Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 18, 2018

Springfield defendant’s defense: too drunk to commit manslaughter.
In Wales, persons inside a home succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Springfield Mayor, Police Commissioner, and other officials meet with Forest Park residents to reassure them of their safety.
Plastic bag ban passes in Longmeadow.
Westfield black bear is euthanized.
Holyoke’s Karen Blanchard joins “The Network” as new COO.
Feds and Stop & Shop reach agreement on checkout aisles accessibility to the disabled.
Aldi’s presents wine and cheese Advent calendars.
Flu shots… time is running out!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Taco Bell’s “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco.”
The Quabbin is at 96% capacity.
After the MGM opening and its first month, how is business in downtown Springfield? Let’s ask Nadim Kashou.
West Springfield hears a proposal on new chicken laws in the town.
A new community theater in Holyoke, K and E Theater Group, presents “Sweeney Todd”! (with Eddie Zitka)
Plastic bags may be banned in Greenfield.
Wilbraham town planners reject latest school plan.
Nueva Esperanza in Holyoke.
Fallas Stores close all Massachusetts locations.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Help Westfield Regional Animal Shelter find the owners of a cat tossed from a vehicle.
Joe Stevens announces his new restaurant.
Sears files bankruptcy.
October brings unwanted bugs and mice and others into your home… and Bob Russell is an expert.
The “Kidnap Scam” with Chicopee Police Information Officer Mike Wilk.
MGM Springfield’s first full month of gaming revenue.
A Ludlow firm will refurbish Belchertown’s holiday season lighting for the town’s display.
Tony Cignoli to address the Regional Chamber of Commerce the day after the midterm elections.
Treasurer of the Commonwealth Deb Goldberg announces another online auction of abandoned property.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 15, 2018

New French restaurant for Longmeadow!
Mass. state “roadkill” laws.
United Bank takes over six Webster Bank branches purchased in May.
Halloween in Westfield!
Pine Hill Cemetery receives clean-up from community volunteers.
UMass students and staff do community service on a rainy Saturday!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 12, 2018

Ware Board of Selectmen consider two recreational marijuana dispensaries.
Greenfield firm research funded to feed seaweed to methane-producing belching cows.
Flu season is coming to the valley; a flu clinic will be held.
Continued elevator breakdowns, a serious problem for residents of a Springfield apartment building.
Feeding Hills church hand knits pink scarves for breast cancer survivors.
Smith & Son Jewelers celebrates 100 years of business in Springfield.
Former Springfield postal supervisor charged with bribery and tampering.
Granby selectmen file a complaint against the Town Administrator over the Assistant Fire Chief’s investigation.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bradley International Airport named third best in the U.S.
Jen is making pizza in 80 degree weather!
Mercy Medical Center opposes mandated nurse staffing ratios in Question 1 on the November ballot.
Great music planned at the Holyoke and Springfield Symphonies.
One of the most dangerous intersections in the state is right here in Western Mass.
Last day to register to vote or change voter info is a week away,
Shoplifter from Holyoke hits Big Y in Northampton, takes off on foot and runs onto the highway!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Brynn Cartelli performs at the Log Cabin at the launch of a new book on women .
Southwick’s Farm Parade!
The Zoo at Forest Park receives $75,000 from the state’s 2019 budget.
The New England Health Center Nursing home in Sunderland announces it’s closing.
Moose and deer are more active right now due to breeding season, and the bears are coming out of hibernation and are hungry. Drivers are warned!
Jordan Goodman on consumer credit.
Michelle Love Provencher explains her creation, “The Iced Coffee Cozy.”

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes comes to CityStage.
Pumpkins and Pets on the Hill Festival.
St. Gregory’s Armenian Bazaar!
Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots!
Springfield Post Office is hiring for the holidays! 500 part-time jobs available.
Pioneer Valley has top allergen, ragweed, making allergy sufferers miserable.
Sara L. Stein, Cold Case Consultant, who worked on the Molly Bish case, will be at Elms College.
A ping pong marathon – “Pongathon” – to support Catholic Charities and veteran’s settlement efforts.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, Columbus Day, October 8, 2018

All about Christopher Columbus.
Juicy Seafood opens in Springfield.
Memorial planned for Jill Ker Conway, first woman president of Smith College.
St. Elizabeth Parish in Ludlow holds their annual meat pie sale!
Forest Park Library presents Toddler’s Story Time!
Chicopee police would like help in identifying perfume thief.
Columbus Day: what’s open and what’s closed.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 5, 2018

Chief of the Massachusetts Environmental Police removed.
Judy Herrell of Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton inducted into the Mass. Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame.
Springfield church buys two Boston Road properties.
Major beef recall.
Overgrown tree branches are obscuring some street signs in Springfield.
Longmeadow halts Columbia Gas expansion in town until the cause of the Merrimack Valley gas explosions is determined.
Pumpkin Report with Bob Bilton of Bilton’s Mountainside Orchard.
Agawam – West Springfield traffic problems on the horizon (with Cecilia Calabrese).

