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Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, April 6-12

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  • Bill Thomas, of Williamsburg, looks at Rosemary plants at the Village Greenhouse in Haydenville. The owners, Mark Larareo, and his wife Annette, plan to keep the shop open and say they have gotten a positive response from customers. The Larareos decided not to hire anyone else because they didn't want to put employees at risk. He and his wife plan on wearing masks when dealing with customers. “We are going to do it ourselves and do the best we can. It’s going to all work out,” said Mark Larareo.  STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Sweeties Fine Chocolates and Confections, Pleasant and Main streets in Northampton, Monday, Apr.6, 2020, 5:00 p.m. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Fitzwilly's, Main Street, Northampton, Apr. 6, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Northampton Box Office, Main Street, Northampton, Apr. 6, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Norris School sixth grade students Avery Tudryn, left, Amelia Goldrup and Prem Patel carry boxes of food to the steps of Southampton Community Cupboard, Monday, Apr. 6, 2020 as Candice Iwanicki, who runs the food pantry with her husband, Michael, prepares to carry it inside. A school dance scheduled for May 1 was cancelled due to the coronavirus, so students voted to use some of the money earmarked for the dance to buy food for the pantry. The pantry is located at First Congregational Church of Southampton and is open on the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ben MacFadzen, left, and Max MacFadzen deliver bags of food to the Southampton Community Cupboard located at First Congregational Church of Southampton, Monday, Apr. 6, 2020. An Eagle Scout project completed by Max in August benefited the food pantry. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • The front of Leeds School, which along with most area schools has been without students since March 14, is reflected in its message board on Florence Street in Northampton on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The message reads, "It's so quiet. A perfect time to listen to our returning birds." STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A man who works for a Coca-Cola distributor puts his dolly away after a delivery on Main Street in Northampton, Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Antonio's on North Pleasant Street in Amherst remains open, but signs on the door request social distancing, Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Familiars Coffee and Tea on Strong Avenue in Northampton sends a message, Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • During sunny weather in the 60s, Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020 Amherst Typewriter and Computer displays vintage telephones, typewriters and radios on the sidewalk in front of the store on North Pleasant Street. Businesses that sell computers are among those allowed to stay open under Gov. Baker's order. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jack DiNapoli, of Belchertown, throws balls to his father, Andy, at Ziomek Field in Amherst, Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020. The ninth grader was hoping to try out for the Belchertown High School baseball team for the first time, but the season has been postponed. He said the postponement has left him "annoyed" and "bored". His father said their practice sessions help keep him in shape so he can be ready, should there be a baseball season this year. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A pair of girls talk at Sweetzer Park in Amherst, Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A sign informs visitors to Puffers Pond in Amherst that the beach is closed due to concerns about COVID-19. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Dale West, background left, and Hannah Durrant, right, of Leeds join three of their four children to play outside after lunch on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. From left are Leeds fourth graders, Ellie, Rowan and Eza, all 10, Not pictured is the triplets' older sister, Parker, 12, a sixth grader at JFK Middle School. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Rowan Durrant-West, 10, a fourth grader at Leeds School, shoots hoops at his Leeds home on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Ellie Durrant-West, foreground right, 10 gets nuzzled by her two-year-old Arubian Cunucu, Scout, as she and her family gather for a picture outside their Leeds home on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. From left are siblings Ezra, 10, Parker, 12, and Rowan, 10, and parents Hannah Durrant and Dale West (back turned). —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Gloves and sanitizer are available to patrons of Big Y World Class Market at the main entrance to the Northampton store. Photographed on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The smaller east entrance, closer to North King Street, is now closed. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Granby, Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • With cities and towns closing their parks due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, area colleges and schools did the same, such as Mount Holyoke College, photographed Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Marquee sign at Big E's in Easthampton, Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Signs, flags, flowers and wreaths are placed at the entrance to the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • The Eastworks parking lot with the simple sign, "Be Well," on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Flowers left on the porch of a resident on Pleasant Green in Easthampton on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Notes written by visitors on a window at Linda Manor on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • A line of people wait for entrance to Big Y in Northampton, Thursday, April 9, 2020. On Tuesday, Merridith O’Leary, Northampton’s public health director, and the Board of Health ordered that all grocery stores, supermarkets and convenience stores must implement customer occupancy limits based on square-footage, monitor one entry and one exit point and provide markings and implement techniques to encourage proper social distancing, among other changes. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A line of people wait for entrance to Big Y in Northampton, Thursday, April 9, 2020. On Tuesday, Merridith O’Leary, Northampton’s public health director, and the Board of Health ordered that all grocery stores, supermarkets and convenience stores must implement customer occupancy limits based on square-footage, monitor one entry and one exit point and provide markings and implement techniques to encourage proper social distancing, among other changes. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Hampshire College President Edward Wingenbach agreed to have his picture taken Thursday morning for the Gazette despite a steady rain on the Thornton Quad in Amherst. Here he waits for a ready signal from the photographer before tossing his umbrella out of the frame. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • North Hadley Congregational Church decorated for the Easter season Friday, April 10, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Laura Sabolefski, a employee of Red Fire Farm in Montague, brings soil over for starter plants Friday, April 10, 2020. Red Fire Farm is one of the farms contributing fresh produce to the Community Food Distribution Project. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • A young participant wears two masks at the weekly Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars peace vigil in front of the Hampshire County Courthouse on Saturday, April 11, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Sigrid Schmalzer, center, and Jeff Korff, left, both of Northampton, take part in the Northampton Committee to Stop the Wars weekly peace vigil in front of the Hampshire County Courthouse on Saturday, April 11, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Residents throughout Belchertown took part in a virtual Easter egg hunt - "social distancing style" - by decorating their homes or yards with plastic eggs or drawings on Saturday, April 11, 2020. Joshua Slovack's family mounted a Winnie the Pooh bear on their mailbox but he was toppled by the wind, scattering his basket of eggs. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Residents throughout Belchertown took part in a virtual Easter egg hunt - "social distancing style" - by decorating their homes or yards with paper or plastic eggs over the weekend. Joshua Slovack's family scattered colorful plastic eggs around their home in the Barton Avenue neighborhood on Saturday, April 11, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Julia Rainaud, right, 11, of Belchertown has her picture taken by her father, Andy Rainaud, as she poses with a pair of chalk "bunny ears" drawn on a driveway at the end of Shea Street in Belchertown on Saturday, April 11, 2020. The drawings were part of a town-wide virtual Easter egg hunt - "social distancing style" - though the Rainuad family, including Julia's, brother Jonathan, left, 7, and mother (not pictured) were just on a long walk for exercise when they happened upon the photo opportunity. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Valley Women's Martial Arts founding member Janet Aalfs leads a group in a Tai Chi meditation in Childs Park in Northampton on April 11, 2020. The groups are limited to ten and Aalfs said she led three Saturday morning. "There's definitely a need." STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Gas prices have continued to fall since last week as evidenced at this station in Hadley on Saturday, April 11, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

Published: 4/6/2020 7:15:49 PM



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