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In the hopes that we all might be reminded of the people who continue to work through a global crisis at great personal risk to keep our community functioning, and out of my own desire to somehow express thanks, here is the ninth in a series of portraits of our fellow community members whose work has been deemed essential.

To see the first eight series of portraits, go online to,,,,,, and

This project is possible thanks to a grant from the Town Arts Fund through the Arts Council of Windham County.

Ezra Distler can be reached via his webpage at, by email at, or on Instagram at @ezradistler.