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!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Big E and MGM and traffic.
October at City Stage – music and laughter!
Keshawn Dodds wins the 2018 Ubora Award.
Karissa Coleman named Ahadi Youth Award Winner.
Kendrah Elise owns and operates a “cruelty-free, vegan” hair salon in Westfield!
Catherine Pappas presents the Big E Shuttle!
Mass State Police setting up a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday the 15th.
Mayor Sarno, Commissioner Barbieri and other city officials will walk through shooting-plagued Forest Park.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 6, 2018

Don’t eat this cereal – throw it out!
9/11 Memorial not ready in time for the Springfield 9/11 Tribute.
“Ride to Remember” charity bike ride this year takes off from MGM Springfield.
The Big E offers a pass to skip long ride lines.
Hampden Senior Center presents a dinner theater murder mystery (with special guest Rick Rubin).
$650M indoor water park planned for Palmer (with special guest, Paul Robbins).
Adams man sentenced for fomenting a terrorist act.
Bill Cosby’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame is vandalized.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 30, 2018

Drunk drivers crash on a property in Great Barrington and assault the owner who came to help.
Springfield City Council getting closer to pot shops approval for downtown.
Big E advance discount tickets are going on sale! Here are the prices and deals!
Starting Friday, thousands of UMass students move on to campus!
Eversource places an electric car charger at the Union Station.
Back to school checklist: has your child’s EpiPen expired?
Remembering Bob Martin (Jurach) with Mike Haze.
The Somers Village Players is about to present a man-eating plant -“The Little Shop of Horrors!” (With Angela Taylor)
Springfield non-profit experiences a sewage back-up and damage estimated at $100,000.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 24, 2018

Going to the MGM Casino on opening day? Here’s what you need to know…
Court Square has entertainment and excitement and refreshments for those going to MGM.
WAHLBURGERS coming to downtown!
The Hair Connection offers free braids to students returning to school!
South Hadley man arrested on child rape.
Holyoke Mall Sears will close by November.
Demoted Holyoke firefighter reinstated to his former rank by arbitrator.
State Treasurer Deb Goldberg identifies herself as a political hybrid.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 16, 2018

Deerfield Police lure starving dog with beef jerky.
Competitive eating champ Joey Chestnut returns to the Big E!
Mercy Medical Center receives the American Heart Association’s Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.
Springfield Regional Chamber presenting a forum on the rising cost of health care.
A day at the Sheriff’s Picnic (with special guest Michael Harrison).

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 13, 2018

Springfield man jailed for hurting cats – for the second time.
New locations for small-batch beer and food downtown.
Chicopee business helps a family in need.
Richard Neal has competition in the primary.
Governor Baker authorizes automatic voter registration through the RMV, and MassHealth.
Springfield Police protect the safety of a dog running along I-291.
David C. Henry new board chair of the Big E!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sobriety checkpoints from the Mass. State Police this weekend.
Morgan Horse Show at the Big E is canceled.
Spinning for The Ride To Remember in downtown Springfield today!
Meet Tara Kozub, a Western Mass homemaker and business woman.
Registration for Big E races!
Sales tax holiday – just in time for “back to school” supplies.
Fran Beaulieu carries on a family tradition.
Eversource warns you of an “Eversource” phone scam.
Authentic old Aerosmith van found in Western Mass. woods.
Brad in concert in West Springfield tonight!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Big E plans a great “Collector Car Live” show!
The entire Blandford Police Department quits.
Drunken father-to-be arrested at his baby shower.
West Nile Virus threat level UP for many Western Mass. towns!
Western Mass. Police Chiefs Association says many want to be police officers, and applications are piling up!
Massachusetts not passing hand-held cell phone ban!
Burnett Road in Chicopee remains a mess, and drivers are fed up!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Want to play a mob guy in a new Mark Wahlberg film?
Springfield accepting bids to build its first “roundabout” at Six Corners.
Equine virus found in a horse recently at a show at the Big E.
Back-to-school time: children’s health, sleep and flu shots.
Ludlow man dies from his injuries in a boating accident.
Mass. gas prices inching up – again!
Brad in concert in Chicopee tonight at Aldenville Commons!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 19, 2018

Northampton Housing Authority rescinds ban on window air conditioners in two apartment buildings.
Hampden County 4-H Fair at the Big E.
West Springfield bans non-essential water use!
Athol Police Chief and former FBI agent placed on leave; no one is saying why.
Ware is making some baby car seats available to those in need!
Richie Mitnick and Friends with a free concert tonight at Storrowton in West Springfield.
4-H Club Scavenger hunt!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Court Square benches finally replaced!
New medical personnel at Mercy Medical Center.
Storrowton needs volunteers!
Longtime Register of Deeds Donald Ashe dead at 83.
Haviland Pond now reopened after an E. Coli issue.
Bluetooth skimming device found in a Springfield gas-pump.
Jordan Goodman – on the economy!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Big E concert info – Casting Crowns will be part of the lineup!
Police warn about illegal fireworks.
“Star Spangled Springfield” at Blunt Park this year! With Judy Matt.
Agawam students are now officially off for the summer – one week later than all other districts.
Forest Park pool opens Saturday; Five Mile Pond opens too.
First summer heat on the way!
Retired City Councilor Clodo Concepcion writes autobiography.
Mt. Tom Power Plant to be demolished.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Major drug bust for the West Springfield Police.
Westfield police officer on motorcycle struck by motorist.
Peter Pan Bus Lines expansion!
Homeless cats from Virgin Islands offered as rescue cats for adoption.
AMC Theaters five dollar movie tickets.
Scuffle at the Big E; Connecticut senior punched in the face by unknown assailant.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 2, 2017

RIP Monty Hall and Anne Jeffreys
Southampton veterinarian rescues a horse from the second floor of a barn fire.
Auto inspection laws have changed.
Alberta Howard celebrates her 105th! The Mayor and others on hand.
Elmcrest Country Club fire – again!
Big E winds down, breaking attendance records!
Chicopee Parks and Rec Dept., offering vouchers for purchase to all Springfield Thunderbird games.
The state is auctioning off abandoned jewelry.