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, 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.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Road and traffic report.
Springfield mayor’s statement show him livid over weekend violence.
Wellfleet Insurance Co. moves into Tower Square.
Wreath placed on Spring Street memorial to fallen firefighters.
Congressman Neal and Mayor Sarno break ground on a new million dollar pump station.
18 companies and vendors submit proposals and meet the deadline for marijuana shops.
Gas prices level – headed toward Memorial Day weekend.
Abundance Farm – a food justice farm raising funds to open an outdoor bakery.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 16, 2019

Pollen season rolls on!
39th Annual Brightside Golf Classic.
Second hit on People’s Bank in East Longmeadow.
Update on Bernardston ankle monitor escapee.
Update on Longmeadow Gas Warrant town vote.
Ware trash truck driver found not guilty of negligent motor vehicle homicide.
FCC goes after “robo calls.”
Beacon Hill goes after your cell phones, and debates on requiring hands-free operation in your car.
Trapped Bridgewater Beagle freed after several days in a shed in the woods.
Time to “Stuff a Bus” for Open Pantry Community Services.
West Springfield buys the historic First Congregational Church.
Gas prices up for Memorial Day weekend.
Springfield Police ask help in identifying Boston Road McDonald’s robber.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Driving across railroad tracks.
Work this week on Glendale Road.
Stop & Shop workers are back!
Ubeer Fest returning for year 6 in Easthampton!
Springfield Regional Chamber heads to Boston for the Beacon Hill Summit.
Gas prices – up – again!
Chicopee hazardous waste drop-off day.
Holyoke and West Springfield hold drug take-back day.
Hampshire College’s problems continue, and now its accreditation is at risk.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 15, 2019

Ownership changes for WMAS-FM and WHLL-AM.
Eversource executive now owns Springfield’s Valentine Mansion.
Former State Rep. David Vigneault dies.
Belchertown approves request for new school buildings.
Chicopee scam hits 90-year-old woman. (with Officer Michael Wilk)
Judge dumps legal claim against Amherst School System.
Huntington seniors can get a bucket of sand delivered to their home.
Concerns about a deer feeding station in Forest Park.
Will your next home be made out of hemp?
Holyoke Gas & Electric says no new residential and commercial gas connections… for now.
Big Y sells Adams store.
Gas at its lowest in Mass. in 18 months.
Greenfield City Councilor Brickett Allis intends mayoral run.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 1, 2019

Greenfield offers two new shelter opportunities in this brutal cold.
Congressman Neal, Mayor Sarno, and Pat Sullivan announce renovation of Ruth Elizabeth Park.
Springfield mayor wishes Tony King a happy 101st birthday!
Westfield Mayor Brian P. Sullivan announces he will NOT seek a third term.
Fruit juice warning causes concern.
Breakthrough in the K-Fest! A new location has been announced for the Kielbasa Festival!
Springfield firefighters called to Main Street Post Office as a jump-start goes wrong and sets both cars on fire.
Westfield Police officer struck by vehicle while directing traffic.
Cold weather takes a toll on car batteries: here are tips from AAA.
Cold weather may affect your medications: Baystate Health has some tips.
Holyoke Police Dept. ready to add ten new full-time officers; here are their names.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Carol Channing.
Springfield City Council overrides Mayor Sarno’s veto of the “Welcoming Ordinance.”
East Longmeadow man faces several charges after his crash involving a school bus.
Retail marijuana store INSA wants to replace Luxe Burger Bar in Springfield.
Dr. Evan Lau presents a seminar on heart attacks, at Baystate Medical.
Springfield activates a “cold weather response plan.”
Gas prices.
The extreme cold and your car!
Attorney James J. Martin is sentenced.
Hampshire College seeks a partner to assist with financial pressures… and may not have a freshman class this year.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 3, 2019

New Oreo flavor on the shelves!
West Springfield warns of rabid foxes.
Matthew Barnes is Westfield’s new Treasurer and Tax Collector.
No plan or progress yet on CityStage’s future.
Springfield has a new Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
Gas prices down – a bit.
Classic toy exhibit at a Springfield museum… Toytopia!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Berkshire museum works on building improvements.
Mayor Sarno and the City Council at odds over an immigration ordinance.
Inspirational event for women at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce (w/Maureen Sullivan).
Easthampton’s Eagles Sports Bar changes its name.
Starbucks unveils a new holiday drink.
Mass. State Police set up a Thurs.-Fri. sobriety checkpoint.
T.J. O’Connor Animal Control receives a $12,000 grant for pet neutering.
Mass. gas prices drop – again!
Chicopee Comp threatens to close bathrooms unless they can get “vaping” under control.

Brad Shepard Today, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bright Nights 5k Road Race… a fast sellout!
Decision made on naming the new Springfield police station.
Deerfield Craft Fair takes place in the open air!
Westfield construction alerts: intersection of Mill and Locust Streets as well as Washington Street.
Lane closures in the hilltowns on the Pike!
RMV and DOT scuffle.
The Big E in the rain.
Gas prices up!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thoughts on a mid-week holiday.
More 90s and humidity, but the end of the heatwave may be in sight.
Parades! East Longmeadow, Westfield, and Chesterfield!
Fireworks schedule update.
Gas prices are down for the peak driving weekend of the summer.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 11, 2018

Police are looking for a driver who approached a schoolgirl in Monson.
Tyson Chicken recall.
Governor Baker in town with a grant for the Springfield museums.
Granby celebrates its 250th birthday with a parade!
Gas prices!
Springfield skiers note -Okemo Ski Resort has been sold!
TALKERS.COM convention in New York City with Jordan Goodman, Howie Carr and Kreskin!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday May 8, 2018

Commentary: road and street conditions in the inner city.
Birthday party shooting.
Convoluted MGM Springfield traffic advisory.
Tree House Brewing prepares for groundbreaking in Charlton.
College level micro-brewing classes offered.
East Longmeadow DPW concerned with toilet flushing in the town.
$3-a-gallon gas is getting closer.
Amherst church vandalized.

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! Monday, December 18, 2017

Western Mass. holiday traffic!
91-291 overnight closures (handbook).
Amherst Winterfest!
Secret Santa and the Angry Elves; Deedy Family collects toys again this year.
UPS shipping deadline for Christmas.
Unsafe ice warning!
Mass. “cryptocurrency” warning.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 5, 2017

Senate President steps down.
Santa’s Trains! At the Look Park Garden House!
AAA warns against accidents while transporting Christmas trees!
Zasco Productions hires a new VP and GM.
Westfield State takes action and adds 400 security cameras.
Flu shots! Flu season off to an early start!!!
Area police are warning students not to take pictures on any local railroad tracks!
11 year-old holds fundraiser for Baystate Children’s Hospital at Sophia’s Pizzeria.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday parking lot melee.
Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule.
Black Friday MassMutual Center deals!!!
The Balloon Parade is coming!
Bright Nights switch on!
New Northampton speed limit proposed!
Former Westside Mayor Gibson is new Southampton Town Administrator.
Thanksgiving gas prices in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday October 24, 2017

The fate of the Macy’s building at Eastfield Mall.
Free burritos for a year!!!
Western Mass. low income families paying hurtful bank costs.
Gas prices in Western Mass. – up or down? Listen in!
Five OUI arrests in one weekend in Amherst.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday September 6, 2017

Passy Pete, the Maine Lobster, has predicted six more weeks of summer!
Want to buy a Springfield fire station?
Gas continuing up! Check the prices!
Bobcats in East Longmeadow
Apple picking time!
Distracted driving course in Amherst for teen drivers!
Pumpkin Latte returns to Starbucks!