Brad Shepard Today! Friday, April 9, 2021

Free smoke detectors from the Red Cross!

Westfield Woman decides to clean up Route 20!

Neal and Sarno discuss Covid Funds from the Feds in a City Hall press conference.

A small craft fair set for Agawam this weekend, (with Kelly Shaw, and Jess Olizarz.)

Is the pandemic getting better or worse?

Big E gets into the “vaccination act.”

Southwick Police “K-9 General” catches a bad guy.

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, April 9, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 8, 2021

Win a 15 dollar gift card from the Springfield City Library!

Auto inspections are still not happening. RMV grants grace period.

A special drive-by birthday motorcade for 99 year old Philomena “Minnie” Miller!

Springfield PD and the DEA schedule a drug take-back program.

RMV now offers special service times for seniors 65 and over.

Governor Baker announces  expanded Vaccination  sites for Western Mass.

A state agency recommends against proms this year.

Senator Ed Markey comes to Springfield to comment on the Biomass plant for the city.

Springfield Schools opt for virtual graduation ceremonies this year.

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 8, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 7, 2021

CDC says soap and water is now “good enough” to clean surfaces in your home.

Inspection stations. still not functioning.

Great Barrington Police receive training to help identify people with Autism.

Governors Charlie Baker and Ned Lamont join forces to lower prescription drug coasts for Connecticut and Massachusetts.

Governor Baker receives his first dose of vaccine.

Mayor Sarno raises the “Donate Life” flag and issues a proclamation for Organ Donation Awareness month.

Springfield picks nine homeowners in the McKnight district to receive home makeovers.

ACLU files suit against the Springfield Police Dept. on allegations of violence and misconduct. Commissioner Clapprood responds.

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 7, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Public safety update with Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.

Students return to schools, Superintendent  Dan Warwick on challenges of high school students returning.

Mark Auerbach’s ArtsBeat report.

Springfield Museums “Earth day Take Action” event.

Dakin Humane Society’s  “By My Side 31 Day Challenge.”

Springfield FY22 Budget requests presented.

Agawam Police Department increases “distracted driving” patrols.

“Recognize a Star” at Mercy Medical center.

Brimfield Fair returns!

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 6, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 5, 2021

Girls On The Run now open for Spring.

Mayor Sarno and Commissioner Clapprood at a Bunny hop Drive-Thru event.

Second dose Vaccine side effects with Dr. Armando Paez.

Mayor Sarno speaks at the graduation of 11 Springfield Police Department Supervisors.

CDC recommending not laminating vaccination cards.

Inspection stations still “down” today and tomorrow.

Chicopee Country Club open for golf!

Deputy Chief Lonny Dakin now the Interim chief at the Chicopee Police Department.

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 5, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, April 2, 2021

Thoughts on Good Friday.

Pancake Breakfast postponed.

Springfield moves back into “high risk” (Red Zone) for Covid,

It’s Autism Awareness Month in Springfield.

Three Chics Hospitality launches in Western Mass.

Springfield Franconia and Municipal Golf courses open today!

Dakin Humane Society  needs help to collect 50,000 lbs. of pet food.

Card skimmer reported at Bank of America in Holyoke.

The IRS refunds money this Spring and Summer if you filed before tax law changes.

Mercy Medical Center nurses picket.

Governor Baker Easter request.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, April 2, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 1, 2021

Holyoke Soldiers Home American Flag at full staff.

Holyoke Soldiers Home status.

Stop and Shop Easter Sunday hours.

Holyoke Mall Closed for Easter, some businesses are open.

Holyoke Community College virtual Spring commencement.

Mass State Police plan a “Sobriety Checkpoint” for the weekend.

Opening Day!

A new Hampden Chief of Police.

Black Business Professionals in Springfield receive a grant.

Vehicle Inspection stations are offline and not issuing stickers.

Pittsfield Police Department looks for information from the public in recent town vandalism.

 

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 1, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 31, 2021

The Boys and Girls Club of Springfield receives a grant.

The Boys and Girls Club of Westfield is set to name their Youth Of The Year” (with special guest, Bo Sullivan).

The director of the CDC and former Mass General Infectious Disease Physician, Rachel Walensky feels a sense of “impending doom.”

Congressman Neal announces a 2 million dollar grant for Baystate Health Systems.

Visit and walk with Dinosaurs!

Springfield Public School’s plan for returning to the classroom.

The search for a new Holyoke Soldiers Home Superintendent is down to two.

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Mayor Sarno pledges to “knock gang violence down” in the city.

In West Springfield, at the West of the River Collaborative Vaccination site, Westfield Mayor Don Humason spoke.

ArtsBeat Reporter, Mark Auerbach.

Gas prices are moving again…

Brimfield Police ask for some help on a mystery car crash.\

A milestone at Dakin Humane Society!

Russell Police reminder for unregistered cars.

Bike lane rail trail feasibility study.

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 30, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 29, 2021

Mayor Sarno’s blessing for the city.

Springfield officials announce additional neighborhood vaccine site.

Passover this week.

Indian Orchard volunteers coordinate an Easter Basket giveaway.

Lyft offering free rides for some residents to their Covid vaccination appointments.

