Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 13, 2019

THC quarantine for “vape” products.

CDC warns against eating any raw cookie dough.

MediShare with Jordan Goodman.

Dean Foods, owner of Friendly’s Ice Cream manufacturing, declares bankruptcy.

Zonta celebrates its centennial year and honors a Springfield College president.

Columbia Gas Co. continues its 4-year tradition of donating coats to local children in need.

MGM makes good on its deal to shell out 1.8 million in community support agreements.

Man’s body found inside a Springfield chapel.

Brad Shepard Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Actor Ben Ashley directs “Forever Plaid” at the Majestic Theater West Springfield.

Congamond Road paving in Southwick.

Restaurant equipment from Friendly’s and Joy’s restaurants in Ludlow to be auctioned off.

MassHire Springfield Job Center is moving to 95 Liberty Street.

Mass. Sears stores to close.

Ware Select Board sends a warning letter to a Ware-based, Chinese-owned store G&G Medical.

This year, the holiday shopping season will be shorter than last year.

Patrick and Bloomberg are thinking of diving in.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 11, Veterans Day 2019

60 volunteers flagged the graves at St. Thomas Cemetery in West Springfield.

Veterans Day Handbook: what’s open and what’s closed from government to retail.

A new CVS for the South End opens.

Greenfield Police cruiser hits parked vehicle.

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, November 8, 2019

Eric Carle Museum sold.

Bright Nights nominated Top 10 Best Readers Choice Travel Awards by USA TODAY.

Mass RMV services will not be available over the weekend or on Monday due to system overhaul.

Quality Beverage buys Williams Distributing real estate and business.

Seatbelt saves a life in Hatfield.

Agawam says “no’ to pot shop – for good.

Greenfield’s new mayor.

Baystate Health downtown Springfield medical building closed due to electrical issues.

Opening Night in Hampden for “The Sunshine Boys.”

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 7, 2019

King Arthur Flour recall.

Company theft reported.

Mark Auerbach reviews “Cry It Out” at Hartford Stage.

Salvation Army of Holyoke holds its annual turkey drive.

Election Day aftermath.

Hoax message at Holyoke Mall reported by Holyoke Police.

City of Bright Nights Ball is coming!

Mass. State Police Superintendent Kerry Gilpin announces retirement.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 6, 2019

MGM Springfield considers selling its real estate and leasing back the casino operations.

Mass. State Police announce another sobriety checkpoint this weekend.

Big Y opens two new Connecticut World Class Market locations.

Convenience stores across the state close today to protest a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes.

You might develop SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.

EEE is no longer a risk in Western Mass.

Holyoke Mall creates a dedicated area to honor veterans.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 5, Election Day 2019

The “Happy Meal” turns 40!

Election Day in The Commonwealth – a Western Mass. overview.

Chicopee Police officer promotions.

Zhukovskyy update.

Pohner update.

West Springfield Town Common flag display for Veterans Day.

Warming center up and running in Greenfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 4, 2019

Good morning , Dear Friends!

Our program today will not be presented due to our host being just a bit “under the weather!”

We hope to resume our normal program schedule as soon as possible.

We will keep you advised .

Thank you for your continued support of this program. and all others on Pioneer Valley Radio!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, November 1, 2019

Christmas shopping “jump-start” at St. Nick’s Christmas Bazaar.

MGM dealer sues casino over pay.

Chicopee homeowners upset over illegal trash dumping.

3 downtown Springfield buildings up for auction this month.

Final weekend reminder: daylight saving time ends, set clocks back.

UMass Fine Arts Center vandalism – swastikas painted on the walls.

Local animal hospital ends 24-hour emergency services.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, Halloween, October 31, 2019

Western Mass. “Trick Or Treat” town schedules, due to weather.

AIC offers a course in vampires in literature.

Becki’s Springdale Lunch in Holyoke under new ownership.

Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi alerts the region to Sheriff’s Dept. phone imposters.

Westover Metropolitan Airport about to allow planes to land overnight.

Deadline to apply to receive toys from Toys For Tots.

Halloween safety note.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 30, 2019

October storm of 2011 – 8th anniversary.

Xanax recall.

“Booritos” at Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Westfield Mayor Brian Sullivan to step down in November.

Springfield bill proposed to ban marijuana businesses within 500 ft. of drug treatment facilities.

