Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 22, 2019

Cheese Nips recall.

Dakin Humane Society’s Black Friday shopping event.

Greenfield woman steals from Domino’s.

Springfield residents are fed up with city’s litter and blight.

“Vet to Vet” event brings together more than 100 veterans in Westfield.

District Attorney of Hampden County, Anthony Gulluni, elected president of the Mass. District Attorney Association.

R.I.P. Springfield City Councilor E. Henry Twiggs.

Adam Gomez and Justin Hurst anticipate top offices on the Springfield City Council.

The Parade of the Big Balloons!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Christmas tree shortage this season?

Professional Women’s Chamber event in December.

Kelly Dobbins, and Serving Our Students.

MGM Springfield presents outdoor igloos this winter for your dining and drinking pleasure.

Cottage cheese recall.

Six Flags offers 3rd annual “Holiday In The Park.”

Mass. House votes unanimously to ban handheld devices while driving.

Baystate Health Systems warns of RSV virus for toddlers and children.

Radio Show #273 – Kelly Dobbins and SOS

To Springfield’s Kelly Dobbins, SOS Means Serving Our Students.

Kelly Dobbins sat in his Springfield restaurant and pondered what he could do to make a difference and a contribution.

His thoughts turned to students and how to keep them from dropping out of school.

With that, SOS, or Serving Our Students, was born.

How does it work?  How is the mission implemented?

Those questions and more are addressed in this passionate and energetic conversation!

Contact Serve Our Students • See us on Facebook • Telephone: 413-543-1718

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In Springfield: car vs. post office.

Highway exit numbers in Mass are going to shift over the next two years.

Hunter injures himself with his own crossbow.

TD Bank wants to close its Mason Square branch; the neighborhood does not want them to.

Not enough Ware voters show up for the town to legislate!

63rd Rohan Award presented at the Elks Lodge in Holyoke for the St. Patrick’s Parade .

Mercy Medical Center names a new president.

Berkshire Theater Company presents “A Christmas Carol.”

Marian Sullivan arraigned.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Greenfield Police remind you to stay away from the bears!

Update on Marian Sullivan’s escapade at MGM Springfield.

ArtsBeat Reporter Mark Auerbach on Holiday stage offerings in the Valley.

Westfield man is million dollar winner in the Mass Lottery.

Miss Western Mass., Miss Hampshire County and Miss Pioneer Valley crowned Sunday night.

Two new police officers entering the Amherst Police Dept.

Holyoke receives grants for new bullet proof vests for their police officers.

Hampshire College continues to pull out of its financial turmoil.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 18, 2019

Mayor Sarno’s Communications Director suspended after a weekend arrest at MGM Springfield.

“TOYS FOR JOY” marks its 97th year in the region.

Happy 125th Birthday to East Longmeadow!

“Rucksgiving” veterans work for families at Thanksgiving.

“Save Our Swallows”  demonstration in Hadley.

Holyoke Police Department keeps their Seniors’ Christmas Show tradition alive.

Hidden Valley stocking stuffer.

Chicopee Police quell disturbance involving more than 300.

Radio Show #272 – Judy Matt and Bright Nights

”Tis the Season for Bright Nights at Forest Park.”

Holiday magic is in the air, distilled in amazing displays of lighting at the region’s premier holiday event, Bright Nights at Forest Park!

A special edition this year?

It is, to be sure. It’s the 25th anniversary of this huge event!

Spirit of Springfield President Judy Matt relates the magic of this year’s display, as well as a special accolade for Bright Nights that YOU can vote on!

Web: spiritofspringfield.org  •   Email: jmatt@spiritofspringfield.org

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 15, 2019

Warm up your car too long and receive a fine!

Smith and Wesson splits into two companies.

New Hadley Public Library looks for solar panel funding.

Big E donates 500 lbs. of beef to two shelters.

Junior Achievement of Western Mass. holds their 14th Annual Stock Market Challenge.

Shotgun hunting season begins December 1.

Holyoke finds their Christmas tree!

Final 3 performances of “The Sunshine Boys” at the Theater Guild of Hampden (Town Hall, Hampden).

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 14, 2019

Springfield Regional Chamber offers higher education and workforce development panel.

Mark Auerbach reviews “Hello Dolly.”

Dakin Humane Society’s “Happy Neuter Year!”

Berkshire Theater Group’s holiday show.

King Ward ends service to Mohegan Sun.

Governor nominates Holyoke attorney as Superior Court Judge.

Rental listing scam in Hatfield.

Mass. House passes bill banning vaping.

