Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, July 20-26

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  • Seven-year-old twins Nora and Kathleen Penney, left and right, of Leeds take a short dip in the water of Upper Highland Lake after kayaking with their family at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen on Saturday, July 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Temperatures in the 90s brought out a good crowd to the beach and adjoining picnic areas at Upper Highland Lake at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen on Saturday, July 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Steve Brown of Northampton keeps pace with his granddaughter Clare Brown, 1 1/2, visiting from Washington D.C., on a walk along the path over the spillway of Upper Highland Lake at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen on Saturday, July 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hudson Carmody, 6, of Leeds, builds a sand castle, complete with moat, on the beach of Upper Highland Lake at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen while playing with his aunt visiting from New York on Saturday, July 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Hudson Carmody, 6, of Leeds, gets an up-close view of the passing fauna while making sand castles on the beach of Upper Highland Lake at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen on Saturday, July 25, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Pat Melnik of Leeds hauls his fishing pole and kayak out of Upper Highland Lake at the D.A.R. State Forest in Goshen after enjoying an hour out on the water with his family, in three other kayaks behind him, on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Melnik, who also likes to ice fish in season, said he had a line on one fish Saturday but lost it in the vegetation - though his family feigned some good-natured skepticism about his "one-that-got-away" claim. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, left, and Mateusz Marcinowski of Easthampton greet each other with an elbow bump as Marcinowski, a clinician at River Valley Counseling Center, approached to ask Neal a question. Neal was on a visit to Holyoke Medical Center on Saturday, July 25, 2020, to announce federal COVID-19 relief funds to the hospital. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Spiros Hatiras, right, President and CEO of Holyoke Medical Center and Valley Health Systems, introduces U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, to some of the staff at the hospital on Saturday, July 25, 2020. During the visit Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, announced 8.7 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for the hospital from the Department of Health and Human Services. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Coraline Blackburn, 4 1/2, of Easthampton has fun chasing a kite flown by her father, Greg Blackburn, as the two took turns flying their kite at Daley Field in Easthampton on Thursday, July 23, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A double rainbow over MurDuff's Jewelery on Main Street in Florence about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Alex Tsvor of Springfield skates the bowl, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the Skate Park at Veterans' Field in Northampton. He said he skateboarded from about age 9-18, but then stopped. Now 29, his interest in the sport returned in November during a trip to California. After the pandemic struck, he began skating daily and likes to go to the Northampton park because it has a bowl. "I'll do this the rest of my life," he said. "I'm never going to quit again." STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Alex Tsvor of Springfield skates the bowl, Thursday, July 23, 2020 at the Skate Park at Veterans' Field in Northampton. He said he skateboarded from about age 9-18, but then stopped. Now 29, his interest in the sport returned in November during a trip to California. After the pandemic struck, he began skating daily and likes to go to the Northampton park because it has a bowl. "I'll do this the rest of my life," he said. "I'm never going to quit again." STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Beatriz Rivera swims with her son, Nathaniel Gomez at the Leeds dam. Rivera explained, that Nathaniel is autistic and that she has two other children, ages 2 and 4 whose day care recently reopened. "I was so happy," she said " that I could bring Nathaniel here and have some mommy time." —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • John Gallaspie, an employee of Phillips Enterprises, Custom Display Solutions in Northampton, cuts a piece of acrylic for a customer from Northfield Mt. Hermon to use as a barrier in the dining hall when students return to campus. Jim Dean, the general manager, explained that when COVID-19 hit they got shut down along with all other non essential businesses. Eventually, they saw a need for the custom barriers for businesses trying to reopen. They now go into all kinds of office spaces, banks and schools, take measurements and build the barriers the business requires. "Its helping to pay the bills," Dean said, "its not as much volume as we would like but its helping." —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Frank Dailey, co-owner of Boston Bud Factory in Holyoke, talks on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, about the two-year process leading up to the marijuana dispensary's opening last Friday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Greg McManus cleans the entry doors at Harrell's Ice Cream and Bakery in Northampton, Wednesday, July 22, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Patrick Brough of Easthampton has had success seeing Comet NEOWISE from Mount Tom State Reservation where there are many open views to the northwest. Photographed on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, on Christopher Clark Road near Holyoke Street (Rt. 141). STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Faith Bisbee helps her daughter, Brooke, 7, practice setting the topline on Carson Bisbee's cow, Lucky, at their home in Chesterfield, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. Carson will enter Lucky in this year's 4-H competition at the Three County Fair. Due to the pandemic, the fair is for exhibitors only this year. “The show is a family event. Generations of people come for the kids. The kids hung out with their 4-H friends all weekend. They'll definitely miss their friends this year,” Faith Bisbee said.  STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Carson Bisbee, 9, washes Lucky, his milking shorthorn yearling, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his home in Chesterfield. Lucky is his entry in this year's 4-H competition at the Three County Fair. Due to the pandemic, the fair is for exhibitors only this year. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Carson Bisbee, 9, washes Lucky, his milking shorthorn yearling, with the help of his sister, Brooke, 7, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his home in Chesterfield. Lucky is his entry in this year's 4-H competition at the Three County Fair. Due to the pandemic, the fair is for exhibitors only this year. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Carson Bisbee, 9, gets in some nuzzle time with Lucky, his milking shorthorn yearling, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his home in Chesterfield. Lucky is his entry in this year's 4-H competition at the Three County Fair. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Carson Bisbee, 9, leads Lucky, his milking shorthorn yearling to the washing area at his home in Chesterfield, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. His mother, Faith, looks on. Lucky is his entry in this year's 4-H competition at the Three County Fair. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Carson Bisbee, 9, washes Lucky, his milking shorthorn yearling, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at his home in Chesterfield. Lucky is his entry in this year's 4-H competition at the Three County Fair. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • James Przypek, the general manager for the Three Country Fairgrounds, talks about the changes due to COVID-19 and the fair this year. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Jo Waskiewicz of J and J farm in North Amherst, brings in a load of hay during the hot weather Monday, July 20, 2020.  —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Gio Castro, a member of Defund413 Amherst, expresses demands to City Counselor, Dorothy Pam, during a car protest which drove by the homes of four town counselors asking to defund the Amherst Police Department Monday, July 20, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • Lydia Irons, a member of Defund413 Amherst, expresses demands to City Counselor, Andy Steinberg, during a car protest which drove by the homes of four town counselors asking to defund the Amherst Police Department Monday, July 20, 2020. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

  • James Przypek, the general manager for the Three Country Fairgrounds, sits in the empty stands and talks about the changes due to COVID-19 and the fair this year. All entertainment events are canceled and it is not open to the public. "It is truly an agricultural event," Przypek said. —STAFF PHOTO/CAROL LOLLIS

Published: 7/27/2020 10:47:42 AM



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