Adolfo’s Ristorante in downtown Springfield closes for good.

Professional Women’s Chamber fundraiser for “Dress For Success.”

Holyoke Community College offers courses in emergency preparedness for EMTs.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Large-scale Subaru recall.

Cecilia Calabrese is proud to serve on a the Mass. Municipal Association.

ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach reviews “American Son.”

An update from Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk on the city’s 94-year-old woman who lost her cash.

Westfield mayoral election is coming up.

A proposal to ban the contest of hunting fur bearing animals in the Commonwealth.

Agawam United Bank reports missing money from customer’s accounts.

Daylight saving time about to end.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 28, 2019

Chicopee Comp football game erupts in fight, bringing police onto the field.

Traffic alerts for this week from the Springfield DPW.

More than a ton of medications disposed of in multi-county “Drug Take Back Day.”

55th Annual Baystate Noble Ball.

Mass. ranks #6 in brunch booze drunk driving.

Annual “Out of the Darkness” walk to support families of suicide victims.

Springfield firefighters rescue treed kitty.

Schools and youth groups get together to pack and ship foods to needy children.

Springfield honors black veterans who gave their lives in Vietnam.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 25, 2019

Ludlow’s Center Street projects bringing restaurants and medical service.

Halloween candy for the troops overseas – from Agawam Dental Arts (with Cecile Calabrese)!

Springfield City Council At-Large candidate Chris Pohner loses another union endorsement.

Chicopee driver’s OUI and road rage.

Springfield goes pink for Rays of Hope!

Nash Park in Chicopee gets hit by vandals… again.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 24, 2019

Nationwide school bus safety recall.

Feds raid downtown strip club and restaurant.

Pat Kandianis and Pay4Education in Springfield.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee names their Citizen’s Award recipient.

Baird Middle School in Ludlow closed for three days due to flooding.

Chicopee police officer and K-9 partner retire together.

Greenfield Halloween rumor addressed.

Holyoke proposes short and long term fix to water main issues.

Springfield Fire Dept. announces a line of duty death.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Jimmy Carter is hospitalized again.

New Hampshire Friendly’s are closing.

Springfield Museums “Sweet and Spooky Halloween.”

McCray’s Farm’s “Haunted Hayride” returns!

“DementedFX” in Holyoke!

Bradley Airport bomb scare.

Flu shot time!

Trade war causes loss to Hasbro stock.

“Mall-O-Ween” for the little ones in Holyoke.

In Chicopee, funds are being raised for a statue of town favorite, “Bunny.”


Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bright Nights Gala invitations are in the mail!

ArtBeat Reporter, Mark Auerbach’s entertainment report.

Traffic notes for Longmeadow and South Hadley.

Springfield officers injured by a man possibly high on PCP.

Polish flag raised in honor of Polish American Heritage Month.

Zhukovskyy indicted on 23 charges in the summer accident killing seven motorcycle riders.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 21, 2019

Mass. House hears proposal to ban plastic straws.

Springfield Regional Chamber’s Government Reception 2019.

Irish Cultural Center of Western New England welcomes a new dignitary.

Chicopee assists a 94-year-old woman who lost a large amount of cash.

A new mural at Friends of the Homeless.

Arrest made in Athol church fire.

75th Annual Pittsfield Halloween Parade!

Mass. State Police sobriety checkpoint.

Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District confirms cases of whooping cough.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 18, 2019

NOAA thinks this winter will be warmer than usual.

UMass Amherst appoints Managing Director for the Mt. Ida campus.

“Toys For Tots” kicks off their season! (With USMC Ssgt. Vopal)

Off-duty Holyoke police officer charged with OUI.

Western Mass. storm damage.

Belchertown residents are victims of mail theft.

Springfield City Council candidate Pohner loses an endorsement.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 17, 2019

“Toys For Tots” underway!

More condemnation for candidate Pohner.

Holyoke police officer arrested and charged with OUI.

Holyoke Planning Board holds hearings on Holyoke Mall zoning change.

The Hampden County Sheriff’s “Shuffle 5K Run” returns!

Voter registration alert!

Gray House looking for donations to help families have a Thanksgiving dinner.

Chicopee receives $1M+ for infrastructure improvements.

City marijuana store closes and files for bankruptcy.