Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 23, 2019

One of the two victims in the fatal crash on the Enfield – Longmeadow line identified as a postal employee.

Here comes the Tomato Festival!

Paws and Pints at Red Apple Farms for your family and your dog!

Feeding Hills $4 million lottery winner!

Officer Mike Wilk warns of bears in Chicopee residential areas.

Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton still closed.

West Springfield 16 year-old uses her summer job money to purchase school supplies for students who cannot afford them.

Amazon locating big distribution center in Holyoke, offering hundreds of jobs.

Mickey’s Bike Shop in Chicopee to close after 63 years.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 22, 2019

Former Mass. State Police Union head charged in kickback and fraud scheme.

Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi reflects on his third annual cookout.

Georgia-based poultry firm recalls a massive amount of chicken.

The Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski presides at the opening of Thomas Aquinas College.

In Amherst, Craig’s Doors plans to reopen its shelter.

Longmeadow zoning bylaw prevents industrial gas companies from locating in residential areas.

Holyoke launches a new parking app.

Country Club of Wilbraham investigated for infractions regarding an underage worker.

“Lookstock” in Northampton.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Sheriff Cocchi Cookout today!

Man suing Northampton for $700,000 is arrested again.

Angry man dumps raw chicken in ex’s pickup.

Greenfield Police stage heroic rescue of drowning man.

Armenian Festival!

West Springfield Police offer reward for info leading to arrest of arson and vandalism perps.

Avenue women’s clothing shutting down all its stores.

West Nile Virus found in Hadley mosquitoes.

New tech firm in Palmer with a roster of 120 local employees.

Another Hampshire County pond closed to the public for health reasons.


Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Lost parakeet in Southampton! Police looking for the owner.

Arts Beat reporter Mark Auerbach recommends 4 plays worth seeing.

Springfield DPW announces roadway projects for the remainder of the month.

MA man and PA woman win grueling bicycle race up Mount Washington.

Cummington Fair!

Springfield Police increase impaired driving patrols.

Springfield Thunderbirds host fundraiser for damaged New York home.

St. Mary’s High School to become a diocesan high school.

More trouble in Northampton for the police.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 19, 2019

Late summer changes in sunrise and sunsets.

Ware Board of Selectmen continue to grapple with an aggressive dog issue.

Brew at the Zoo!

Thorndike Mills is shutting down.

Northampton stabbing.

2019 Puerto Rican Parade for Springfield is  just 1 month away.

Accident: PVTA vs. Lincoln Navigator.

Attempted abduction in Sunderland.


Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 16, 2019

Chicopee Police issue bear warning!

MassDOT indicates the RMV owes 45,000 letters to other states, and 2400 in-state.

17 year-old girl rushed to hospital after a horse rolled over on her at Dry Brook Stables.

Passenger train service from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and points north could begin by August 30.

MassMutual Center hosts World Quilt New England.

Big Y pulls in thousands of pounds of pet food to be distributed.

Second Chance Animal Services offers $5.00 rabies shots.

Sobriety checkpoint for Hampden County scheduled for today.

Arte-E Pizza to become Sok’s Siam.

Police dog recovering from minor injuries from a roof fire at the MGM kennel.

Music at Club One in Feeding Hills.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 15, 2019

Longmeadow and Southwick Police warn of roving car break-ins.

Longmeadow Board of Health issues bat warning to homeowners.

Man found dead in a wooded area last week identified as nephew of former Chicopee Mayor Michael Bissonnette.

Springfield Police bring naked man down from atop a strip club sign on Worthington Street.

Sheriff Nick Cocchi Cookout welcomes the public!

Hottest selling back to school item?  Bullet proof backpacks.

American Inn in Southwick owes more than $400,000.00 in back taxes to the town.

8 year-old puts a car in gear and starts it… is stopped by a man who injures his arm in the process.

Westfield Food Fest!

Announcing Springfield-themed socks!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Pabst Blue Ribbon announces hard seltzer!

Shredding documents at Agawam Pack And Ship with Rich Cohen.

Jordan Goodman on the China trade standoff.

First new “T” cars created in Springfield by the CRRC MA plant.

Gas prices at historic summer low.

Great Barrington former treasurer to be arraigned on missing money charges.

Six Flags New England offering free admission for donations of 20 or more school supplies.

Texas man tears up Chicopee bar.

Wilbraham has a new fire chief.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Olive Garden offers a lifetime supply of pasta!

Westfield News Group Arts Beat reporter Mark G. Auerbach reviews the play, “Fully Committed.”

Mass. Division of Fisheries and Wildlife considering a ban on hunting coyotes.

“Duck Poop Bingo” featured at the Hardwick Community Fair.

Westfield Fair is filled with events.

Easthampton gas leak causes evacuation.

Holyoke and Springfield preliminary elections in just a few weeks.

MassMutual Center hosts the Springfield Boys and Girls Club for a late summer fun day!

Back-to-School shopping in Western Mass!

Hampden County Sheriff’s Department supplying 2000 backpacks to kids headed back to school!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 12, 2019

Great Barrington woman falls from cliff.

Warren Police find the person who stole the doors of the department’s Humvee.

Amherst mural defaced with graffiti bullet holes.

Mass. Farm Bureau “Harvest For All” food drive.

Thomas J. O’Connor “Yappy Hour” at Harley Davidson in Southampton.

Fire at Pinocchio’s in Palmer under investigation.

City of Holyoke helping a family that lost their home in a fire.

Springfield road work this week:  alternate routes are suggested.

Franklin County man escapes from police  – twice – in one night.

Mass. Registry of Motor Vehicles hosts its annual lottery for low number license plates.

