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Ben and Claire Fiorillo have turned the kitchen island into a shared space for at-home learning during the quarantine. Photo submitted

How kids are coping while in isolation — and their parents, too

SALISBURY — When I asked Gwen Fitch, a fourth grader at Salisbury Central School (SCS), if she likes the whole situation of being at home she replied, “It’s just that the classroom is a nice place to work!”

No news is good news

SALISBURY — First Selectman Curtis Rand had nothing new to report about the COVID-19 crisis on Monday morning, March 30.

He urged residents to follow the state and federal guidelines on staying home and only going out on essential trips and errands.

Ashley Marchand and her son, Wade, left, with Courtney Saulnier and her son, Rad, went into production on medical masks in Lakeville Interior’s workshop. A team of volunteers is aiding their efforts to supply the masks to medical professionals. Photo submitted

Lakeville design shop is now making medical masks

LAKEVILLE — Meeting the challenge of a national shortage of masks to protect medical professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lakeville Interiors has converted their interior design workroom to produce masks, working with volunteers from throughout the region.

Stephanie Pellegrino will deliver pet supplies to customers in their cars at curbside, with safety gloves on (of course). Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Salisbury keeps calm and carries on

SALISBURY — Stephanie Pellegrino at the Petpourri pet supply shop in Lakeville said on Thursday, March 19, that business had been brisk that week, as residents hunkered down for the COVID-19 crisis.

Photo by Cynthia Hochswender

But the weather was lovely

Signs in Salisbury mirrored what was happening around the region, as libraries closed, worship services were held online and toilet paper sold out at stores all across the state. But on Monday it was warm and sunny. And on Tuesday it snowed.

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