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 4, 2018

All about absentee ballots for Mass. voters, and related info.
Dakin Humane Society has cats for adoption for only $5!
Traffic headaches for Agawam and West Springfield, the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge, and more.
Help Wilbraham Animal Control find the owner of two attacking dogs.
This year’s Western Mass. pumpkin crop is having a bad year.
Hop on board The Pioneer Valley Railroad for the annual Nostalgic Autumn Train Ride!
Westfield School Superintendent has a school bus driver removed.
Mass. fathers complain about a lack of changing tables in public men’s rooms.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Applebee’s launches “The Dollar Zombie!”
Agawam is angry at the Big E over traffic issues.
Feeding Hills’ Robert Dominick has a career in residential window tinting.
Dunkin’ Donuts and beer?
Property sale paves way for a hookah lounge in downtown Springfield.
Chicopee Police say a man “blew” though a crosswalk, endangering children.
Springfield Youth Boxing Coach charged with sex crimes.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday October 2, 2018

Big E sets a new attendance record!
Film and Media Exchange in Springfield for aspiring screenwriters.
Taste of Italy Festival.
UMass football coach suspended for using the word “rape.”
Palmer Paving sold to a New York firm.
MegaMillions and Powerball.
New pavilion for the Franconia Golf Course.
JDog Junk Removal and Homeward Vets team up to provide free furniture for vets.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 1, 2018

About October.
Ware water warning!
Vivid Hair Salon and Spa in Westfield gave 50 cancer survivors free makeovers!
Longmeadow H.S. senior is national first-place winner in an educational competition.
Spaghetti supper in Southwick to benefit K-9 Officer “General.”
Ware police force veteran Paul Skutnick resigns to take a new job as a parole officer.
Northampton’s Judge Michael Goggins has retired.
Whately’s newly renovated town hall and Fall Festival!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 28, 2018

Former Springfield Mayor Mary Hurley held an event presenting the process to become a judge.
Chicopee Falls residents are fed up with illegal dumping in their neighborhood.
Undercover Springfield police officer’s sting operations nab prostitutes and their “johns.”
Region’s largest Polish heritage parade set for Northampton.
Dangerous driving threatening school children on Sumner Avenue.
A day at the Big E!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 27, 2018

Advisory from the State Fire Marshal.
Verizon issues? Slow, or no service at all? Here’s why.
Chicopee Police warn of man in truck approaching children. (with Officer Mike Wilk, Chicopee PD)
Square One and Six Flags join forces for a free one day admission, in return for diapers!
Springfield’s hotel boom rolls along!
Mass DOT is almost finished with I-91 construction, detours and closures.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Welcome to Bob Simone, new head of WWLP TV22.
The Cosby verdict.
Hiker falls to his death in the West Suffield Quarry area.
Former Knights of Columbus property in Amherst purchased by local businessman.
Big E premiers Paul Kozub’s new cocktail, “The Frose,” (with Paul Kozub).
Artists wanted in West Springfield to create a mural.
Franklin County a top ” Fall Foliage” spot!
East Longmeadow woman suffers fatal diving mishap in Connecticut.
Spike in Honda tire thefts in West Springfield.
Dunkin’ Donuts changes its name!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Cosby sentence.
24 hours of nonstop theater at Holyoke Community College’s theater festival.
Adele Cousland of Amherst wins a very prestigious Girl Scout award.
I-91 overnight closures this week!
UMass has charges against a fraternity.
Free Coffee Fridays at Cumberland Farms!
Mobile dentist for veterans stops in Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 24, 2018

St. Paul’s Church has a youth bible study class called “Gizmo!”
Blessing of the animals at Mercy Medical Center.
Former Hinsdale Police Chief charged with shoplifting.
Former Springfield RMV site sold for possible commercial development.
Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing today.
Skydivers raise money for an anti-bullying organization!
Westfield’s Lee Nadeau donates to relief efforts for Florence and the gas line explosions.
“Skating for Hurricane Florence” at Interskate 91 South!
Child Passenger Safety Week across the nation.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 21, 2018

Downtown Springfield strip bars want the city to allow them to have customers enter after  1a.m.
SCAM ALERT: Publisher’s Clearing House phone scam.
Nicole Bessette will clean your home or office and make NO JUDGEMENTS!
Springfield gynecologist sentenced for sharing patient files and lying to the Feds.
Six Flags prepares a bigger, scarier “Fright Fest!”
WARNING: E Coli contaminated beef recall!
Kevin Sullivan dedication.