Pioneer Valley USO hosts its 2nd annual “Cigars for Soldiers” event.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 9, 2019

3 weeks – then back to school!

Cannabis Control Commission gives the final license to a Montague marijuana store.

NETA offers cannabis “edibles” cookbook.

Morgan Horse Show at the Big E!

ValleyBike Share program now in Easthampton.

Only one Kmart left in Western Mass.

East Longmeadow Union Jack concert canceled.

Billy Currington concert at MGM Springfield canceled.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 8, 2019

Marty Fulwood invites you to enjoy Club One Entertainment Complex in Feeding Hills.

Walgreens announces closing of 200 stores throughout the U.S.

One day after a lawsuit is filed over the New Hampshire crash, Westfield Transport dissolves its corporation.

Work to begin on $43 million mill space in Easthampton.

And still more utility company phone scams.

Northampton’s Viva Fresh Pasta has closed after 34 years in business.

Springfield WWII veteran’s family receives Medal of Liberty.

Big Y distribution center breaks ground on big expansion.

Illegal trash dumping continues to plague Loon Pond in Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 7, 2019

A tour of East Longmeadow’s “Night Out Against Crime” (with Chief of Police Jeffrey Dalessio, Town Councilmen Donald Anderson, Patrick Henry, Sid Starks and Mike Cain, IT Director Ryan Quimby, State Rep. Brian Ashe, and others).

Mass. State Trooper charged with OUI.

Sobriety checkpoint scheduled for Hampden County next week.

Holyoke Mall sells buildings and land to a local construction union.

Springfield dedicates a baseball field to the memory of Samuel A. Bolden.

Springfield church celebrates 5 years of bringing peace to the community.

Pittsfield begins it $2.8M removal project of the Tel-Electric Dam.

“Extravaganja” for 2020 has a new home in Holyoke.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Peter Pan being investigated for passenger locked in the luggage compartment of a bus from New York to Boston.

Traffic delays in Easthampton and in West Springfield.

26th anniversary of the disappearance of Holly Piirainen.

ENGIE North America blows its stack.

Gas prices are down.

Grant awarded to City Space for the renovation of Old Town Hall in Easthampton.

Six Flags “Scare Fair” to audition performers for “Fright Fest” this Halloween.

“Family Feud Live” comes to Symphony Hall, brought to you by MGM Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 5, 2019

Oscar Mayer Ice Dog Sandwiches.

Partner of one of the seven motorcyclists killed has filed a lawsuit against Westfield Transport.

Boating explosion at Hamilton Reservoir.

British firm buys Cumberland Farms.

Springfield offering free construction training course.

Contaminated bottled water causes water company to close.

Springfield Police officer dies in a swimming accident in Vermont.

Overdrive’s digital Bookmobile!

Golf tournament to benefit homeless cats.

Meadows Lodge Car Show benefits children’s dyslexia.

Sales tax holiday weekend coming up!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 2, 2019

Dog warning: contaminated pig’s ears.

Bob Plasse – “Westfield On Weekends” and August events.

West Springfield wanted man.

Storm damage in Agawam and Feeding Hills.

UMass researcher looking for older adults with dogs for a pilot program.

Anonymous $10,000 gift to Amherst Youth Baseball in memory of Charlie Read.

Tree House Brewing Co. pays to redesign a portion of Route 20.

Return of United Way Diaper Drive for August.

Worse news for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy emerges.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hadley traffic advisory.

Springfield and Chicopee mayoral races have primaries for the first time in years.

Eric Suher faces problems and fines at several of his local businesses.

Want to learn how to grow your own marijuana?

No more single-use plastic bags at Big Y!

Six Flags offers free admission to the park if you have a “Batman”-type name!

Springfield and Chicopee mayoral race updates.

Weather damage throughout Western Mass.

Fresh Air Fund in Northampton welcomes NYC kids to enjoy a summer in New England.

Dakin Humane Society announces reduced adoption fees by 50% through Sunday!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 31, 2019,

Missing Brimfield Bearded Dragon.

Amherst License Board looks to control BYOB amounts for restaurants.

Springfield summer reading program for children.

Holyoke 10 year-old has his own successful business.

Eversource imposter going door-to-door in East Springfield.

MGM Springfield slot machine tech indicted and charged with ripping off the casino.

Denise Menard, East Longmeadow Town manager, resigns.

Cummington asks Village Closet to move to a new location.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mass. Pike work in the hilltowns… get the traffic information!

Springfield mayoral contender Linda O’Connell drops out of the race.

RMV errors continue to be reviewed by a joint committee.

Extreme heat – and restrictions on pet tethering.

Mercy Medical Center honors World Breastfeeding Week with a “Latch-On” event.

La Fiorentina closes Northampton location.

Former Belchertown Police Chief arrested in Granby on drunk driving charge.

Russell Police are looking for the motorist who went through the wall of the Post Office.

Red Cross offers $5 Amazon gift card for blood donations!

Dave Madsen announces his retirement.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 29, 2019

Western Mass. catching up to typical rainfall levels.

Westfield traffic note.

Springfield ’03 Taurus vs. swimming pool.

Second annual Harambee festival in Springfield.

MGM Springfield boosts revenues for the Springfield Parking Authority.

Hampshire College considers adding housing to its acreage.

Pittsfield’s Pontoosuc Lake has an algae problem.

7 year-old Springfield child pricked by used needle in a city park.

UMass researchers receive multimillion dollar grant to research opioid addiction treatment.

Holyoke Police say apparent kidnapping is now considered a domestic dispute.

Michelle Carter moved from Bristol County jail; no word on where she is or why she was moved.