Through our lens: Images from the pandemic, Aug. 17-23

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  • Volunteer Melle Lowenthal, right, of Northampton helps paint a mural designed by artist Sean Greene of Florence onto the pavement on the eastbound side of upper Main Street in Northampton on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, as part of the Shared Streets and Spaces program modifications. The changes include the addition of bike lanes and parallel parking spaces, separated by a row of planters, to both sides of Main Street. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Munchkin, a 12-year-old Shih Tzu, waits patiently as his owner, Betty-Anne Gould of Westhampton, delivers a Take and Eat weekend meal to a home in Easthampton on Saturday morning, Aug. 22, 2020. Gould, also a longtime driver for a weekday Meals on Wheels program, says Munchkin has been a constant companion on those deliveries for eight years. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Volunteers, in foreground from left, Susan Sachs, Glee Miner and Janet Couch, all of Easthampton, prepare bag lunches in the kitchen of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Easthampton to go with the hot dinners being prepared behind them for the Take and Eat weekend meals delivery program on Saturday morning, Aug. 22, 2020. In background are Lori Brogle, left, and Chris Wayne, both of Westhampton, and in the far corner, scrubbing the pans, is St. Philip's Episcopal Church pastor, Rev. Michael Bullock. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Jonathan Cartledge, an organizer with the Take and Eat weekend meals delivery program, seals some of the 90 barbecue chicken dinners made by volunteers in the kitchen of Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Easthampton on Saturday morning, Aug. 22, 2020. Cartledge coordinates efforts by volunteers provided through St. Philip's Episcopal Church in Easthampton and Westhampton Congregational Church to deliver meals on the fourth Saturday of each month. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • A sign in the open doorway of The Artisan Gallery on Main Street in Northampton on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. Owner Patty Arbour announced Thursday that this will be their last fall/holiday season and she’ll be closing the shop in January. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Upper Main Street in downtown Northampton became a temporary playground for cyclists and pedestrians on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 20, 2020, as cars were prohibited during the striping for new crosswalks and other improvements in the Shared Streets and Spaces program. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Signs like this one posted at Noah Webster Circle near College Street (Rt. 9) announce that the Amherst College campus is closed to the public. Photographed on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Ben Brodecki, left, of Springfield and Look Park Christenson Zoo zookeeper Michael Furman walk Buddy, a four-year-old Nubian goat, during a morning of volunteering by Brodecki at the zoo in Florence on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING

  • Louis DeJesus of Northampton hits a single against Frontier during a Mickey Mantle playoff game, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at Frontier Regional High School. Northampton lost 2-0. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Laura Litterer, right, and Joanne Huff, who are co-owners of Full of Grace Farm in Hadley, work with a group of young riders during a summer day program, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at the farm. —STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A student is directed to a hand sanitizing station, left, before proceeding to a nose-blowing station, right, which were requirements before entering the Mullins Center for COVID-19 testing, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at the University of Massachusetts. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • A student blows her nose, right, one of the requirements before entering the Mullins Center for COVID-19 testing, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at the University of Massachusetts. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

  • Students line up at the Mullins Center for COVID-19 testing, Monday, Aug. 17, 2020 at the University of Massachusetts. STAFF PHOTO/JERREY ROBERTS

Published: 8/27/2020 8:35:26 AM



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