Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend April 20, 2018

Dr. Timothy Ewing to speak at the Chamber’s Business@Breakfast.
Electronics store that tried to continue where Radio Shack left off closes.
New restaurant in East Longmeadow touts “fresh made pasta!”
Bill Collins, owner of Center Square Grill, reaches out to hire former Bertucci’s employees.
Price tag on repairing the Campanile – going up!
Casa Pizzeria Jimmy in Ludlow; response so overwhelming that Jimmy had to shut off the phones!
Long lines and long waits at the Registry of Motor Vehicles!
Miriam Nelson is the new Hampshire College president.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 19, 2018

More trouble for the State Police; former payroll head placed on leave.
UMass researcher joins NASA program to spend 45 days in a space capsule.
Fire and Hazmat summoned to Indian Orchard auto shop over chemical smell.
Franklin County man in the hospital after a forty-foot fall from a tree.
Mayor Sarno’s personal message of condolence to the Bush family.
Organized effort to keep Casa De Nana open.
Iraqi national living in Westfield confesses to setting fire to an Enfield pizza parlor.
Palmer gets a regional animal control facility.
Westfield Bon-Ton closing.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April, 18, 2018

Brynn Cartelli makes the cut – again!
Ludlow’s award-winning pizza at Casa Pizzeria!
On tax day… the IRS payment website was DOWN!
Two restaurants change locations.
Chicopee Police crack down on texting while driving.
Wednesday night music with Merrill!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 17, 2017

Bertucci’s in West Springfield, Amherst, and Longmeadow – CLOSED!
Wayward cows wander onto Greenfield road!
Home Depot on Boston Road repeatedly robbed… police have charged a suspect.
Chez Albert closes.
Westfield Wildwater Races!
Mayor Sarno joins with several police departments to sign a petition to change bail laws.
Mercy Medical Center receives a “Blue Distinction Center” designation.
Last week for Toys R Us gift cards!
Turkey drops in to home – and leaves

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 16, 2018

Barbara Bush in failing health.
Traffic advisory for downtown Springfield this week.
Westfield State University remembers Officer Sean Gannon.
K-9 Officer Nero, the late Officer Gannon’s partner, survived surgery and is on the road to recovery.
MGM Springfield gets extension from the Mass. Gaming Commission on restoration of 31 Elm Street.
Columbia Gas files with the DPU for a revenue increase.
More reinforcement added to decrepit Campanile.
MGM Springfield – game changer?

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 13, 2018

Mayor Domenic Sarno lets Mass. judges “have it” over low bails for repeat offenders.
Springfield Fire Rescue saves a dog trapped on a ledge.
George Lucas buys the Norman Rockwell painting at the root of a Berkshires lawsuit.
Yankee Candle holds ice cream sundae eating contest!
Westfield residents are up in arms over litter and trash in their neighborhood.
Iron Duke Brewing is moving to new digs in Wilbraham.
The Big Day is coming for Brynn Cartelli!
Win tickets to the Springfield Symphony just by emailing Pioneer Valley Radio!
The story of Friday the Thirteenth!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 12, 2018

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast announces this year’s chair!
Another Western Mass. town says “no” to recreational marijuana.
Granby child porn arrestee receives additional sentence.
Gas prices to jump this summer.
Chicopee Moose and Elk Lodges present contribution to Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.
Chicopee Police warn of a new scam.
Montague Police Dog Officer receives state award.
New owners of the former Tower Square Hotel close on the purchase.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Agawam shooter fires off at least 20 rounds during a ten-hour standoff.
$1M image campaign for Springfield moves forward!
Another Western Mass. church offers sanctuary to an immigrant awaiting deportation.
Ludlow police arrest driver speeding through residential street at more than 100 mph.
Monson man threatens to shoot up a Stafford Springs, CT school.
Two convicted Western Mass. organized crime figures have been sentenced.
With a trade war looming, Jordan Goodman describes the possible consequences.
Donald E. Ashe seeks re election as Register of Deeds.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday April 10, 2018

MassDOT exec placed on administrative leave.
PVTA fare is going up – service will be cut back as well.
Holyoke man arrested and charged with bomb making in his home.
Illegal dumping still a problem; surveillance cameras have been added to end the problem.
Local media gets Brynn Cartelli’s name wrong.
Springfield streets and roads are a mess.
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 9, 2018

Mercy Medical Center announces a new staff member.
Ronald McDonald House “Red Shoe Run” brings financial boost!
Greenfield Second Amendment supporters gather.
Two Longmeadow men are awaiting sentencing.
Ford recall!
Campaign underway to find jobs for Western Mass. youth.
Agawam Police Dept scam warning!
Another bear warning from the police.
The end of the Hu Ke Lau and the Hofbrauhaus (with Joe Stevens).

