Brad Shepard Today! Thursday March 22, 2018

Manny’s new location!
Former Springfield Police Officer and 8 year old girl sexual assault
Hampden – latest town preparing to can marijuana shops
West Springfield woman pleads guilty to robbing Central Chevrolet
Sullivan School in Holyoke receives threat
Springfield snow removal budget stressed
“March For Our Lives”
Chicopee’s school safety initiatives with Superintendent, Richard Rege
Montague negotiates with Police Chief over his severance pay

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 21, 2018

Weather! The first snow of Spring!
From the ashes of Toys R Us, a toy store from the past plans a comeback!
13 year-old bomb-threat maker under arrest!
Unify Against Bullying opens their new offices in the old MassLive building.
West Springfield water flushing schedule.
Mass. State Police audit reveals overtime abuse.
Springfield Police arrest road rage man with machete.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gregory Neffinger signs on to manage Scott Lively’s campaign to unseat Governor Charlie Baker.
Amherst Police pull a sleeping man out of a cookie shop, and rescue another man and his cat out of a tree.
Chicopee police arrest a juvenile after threats to shoot students and teachers at DuPont School.
Cookie recall over possible peanut allergy danger.
Belchertown woman drives into and through a Subway store.
Mass. State Trooper suspended under accusation of being drunk at work.
Claire’s files Chapter 11; say stores will remain open.
A cat café for Northampton?

Brad Shepard Today! Monday March 19, 2018

Mt. Tom fire!
If you bought a “Snuggie” you may be due a refund.
Belmont Avenue fire.
St. Patrick’s Road Race.
A leprechaun in Enfield!
Home Town Heroes get their due rewards!
Ludlow folks demand something be done about opioid overdose deaths.
Shot fired into Holyoke School classroom!
Paul Federici with a tax tip!
What is the deadline on using your Toys R Us gift cards?

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, March 16, 2018

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton dies.
RMV shutdown coming.
Toys R Us closes nationwide.
MGM Springfield adds Indian Motorcycles apparel shop.
Robert “Bob the Bike Guy” Charland delivers 45 bikes to students in Holyoke!
A last dinner at the Hu Ke Lau (reflections on the new chapter from Edison Yee).
67th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Holyoke.
West Springfield’s Bald Eagles.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 15, 2018

Jazz Festival returns to Northampton.
Marie McCourt to run for State Rep.
Mass. State Police say, “Clear the snow before you go!”
Ongoing effort to keep St. Mary’s in Westfield open.
Farewell to the Hofbrauhaus.
Victor Bruno squares off against the Springfield Historical Association.
Ford recall- – steering wheels are coming off.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The weather.
PVTA holds public meeting in Springfield; fare increases and service cuts.
School district turns snow days into school days with “Blizzard Bags.”
Mob sentencing.
Springfield is under a state mandate to reduce its trash disposal.
New radar speed limit signs for Hatfield.
A tax tip from Jordan Goodman.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday March 13, 2018

Judy Matt and the Spirit of Springfield’s big announcement!
Thorne’s Marketplace big makeover!
Connecticut River clean-up effort from four different communities.
West Springfield High School receives gift of $11,000 of new phys ed equipment.
West Springfield Police want help identifying Red Bull thieves.
Two versions of an IRS scam are now working through the area… here are the details for your protection!
St. Mary High School in Westfield closing by the end of the year.
Judy Matt talks about The 2018 Bright Nights Ball.
Westfield continues to experience water problems, and shuts down their 3rd well.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday March 12, 2018

In sports; your Springfield teams are busy helping local friends and organizations!
Warren or Patrick… which one goes after Trump in 2020?
Turners Falls High School is looking for a new sports logo.
Kacey Bellamy, Westfield’s Gold Medalist, has a day named after her!
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day parade is coming!
McCarthy’s Pub Leprechaun Plunge.
Springfield Elks name Elk of the Year!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend March 9, 2018

Spirit of Springfield announces 2018 City of Bright Nights Ball.
Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce holds Business Breakfast.
“The Capitol Steps” come back to Western Mass.
Baystate and 94.7-WMAS raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Springfield Water and Sewer Dept. imposter scam.
Registry of Motor Vehicles unavailable for a few days in March as they change out computer systems.
Holyoke adds two new middle schools for 2019.
Agawam firefighter Pam Murphy, Commonwealth’s first woman firefighter, retires after 32 years.
Somers Village Players offer a dinner theater show!
Amherst orders resident to get rid of livestock – claiming it smells.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 8, 2018

National Grid has to return millions in wrong charges.
Montague Police Chief resigns.. after being found “incompetent.”
Holyoke Merry-Go-Round restoration fundraiser.
Chicopee Fire Dept. welcomes firefighter home from the service!
InSinkerator garbage disposal switch recall.
East Springfield marijuana dispensary holds job fair.
IRS scam finds your host.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 7, 2018

