School Resource Officer Eric Ricci holds Ella, who will serve as a comfort dog for the city's schools. Ella is named for Ella O'Donnell who died at the age of 10 after a year-long battle with brain cancer.
Spenser HasakSpenser Hasak is a staff photographer for the Daily Item. Prior to joining the photo staff in April of 2017 he was the newspaper’s editorial art director. When not taking photos for the Item and various other Essex Media Group publications, Hasak enjoys taking minimal and abstract art photos and has also been known to enjoy a nice landscape photo if the opportunity presents itself.