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Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, May 11-17

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  • Smith College senior class president Toula Sierros watches the college's virtual commencement ceremony with her family on Sunday, May 17, 2020, in Northampton. She is joined by her parents, Konstantinos and Sunita Sierros, and her brother, Nikhil, on the balcony of their home where she had just delivered her own address to the commencement. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Smith College senior class president Toula Sierros begins her address to the college's virtual commencement ceremony on Sunday, May 17, 2020, from the balcony of her Northampton home. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • South Hadley High School class of 2020 treasurer Bryan Wolf, right, and his father, Wally Wolf, visit a new display in front of the school honoring the 140 seniors of SHHS on Saturday, May 16, 2020. The work was a collaboration of several entities including the senior parents' Facebook group, a local printer and sponsor Peoples Bank. The class's graduation ceremony, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is tentatively scheduled for August 7 outside the high school. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A new display outside South Hadley High School on Newton Street honors the 140 seniors of the class of 2020. The work was a collaboration of several entities including the senior parents' Facebook group, a local printer and sponsor Peoples Bank. The class's graduation ceremony, postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is tentatively scheduled for August 7 outside the high school. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire College graduate Margo Kinney-Petrucha, with cap, watches the college's virtual commencement ceremony with her parents, Zeffa Kinney, left, and Stefan Petrucha, and her sister, Maia Kinney-Petrucha, a 2017 alum of Hampshire, on Saturday, May 15, 2020, at their home in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire College graduate Margo Kinney-Petrucha, with cap, watches the college's virtual commencement ceremony with her parents, Stefan Petrucha, left, and Zeffa Kinney, right, and her sister, Maia Kinney-Petrucha, a 2017 alum of Hampshire, on Saturday, May 15, 2020, at their home in Amherst. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Deb Hordon rides her bike down State Street with her daughter, Saoirse Hordon,4, in Northampton Friday, May 15, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Alpha "Kabisko" Kaba of Holyoke drums on a bench on Allyn Street in Holyoke, Friday, May 15, 2020. He teaches African drumming, dance and yoga at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter High School. He said due to the coronavirus, he hasn't been drumming or dancing for months, but continues to do an online yoga class for his students once a week. He is the founder and director of the Wofa Drum and Dance Company. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ed Glica of Holyoke fishes at Mount Tom Reservation, Friday, May 15, 2020. He said he fishes for bass, perch and trout, "but with my luck I usually just catch fresh air." —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Django Mor, 6 and his sister Amaya Torres-Mor,8, play on a zip line at their home in Haydenville, Frdiay, May 15, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • A design made with drinking cups created by the staff of Lt. Elmer J. McMahon Elementary School in Holyoke for their students. Photographed on May 15, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A display at 61 Wellesley Road in Holyoke thanks healthcare workers. Photographed May 15, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Dix McComas of Amherst, topped by an N95 mask, returns from a walk downtown on Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020. A neighbor told McComas that his unique head covering, though not as pointy, reminded him of a Prussian officer. McComas didn't want to don the face mask constantly for his walk but was happy to put it on whenever he was approaching people. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Veterinarian Ted A. Diamond, owner and director of Valley Veterinary Hospital and Valley Inn for Pets, takes Henry, a beagle staying there, back out to the play yard at the business in Hadley on Thursday, May 14, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Veterinarian Ted A. Diamond, owner and director of Valley Veterinary Hospital and Valley Inn for Pets, visits with Henry, a beagle, and Annie, a miniature schnauzer, staying at the business in Hadley on Thursday, May 14, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Friends Kathryn Massey, left, and Lisa Fortini enjoy conversation after a lunch on the Amherst Common on Thursday afternoon, May 14, 2020. It was the first time Massey, of Palmer, and Fortini, of West Springfield, had gotten together since before Massey was hospitalized with COVID-19 in early April. The two, who said Amherst was their favorite town, decided to order wings at the Hangar restaurant and meet on the Common to have their lunch. Massey said, "The only thing missing is the beer!" STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • The fence bordering the empty athletic fields at South Hadley High School on Newton Street (Rt. 116) is decorated for the class of 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Hadley, like all other high schools in the commonwealth, will not be having spring sports - or a traditional in-person graduation this June. Photographed on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • South Hadley senior athlete Maddie Doolittle is the class secretary and the president of the National Honor Society. She was on the school's first ever state championship soccer team last fall but won't be able to compete in track and field this spring. Photographed on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Sign at 79 Hadley Street in South Hadley. Photographed Wednesday, May 13, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A blue ribbon tied around a pair of parking meters on Main Street in Amherst was part of the town's Blue Light recognition of first responders last week. Photographed Wedenesday, May 13, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Amherst Regional High School 2020 senior class president Aarti Lamberg works on an original dance outside the school on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic she will miss her end-of-year show at Pineapple Dance School and miss being a teaching assistant for her World of Dance class at ARHS. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Friends Lexi Walters Wright, left, owner of High Five Books, and Hannah Moushabeck of Interlink Books have joined with Grow Food Northampton to launch Valley Book Rally, an effort to get books to kids who may have little access to them. Photographed at High Five Books in Florence on Tuesday, May 12 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Casey Douglass adds another slash in black paint on the side of his home in Easthampton where he is counting the days of isolation. He started 59 days ago, after a large birthday gathering at his home for his daughter and then the next day things shut down. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Casey Douglass adds another slash in black paint on the side of his home in Easthampton where he is counting the days of isolation. He started 59 days ago, after a large birthday gathering at his home for his daughter and then the next day things shut down. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Scott Leclerc, second from left, who works for Red Fire Farm waits on a pair of customers as another waits his turn Tuesday, May 12, 2020 during opening day at Tuesday Market behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton. Due to the pandemic, customers are not allowed to touch the merchandise before their purchases. Arrows and markers for direction and social distancing are in place. New England Wild Edibles, Crabapple Farm and Sunrise Farms also had tents at the market. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Oliver Lagreze, right, who works for New England Wild Edibles, waits on a customer Tuesday, May 12, 2020 during opening day at Tuesday Market behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton. Due to the pandemic, customers are not allowed to touch the merchandise before their purchases. Arrows and markers for direction and social distancing are in place. Red Fire Farm, Crabapple Farm and Sunrise Farms also had tents at the market. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Michelle Mitchell, left, and Megan Saraceno wait on a customer while working the Red Fire Farm tent during opening day at Tuesday Market behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton. Due to the pandemic, customers are not allowed to touch the merchandise before their purchases. Arrows and markers for direction and social distancing are in place. New England Wild Edibles, Crabapple Farm and Sunrise Farms also had tents at the market. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Megan Saraceno waits on a customer while working the Red Fire Farm tent during opening day at Tuesday Market behind Thornes Marketplace in Northampton. Due to the pandemic, customers are not allowed to touch the merchandise before their purchases. Arrows and markers for direction and social distancing are in place. New England Wild Edibles, Crabapple Farm and Sunrise Farms also had tents at the market. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Wreaths, signs and flags are part of a memorial at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A memorial for Daniel Szczur is part of a memorial at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke. Photographed on May 15, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A sign thanks the nursing staff at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke. Photographed on May 15, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Wreaths, signs and flags are part of a memorial at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Max Callahan pauses from his art work at his home in Pelham, Tuesday, May 12, 2020. He is taking five online classes through the Whole Children program. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A large chicken lawn ornament in Easthampton dressed for Covid Pride day on Monday, May,11, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Three empty bottles mark the 2020 UMass graduation on a porch in Amherst. The graduation was held virtually Friday. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Three empty bottles mark the 2020 UMass graduation on a porch in Amherst. The graduation was held virtually Friday. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Diane Jensen-Olszewski, explains why she is protesting and advocating for better care for patients and staff at the Center For Extended Care at Amherst Monday, May 11, 2020.

