Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day in review.
Granby road issue.
Judge Thomas Estes suspended without pay.
Two of the auctioned Norman Rockwell paintings from the Berkshire Museum have sold for 8.1 million.
Latest arrest of a student school threat comes from Warren.
Eric Daigle found not guilty of child rape.
Northampton Navy Seal receives the Medal of Honor.
New Monarch Place Starbucks will open next week.
Motorcycle awareness this weekend.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 24, 2018

“Brynnions!”
Springfield resident sues more than 20 police officers and the Commissioner.
Dangerousness hearing for PVTA slasher postponed.
Former Holyoke Police Officer saluted as he celebrates his 101st birthday.
Pioneer Valley business people on the move!
Springfield Fire Dept. now equipped with Narcan for opioid overdoses.
100 deadliest days for teenage drivers.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Route 10 Cumberland Farms new store construction starts up – again.
STCC employees try to oust president John Cook.
Springfield city councilor calls for a new Police Commissioner.
Counterfeit hundreds are floating around the region.
United Bank closes three branches in Springfield.
“You Are Beautiful” at the Women’s Business Owners Alliance, with Susan Allen.
Pittsfield K-9 Officer Ciro takes his last ride.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hyannis man taunts Barnstable Police about the death of officer Sean Gannon.
MGM Springfield holds career info and job workshop sessions.
Agawam traffic advisory.
Wilbraham elects new town clerk and new moderator.
Farewell to the Colony Club.
West Springfield man is a contestant on “The Price Is Right.”
Denise Jordan moves from Mayor’s Chief of Staff to Executive Director of Springfield Housing Authority.
Rise Amherst medical marijuana dispensary has its grand opening.

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs –
Birthday Musings

Michael Dobbs’ birthday is looming – and the thought of growing a year older is his top-of-mind awareness.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 21, 2018

One million dollars bail for the man accused of killing a baker in Ludlow.
Springfield Police officer suspended from the force after his arrest.
Two men arrested following high speed chase injuring a Springfield Police officer.
Elms College, Westfield State and Hampshire College launch their grads this weekend.
Umpteenth black bear warning… be careful!
The mystery of the shoe pile on Rte. 116 in Granby.
Ludlow man threatens Ludlow High School.
Wilbraham election results.
Power outage in Easthampton.
Gas prices jump again… find out how much.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! May 18, 2018

Announcement – Springfield’s fireworks display on the 4th of July has a new location!
Former Springfield Police officer indicted on charges of child rape.
West Springfield cancels the Taste Of The Valley.
The Forest Park Zoo has a new director.
Brunelle’s Marina brings in the Yee family; its Dockside restaurant will become The Boathouse.
Gypsy Moth season in Western Mass.
The new HAN SOLO film epic is coming to the Agawam Cinemas! (Special guest: Kim Wheeler)

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fireworks announcement today!
Hartford church presents the story of Elizabeth Colt, wife of Samuel.
New Tru by Hilton Hotel is open in Chicopee.
Eversource plans summer rate cut.
More aggressive panhandlers.
Granby police ask for help to identify a man accused of grabbing a jogger.
Springfield Police rescue baby ducklings from a storm drain.
Sheriff Cocchi hosts a forum on opioid addiction in Southwick.
How high should your lawn grass be?
Andy Yee acquires new restaurant.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hampden and East Longmeadow dispatchers combine and move into the new Hampden Police station.
The 110 Grill comes to Western Mass.
Bill Cosby sentencing date determined and announced.
Voters in Hampden and Wilbraham vote to renovate Minnechaug’s Falcon Field.
MGM Springfield schedules Stevie Wonder for its opening week.
Aggressive panhandler in Springfield racks up two arrests in three days.
Lottery Powerball jackpot – $280 million!
Belchertown passes articles re marijuana and alcohol.
Harbor Freight Tools chainsaw recall.

Mark Auerbach – Getting Your Book Out There!

