreational facilities in the city, was ordered closed by the Northampton Board of Health on Saturday. Upon finding the gates closed, Levy said she was "a little disappointed - but it makes sense."

  • Pedestrians and cyclists approach a closed entrance to Frank Newhall Look Memorial Park in Florence on Saturday, April 4, 2020.All parks, play areas and recreational facilities in the city were ordered closed by the city of Northampton on Saturday.

Published: 3/30/2020 7:23:18 PM



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