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Beach openings have been quiet so far. One lone swimmer came to Mudge Pond in Sharon on a sunny Saturday last week. Photo by Mary John

Public spaces and beaches in the area start to open for summer

With health and safety foremost in their minds, recreation directors are now opening public spaces and beaches in the Northwest Corner towns.

Salisbury opened the Grove on Friday, June 5, the first beach opening of the six area towns. Grove manager Stacey Dodge said the beach has averaged about 65 people a day since then. 

Staff member Kelly Pfaefflin helped Parker Dennis across the climbing bars on Monday, June 22, the Canaan Child Care Center’s summer opening day. Photo by Hunter O. Lyle

Child care centers begin to open again

As part of Gov. Ned Lamont’s Phase 2 reopening, which took effect on Saturday, June 20, several child care centers in the Northwest Corner opened again this week or will open before the end of the month. 

Minor league player and Sharon native Willy Yahn has formed a local team during this year’s baseball hiatus. Their first game is Thursday, June 25, in Hartford. Photo courtesy Willy Yahn

Sidelined for the season, Yahn starts a team of his own

Minor league baseball is in crisis. Facing the prospect of a canceled season, hundreds of players have been cut and many more are in limbo. One of them is Baltimore Orioles prospect and Housatonic Valley Regional High School (HVRHS) alumnus Willy Yahn. 

The author (pictured) is among the Housatonic Valley Regional High School seniors expecting the unexpected this fall. Photo by Brooke Stampfle

Graduates are uncertain about the year ahead

The recent months have been tumultuous ones for this year’s graduating class at Housatonic Valley Regional High School. The coronavirus pandemic inaugurated a never-before-attempted experiment in distance learning, and has thrown plans for the fall semester into disarray.

Precaution during the Spanish Influenza Epidemic would not permit anyone to ride on the street cars without wearing a mask, including those pictured above in this image from Seattle, Wash. (ca.1918), according to the Library of Congress. Original image from Library of Congress; Digitally enhanced by rawpixel

Parallels between one pandemic and another: A reflection on the 1918 Spanish Flu

In days past — not so very long ago — small town newspapers acted as backyard fences: Visitors were introduced, trips noted, luncheons reported and activity in general was tracked.


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