Brad Shepard Today! Weekend Wrap-Up, January 8, 2016

  • Western Mass inmate population. down
  • Charlie Baker wants to eliminate  paper traffic citations
  • Bistro 21 in Belchertown welcomes new and accomplished Chef
  • DA, Gulluni guest speaker at Holyoke Chamber coffee hour
  • All You Can Eat for the ‘Breakfastarians” at IHOP
  • When is it time to stop saying,’happy new year?” (with special guests)
  • Farewell, Schneider

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday January 7, 2016

  • Power Ball jackpot at record highs
  • People behaving badly; high school assault, & speeding and expectorating motorcycle rider
  • Charles Williams defends himself in court; wins one, loses one
  • Seniors can apply for a property tax reduction in Warren
  • Macy’s is closing – which stores?

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 6, 2016

  • Springfield neighborhood without heat
  • Granby appoints new police officer
  • Holyoke Medical Center offering free seminars
  • N.E.X.T. Fitness opens in Agawam
  • Northampton Senior Center’s “Just Because” sale

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday January 5, 2016

  • Arctic temps! Frostbite and frozen pipes warnings and info!
  • Sarno’s inauguration, and warning to criminals
  • Powerball 400 mill jackpot
  • Top hat and trench coat guy throwing water on drivers in Boston Road BIG Y parking lot
  • Mass gas prices down down down
  • Belchertown looking for art work for town report cover

Brad Shepard Today! January 4, 2016

  • First program of the new year
  • Easthampton power outage
  • Holyoke and Chicopee inaugural ceremonies
  • Springfield Police massive heroin bust; 9000 bags
  • Palmer Christmas tree bonfire
  • Langone’s Florist – reopens!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 30,2015

  • Western Mass lottery winners!
  • How much is the fine for uncleared vehicles of snow and ice?
  • Holiday rubbish collection schedule
  • Parks and Rec dept. selling Falcons ticket vouchers!
  • Holiday party cheese plate tips!
  • New Year’s Eve and Day liquor store hours

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 29, 2015

  • BIG Y gas stations are coming!
  • Forbes Library; pay your overdue book fines with food items!
  • Napoli Pizzeria and the Liquori family celebrate fifty years!
  • Western Mass Paralegal Association celebrates twenty-five years!
  • Chicopee police warn all Western Mass of “Comcast” phone scam!
  • The defendant had – what?

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 28, 2015

  • First winter snow; when and how much?
  • Peg is Alive at 105! Party for Peg Stearns in Hampden, special guest; Reverend Todd Farnsworth
  • Montague parking ban
  • City hall in Westfield closing for the holiday
  • Kwanzaa 2015 underway
  • Longmeadow Hu Ke Lau not accepting gift certificates

Brad Shepard Today! Christmas Special 2015! December 25, 2015

  • Merry Christmas from Pioneer Valley Radio
  • Mass DOT free coffee to Christmas night travelers
  • Open Pantry Christmas meal
  • Rare Christmas moon and halo!
  • Bright Nights and Christmas weekend activities
  • Special Christmas message from Brad 

Brad Shepard Today! Christmas Eve December 24, 2015

  • Bright Nights Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Baby Jesus stolen in Greenfield–again!
  • Forest Park Middle School collects 1600 cans of food!
  • Pay It Forward Holyoke; Holyoke Mall pays for random couple’s cart full of toys!
  • Westfield Salvation Army kettle–stolen
  • Memorial tribute to Mike Balise

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 23, 2015

  • Latest bomb scare at Holyoke High
  • Longmeadow’s new school superintendent
  • What time is Midnight Mass?
  • “Dress For Success” national news, with Giving Shoes Day
  • 19th Annual first Night Jr. at the Holyoke Merry Go Round!
  • Toy for Joy reaches out to provide Christmas to the families of inmates

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 22, 2015

  • Winter begins!
  • Christmas in the Pioneer Valley; what’s opened and what’s closed
  • Governor Baker in the Berkshires
  • Sargent John Delaney, SPD, honored by the Springfield City Council, with one exception

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, 12-21-15

  • I-91 Traffic mess; lane closures now happening
  • Holyoke Gas and Electric’s holiday gift
  • Homeowner’s Christmas present warning…..do not advertise your gifts to criminals!
  • By next fall, Mass Pike toll booths will be gone–you WILL need your E-Z Pass(!)
  • Brad’s Christmas flat tire adventure…thank you, Firestone!

A conversation with Hampden County DA, Anthony Gulluni

In his first appearance on Pioneer Valley Radio, Anthony Gulluni joins Brad Shepard in an exclusive conversation.

Join Brad as he takes you inside the office of the Hampden County District Attorney.

Anthony Gulluni reflects on his first year as the top law enforcement official in the region; his innovations, and plans for the future of the office.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday-weekend wrap-up-December 18, 2015

  • Big wind for the region this weekend!
  • Santa brings early Christmas to Square One!
  • MGM update; some hurdles passed, some more to come
  • Senator Humason moves the Governor to help the Holyoke Soldier’s Home
  • Agawam Mayor Cohen’s self described “adopted son,” in hot water in two states

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 17, 2015

  • Authentic Santa fills Salvation Army truck with toys!
  • South Branch Park named after Springfield’s Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan
  • A chat with DA Anthony Gulluni
  • Where to put the Wilbraham Senior Center?
  • Bright Nights presents Frozen Fantasy!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 16, 2015

  • Will you be paying less to heat your home this winter? Less at the pump? special guest Jordan Goodman has the answers!
  • Kimberly Wheeler presents the new Star Wars Film at the new Agawam Cinema!
  • Northampton has a burger eating champ!
  • Chicopee City Hall auditorium gets a makeover
  • The state will hit you with a surcharge if you do not have and EZ Pass transponder!
  • MARK E. SALOMONE presents a big check to Toy For Joy

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 15, 2015

  • Mike Albano’s cupcake crusade
  • Counterfeit one hundred dollar bills in Westfield
  • St. Mary’s in Ware closes after 91 years
  • Holyoke PD now on Twitter and Instagram
  • Cynthia Neary,  Westfield Dollars For Scholars volunteer of the year!
  • Jennifer celebrates the holiday with 33 years at Pizza Makers in Springfield!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 14, 2015

  • Spring in December continues-“White Christmas” in doubt!
  • Forest Park welcomes new friends and lights the tree
  • Festival of Trees keeps growing!  A success story
  • Newell Rubbermaid buys Yankee Candle’s parent company
  • Sobriety checkpoint…when and where?