Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, June 1-7

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  • A stand off between protesters and police officers during a Protest organized by Black Trans Lives Matter Saturday, June 6, 2020 on Gothic street in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Protesters gather during a stand off between protesters and police officers during a Protest organized by Black Trans Lives Matter Saturday, June 6, 2020 on Gothic street in Northampton. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Samara Gaev wtih her 7 week old child, Mahala Adelei Gaev at a Protest organized by Black Trans Lives Matter Saturday, June 6, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • A Protest organized by Black Trans Lives Matter Saturday, June 6, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Jasmine Sinclair, center, with red mask, stands atop a concrete barricade in front of the Northampton Police Station on Center Street to lead several thousand people in a chant during the "Stand Up for Black Lives!" protest presented by Black Trans Lives Matter on Saturday, June 6, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Thousands took part in the "Stand Up for Black Lives!" protest presented by Black Trans Lives Matter in front of Northampton Police Department and on the steps of City Hall on Saturday, June 6, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Thousands took part in the "Stand Up for Black Lives!" protest presented by Black Trans Lives Matter in front of Northampton Police Department and City Hall on Saturday, June 6, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A small crowd remaining after the "Stand Up for Black Lives!" protest in downtown Northampton moved to Pulaski Park to listen to music and sit in Main Street while the streets were still blocked around 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Under a shower of glitter, Northampton High School graduate Tadea Martin-Gonzalez has her photograph taken with her parents, Hanna Gonzalez and George Martin, during the school's "drive-thru" commencement on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Her sister, Maya, a 2016 graduate of NHS, stayed in the car (foreground) and threw more glitter. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton High School graduate Daniel Lanier and his family rode in a trailer pulled by a truck for the school's "drive-thru" commencement on Saturday, June 6, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Northampton High School graduate Ariana Lev has her photograph taken with her moms, Beth Lev, left, and Marta Lev, and the family dog, Pebbles, on the steps of the school at a "drive-thru" commencement on Saturday, June 6, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Amy Benson, owner of Zanna, has put together a hand sanitizing station at the entrance to the Amherst boutique in preparation for its reopening soon. Photographed on Friday, June 5, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Ava Carter-Meo, 13, holds out a piece of cheese for the family's new puppy, Marley, while playing in the back yard of their Hatfield home on Friday, June 5, 2020. She is joined in the background by her parents, Amy Meo, left, and Zan Carter and her brother, Sebastian, 8. The four-month-old Marley is a Cavachon, which is a mix of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and the Bichon Frise breeds. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Myra Oyedemi of Easthampton makes the heart shape with her hands as she kneels with her sons Bryce, left, 11, and Tayo, 8, for 8 1/2 minutes at the rotary in Easthampton on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in a citywide action to protest the killing of George Floyd. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Cameron Searle receives his diploma after being filmed walking across the stage at Easthampton High School Friday, June 5, 2020. Behind him is the principal Bill Evans.

  • Kobe Skrocki after receiving his diploma at Easthampton High School Friday, June 5, 2020. Individual seniors showed up at specific times to get filmed walking across stage and receiving their diplomas.

  • Kobe Skrocki after receiving his diploma at Easthampton High School Friday, June 5, 2020. Individual seniors showed up at specific times to get filmed walking across stage and receiving their diplomas.