  • Fred and Sue Mackler, of Florence, walk past blooming rhododendrons at Look Park, Monday, May 11, 2020. Fred said they are regular visitors to the park and they missed it when it was closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The park was opened for walking and bicycling on Friday after being closed since April 4. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Andrew Brow, the owner of HighBrow Wood Fired Kitchen + Bar in Northampton, fills containers with jalapeno coleslaw while preparing 300 meals at the restaurant, Monday, May 11, 2020. The coleslaw will be paired with barbequed chicken and macaroni and cheese. Businesses and individuals have been sponsoring the 10-dollar meals for recipients like the State Police barracks in Hatfield, the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke and the Northampton police and fire departments. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Florence Towing and Auto Repair, who offers full service gasoline pumping, reminds customers that filling up there is touch-free, Monday, May 11, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Miles Kohrman, who grew up in Northampton, but now resides in Brooklyn, throws a ball for his dog, Goose, Monday, May 11, 2020 at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural Farm fields on Burts Pit Road in Northampton. The area, which people use for recreation such as running and walking dogs, is open after being closed for a month due to the pandemic. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

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  • Sam Ginzburg and Adia Bennett, co class presidents of the Northampton High School Senior Class, worked hard to raise money for prom and then it was canceled. The two posed in front of the school last week. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Bennett Kelly, a senior at Hampshire Regional where he would have been playing his last season of base ball. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Melanie Lorenz, the front house manager at Esselon Cafe, greets a customer during their hours where they are providing take out orders on Monday, May 11, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Bennett Kelly, a senior at Hampshire Regional, throws a old commencement hat in the air while in the empty parking lot at the school. The spaces were part of a class fund raiser where seniors could choose and paint a spot. Kelly didn't get one but the ones he stands on were done by many of his peers. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

Published: 5/18/2020 9:23:26 AM

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