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! Friday and the weekend, October 11, 2019

South Hadley Council on Aging holds a Winter Preparedness Fair.
Former director of Adams museum accused of stealing from the non-profit.
Ebenezer’s in South Hadley helps a displaced Holyoke family.
Amazon distribution center construction may be causing some water discoloration.
Chicopee OUI .
Governor and other notables in Blandford for new broadband internet service to the residents.
Better news about EEE.
Brad is live at Casa Bella tonight.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 7, 2019

Saturday brought a chill and a frost.

“Pumpkins and Pets on The Hill” Festival in Longmeadow!

Former Pittsfield jail being used for homeless accommodations.

New Springfield park dedicated to two Springfield police officers slain in the line of duty.

McDonald’s releases new seasonal flavors.

S. Prestley Blake appears at book signing for Springfield’s Rolls Royce Day!

Nathan Bill’s 4th annual “Remembrance Run” for Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 13, 2019

Arrest made in defacement of the Springfield 9/11 monument.

Most Reverend Bishop Rozanski presiding over a special Sunday Mass at the Big E.

Explosive device in an Agawam home safely removed and detonated.

Mercy Medical Center CEO resigns.

Bank of America building in Westfield purchased.

Navy sailors sworn in at Riverfront Park Springfield.

FEMA warns certain Springfield residents to obtain flood insurance.

Registration time for the Bright Nights 5K Road Race!

Two new Delaney’s Markets are planned in Westfield and Wilbraham.

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! Thursday, July 18, 2019

Heat wave coming!

Eversource says they’re ready for the heat and to respond to any outages.

Richie Mitnick in concert in West Springfield tonight!

Live Well Springfield’s “Guess What I Did” kickoff!

JP’s Steakhouse in Southampton closes.

Springfield Election Commissioner says there will be no election notification program this year.

Evaluation of Campanile restoration almost complete.

Marty Fulwood at Club One would like some help.

Big E Horse Show!

Eversource offers tips to save money on cooling.

Mt. Tom Ice Cream offering officers working traffic details in the heat a scoop to cool off.

Cannabis Control Commission gives Pittsfield marijuana grower another chance.

Al Kasper buys Savage Arms from Vista Sports conglomerate.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy 25th to Cindy’s Drive-In in Granby!

Dakin Humane Society opens Humane Awards nominations.

Mercy Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Center receives a new accreditation.

Mass. RMV fallout continues, issuing thousands of license suspensions.

Midwest investor buys the failing Berkshire Mall.

Arlo Guthrie headlines Celebrate Holyoke!

Steve Rodgers & Friends at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 2, 1019

Local man run over – by his own riding mower.

Chicopee Police Dept. expands K-9 unit!

Chicopee dog park bloody attack.

18 year-old hiker safe after falling into a Southwick quarry.

Paramount Theater revitalization is underway! (The Governor visits).

Trinity Health of New England’s “Caring For Kids Cereal Drive.”

McKnight neighborhood finally gets its bike trail!

Out of state fireworks sales, and Mass. penalty for use and sales.

CDC swimming pool parasite warning.

Chicopee summer campers receive free lunch for six weeks.

Air conditioning specialist.

Brad Shepard Today – Friday and the weekend, June 21, 2019

It’s the first day of summer, and Dairy Queen has a free cone for you!

Alarming statistics about drivers operating under the influence of marijuana.

A fire at Springfield’s Wild Olive Pizzeria.

Table and Vine the latest to phase out plastic bags.

Dakin Humane Society fundraiser – “Barks and Brews!”

Hampshire College raises funds and will admit a full freshman class in 2020.

New Springfield Associate City Solicitor nominated.

Senator Lesser’s “Thrive After 55 Wellness Fair.”

Palmer residents complaining about overgrowth at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Need for food pantry donations are acute in the summer.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 26, 2019

Starbucks brings back its summertime “S’mores Frappuccino”
Amherst licensing board permanently yanks the liquor license for Porta Pizzeria.
Soon, Mass. residents will need a “real ID credential.”
Reader To Reader of Amherst receives a literacy award.
Joanne Berwald of Mestek receives Distinguished Citizen Award.
NAI Plotkin promotes Daniel J. Moore to vice president of its brokerage division.
Ashley Sullivan P.E. joins a new firm.
Ina Clark joins Jacob’s Pillow in Amherst.
RIP Captain Carmelo Serafino, Springfield Fire Dept. retired.
MGM Resorts announces job cutbacks affecting MGM Springfield.
Dunkin’s new flavors celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 18, 2019

Frozen Reeses for you this summer!
Ben & Jerry’s recall.
Monson and Palmer are safe from over pressurized gas lines.
Mass. State Police announce an Easter weekend sobriety checkpoint for Hampden County.
Yarde Tavern in South Hadley reopening pushed back about a week.
Big Y Express Gas and Convenience stores are the first in the company to ban plastic bags.
Ware man angry at lack of flag outside the Belchertown courthouse.
Stop & Shop strike update.
Lyft offers “4-20” discount over Easter weekend to marijuana users.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 7, 2019

Bo Sullivan represents Westfield in the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Ware welcomes Clay Works Ceramic Studio!
Cooley Street homicide investigation continues.
65th Annual Holyoke Grand Colleen Pageant.
Helmet Day at Otis Ski Ridge.
Mark Kelley… a classic “Mr. Fix It!”
Chestnut Towers apartment building is now under new management.
MGM Springfield medical emergency results in loss of life.

Brad Shepard Today, Monday, December 24, 2018

Special Christmas Eve Edition!

Thoughts on Christmas 2018, and observations on holiday happenings throughout Western Mass.

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! 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! Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The weather.
PVTA holds public meeting in Springfield; fare increases and service cuts.
School district turns snow days into school days with “Blizzard Bags.”
Mob sentencing.
Springfield is under a state mandate to reduce its trash disposal.
New radar speed limit signs for Hatfield.
A tax tip from Jordan Goodman.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday February 8, 2018

Monte Carlo restaurant and land in West Springfield to be auctioned.
Twice in four months, Springfield alleged drunk driver hits a police cruiser!
Catholic school teacher receives award!
Eric Lesser’s eye on Mass. State Senate Presidency.
No more foam cups at Dunkin’!
One UMass Amherst student charged in super bowl melee had also assaulted a paramedic previously.
East Springfield McDonald’s flies upside down torn flag–Tim Rooke brings them a new one!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 17, 2018

Dr. Mark Dumais becomes Mercy Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer.
CVS adds 42 drug disposal boxes across the state.
Here comes the snow! What’s open and what’s closed.
Southampton votes on weed moratorium.
Homeless people ejected from wooded area in West Springfield.
Holyoke Hummus Company postpones anniversary celebration.
U.S. Marshals up the ante on Jerry Mercado – still on the run.
He stole WHAT???

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 10, 2018

A new bank branch for the heart of downtown Springfield.
Flu on the rise statewide.
Reward now offered for info leading to the capture of a fugitive.
Firefighters collected 900 winter coats for children!
Jordan Goodman on holiday credit card debt.
New Japanese steakhouse and hibachi for Holyoke Mall…
— much, much more!