Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 23, 2019

Ground broken for the new Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield.

“Fright Fest” back at Six Flags for Halloween!

Cheryl Clapprood appointed permanent Police Commissioner of Springfield’s Police Dept.

Massachusetts Environmental Police have shot and killed a black bear in Fitchburg.

Mass. State Police rescue Mount Washington hiker.

Commonwealth Secretary Bill Galvin urges Big E folks to respond to the forthcoming census.

Ludlow’s “Second Time’s a Charm” to hold a fundraiser, with a prom for adults.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! September 20, 2019

Amazon recruiting 235 jobs for its Holyoke distribution center.

FEMA awards nearly half million dollar grant to the Chicopee Fire Dept.

A new toy store, Zen’s Toyland, to locate in the old Kiddly Winks location in Longmeadow.

Smith College police officer fired after 35 years on the job.

L. L. Bean opening a new store in Hadley in October!

Possible suicide attempt outside a Chicopee School.

“Mutts and Mimosas” fundraiser for Dakin Humane Society.

East Longmeadow High School Chorus sings the National Anthem at Fenway !

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 19, 2019

Chicopee primary outcome.

Mayor Sarno and members of the city council square off on civilian police review.

Holyoke Police look into possible hate crime.

Western Mass. drivers are not stopping for school buses dropping off of students; hear one mom’s story.

Multimillion dollar project to fix “The X!”

Six Flags Annual Diaper Drive! You could win a free admission.

Zen’s Toyland to open in the former Kiddly Winks location!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Host community agreements reached for new Springfield pot shops.

The “Big B” – the Belchertown Fair this weekend!

Mercy Medical Center is the first Mass. hospital to receive a special lung research designation.

Northampton Police rescue man screaming and throwing things from roof.

Tempers among candidates flare at Springfield voting location.

Gas prices pop back up!

Springfield uses a new grant to add eight firefighters!

West Springfield High School undeterred by social media threat.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Bright Nights 5K Road Race sold out!

Mark Auerbach ArtsBeat on live entertainment!

Study says Massachusetts is one of the best states in which to start a business.

Six Flags Coffin Challenge is back!

Ford recalls some SUVs.

Today is primary day in Chicopee and Northampton.

Ludlow and Dighton Police warn of scam for Venmo users.

Columbia Gas Co. working in Easthampton for the next month.

Red-tailed hawk safe after injury in Northampton.

Greenfield city councilor didn’t make the primary; returns as a write in!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 16, 2019

Springfield has funds for some 15 different community projects.

Holyoke kindergarten teacher charged with having child porn images.

The Apple Place in East Longmeadow opens its corn maze.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Grand Marshall announced!

The Big E tightens security for this season.

East-West rail line inches closer to fruition.

Chalk Art Festival in Northampton back for the 10th year.

Holyoke holds picnic for the homeless.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 13, 2019

Arrest made in defacement of the Springfield 9/11 monument.

Most Reverend Bishop Rozanski presiding over a special Sunday Mass at the Big E.

Explosive device in an Agawam home safely removed and detonated.

Mercy Medical Center CEO resigns.

Bank of America building in Westfield purchased.

Navy sailors sworn in at Riverfront Park Springfield.

FEMA warns certain Springfield residents to obtain flood insurance.

Registration time for the Bright Nights 5K Road Race!

Two new Delaney’s Markets are planned in Westfield and Wilbraham.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 12, 2019

“Batman” captures “Meatball!”

4G about to become 5G wireless!

Springfield and Greenfield primary results.

Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad believe residential fires were set.

“Hawks Over Mount Tom” this Sunday.

Police are investigating illegal tire dumping in Westfield.

Baystate Health Systems Eastern Region Chief Administrative Officer resigns.

Amherst traffic fatality.

And the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission advise you not to swim in the Connecticut River.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Train car catches fire in Gardner.

Jordan Goodman answers the big question: is a recession coming?

Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield hold their annual spaghetti supper fundraiser!

Springfield’s 911 remembrance.

8th Annual Amherst Block Party.

Westfield YMCA’s free exercise program, “Livestrong,” for cancer survivors .

For your autumn pleasure, a Woodstock-themed corn maze!

Drunk driver slams Springfield police cruiser.

Low Springfield primary turnout.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cannabis Control Commission suspends a Sheffield marijuana shop’s license.

Wahlburgers finally set to break ground at MGM Springfield.

Time change for Springfield’s 9/11 ceremony.

Mark Auerbach on theater and live entertainment in the valley.

Longmeadow Police scam warning.

Parish Cupboard “Stuff the Bus” food drive.

Fright Fest at Six Flags is back!

Greenfield’s annual fair comes to a close.

Greenfield primary is today!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 9, 2019

Fall weather should start on time!

The owner of Springfield’s Moriarty’s Pub is closing it.

Fire Dept. and other officials respond to oil mistakenly pumped into Springfield home.

MGM Springfield offers Big E shuttle service!

Springfield Museums celebrate a NEW Dr. Seuss book!

“Halfway to St. Pat’s Day” noted with 5K road race!

Westfield State University student passes away unexpectedly.

New EEE warning signs along I-91 and the Mass Pike.

Northeast Miracle Baseball League honors 80 athletes in Springfield.

