UMass Senior Thanks Rescuer

Source: The Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: NANCY H. GONTER; ngonter@repub.com GOSHEN, MA – When they first met, Nicholas M. Denno was pulling Shannon M. Phelps out of a burning car. Yesterday, Phelps, 21, a University of Massachusetts senior from Springfield, got the chance to thank Denno, the man she believes saved her life and the life of […]

Woman Seeks to Thank Man

Hay bales fell off a truck ahead of Shannon M. Phelps, and the hay stuck under her car caught fire. Source: The Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: NANCY H. GONTER; ngonter@repub.com GOSHEN, MA – When 21-year-old Shannon M. Phelps saw the man in the pickup truck flashing his overhead lights at her in the dark on Dec. 2, […]

Fire Chief Steps Down, But Keeps His Beeper

Source: Sunday Republican (Springfield, MA) Author: NANCY H. GONTER; ngonter@repub.com CHESTERFIELD, MA – Winston H. Bancroft, 75, remembers how firefighters responded when he was 6 years old and there was a fire in the chimney of his family’s house. “The fire chief came with all his people, but they didn’t have flashlights, radios, or air packs,” he […]