Springfield City Clerk’s Office closed until early April.

Sarno and Clapprood want to “turn up the heat on violent crime.”

West Springfield happy to join forces with the Big E for a vaccination site for the town.

Guidelines for church attendance this Holy Week.

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 29, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 26, 2021

The Mayor wishes a resident a special happy 85th birthday!

Governor Baker on “homebound vaccinations.”

Chicopee Police Captain, Jeffrey Garwon on illegal drag racing and dirt bikes in the city.

Mayor Sarno and Sheriff Nick Cocchi and others announce enhanced safety for Forest Park,

Agawam fire Dept. and the American Red Cross provide some residents with free smoke alarms.

A windy day ahead.

Springfield Strain LLC makes history in the city.

MGM Springfield fined for underage gaming and alcohol.

Number of cities and towns in the Commonwealth for Covid high risk has doubled.

RIP two Hollywood stars.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 26, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 25,2021

Mayor Sarno hoists the Greek Flag and issues a proclamation today!

Westfield firefighter on administrative leave for messages to a minor.

Mercy Medical Center creates opportunities for all patients to donate organs and or tissue if they so chose.

Outdoor events for Spring in Springfield are being examined.

Greenfield’s Recovery Program.

Mayor Sarno speaks to 3rd graders on city government.

New England Vet Centers host virtual event to honor Viet Nam Vets.

Holyoke offers a walk across the Springdale Corridor for feedback.

State guidelines for graduation exercises this year.

Summer job opportunity at the Holyoke Canoe Club!

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 25,2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 24, 2021

St. Joseph’s Day in Chicopee commemorated by Mayor John Vieau.

Springfield City Library helps seniors book their vaccine appointment.

Help the Brimfield Police Department ID whoever dumped dead farm animals on Monson Road.

It’s the return of the drive-in movie in West Springfield!

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 24, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 23. 2021

Mayor Sarno attends a grand opening of a local salon.

Gas prices for the week, unchanged.

ArtsBeat Reporter, Mark Auerbach and Tanglewood.

Mayor Sarno is tired of the courts releasing repeat offenders.

Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood cites and example of repeat offenders and city gun crime.

Eversource replaces Agawam transmission lines…by helicopter.

Adams Route 8 road improvement project all week.

“ReGreen Springfield” virtual roundtable on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Ludlow million dollar winner!

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 23. 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 22, 2021

The Commonwealth advances to Step 1 of Phase 4.

Springfield moves to the “Yellow Zone” in the Covid risk rankings.

Springfield Museum’s “Stars Over Springfield.”

Mark Auerbach talks Goodspeed Opera House.

Springfield Symphony announces its Chamber Music Series.

Wilbraham Police Dept. scam alert

Baker-Polito lay out Step 1 of Phase 4.

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 22, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 19, 2021

Springfield partners with Behavioral Health Network to vaccinate residents.

Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi swears in new firefighters.

Agawam City Councilors split on resolution to extend mail-in balloting. With City Councilor, Cecile Calabrese.

IRS offers a 30 day extension to file taxes.

Baker-Polito adjust “travel order” to a “travel advisory.”

College financial aid instruction zoom event, from Chicopee Public Schools.

Chicopee Public Library curbside hours.

Westfield DPW offers discount rain barrels to residents.

Monson town election vote by mail deadline extended.

Agawam public forums for age and dementia affected individuals .

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday, March 19, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 18, 2021

Springfield Fire Department swearing in today.

West Springfield extends outdoor dining through November.

Wells Fargo users report outages.

Holyoke City Councilor calls for an assessment of the Holyoke PD.

Governor Baker lays out final stages of vaccination schedule.

Who will be the acting Mayor of Holyoke?

Festival of Flowers Reflections at the Springfield Museums.

Hadley PD now has a complete K-9 team!

Mayor Sarno  and representatives from the Springfield St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, gather to raise the Irish flag.

Springfield and Mass State Police make 17 illegals dirt bike arrests and confiscations.

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 18, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 17, 2021

National Doctors Day!

Serve Food is now open in Holyoke, with Matt Lillebridge.

Springfield’s war on illegal dirt bikes now includes a proposal to not sell gas to riders.

Senate takes up extended mail in voting legislation.

J0bs available at the Springfield DPW. Drivers are needed!

Mayor Sarno and St. Pats Springfield festivities!

Mass receives 8000 “surprise” doses of vaccine this week.

Governor tweets new schedule of vaccine!

Leo’s Gallery Deli in Westfield closes due to retirement.

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 17, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and the dirt bike battle.

Springfield Schools Superintendent, Dan Warwick’s update on school reopening.

ArtsBeat Reporter, Mark Auerbach.

Gas prices continue their up trend.

Exiting Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse’s last day.

Boston Marathon has room for more entrants.

Bail reform bill refiled.

Stimulus schedule website.

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 16, 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 15, 2021

Greenfield City Hall reopens.

Mark Auerbach theater reviews.

Dry season, brush fire warning.

Senator Markey wants to can Daylight Savings.

Grand opening of Turning Leaf Dispensary in Northampton.

Red Cross reminds you to check your smoke alarms!

Chicopee joins forces with Project New Hope.

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 15, 2021
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