Through our lens: Images from the pandemic

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  • Attorneys Thomas Lesser and Michael Aleo, center left and right, announce the filing of a class action suit against former Holyoke Soldiers' Home Superintendent Bennet Walsh and three others in the deaths of 76 veterans at the home of COVID-19. The partners in the Northampton law firm of Lesser, Newman, Aleo & Nasser made the announcement outside the U.S. District Court in Springfield on Friday, July 17, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • left, Dillon Foster and Jason Antosz, employees of the DPW in Northampton, clean the fountain at Trinity Row Park in Florence. The fountains around the city were not opened this spring due to COVID-!9 but are now being turned on.

  • The 22 shops and restaurants of Thornes Marketplace on Main Street in Northampton have returned to a full seven day schedule as of last Monday. Photographed on Thursday, July 16, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Scott Purcell, manager of Booklink Booksellers in Thornes Marketplace, talks on Thursday, July 16, 2020, about returning to a full seven day schedule with other shops and restaurants in the Main Street Northampton retail space. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Superior Court Clerk Harry Jekanowski Jr. ascends the "up" stairs leading to Courtroom 1 located in the older section of the Hampshire County Courthouse in Northampton on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Under the precautions for COVID-19, these stairs are reserved for going up and another staircase is reserved for going down, except in emergencies. The elevator is available for one passenger at a time. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hampshire Superior Court Clerk Harry Jekanowski Jr. pauses in the original courtroom of the Hampshire County Courthouse in Northampton during a tour of the court's new look under reopening restrictions on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Court 1, as it is also known, is the largest courtroom at the complex and, if jury trials were to return under the current requirements of social distancing, it would be the most prepared to accomodate a full 12-person jury and two alternates. The public seating area, at far right, has already been marked off for six feet of social distancing. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Mary Rearick of South Deerfield cuts flowers, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Next Barn Over Farm, as CSA farm in Hadley. After growing up on a farm in Harvard, living in the Valley during the 1970s, and working as an educator as far away as Eastern Michigan University, she recently returned here to retire. She said living here during the pandemic is "like going back to my childhood and enjoying the simple pleasures that home and community provided." She said she finds herself reading more and going to the area farms. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Ellen Dickinson of Amherst cuts flowers, Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at Next Barn Over Farm, as CSA farm in Hadley. She was cutting a variety of flowers including bachelor buttons, front. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Bre Allore reads to a group of 3-5-year-olds in Camp Koala, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Hampshire Regional YMCA. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Bre Allore reads to a group of 3-5-year-olds in Camp Koala, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Hampshire Regional YMCA. In-person activities resumed on Monday after being closed in March due to the pandemic. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Joseph Greco grabs a parallel bar during Camp Prospect, for 5-14-year-olds, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Hampshire Regional YMCA. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A group of children exercise, including Alona Maya Fleisher, front, during Camp Prospect, for 5-14-year-olds, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Hampshire Regional YMCA. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A man works out in a weight room, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Hampshire Regional YMCA. Stations are arranged for social distancing and cones, red for used and green for clean, are part of the process. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Geremiah Cameron, 5, cools off in a spray park during humid weather in the upper 80s, Monday, July 13, 2020 at Beachgrounds Park in South Hadley. He was with his mother, Elizabeth Cameron of Holyoke. Parks in South Hadley have reopened after being closed for about three months due to the pandemic. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Alinna Cameron, 7, cools off in a spray park during humid weather in the upper 80s, Monday, July 13, 2020 at Beachgrounds Park in South Hadley. She was with her mother, Elizabeth Cameron of Holyoke. Parks in South Hadley have reopened after being closed for about three months due to the pandemic. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A sign at the Mickey Mantle league Northampton vs. Mohawk game, Monday, July 13, 2020 reminds players to abide by pandemic rules. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • At a Mickey Mantle league game, Monday, July 13, 2020 signs remind players and spectators of pandemic protocol. Player areas were roped off and both bleachers and dugout benches were off limits. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Hank Banas cleans off the roof of the RV where he and his wife, Kathy Banas, are parked at the Northampton/Springfield KOA campgrounds in Westhampton.  

Published: 7/18/2020 8:38:58 PM

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