You didn’t have to catch the news or even a public service announcement to discern that the rhythm of life had been knocked off its well-worn groove. Simply by driving around Wellesley and Weston you would see that life had conclusively changed, with almost every business and public organization closing its doors. Places that residents had turned to time and time again for goods and services — places where employees know customers by name — now faced an unknowable and tenuous future. Even those that could remain open to provide essential services wondered how they could do enough to survive.

Local business owners share how they’re managing to serve their customers during a public health crisis in the Digital Edition of the Fall 2020 Issue of WellesleyWeston Magazine.