Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 20, 2019

Domino’s pizza robbery-an inside job.

Holyoke Pot shop owner charged with securities crime.

Northeast Balloon Festival set for Northampton.

John Collins of the Veterans Health Care Administration is retiring.

Springfield K-9 Officer “Mr. Warner” is honored with an award.

Man falling asleep in a boat at 5 Mile Pond almost prompts a water rescue.

Easthampton Pedal N’ Party, an alcohol friendly bike service, suspends operations.

Girls Club of Holyoke, becomes Girls Inc. of Holyoke.

Chicopee City Hall receives 12 million dollar overhaul!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Dedication of Springfield’s 911 Memorial tonight.

Retired Judge Velis portrait to be unveiled.

Ludlow Domino’s Pizza robbed.

Peter Rosskothen announces a new Delaney’s Market Store for Springfield.

Amherst Town Council considers new housing on Route 9.

Gas prices DOWN.

AAA notes the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers.

Police officers face health issues due to encountering fentanyl.

Springfield City Council still grappling with stiffening dirt bike laws.

Dunkin’ begins offering delivery service at some locations.

Warren Police Chief ends his 11-year run.

Big Y sells 6 in-store pharmacies to CVS.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Worcester woman crashes into Rhode Island home, and identifies herself as “Hello Kitty.”

MGM issues traffic advisory due to  signage work.

Granby celebrates its 251st birthday.

Bill Cosby tweets a Father’s Day message.

Pillsbury Flour recalled due to potential E Coli issue.

Internet and cell blackout simulation in Southwick next weekend.

Western Mass. towns fireworks display schedule.

7th Annual Springfield Dragon Boat Festival!

Pool chemical warning from the State Fire Marshal.

Chicopee fundraiser held for  Police Lt. Hamilton Wray.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 17, 2019

Franklin (MA) warning; student approached by a man in a vehicle.

Leicester marijuana store hit with $75,000 fine.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries opens newest store in Chicopee.

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum unveils “Seussian Summer!”

Springfield judge calls shortage of public defenders “a train wreck.”

2019 Springfield Puerto Rican Parade announces honorees for 2019.

Forest Park Illumination Night!

3rd Annual Franklin County Pride March.

100 people attend Northampton Trump Impeachment Rally.

Unity Park Community garden in Turners Falls holds “Plant Swap. ”

Big E holds free public shredding event.

Amherst Survival Center holds food distribution event.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Weekend, June 14,2019

Minor fire at the Big Y on College Highway in Southwick.

3 area high school students bring their pet grooming business to a Junior Achievement event in Washington, D.C.

Hall of Fame Avenue in Springfield has lane closures.

Homeowners “deed scam” report!

5 area Democrats in the legislature break with the party on a vote.

Former Massachusetts Governor Patrick’s brother-in-law guilty of stalking and rape.

Carpenter ants want in to your home for the summer.

Pools are opening soon; Springfield’s life guards are ready!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 13, 2019

David Ortiz update.

Ludlow political advisor to many presidents, James King, has died. Tony Cignoli remembers him.

The philosophy of Bob the Bike Man.

Springfield murder house on the market.

New refrigerator needed for indian Orchard’s Community Survival Center.

A dirt bike accident on Main Street, as Springfield lawmakers push for stronger penalties.

Riverfront Park reopens after huge upgrade.

Sewer workers rupture a water main that floods the I-91 parking garage.

Two high school students stage a car show in Longmeadow!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Thoughts on Big Papi.

Jordan Goodman on the lowest interest rates in years!

Southwick restaurant owner pleads guilty to tax fraud.

Chicopee School Committee member pepper sprayed and arrested.

Discarded cannabis edibles are dangerous for dogs.

Springfield City Council looking to again toughen laws on dirt bikes.

Ryan McDowell sentencing postponed. Again.

More going on than just food at the Taste Of Amherst!

Big Y raises the age to purchase tobacco products!

Romanian national sentenced to 5 years in prison for installing skimming devices.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Leapin’ lizards in Chicopee!

September 11 monument dedication in Springfield is set.

Former Springfield YMCA CEO sued in Florida.

Connie Francis tribute show with Donna Lee in Sixteen Acres to support the Lions Club.

Cold water warning for swimmers!

Summer gas prices – down!

Springfield’s Union Station welcomes Amtrak’s return!

Mass. Pike delays in Russell this week.

GySgt. Thomas Sullivan Scholarship Fund established.

All day police patrols end at RISE Amherst (pot shop).

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 10, 2019

Greetings from New York City and the nation to Western Mass. (with Jordan Goodman, Jim Bohannon, Dan Yorke, Joe Pags, and Mike Baxendale).

Former assistant Springfield golf pro prepared for sentencing.

MassMutual is #84 on Fortune 500.

Father’s Day dining options.

Greenfield water and sewer rates increase.

Be careful where you swim!

Strawberry picking time!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 6, 2019

UMass Amherst offers students money to commute from home and not live on campus.

East Longmeadow election results.

Springfield City Council approves $1.5M in Symphony Hall upgrades.

West Springfield bocce championship at the Dante Club.

W.W. Grainger Foundation donates money for pet food to Dakin Humane Society.

