Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 12, 2019

West Nile noted in Mass. mosquitoes.

Pittsfield prison escapee captured and back in custody.

Bradley International looking for local businesses for kiosks.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse considering run against Congressman Richie Neal.

Big Y moves up the date of their ban of single-use plastic bags.

FunZ Trampoline Park coming to the Westfield Shops.

Westfield News Group sold to Reminders Publishing (subsidiary of The Republican).

Mary Beth Ogulewicz appointed Amherst Director of Senior Services.

Holyoke Farmers Market up and running!

Easthampton City Council votes to pass Welcoming Community ordinance.

Hot playground slides and other items can burn your kids!

Baseball icon and author Jim Bouton dies at his home in the Berkshires.

Brad Shepard Today, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

MGM Springfield clears one hurdle in extending drinking to after hours.
The last days of Bon•Ton.
Mass. woman’s fatal weekend parachute accident.
A dozen people issued court summonses over downtown demonstration.
West Springfield McDonald’s was closed (and has reopened) after losing their hot water.
Springfield man bites police officer.
South Hadley adds another police officer to its school campus.
Mass. potato chip assault.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend April 20, 2018

Dr. Timothy Ewing to speak at the Chamber’s Business@Breakfast.
Electronics store that tried to continue where Radio Shack left off closes.
New restaurant in East Longmeadow touts “fresh made pasta!”
Bill Collins, owner of Center Square Grill, reaches out to hire former Bertucci’s employees.
Price tag on repairing the Campanile – going up!
Casa Pizzeria Jimmy in Ludlow; response so overwhelming that Jimmy had to shut off the phones!
Long lines and long waits at the Registry of Motor Vehicles!
Miriam Nelson is the new Hampshire College president.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 19, 2018

More trouble for the State Police; former payroll head placed on leave.
UMass researcher joins NASA program to spend 45 days in a space capsule.
Fire and Hazmat summoned to Indian Orchard auto shop over chemical smell.
Franklin County man in the hospital after a forty-foot fall from a tree.
Mayor Sarno’s personal message of condolence to the Bush family.
Organized effort to keep Casa De Nana open.
Iraqi national living in Westfield confesses to setting fire to an Enfield pizza parlor.
Palmer gets a regional animal control facility.
Westfield Bon-Ton closing.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 1, 2018

Westfield’s Bon Ton is not closing; spared in latest wave of chain closures.
Pasquale’s in East Longmeadow might be sold.
Judge rules in favor of Berkshire Eagle defamation suit.
Holyoke man pleads guilty to receiving large amount of child pornography.
Southwick Fire Department uses video of real life emergency to promote stove safety.
Peter Pan Bus Lines offering $5 fares!
Pete’s Sweets offers something unusual for Valentine’s Day!
State Rep. Angelo Puppolo wants to have the Commonwealth designate the Boston Cream Pie cupcake the ‘official” state cupcake.