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! Friday and the weekend, June 28, 2019

Changes at MGM Springfield.

Local 15 year-old Konrad Gomez-Haibach competes in national science competition, “Big Idea Machine.”

Swimming at Puffer’s Pond off limits temporarily due to tests for E Coli.

Springfield Police go undercover to end out-of-control dirt bikers menacing the public.

Westfield Woman’s club salutes Harry and Anne Rock at their tea party.

Illegal fireworks warning, and confiscation in Pittsfield.

Target offers teachers a discount on school supplies.

Cannabis Control Commission denies a license to a Sheffield marijuana firm.

Wahlburgers opening at MGM Springfield – delayed.

Watch and Clock Collectors Convention at the Big E this weekend.

Springfield Movies in the Park program is back for the 3rd year!

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! 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! Friday and the weekend, May 17, 2019

Sobriety checkpoint this weekend set for Middlesex County!
Roosevelt Ave. two-car crash caused by third car firing shots.
Big E announces big name music acts!
More marijuana dispensaries proposed.
Tribute to fallen police officers held.
Important Brimfield Fair parking information!
Springfield Farmer’s Market is back and at a new location!
Third candidate for mayor of Greenfield.
Dirt bikes and ATVs in Springfield are still a dangerous situation.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 2, 2019

Don’t wash your chicken.
Power lawn and garden equipment is being stolen.
Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. wins Marketplace Excellence Award.
MGM Resorts announce another wave of layoffs.
New Starbucks for Boston Road.
Kiwanis Club of Northampton holds annual meeting.
Main greeting road entrance to Forest Park will be closed for months.
New Big E Director of Sales.
Big Mamou opening second location!
Longmeadow Town Manager Stephen Crane moves on.
Mercy Medical Center announces some employee layoffs.
Report names Holyoke as the most dangerous city in Mass.
Deerfield firefighters remind residents to cover carbon monoxide alarms when doing home repair work.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Permanent pothole patching underway.
UPDATE: Berkshire Mall now closed indefinitely.
Weed Report: Patriot Care Corp. begins recreational marijuana sales in Greenfield.
State Ethics Commission fines Hadley selectman $5,000.
MGM Springfield builds two new bars.
CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Springfield and Chicopee.
Holyoke School presents a way for kids to offload pent-up energy without disruption.
Palmer High School reopens after fire damage.
Springfield immigrant leaders march for driver’s licenses for illegal immigrants.
Time for the original Western Mass Home & Garden Show.
Chicopee Police warn of obstructed license plates.
Chicopee Police cracking down on underage drinking.

Radio Show #230 – Doug Sousa and the OSEG Springfield Sportsmen’s Show!

This weekend, the great outdoors moves indoors at the Big E!

It’s time for the OSEG Springfield Sportsmen’s Show!

The latest gear, along with demonstrations and seminars, are all at the Better Living Center!

The man behind the organization of this huge undertaking is writer, promoter, columnist, and vice president of the Outdoor Sports Expo Group, Doug Sousa!

In this special program Doug provides a look behind the scenes at this top outdoor sports expo!

Hunting, fishing, boating, and more – for the avid sportsman or simply the spectator!