East Longmeadow center field the scene of 6 car smash and grabs.

New Chief Development Officer for Springfield is announced.

Wings Over chain in Westfield must pay workers back for pay shortage.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Town election day in East Longmeadow (with Pat Henry, Billy Gorman and Tom Florence).

Four skimming devices found on Lunenburg gas pumps.

Free donuts on Friday at Dunkin’!

Union Station looking forward to a better year this year than last.

Robert Roose, MD, named Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Medical Center.

Mr. Pizza Guy in Agawam closes down.

Westfield and Southwick students learn about flying at “Wright Flight” at Barnes Regional Airport.

Gas prices head down.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Perdue recalls 32,000 pounds of chicken.

Springfield man tries to outrun police cruiser, then jumps in the river.

Springfield Plaza owners consider housing for redevelopment of the property.

Either a fox or a coyote attacked an Enfield hiker.

Nick’s Nursery for kittens at Dakin asks for donations, and a local couple will match them.

Mayor Sarno bids goodbye to retiring Chief Development Officer Kevin Kennedy.

Easthampton permanent traffic change.

Bernardston Police save fawn.

Summer pool safety and fence warning.

Summer camps are starting… measles vaccinations are required.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 3, 2019

State Senator Michael Brady appears in court on drunk driving charges.

Mayor Sarno asks City Council for 1.5 million for capital improvements for Symphony Hall.

Mass. Trial court considers rescinding some bans on cell phones in courthouses.

Westfield on Weekends MusicFest series for June!

Storrowton Village Museum looks for volunteers.

Three men ordained to the priesthood on Saturday.

Sylvester’s Restaurant in Northampton changes its hours for summer.

Mayor Morse and the Holyoke Pride March.

West Springfield Police ask motorists to avoid a bear near Route 20.

Cannabis Control Commission considers new rules for marijuana distributors.

Watch out for counterfeit bills – they are on the rise in Western Mass.

Electronic prescriptions efforts move forward.

MGM’s gaming revenues are lower than expected… the “high rollers” aren’t coming.

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, May 31, 2019

Target issues a charging cable recall.
Holyoke Media announces a $2M media center.
Farmers Markets start up in Holyoke and in Westfield!
World Wide Knit in Public Day!
John Vieux formally announces for mayor of Chicopee.
Longmeadow 11-year-old wants canned goods donations for Rachel’s Table for her birthday.
Offensive graffiti on Mt Tom has hikers and officials angry.
Springfield officials gather for a South End CVS groundbreaking!
Fire Dept. deals with accidental flammable spill on Memorial Drive.
New Valley Bank and Trust opens for business in Springfield!
Group of small business owners want in on sports betting in Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 30, 2019

Springfield Mayor announces a stable FY20 budget.
WNEU poll shows Mass. residents oppose a lowered voting age.
Fresh Paint Springfield hosts downtown mural festival!
Hibernian events: Summer Picnic has a new venue.
Baystate closes ICUs in Westfield and Palmer.
Springfield plans a bikeway in the McKnight neighborhood!
Chicopee landfill scheduled to close for good.
Additional candidates certified for Springfield mayoral and council elections.
MGM Springfield presents Sunday lunch and dinner buffets.
Pickup slams into diesel generator outside an elderly housing building in Holyoke.
Walking and swimming a daily regimen and life extender at Loomis Village, South Hadley.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Stray horse found in Wilbraham.
Food Market investment opportunity!
Northampton club bouncer faces knife threat and brings man to the ground.
Personal care items drive for needy Northampton area residents.
Planet Fitness at Hampshire Mall offering free summer membership to teens.
Mercy LIFE celebrates “Growing Strong Five Years Long!”
Weather warming up, and more snakes are coming out!
Nomination deadline for a busy election season!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Friendly’s Ice Cream co-founder Curtis Blake has died.
Another Springfield nightspot draws the mayor’s ire.
June fairs and events rundown.
Mass. measles alert from health officials.
Longmeadow bear alert.
Tick warning and information.
Road  construction projects this week.
Summer gas prices are up.
Longmeadow Police warn of wheel thieves.

Memorial Day, Monday May 27, 2019

I wish everyone a very  safe Memorial Day Weekend, and Memorial Day itself.
I hope all who listen to, and support our PVR programs, enjoy this respite from unforgiving schedules, and are able to spend time with loved ones.
In addition to cookouts, parties and festivities, please keep in mind the true significance of this day, and remember our Fallen and their ultimate sacrifice.
Our normal program schedule will resume, tomorrow, Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Brad Shepard

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Memorial Day Weekend, May 24, 2019

Massive beef recall!
Things to do and see in Worcester, with Max Hartshorne.
Big Y holds worn flag collection for proper disposal.
Ludlow bank fraud perpetrator pleads guilty.
Mayor Sarno campaigns for lawmakers to pass the Governor’s “dangerousness” bill.
Retired Wilbraham Police Chief passes on.
Payless Shoes announces closing date.
WWE brings Summerslam Heatwave Tour to downtown Springfield.
Mental Health Association of Springfield gets help from United Bank.
May is “Stop The Bleed Month.”