By David Horwitz, Amanda Callahan, Livi Stanford, Photojournalist: Erik Rosario and Ryan Trowbridge
This month, the Western Mass. Hyundai Dealers Surprise Squad got the chance to meet a fifth grade teacher who fills that role for so many students at the Mittineague Elementary School in West Springfield.
The Western Mass. Hyundai Dealers’ Surprise Squad is back in action, giving back to the community. This year, it’s our Cool Schools focus, where we’re honoring folks in our local schools going above and beyond.
At just 11 years old, David Masso sprung into action as the flames spread. When the Western Mass News Surprise Squad and the Hyundai Dealers of Western Massachusetts learned of his actions and loss, we knew we had to pay him a visit.
The Western Mass News Surprise Squad, sponsored by the Western Massachusetts Hyundai Dealers, is back for another surprise. This month, we visited Chicopee High School to pay a visit to the JROTC program.
An Easthampton couple, on the front lines of the pandemic, took one hit after another last year. They were some of the first in our state to catch COVID-19 and as they recovered, the pipes burst in their home and created a year-long mess that they struggled to fix.