Brad Shepard Today September 1, 2015

Hottest weather of the summer

  • Heroin overdose victims candlelight vigil
  • Happier Valley Comedy Show
  • Two condemned homes due to animals and filth
  • Lauran Beluzo has a recording deal!
  • Springfield Museums buy Dr. Seuss’ boyhood home
  • Cooling centers open–here’s the list
  • Former Mayor Michael Bissonette explains his Ashley Madison debacle

 

Brad Shepard Today August 31, 2015

  • Hot summer weather ahead
  • Heath insurance costs UP
  • First day back to school in Holyoke
  • Chicopee car break-ins
  • Atkins Farms new store
  • Westminster water buffalo on the loose
  • Last weekend for a Touch of Garlic
  • Sci fi convention in Northampton
  • New Northampton police officers and promotions

Brad Shepard Today August 28, 2015

  • Beautiful weekend weather!
  • East Longmeadow major road work and detours
  • Keno in Wilbraham?
  • Back to school for teachers and students
  • Walmart is talking Christmas!

Brad Shepard Today August 27, 2015

  • Tea and hats at Chez Josef with Kris Allard
  • Spinning away at the Ride To Remember with Judy Matt
  • New rail today in Holyoke
  • Denny’s returns to Springfield
  • Driving the wrong way down the street in Ludlow
  • Behind the scenes at SHE LOVES ME in rehearsal now
  • School bus safety tips

 

 

 

Brad Shepard Today August 26, 2015

  • Water main break on Memorial
  • Last free summer movie night in Chicopee
  • The McWhopper?
  • Western Mass goes back to school
  • Holyoke former city employee to return salary to the city

 

Brad Shepard Today August 25, 2015

  • Amherst Break-ins
  • Puerto Rican Parade
  • First Citizen’s Police Academy in Chicopee
  • Armory Clock chimes again!

Brad Shepard Today Monday August 24, 2015

  • Mud slinging in Holyoke
  • Dress for Success big day for Western Mass women
  • Paul DiGrigoli cut-a-thon
  • Greenfield dog registration
  • The tomato festival

Brad Shepard Today Friday and the weekend, August 21, 2015

  • New TV program for Western Mass!
  • Bissonette  and the Ashley Madison website
  • Northampton violent pizza rage
  • Famous Western Mass restaurateur rescues another eatery
  • Rabies alert
  • New convenience store for Wilbraham

 

 

 

Brad Shepard Today Thursday August 20, 2015

  • AMTRAK rail service underway at the new station in Holyoke
  • The Avengers Movie comes to Chicopee…outdoors! And for free!
  • Greenfield group looks to ban plastic bags…up to the voters
  • Lt. gov. Karen Polito tours Springfield museums

Brad Shepard Today! August 19, 2015

  • Get married at the Big E, with a free wedding ceremony from McDonalds
  • Agawam town hall closure
  • Northampton water use restriction
  • Chicopee road work and traffic advisory
  • Holyoke veterans launch free classes to for veterans, taught by veterans
  • Lt. Gov. Karen Polito visits two Western Mass towns
  • Eversource installs “smart switches”

 

Brad Shepard Today Tuesday August 18, 2015

  • Heat wave continues
  • Cooling centers are opened, here is the list
  • Eversource/National Grid refund
  • I91 speed limit changes
  • Melha Shriners clambake
  • MRSA in Westfield
  • Springfield strip club mayhem

Brad Shepard Today! Monday August, 17, 2015

  • First heatwave of the summer
  • Cone zone; Holyoke
  • I 91 speed limit–coming down!
  • Pools, Springfield and Chicopee
  • Frankie the barber in Holyoke wants the kids to feel good for school–gave out free haircuts!
  • Berkshire cooking oil theft
  • Can you help our schools with computers and equipment for the kids this year?
  • Tax free weekend in Mass, tax free week, in CT

 

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.