Governor Charlie Baker chooses the new Mass. State Police leader.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 13, 2019

THC quarantine for “vape” products.

CDC warns against eating any raw cookie dough.

MediShare with Jordan Goodman.

Dean Foods, owner of Friendly’s Ice Cream manufacturing, declares bankruptcy.

Zonta celebrates its centennial year and honors a Springfield College president.

Columbia Gas Co. continues its 4-year tradition of donating coats to local children in need.

MGM makes good on its deal to shell out 1.8 million in community support agreements.

Man’s body found inside a Springfield chapel.

Brad Shepard Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Actor Ben Ashley directs “Forever Plaid” at the Majestic Theater West Springfield.

Congamond Road paving in Southwick.

Restaurant equipment from Friendly’s and Joy’s restaurants in Ludlow to be auctioned off.

MassHire Springfield Job Center is moving to 95 Liberty Street.

Mass. Sears stores to close.

Ware Select Board sends a warning letter to a Ware-based, Chinese-owned store G&G Medical.

This year, the holiday shopping season will be shorter than last year.

Patrick and Bloomberg are thinking of diving in.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 11, Veterans Day 2019

60 volunteers flagged the graves at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield.

Veterans Day Handbook: what’s open and what’s closed from government to retail.

A new CVS for the South End opens.

Greenfield Police cruiser hits parked vehicle.

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, November 8, 2019

Eric Carle Museum sold.

Bright Nights nominated Top 10 Best Readers Choice Travel Awards by USA TODAY.

Mass RMV services will not be available over the weekend or on Monday due to system overhaul.

Quality Beverage buys Williams Distributing real estate and business.

Seatbelt saves a life in Hatfield.

Agawam says “no’ to pot shop – for good.

Greenfield’s new mayor.

Baystate Health downtown Springfield medical building closed due to electrical issues.

Opening Night in Hampden for “The Sunshine Boys.”

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 7, 2019

King Arthur Flour recall.

Company theft reported.

Mark Auerbach reviews “Cry It Out” at Hartford Stage.

Salvation Army of Holyoke holds its annual turkey drive.

Election Day aftermath.

Hoax message at Holyoke Mall reported by Holyoke Police.

City of Bright Nights Ball is coming!

Mass. State Police Superintendent Kerry Gilpin announces retirement.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 6, 2019

MGM Springfield considers selling its real estate and leasing back the casino operations.

Mass. State Police announce another sobriety checkpoint this weekend.

Big Y opens two new Connecticut World Class Market locations.

Convenience stores across the state close today to protest a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes.

You might develop SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.

EEE is no longer a risk in Western Mass.

Holyoke Mall creates a dedicated area to honor veterans.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 5, Election Day 2019

The “Happy Meal” turns 40!

Election Day in The Commonwealth – a Western Mass. overview.

Chicopee Police officer promotions.

Zhukovskyy update.

Pohner update.

West Springfield Town Common flag display for Veterans Day.

Warming center up and running in Greenfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 4, 2019

Good morning , Dear Friends!

Our program today will not be presented due to our host being just a bit “under the weather!”

We hope to resume our normal program schedule as soon as possible.

We will keep you advised .

Thank you for your continued support of this program. and all others on Pioneer Valley Radio!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, November 1, 2019

Christmas shopping “jump-start” at St. Nick’s Christmas Bazaar.

MGM dealer sues casino over pay.

Chicopee homeowners upset over illegal trash dumping.

3 downtown Springfield buildings up for auction this month.

Final weekend reminder: daylight saving time ends, set clocks back.

UMass Fine Arts Center vandalism – swastikas painted on the walls.

Local animal hospital ends 24-hour emergency services.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, Halloween, October 31, 2019

Western Mass. “Trick Or Treat” town schedules, due to weather.

AIC offers a course in vampires in literature.

Becki’s Springdale Lunch in Holyoke under new ownership.

Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi alerts the region to Sheriff’s Dept. phone imposters.

Westover Metropolitan Airport about to allow planes to land overnight.

Deadline to apply to receive toys from Toys For Tots.

Halloween safety note.

Radio Show #271 – “The Eternal Allure of the Vampire!” With American International College Professor Dr. Lori Paige

Why has “the vampire” from the middle ages endured into the 21st century ?

This mystical, supernatural, and at times terrifying creature’s undeniable seduction of the reader and viewer’s imagination is probed in this conversation with Dr. Lori Paige of American International College in Springfield.

Dr. Paige not only teaches a class on this subject, but has authored books on it as well.

In this special Halloween-styled feature, Dr. Paige provides engaging insight into the creature’s impact on centuries of poetry, literature and the performing arts.