Every Wednesday, the Surprise Squad strikes all over the area, helping out deserving individuals and groups. Do you know someone who could use a "Surprise?"
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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- This month, the Western Mass News Surprise Squad is on a mission to help a West Springfield teen who recently had a life-saving heart transplant surgery.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WHSM) -- Amid this pandemic and nationwide unrest, sometimes you just need a story that’s about great people, and in this week’s Rocky’s Ace Hardware Surprise Squad, we f…
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WHSM) -- With school out of session, teachers have had to come up with creative ways to keep their students engaged.
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- In the midst of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, Caira Mercer, a nurse at Baystate, lost her home to a fire.
LUDLOW, MA (WGGB/WHSM) -- The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on the entire country, especially healthcare workers.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WHSM) -- During these trying times, front line workers are receiving much-deserved credit for their handwork and sacrifice.
(WGGB/WSHM) -- COVID-19. It’s a war that healthcare workers worldwide are currently fighting, as well as in Western Massachusetts, where cases approach 3,000.
EAST LONGMEADOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Spring is right around the corner and with it comes the start of baseball season.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Our Surprise Squad has double the surprises this week.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - A Springfield mother working full time, cleaning and taking care of two households, all while advocating for her adult son who has velocardiofacial syndrome.
BLANDFORD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - It was a great weekend to hit the slopes with the Presidents' Day holiday and in this week’s Surprise Squad, the team went to the far west reaches of Hampden County…
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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Our Western Mass News Surprise Squad is helping a local grandmother swing into action with her grandson who suffers from epilepsy.
(WGGB/WSHM) -- The holidays can be extremely stressful and for Charlotte 'Chucky' Martin, a mom of five battling several health issues, it's the toughest year yet.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- One Springfield woman was recently diagnosed with scleroderma, an autoimmune disease that's compromised her breathing.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WHSM) - The lists go on and on for those looking to cook a special Thanksgiving dinner, so the Big Y Surprise Squad is heading to St. James Avenue in Springfield to cut c…
LUDLOW, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - This year, a Ludlow mom, Lindsey Greentree, received the unimaginable phone call every parent hopes they'll never get: her son, Jadyn Lamas, was in a car accident.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - There's nothing more important than family, something we're especially reminded of this time of year.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Veteran's Day is right around the corner and the Western Mass News and Big Y Surprise Squad is honoring a military couple known not just for their army service, b…
CHICOPEE, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - We're just one day away from Halloween and the Western Mass News and Big Y Surprise Squad is making those costume prices a little less scary.
AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- As we know, it's hurricane season. Most recently, Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas devastating the island.
WEST SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - It's the first full week of the Big E and between the food, the drinks, rides, souvenirs, and admission costs, it can be a pricey day, so the Western Mass Ne…
AGAWAM, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - One local business is making a difference in the community, impacting their visitors without even realizing it.
SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Families are getting back into their day-to-day routine with the start of school, but it's not so easy for children who are currently in the hospital.