Brad Shepard Today! Weekend Edition August 14-16, 2015

  • Alcohol and rehab location ON HOLD
  • Two men arrested for littering (!) in Wilbraham
  • Dave Ratner receives national accolade
  • The “Knockout Game” in Springfield and Chicopee
  • Children work in public service projects….in camp!
  • Heating and cooling rebates from the Mass CEC!

 

Brad Shepard today! August 13, 2015

  • Mayoral candidate, Fran O’Connell said WHAT?!
  • Chicopee police about to add tasers
  • Lt. Gov Karyn Polito in Palmer for award to small business company
  • Monson road construction
  • Flahive building in Westfield must go to make way for new transportation center…hearings underway
  • West Springfield youngsters on road to success with Pathways To Prosperity
  • The “X” in Springfield about to get more congested

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! August 12, 2015

  • A piece of the Twin Towers comes to Ware
  • Sales Tax holiday-what’s taxed, and what is not
  • Eversource fined 10,000.00
  • North Adams social security fraud
  • Hardwick’s Sherry Patch gets town admin job in Sunderland
  • Will the next Belchertown Fair be the last?
  • Romito’s reflections, with guest, John Romito

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday in the Rain August 11, 2015

  • Wet weather and traffic update
  • Alcohol and rehab center for the North End-final decision
  • Soto is seventh candidate in Mayoral race in Springfield
  • New Dunkin donuts for Haydenville
  • Black Bear wanders Main Street in Wilbraham
  • Some agreements reached between Agawam and Agawam Motel
  • Two board of Health members in Holland–out!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday August 10, 2015

  • East Longmeadow road closures and traffic advisory
  • Alzheimers senior lost at downtown jazz festival-found
  • Lifeguard shortage in Chicopee…pool closed
  • First Purple Heart Trail in Western Mass, in Holyoke
  • Swimming season at Five Mile Pond–extended
  • Two East Longmeadow 15 year olds – arrested
  • Red Cross needs your help!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! August 7, 2015

  • MGM, the Gaming Commission, I91, and the extended opening date
  • Greenfield fire department–this time has to put the water out
  • Weekend jazz and soul downtown
  • Chicopee joining Springfield in moving the election date
  • Sarno extends the city pools
  • A favorite Forest Park restaurant…closing

Brad Shepard Today! August 6, 2015

  • East Longmeadow tutor and youth pastor arrested on sex assault charges
  • Baker signs sales tax free weekend into law
  • Stanley Park Garden Party update
  • Greenfield man giving crackers to children
  • DOT promises to Springfield and to MGM
  • Route 5 traffic advisory
  • Gorgeous weather!

Assignment; Westfield; with special guest, Patrick Berry, owner, publisher, president of Westfield News Group

Berry, PatrickAll about Westfield.

Under the aegis of Patrick Berry, the Westfield News, becomes the Westfield News Group.

The owner, president and publisher, in a candid conversation with Brad Shepard, discusses the future of Westfield; its politics, business climate, infrastructure and the challenges ahead.

Your Western Mass Dollars, with Jordan Goodman, America’s Money Answers Man!

Jordan Goodman reunites with Brad Shepard in an in depth conversation, covering everything from the Chinese economy, to the oil prices in the Middle East, right down to how they impact Western Mass economics!

You’ll also hear the latest money saving facts and information on;

  • mortgages
  • credit
  • debt consolidation
  • student loans
  • investments

….as well as other ways that you can profit when financial times are tight!

Brad Shepard Today! August 4, 2015

  • Westfield Food Fest!
  • Westfield Fireworks for Freedom!
  • Agawam’s Night Out Against Crime!
  • Ludlow breakfast spot in fight with contractor
  • Valley Firkin Face off!  Lots of beer!
  • Dr. Seuss readings for the kids!
  • Palmer water main

Brad Shepard Today! August 3, 2015

  • Verizon potential strike
  • Southwick town positions – open
  • Ludlow soccer brawl
  • Alcohol rehab eyeing north end–residents opposing it
  • Western Mass water safety and drownings
  • Longmeadow construction accident
  • Western Mass trains and buses
  • Too early for back to school shopping?

Brad Shepard Today! July 31, 2015

  • Hello weekend, and goodbye humidity!
  • Western Mass pets challenge
  • Night Out Against Crime
  • Center Square Grill
  • Newly renovated Nathan Bill Park park is getting trashed
  • Highway funds temporarily restored
  • Welcome to Jordan Goodman and to Teamwork Real Estate

Brad Shepard today! July 30, 2015

  • Heat wave
  • Where are the cooling centers?
  • “Rick James” arrested in Springfield…again
  • Rundown of outdoor entertainment
  • The Taste of West Springfield
  • Sales tax free weekend planned
  • Richie and Kathy Mitnick and their singers in concert, tonight!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday July, 29, 2015

  • Hottest day of the summer?
  • Stanley Park fundraiser
  • Longmeadow school superintendent search
  • Ticks and associated Lyme disease
  • Six way free for all in Springfield Mayor’s race
  • Baby boomer TV favorites coming back to Western Mass

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • It’s Too Darn Hot! (hottest days of the week are here!)
  • Lunch at the Wheelhouse Farm Truck
  • Coffee With a Cop – today in Easthampton
  • Chicopee free movie night!  Spongebob!
  • Greenfield Good Samaritans rescue a police officer
  • Agawam Motor Lodge update-suit filed
  • Congress must act in four days, or Mass could lose funding for road repair projects

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday July 27, 2015

  • A hero’s funeral in Western Mass
  • Storms and a heat wave
  • Stanley Park concert
  • Christmas in July at the Lupa Zoo
  • Tired of weeding?  How about renting some goats?

Brad Shepard Today! July 24, 2015

  • 22,000 children in Springfield do not own a book…hear what one group is doing about it.
  • A new playground for Hungry Hill!
  • A dangerous plant that can hurt you, or even cause blindness…hear how to recognize it
  • Waiting for a new sidewalk?  You may have to wait up to five years!
  • Remember Curious George?  He’s waiting for you at the Springfield Science Museum.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday July 23, 2015

  • New police chief for Longmeadow
  • Indian Motorcycle celebration
  • Summer fun for kids in Westfield
  • Speed enforced in work zones
  • Springfield high rise elevators out — again!
  • Weather and cone zone alerts
  • …and a six dollar beer costs a Northampton woman a hundred dollars and community service.

 

Brad Shepard today! Wednesday July 22, 2015

  • President Obama salutes Springfield’s Thomas Sullivan
  • MGM offers opportunities to companies owned by veterans
  • People vs. West Springfield on tree house for disabled young man
  • Curbside ice cream delivery app for your phone
  • Salvation Army Christmas in July
  • Summer cocktail recipe; how to make a “Mojo-Rito!”