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 6, 2018

Judge allows Northampton museum to sell Rockwell works.
Northampton alleged “Peeping Tom” in court – the latest.
Michael Kremensky, “Peeping Tom” in Northampton, is fired.
It’s back – Applebee’s “Dollarita!”
Longmeadow Police rescue owl after tree fall.
Western Mass. black bears are waking up!
Springfield City Council works through rift on immigrant offered sanctuary by local church.
Western Mass. man fighting fifth OUI charge.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 5, 2018

TRAFFIC! I-91, Longmeadow, and a Mass. State Police check point!
UMass acquires Newton’s Mount Ida College.
Dinesh Patel closes on purchase of the Tower Square Hotel.
Holyoke Police try to identify tow truck driver accused of assaulting a woman.
Monson Savings bank offers Narcan training to their employees.
The Lupa Zoo is open for the Spring! (come see the little zebra!)

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pancake breakfast has room for performers!
Springfield Symphony events!
Merrill Shepard Solo Acoustics Friday night.
Agawam woman runs the Boston Marathon in honor of her sister.
Springfield man and woman indicted on human trafficking charges.
Mass. State Police warn drivers – turkeys are mating!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday April 3, 2018

West Springfield Police Captain indicted on charges of theft.
April Fool’s prank in Amherst backfires.
Amherst voters supports replacing town meeting form with town council form of government.
Another Massachusetts step toward recreational marijuana businesses.
Passport application fees have gone up.
Springfield sets one million dollar project to rehab Mercy Medical Center entrance on Carew St.
VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital cuts their emergency hours.
Mayor Sarno and City Council argue the order to crack down on a local church’s decision to provide amnesty to an illegal alien.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 2, 2018

Mercy Medical Center restores standard visiting hours.
Westfield detectives want your help to locate counterfeiter!
Northampton High School custodian suspected of spying and recording girls in a school restroom.
Easthampton Police looking for the owners of a lost dog.
Blandford Ski area prepares for next season with many exciting changes!
Hofbrauhaus has final reservations before closing for good.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, March 30, 2018

TRAFFIC!
Road work and closures.
Pothole report!
Western Mass. $15 million lottery winner.
40 year-old nuisance driver arrested.
Senator Stan Rosenberg’s husband indicted on felonies.
Joe Saimeri, physical fitness instructor and singer.
Good Friday, Passover, and Easter; what’s opened and closed.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 29, 2018

DA Gulluni addresses spike in opioid overdoses and the arrest of three men dealing lethal heroin.
Wilbraham Democratic Committee holds a caucus to introduce candidates.
Truck vs. house on Pomona Street in Springfield.
Local reverend “fears for Mayor Sarno’s soul…”
Northampton Easter Egg Hunt schedule!
Deerfield bomb scare.
Historic vote to change Amherst town government.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pancake Breakfast time! Want to be a business sponsor? Here’s how…
Doo Wop show coming up at City Stage!
Mayor Sarno vs. the South Congregational Church over an immigration issue.
Mass. Senator pinched for OUI.
A purse full of shrimp…
Governor Baker receives the Sister Caritas award.
Veteran facing charges for bomb making dies.
Franklin County Opioid Task Force distributes hundreds of hams to food pantries across Hampden County.
Vandalism to an owl.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Greenfield city councilor is struck by a car in a hit and run.
Home break-in, disabled victim introduces perpetrator to his baseball bat.
Friendly’s in Westfield closes.
Mass. RMV back up on line, with a new computer system.
What happens in Western Mass. if you don’t show up for jury duty?
ATV weekend crash.
Fourth candidate challenges James Welch for his seat.
Massive amount of calls to the police over the weekend from UMass/Amherst and others.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 26, 2018

It was NOT a shooting at the Eastfield Mall over the weekend.
Belchertown Police hold “Coffee With A Cop.”
Police and school administrations conducting lock-down drills.
Pittsfield Police are looking for a young man who donated his chore money to an ice cream fund… they wish to reward him!
Police and community bond at The X over the weekend.
Springfield Police officer fired… for the second time in eleven years.
Two Western Mass. lottery winners!
Mosques across the state hold an “Open Mosque Day.”
Holy Week has begun with Palm Sunday.
Schell Bridge in Northfield will be taken down.