Springfield-based public relations wizard Mark Auerbach shares tips for authors on how to get the word out on their books.  Find out more about Mark on Facebook at Mark G. Auerbach Public Relations.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The New Valley Bank comes to Springfield.
White Street Elementary 4th grader names the Springfield Fire Dept.’s newest fire engine.
West Springfield Job Fair.
Newest Big Y Express gas and convenience store opens in Springfield.
Starbucks new “open bathroom policy.”
Papa John’s Pizza closes its two Springfield locations.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 14, 2018

Traffic advisory for the Pike.
Ted Belsky honored with a plaque on the Connecticut River in South Hadley.
Hiker rescued by firefighters after falling off Tully Mountain.
Firefighters rescue baby geese from busy road.
Domenic Sarno’s first Mother’s Day without the late Clara Sarno.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 11, 2018

Gas leak causes Springfield school evacuation.
Pancake Breakfast prep plans close Main Street in Springfield on Friday.
Eating a bagel while driving = citation.
Investigators of a child porn internet viewer find a disturbing instruction manual.
East Longmeadow Police to auction off bikes, vehicles, computers and more on Saturday!
Allergy sufferers affected by trees in bloom.
Retired horse sanctuary in Palmer moves to West Brookfield farms.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds their last business breakfast.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pancake Breakfast traffic advisory.
Sentencing for the last of five Western Mass. mobsters.
Hardwick woman shoots and kills turkey from a moving vehicle.
Chalk vandalism at Stanley Park.
Massachusetts bill to ban robocalls to cell phones.
Great Barrington joins towns that work to ban water bottles.
Former night club trouble spot reopens as “sit down” restaurant.
Western Mass. people receiving awards!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Level 3 sex offender taking pictures of school children in Holyoke.
Local group moves to stop demolition of Notre Dame Church in Worcester.
MA State Police Bomb Squad called to Mt. Holyoke College as the museum finds Civil War cannon ball.
Brimfield Antique Show up and running!
Holyoke will soon have a new Chief of Police!
MassDOT announces a new platform “C” for the refurbished Union Station.
FBI offers $10,000 reward for info leading to the identity of Holliston bank robbers!
Jordan Goodman on graduating students and the debt they face.
Wells Fargo grant to Junior Achievement of Western Mass. with Brianna Curran.
Springfield Fire Department rescues a treed kitty!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday May 8, 2018

Commentary: road and street conditions in the inner city.
Birthday party shooting.
Convoluted MGM Springfield traffic advisory.
Tree House Brewing prepares for groundbreaking in Charlton.
College level micro-brewing classes offered.
East Longmeadow DPW concerned with toilet flushing in the town.
$3-a-gallon gas is getting closer.
Amherst church vandalized.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 7, 2018

West Springfield home shot up.
Easthampton family donates a scoreboard to Wilby Field!
SUV crashes into and through Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
Two Samuel’s patrons shoot each other in the Basketball Hall of Fame parking lot… and then leave.
West Springfield police warning; thieves are after your wheels and rims.
Monarch Place fountain will flow again at the end of the month!
MGM Springfield receives two package store licenses.
Uber Eats has arrived in Springfield!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 4, 2018

Laura Wanderowski named Professional Woman of the Year.
Two attacked and SLASHED by assailant on a PVTA bus from Northampton to Holyoke.
Springfield’s El Salvador Restaurant has $30,000 worth of fire damage.
Report presents lurid findings about Senator Stan Rosenberg and his husband, Byron Hefner.
Two teens in Chicopee jump on the hood of a police car; now in custody.
Utz product recall.
Two dogs left in hot cars spotted by officers in Chicopee.
Gas prices are up – expected to peak soon.
Applebee’s celebrates Cinco De Mayo with the “Dollarita,” and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mass. suspect extradited to Suffield, CT for charges of larceny.
1087 State Police cruisers will now have GPS and be monitored, due to State Police scandals.
Peter Pan bus involved in crash in Bourne.
New Level 3 sex offender in Ludlow.
Warm weather is here, but safety officials warn against swimming – the water is still too cold.
Annual Great New England Air & Space Show comes back to Westover for the first time in 3 years!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast is ready!
South Hadley hunting accident.
Leicester Police find suspect by print found in Play-Doh.
Tommy’s House dedicated to fallen serviceman Tommy Sullivan.
Longmeadow holds “pre-town forum” to discuss issues prior to town meeting.
Springfield driver slams into police cruiser for the second time!
Summer speeder gets minivan up to 115 mph!
Is your air conditioner ready for the season?
Chicopee woman creates disturbance Sunday morning.
Suspect tries to gain entry to an Atwater Park home.