Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 22, 2018

Springfield traffic and road news for the week!
Historic lottery jackpot.
MGM Springfield at Halloween!
South Amherst’s Small Ones Farm and Halloween’s crop problems.
Ludlow’s St. Paul’s Church offers “Trunk or Treat!”
Massachusetts stink bug population – rising.
Business people on the move: Wade Michaels and Derrick Feuerstein.
Springfield’s Visitors Center moves to a new location.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bradley International Airport named third best in the U.S.
Jen is making pizza in 80 degree weather!
Mercy Medical Center opposes mandated nurse staffing ratios in Question 1 on the November ballot.
Great music planned at the Holyoke and Springfield Symphonies.
One of the most dangerous intersections in the state is right here in Western Mass.
Last day to register to vote or change voter info is a week away,
Shoplifter from Holyoke hits Big Y in Northampton, takes off on foot and runs onto the highway!

Brad Shepard today! Monday, September 10, 2018

Bright Nights “Fun Run” 5k race registration.
Mercy Medical Center 5k “Road to Recovery” race!
Guns Incorporated and Hot Brass Indoor Firing Range held its grand opening in West Springfield.
Time for flu shots! Big Y offering vaccinations.
5th Annual “2018 Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Parade” road race!
Pittsfield schedules mosquito spraying.
North Adams Police Department’s first K9 officer, Molly, laid to rest.
Brynn Cartelli up for People’s Choice Award!
Mike Desmarais celebrates 1st anniversary of Comfort Kitchen in Huntington.

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, July 20, 2018

PVTA gets some more money in the new state budget – service cuts are still planned.
New Holiday Inn on State Street has its big opening!
Lawmakers want a $2 surcharge on rental cars for additional training courses for police.
West Nile Virus is here statewide.
Berkshire County man wins a big lottery prize!
Mass. man’s OUI arrest – over 30 nip bottles in his car.
Subaru of America and other organizations offer blankets and messages of hope to cancer victims.
Snack cakes at nationwide stores are recalled; salmonella contamination possible.
Colony Club members want to bring the closed club back.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday March 5, 2018

AIC Hockey beats Niagara! Springfield Thunderbirds lose to Charlotte Checkers.
The Chicopee Hu Ke Lau is closing!!!
Holyoke retirement party for “Dobbin,” the Yankee Pedlar’s wooden horse (he will reside at the Holyoke Merry Go Round).
“Blarney Blowout” at UMass stays relatively under control.
Hadley Police officers now equipped with Naloxone.
JC Penney announces job cuts.
Nor’easter damage.
Northampton potholes.
Big Y donates bags of food to Lorraine’s Kitchen and others!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 8, 2018

Ludlow Police end a shoplifting spree.
Tips for YOUR protection in this weather.
Big name concerts slated for the region!
Holyoke High School merger!
Home robbed while family attends funeral.
No skiing at Blandford for the month.
DUNKIN’ cuts back on food and drink items.
Car vs. Lowes.
Agawam Mayor, Councilors, and School Committee sworn in!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PETER PAN moves in!
The inside scoop on the Springfield weekend fire.
BRIGHT NIGHTS about to flip the switch for 2017!
WESTERN MASS. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE!
Packages left on porches MAY be stolen this season! Local Police Depts. are issuing warnings!
“Lucky” the famous lottery machine goes on tour!
Thoughts on the death of a mad man.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend November 17, 2017

Local public school cancels induction of athlete with a Level 3 sex offender history.
UMass Amherst students taking advantage of Meningitis vaccine.
Ziggy the condemned St. Bernard update.
Riverfront Park proposed for Hampden.
Longmeadow’s walking school bus?
Horses visit teens at Sci-Tech!
Big Y’s new gas station in South Hadley!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday October 26, 2017

The Springfield IRS Help Center office closes.
Ziggy the St. Bernard’s death sentence commuted.
Warwick bans the pesticide Roundup.
Big Y raises $200,000 for Red Cross hurricane relief.
Holyoke Mall lizard arrest.
Ledges Golf Course in South Hadley having financial troubles.
Another ATM skimming device discovered – this time on Wilbraham Road
—much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chicopee woman arrested, jailed, and breaks bed.
Governor Baker spends 17.1 million on Complete Streets… and the repairs are coming to your town!
Big Y Pharmacy and Wellness Centers now will sell overdose reversal medications without prescriptions!
Springfield Mayor Sarno holds an Italian flag raising ceremony in honor of Italian Heritage Month
—much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 25, 2017

Big E Cheeseburger Eating Competition winner identified!
New Reverend for St. John’s Lutheran Church, Westfield.
Big E sets attendance records for Saturday!
Agawam and Westfield folks clean up their rivers!
Out of Darkness Walk – supporting suicide prevention.
Taste of South Holyoke!

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, August 25, 2017

Hampden’s Officer Bill Joy retires after four decades!
Kindergarten kids get a “meet and greet.”
Power Ball winner in Chicopee!
Governor’s Council approves new judges for Western Mass.
Buckland gets an anonymous $500,000 gift!
Donate your used eclipse glasses in Northampton!
THE WEEKEND! Music and fairs and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday June 22, 2017

Walsh makes reelection bid!
Easthampton woman a JEOPARDY contestant!
Bagel shop gets a Big Y 3-month reprieve
Movies In The Parks!
Westfield Boys and Girls Club road races!
Burger King’s new shake!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wilbraham says “no” to weed–again!

Four men on a hammock–tied to a chimney–fire dept and hospital is next

All about the Keilbasa!!!!  K-Fest time at the Big E!

Kevin Whitehead, on your air conditioning!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday October 18, 2016

Don’t fall asleep in your parked car—especially if you have a pot plant in there with you!  Did you know Mass. has a ‘White Cane” law? Did you know how it works?  The Red Cross would like some help with platelets, and the Big Y is helping Hurricane Matthew victims…it’s all right here with Brad!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 1, 2016

  • Cocchi said WHAT?! (allegedly)
  • BIG Y getting BIGGER!
  • Two separate Springfield million dollar lottery winners!
  • Festivals, and more electronic tolling info!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday August 8, 2016

  • BIG Y AND COMM MUSIC SCHOOL “PLAY IT FORWARD”
  • -collecting new and used musical instruments!
  • PLANE OVERSHOOTS RUNWAY AT NOHO AIRPORT
  • FREE MOVIE NIGHT IN CHICOPEE
  • RABIES OUTBREAK IN SHEFFIELD WORST IN 25 YEARS
  • –so much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 14, 2016

  • Tornado, or no tornado?
  • Pokemon and trespassing
  • Sheriff’s free-for-all
  • Obie’s Playground dedication in Southampton

—community happenings and comment!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 30, 2016

  • Inside the East Longmeadow board of Selectman meeting; (A town gathers to watch a local government continue slow motion self-destruction)
  • Ludlow call for election recount
  • All clear at the Chicopee BIG Y