Chicopee Police Officer arrested on sex assault charges.
Snowstorm details.
Springfield City Council delays voting on the District Fire Chief contract.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary adds some 85 words!
UMass President Marty Meehan wants to raise millions over the next ten years to lower school costs.
Agawam’s traffic mess at O’Brien’s Corner will have to wait for a fix… mayor says he has bigger problems.
Springfield needle exchange program starts up – as yet the date is unknown.
Potholes are wrecking tires and rims; cab companies prepare for them!
Queen tribute show “ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN” comes to Symphony Hall!
Next West Springfield Police Chief will not have a civil service contract.
Top Golf Swing Suite comes to MGM Springfield in the fall!
Mega Millions!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 6, 2018

IRS scam calls have started in Hampshire County.
A very special job fair underway today.
Western Mass. wrestling coach arrested.
John Boyle O’Reilly Club selects their Irish Person of the Year for 2018.
Springfield’s Women’s Commission honors Polito, Hurst, and Walsh!
World War II women, their histories and glory, presented by actress Judith Kalaora.
State Police schedule Hampden County sobriety checkpoint this Saturday.
Air National Guard selects a Longmeadow family as the ANG Family of the Year!
Ticks are waking up!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday March 5, 2018

AIC Hockey beats Niagara! Springfield Thunderbirds lose to Charlotte Checkers.
The Chicopee Hu Ke Lau is closing!!!
Holyoke retirement party for “Dobbin,” the Yankee Pedlar’s wooden horse (he will reside at the Holyoke Merry Go Round).
“Blarney Blowout” at UMass stays relatively under control.
Hadley Police officers now equipped with Naloxone.
JC Penney announces job cuts.
Nor’easter damage.
Northampton potholes.
Big Y donates bags of food to Lorraine’s Kitchen and others!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, March 2, 2018

Berkshire County District Attorney’s ill timed press conference
East Street Elementary school man who wanted to play soccer with two young girls checked out by police, they decided he was harmless
Pearl Harbor survivor, Greenfield’s “Uncle Billy” Kostanski turns 100!
Mass Mutual is marketing the Tower Square Hotel, Mall, and garage
Mayor Morse says, “Blame the ten thousand dollar Christmas Tree on me!”
Lenox Memorial School kids want to remain “millionaires.”
East Longmeadow Police say report of a weapon at the high school, unfounded.
Oakdale Dental in Holyoke holds a fundraiser for Dana Farber Cancer
Mary E. McNally challenges DA Gulluni in forthcoming race!
Town of Hampden sues Hampden Wilbraham Regional School district over closing Thornton Burgess

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dr. Seuss birthday celebration this Saturday.
Westfield credit card scam broken up by the police.
Some improvement in graduation percentile in Holyoke Public Schools.
West Springfield sees high gains in graduating students.
Police on hand at Tri-County Schools over student threat.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Stores cans sales of assault-style rifles.
Chicopee City Council considers prohibiting tobacco sales to anyone under 21.
Eric Nakajima announces run for 3rd Hampshire District seat.
Northampton Police improve response to those suffering from mental illness.
Holyoke neighborhood trash complaint.
Junior Achievement Celebrity Bartender Night a success!
UMass Barney Blowout preparations.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday February 28, 2018

Mass. drops from #1 to #8 in U.S. News and World Report state rankings.
Longmeadow local appears on NBC’s “The Voice.”
PVTA holding series of public meetings to discuss service cuts and rate hikes.
Western Mass. charter school fires head after drug arrest.
Two Western Mass. mayors throw axes for a benefit at the Agawam Axe House!
Another dangerous Springfield intersection worries residents – Fox Road and Grayson Drive.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday February

Meningitis at Smith College
Another accident at the Longmeadow Curve
Chicopee suspect evades police, runs home, screams for his mother
Greene Room Productions, a theater group, moves to the Eastfield Mall
Mass Pike service plaza in Lee, shuts down gas pumps for a week
Tragedy touches Bill Cosby and family
The Sinai Temple Springfield selects their new Rabbi
Friendly’s closes South Hadley location

Brad Shepard Today! Monday February 26, 2018

Chicopee close-up with Mayor Rich Kos.
Massachusetts chicken thief… stuffs seven chickens in a backpack.
Marijuana regulators consider pot use in yoga studios, cafes, and movie theaters – and home delivery!
Former UMass student looking at multiple rape charges.
Ludlow Police looking for a suspicious man approaching juvenile girls on a soccer field.
Benefit for a Minnechaug student grappling with cancer.
Shriners hold last event at their hall on Longhill Street – they are moving.
Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out Girl Scout cookie flavors!
Applebee’s and IHOP close many locations.
Springfield Thunderbirds come back and extend their streak!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend February 23, 2018

A Western Mass man has dinner with the president
Trivia in bars and lounges is a high tech brain worker!
A long time state rep dies
Is the Berkshire mall having trouble paying its electric bill?
Greenfield middle-school student conceals bb gun in back-pack
60 miscreant teens on bikes confound traffic and police in downtown Chicopee