UMass Amherst moving ahead with large scale replacement of student apartment complexes.

Happy 100th birthday to Fr. Lucjan Krolikowski.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 6, 2019

Northampton Police rescue bridge jumper.

FBI Warns of “ID spoofing.”

Mass. black bear hunting season started this week.

Work begins on water and sewer lines on Dwight Road (Springfield).

Dakin Humane Society receives grant from Grey Muzzle Association.

New Valley Bank and Trust opens its first branch office in Wilbraham.

Former Springfield District Court Judge William Boyle has died.

Westover Air Reserve troops are deployed to assist in Dorian efforts.

Greek flag hoisted at City Hall to herald the “Glendi Celebration” this weekend!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 5, 2019

What to do with the tons of Westfield’s 350th Birthday cake?

Roundabout proposed for Rte. 141.

Mattoon Street Art Festival coming up!

Emergency call buttons being recalled.

Springfield offers construction training course.

Florence Bank builds on the old Hu Ke Lau site.

Tap water from the Quabbin is considered safe to drink despite an ongoing algae matter.

Bruce Landon plans signing and launch of his new book.

“Mutts and Mimosas” event coming up to benefit animals at Dakin Humane Society.

Bright Nights announcement for the 25th season coming up!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Baystate Health joins UMass forum on opioid abuse.

Mass. Senate reviewing two bills permitting illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses.

The PVTA returns service to the Mountain Farms Mall.

The Capitol Steps come back to Northampton!

Macy’s at the Holyoke Mall gets a face-lift.

Walmart no longer welcomes customer carrying firearms, and will soon ends sales of handguns, military rifles and ammo.

MGM Springfield ends Food Truck Fridays with an eating contest.

Tufts Health Plan donates backpacks to school kids through the Head Start program.

September is “Library Card Sign Up Month!”

Hampshire College welcomes 13 new students.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Armenian Festival.

Springfield’s “Fill The Plate, Feed a Family” trying to raise an additional $15,000.

Beef recall in the amount of 24,000 lbs.

More than 5,000 first-year students move into UMass for the fall.

EEE virus reaches critical alert levels in the state.

South Hadley DPW chief retiring at the end of the month.

Glendi time in Springfield!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 2019

Westfield-Barnes Airport receives another grant for improvements.

PVTA cancels service to Mountain Farms Mall in Hadley.

Northampton activist Frances Crowe dead at 100.

Kimaya Diggs will perform at the “She Is Beautiful” event at The Shops at Marketplace, Springfield.

“Supergirl” coming to Six Flags New England.

Man struck by Amtrak train in Chicopee is unhurt, but will be charged with trespassing.

JGS Lifecare hosts a panel of experts on Alzheimer’s disease.

Minor fire at the drive-up of the Page Blvd. Dunkin.

WWLP-22 is now back on DirecTV and other platforms.

Labor Day 2019

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 29, 2019

Big E’s crazy food for this year!

Three County Fair coming!

Northampton’s Dept. of Public Health closes two more city ponds.

South Hadley Council on Aging honors those who helped build their new center.

Ludlow has a $1 Million Mass Lottery winner!

Joe Kennedy III visits Springfield, and hints at a run at Ed Markey’s seat.

Gabrielle Gould replaces Sarah la Cour at the Amherst Business Improvement District.

Balise Auto Sales helps out YMCA relocation with a 3-day car wash.

Western Mass radio personality Bonnie Barnes passes away.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Back-to-school traffic brush up

Cottage Street, Easthampton traffic note.

MGM Springfield opens new Casino Bar.

Brimfield Fair back for the Fall edition Antique Flea Market.

Amherst looking to buy 150-acre Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

Western Mass. college students head back to campus this week.

Pinning ceremony and promotion of Springfield PD Lt. Richard Randolph.

Returning college students face the high cost of textbooks!

Longtime Springfield Police Officer charged with sexual assault.

Wilbraham Police Dept. report a lottery phone scam.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Starbucks seasonal Pumpkin Latte returns!

Mark Auerbach, PVR ArtsBeat Correspondent: getting to NYC on the Valley Flyer, and finding discount tickets.

Mercy Medical center Sister Caritas Cancer Center receiving proceeds from Big Y Community Reusable Bag Program.

MassDOT warning drivers to be aware of kids headed back to school and walking,

Westfield State University’s 4th Annual Farm To Table Dinner.

Easthampton man charged with animal cruelty leaving a dog locked in a hot car for 4 hours.

Tree House Brewing company launches nitro home brew coffees.

MGM offering crash course and hiring on the spot for table game dealers.

Gas prices fall even further for the Fall.

MassDOT provides Agawam – West Springfield railroad crossing with new signaling.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 26, 2019

MGM Springfield parties to celebrate its first anniversary.

Ludlow Police investigate a big fight at a social club.

Amtrak’s “The Valley Flyer” releases the schedule for its New York run.

Thousands of parents and kids celebrate “Back to School” at Blunt Park.

Chicopee food drive for the USO at First Congregational Church of Chicopee.

South Hadley river rescue, fisherman saved by Holyoke Fire Dept.

Ludlow St. Paul’s Methodist Church holds fifth annual Autumn Harvest Craft Fair.

Chicopee voters, time to register for the primary!

Sobriety Checkpoint scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.