  • Eastside Grill owner Debra Flynn and her general manager, Robbie Bocon, carry bistro chairs Thurdsay, June 4, 2020 they plan to use for outdoor dining at the restaurant once it reopens. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Debra Flynn, who is the owner of Eastside Grill in Northampton, talks Thursday, June 4, 2020 about items she wants to incorporate into her plan for outdoor seating once restaurants are allowed to open. An iron bed, left, will be painted black and used as a gate to an alley beside the restaurant. Bistro tables and chairs, right, will seat up to 16 diners. Fireplace screens will cover compressors and other equipment in the alley. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Robbie Bocon, who is the general manager of Eastside Grill in Northampton, stacks bags of potting soil that will fill planters for flowers to grow in, front, Thursday, June 4, 2020. They will be used to decorate an alley beside the restaurant which will seat up to 16 diners. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Robert Markey of Ashfield paints a mural on a wall in an alley beside Eastside Grill in Northampton, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The alley will be used to seat some of the grill's customers once it reopens. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Jean Zampiceni of East Longmeadow paints a mural on a wall in an alley beside Eastside Grill in Northampton, Thursday, June 4, 2020. The alley will be used to seat some of the grill's customers once it reopens. She is the owner of Painted Sign. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • D.L. Grant holds a sign on the rotary in Easthampton at about 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, after a citywide action to protest the killing of George Floyd. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Ron Robbins and Marybeth Bridgegram kneel for 8.5 minutes with other residents of the Lathrop Retirement Communities in Easthampton, in a protest against racism and the killing of George Floyd. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • A crowd kneels for 8 1/2 minutes at the rotary in Easthampton at 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in a citywide action to protest the killing of George Floyd. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Rebeca Chaverri and her son Christopher Sotiropoulos, 10, of South Hadley were among about three hundred people who gathered at the rotary in Easthampton at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, for a second vigil to protest racial injustice and the killing of George Floyd. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Brian O'Connell, foreground, of Easthampton stands at the point of the Easthampton rotary at Main Street during a second vigil, at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020, to protest racial injustice and the killing of George Floyd. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • State Rep. Daniel Carey, from left, Easthampton Mayor Nicole LaChapelle and Easthampton Police Chief Robert Alberti kneel at the Easthampton Public Safety Complex, Thursday, June 4, 2020.

  • People kneel Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Easthampton Public Safety Complex during a citywide action to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  • People kneel Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Easthampton Public Safety Complex during a citywide action to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  • Some choose to stand and raise a fist as others kneel at the Easthampton Public Safety Complex, Thursday, June 4, 2020 during a citywide action to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  • Lea Donnan of Easthampton, front, kneels with others, Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Easthampton Public Safety Complex during a citywide action to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  • Django Mor of Williamsburg, 6, carries a sign, Thursday, June 4, 2020 at the Easthampton Public Safety Complex during a citywide action to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

  • Corina Miller, who is the owner of The Botaniste in Easthampton, tends to pots of flowers in front of her store Thursday, June 4, 2020. She said that earlier in the day she had taken some flower pots to the median at the corner of Main and Union streets near her store, something she has donated on and off since her store opened in 2012. She placed them on Thursday for the citywide kneeling protest of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. "It's a really powerful moment and I wanted the town to feel uplifted," she said, adding that she and her staff planned to kneel. She said it was good to see the city organize the protest and believes her local police are "decent, good people."

  • Lucca Pizzoferrato,6, and his father Justin Pizzoferrato, pick up a bag of Lucca's work and belongings at Jackson Street school. Bags with students names on them lined the driveway for students to pick up filled with work and items left at the school before COVID shut the school down. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Mary Ellen Reed, a kindergarten teacher at Jackson Street who is retiring after 38 years of teaching, reacts as left, Margot Thomson and her younger sister, Ramona Thomson, draw on the side walk at the school. The students came to pick up their belongings and finished work left at the school on the last day before Covid shut the schools down. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Britt Rusert and her daughter Lucey Leo walk past bags with students names on them at Jackson Street School. The Bags were filled with work and items left at the school before COVID shut the school down. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Aviva Chill looks through a bag of her daughters Raya Chill's belongings with her son, Azarya Chill,8. Bags with students names on them lined the driveway for students to pick up filled with work and items left at the school before COVID shut the school down. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • A trio of young women sport matching shirts during a protest, march and vigil against racial injustice and police brutality, Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Holyoke Heritage State Park. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Work continues on River Valley Co-op in Easthampton, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Work had been halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Marquee sign at Cider House Media in Easthampton. Photographed on June 2, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Markers for social distancing have been placed at the Salvation Army in Holyoke. Photographed June 2, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Protesters rally against police violence and racism at the Northampton Police Station after a march from Sheldon Field, Monday, June 1, 2020 in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis who was killed by a white police officer last week. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Protesters rally against police violence and racism on Center Street near the Northampton Police Station after a march from Sheldon Field, Monday, June 1, 2020. A pair of signs, front, bear a picture of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis who was killed by a white police officer last week. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Protesters rally against police violence and racism at the Northampton Police Station after a march from Sheldon Field, Monday, June 1, 2020 in the wake of the killing of George Floyd, a black man from Minneapolis who was killed by a white police officer last week. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Protesters stand atop a wall at the Northampton Police Station during a rally against police violence and racism, Monday, June 1, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

Published: 6/8/2020 8:51:51 AM



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