Email: doug@osegshows.com  •  Web: www.osegsportsmens.com

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Cereal recall.
Ware police look for suspect who bit off another man’s ear.
Co-owner of Nathan Bill’s, where five Springfield Police officers are charged with assault, has been arraigned.
Motorists complain about I-91 backups.
Weather causing extreme potholes in Westfield.
How early is TOO early to clear your snow in the morning?
The Big E hires retired FBI agent as Director of Public Safety.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ford pickup recall!
Local Girl Scout’s project wins award!
Skiers are happy with the weather and so are the ski resorts.
CRRC MA is building a huge warehouse!
Hampshire College struggles worsen… faculty and staff layoffs now probable.
New liquor licenses for three new businesses!
Host of WGBY’s program “Connecting Point,” Carrie Saldo, receives an impressive award.
Clear the snow and ice from your car! Driving with snow on your car is illegal!
Six Flags big hiring event coming up!
Springfield RV, Camping & Outdoor Show this weekend!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tyson Foods recalls Panko Chicken Nuggets.
Springfield Rescue Mission preparing for those in need of shelter, with Ron Willoughby.
New Valley Bank & Trust Co. announces its Board of Directors.
Firefighters rescue Ashby fallen horse.
Ware Selectmen cancel meeting to discuss the fate of Fire Chief Thomas Coulombe.
Freedom Credit Union launches blanket drive.
Open Pantry distributes 7000 pounds of beef donated by the Big E.
Safety tips from Columbia Gas.
Berkshire Museum welcomes new Director, Jeff Rogers.
Springfield officially warns residents not to skate on city lakes and ponds – the ice is NOT safe!
E.B.’s Restaurant in Agawam preps 3000 pounds of chicken wings for this Sunday!
Naked man arrested for jumping up and down and waving at traffic on Route 20.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Super Bowl!
Cold weather.
Uber responds to higher fees proposed legislation.
Two Mass. state reps again pursue raising income taxes on those earning in excess of a million dollars.
Court interpreter Joseph Jack retires.
Rachel’s Table holds “Foodraiser” for furloughed federal employees.
Baystate Medical Center puts visitor restrictions in place due to flu.
Wind chill warning includes time limit on pets kept outside.
Great restaurants in the region participate in “Chefs For Jimmy!”
Amherst Model Railroad Society at the Big E!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 4, 2018

State’s Bald Eagle population increasing.
Friendly’s closes Sumner Avenue location.
Who illegally shot and killed a deer in a residential neighborhood?
Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni presents another gun buy-back.
Dave Ratner closes Dave’s Soda and Pet City on Carew Street.
Free Christmas concert at Symphony Hall featuring the Army National Guard Band.
Dunkins offering afternoon $2 espresso drinks!
Winter Wonderland at the Big E Storrowton.

Radio Show #210 – Carol de Carlo, and the Enormous, Endangered Shires

A team of 2800 lb. Shires – a horse breed more endangered than the giant panda – will strut their stuff at Equine Affaire, North America’s Premiere Equine Exposition & Equestrian Gathering, on Sunday, November 11 at 1:15 pm in the Mallory Building at the “Big E” in West Springfield.

With only 360 Shires worldwide, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these magnificent animals up close and personal!

Carol de Carlo has done a study, and relates the history and current precarious existence of the Shires in this special program.

For more information: Email: camelothot@comcast.net  •  Web: equiculture.org

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! Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Applebee’s launches “The Dollar Zombie!”
Agawam is angry at the Big E over traffic issues.
Feeding Hills’ Robert Dominick has a career in residential window tinting.
Dunkin’ Donuts and beer?
Property sale paves way for a hookah lounge in downtown Springfield.
Chicopee Police say a man “blew” though a crosswalk, endangering children.
Springfield Youth Boxing Coach charged with sex crimes.

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, September 26, 2018

Welcome to Bob Simone, new head of WWLP TV22.
The Cosby verdict.
Hiker falls to his death in the West Suffield Quarry area.
Former Knights of Columbus property in Amherst purchased by local businessman.
Big E premiers Paul Kozub’s new cocktail, “The Frose,” (with Paul Kozub).
Artists wanted in West Springfield to create a mural.
Franklin County a top ” Fall Foliage” spot!
East Longmeadow woman suffers fatal diving mishap in Connecticut.
Spike in Honda tire thefts in West Springfield.
Dunkin’ Donuts changes its name!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Big E doubles MGM attendance numbers in its opening weekend.
How to help Lawrence, Andover and North Andover relief efforts.
Orion Shearer, a fifth grader, collects can tabs and donates the proceeds to Shriners Hospital.
Dakin is helping house displaced animals from the Carolinas and the Merrimack Valley (with Carmine DiCenso)
Columbia Gas Co. starts the relief fund for the Merrimack Valley with $10M.
Mayor Sarno makes an unofficial announcement of his plans to run again in 2019.

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!