Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 28, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 update.
Fenway Golf vs. the East Longmeadow Health Department.
Illegitimate unemployment claims arise from stolen data.
Series of car break-ins in Chicopee’s Fairview section.
Red Cross urgently needs blood donations; if you donate, you might receive a gift card or a tee-shirt.
Easthampton launches a reopening task force.
Roger Crandall, President and CEO of MassMutual, named one of the world’s top CEOs!
New indications that Mass. students will return to the classroom in the Fall.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 7, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 statistics.

Baystate Health COVID-19 statistics.

Snipes back and forth between the Springfield and Holyoke mayors.

Mayor Sarno and HHS Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris announce no positive test results among the homeless population.

Official: Mass residents must now wear face coverings in public – by order of Governor Baker.

Two local schools tailor graduation exercises to social distancing protocols.

Governor Baker announces a “phased-in” reopening of businesses on May 18th.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 23, 2020

Trinity Health New England COVID-19 health statistics.

Baystate Health COVID-19 statistics.

Ashley Tresoline at Bella Foodie offers cooking help to those stuck at home.

Bonni-Lynne Sandler of HeartnSoul Yoga & Wellness offers online yoga.

Annemarie Doyle at Daragan’s Dog Care continues to take care of your dogs through the pandemic!

Holyoke Soldiers Home death toll increases.

Springfield cancels the remainder of the school year.

Baystate nurse returns home from a 12 hour shift to find her home on fire.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 20, 2020

Trinity Health New England COVID-19 test stats.

Cathie Walz and The Blue Marble in Northampton struggles with the shut-down.

The latest COVID-19 information from the Office of the Springfield Mayor.

Retired Hampden Police Sergeant Bill Joy recovered and released from COVID-19 ICU.

Bill Cosby applies for compassionate release from prison due to the virus.

Big E CEO Gene Cassidy says plans for this year’s edition of the fair are moving forward.

Gas prices continue to drop.

Federal Government and Governor Baker outline the criteria for the state to reopen.

Patriot’s Day 2020 amid the pandemic.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Governor Baker extends shutdown through May 4, 2020.

Latest COVID-19 test stats from Mercy Medical Center.

Current precautions at Holyoke Soldiers Home.

Brimfield Flea Market canceled for May.

Columbia Gas sends out crews to homes in Chicopee to make safety inspections.

Hatfield confirms first positive COVID-19 case.

Walmart taking employees temperatures before every shift.

Mayor Sarno receives and answers an angry email from a  Springfield golfer.

Olive Garden in Springfield closes its doors for good.

Mayor Alex Morse discusses Holyoke Soldiers Home fatalities.

Governor Baker addresses Holyoke Soldiers Home.

United Way of Pioneer Valley donates 5000 meals to those in need.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 30, 2019

October storm of 2011 – 8th anniversary.

Xanax recall.

“Booritos” at Chipotle Mexican Grill.

Westfield Mayor Brian Sullivan to step down in November.

Springfield bill proposed to ban marijuana businesses within 500 ft. of drug treatment facilities.

Adolfo’s Ristorante in downtown Springfield closes for good.

Professional Women’s Chamber fundraiser for “Dress For Success.”

Holyoke Community College offers courses in emergency preparedness for EMTs.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 11, 2019

South Hadley Council on Aging holds a Winter Preparedness Fair.
Former director of Adams museum accused of stealing from the non-profit.
Ebenezer’s in South Hadley helps a displaced Holyoke family.
Amazon distribution center construction may be causing some water discoloration.
Chicopee OUI .
Governor and other notables in Blandford for new broadband internet service to the residents.
Better news about EEE.
Brad is live at Casa Bella tonight.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 19, 2019

Pickle Chips!
Springfield’s mosquito season longer this year.
Firefighters free an East Hadley man stuck in a window.
New Mass. Aggie Seed Library opens at UMass Amherst.
I-91 – multiple accidents and two fatalities this week.
Connecticut River is rising, posing problems for homeowners.
Stop & Shop strike affects small food markets.
Aging gas pipes in Springfield require repairs from Columbia Gas.
Governor Baker speaks at UMass Amherst commencement ceremonies.
Tina D’Agostino moves to Mercy Medical Center.
Easter Sunday and Passover in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 22, 2019

Charlie Baker NOT running for higher office.
A study finds that the Mass. driving test is one of the hardest in the nation.
OSEG Sportsmen’s show this weekend at the Big E – with Doug Sousa.
Judge will not throw out evidence against a Holyoke motorist’s fourth OUI arrest.
Springfield Puerto Rican Parade Committee offers scholarships!
Stink bug population is down in Western Mass.
Holyoke Police Dept. installs a drug drop-off box.
Western Mass. coyote population is up, due to breeding season.
Springfield Rescue Mission distributes warm winter clothing.
Florence Alessandri celebrates her 100th birthday with a proclamation from Mayor Sarno.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Kellogg’s Honey Smacks back on the shelves after a recall.
More trouble for the mayor of Fall River.
Holyoke Police Dept. cleans out Chestnut and Churchill streets with 142 arrests!
Palmer High senior, accused of a threatened shooting, has been released.
Gov. Baker appoints DA Anthony Gulluni to the Victims and Witness Assistance Board.
200 years of Frankenstein at Smith College!
Allen Street McDonald’s reopens, and presents the Talmadge School with a $5,000 check.
Smith College Fall Chrysanthemum Show!
Fireplace and wood stove safety tips for the colder weather.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 4, 2018

Laura Wanderowski named Professional Woman of the Year.
Two attacked and SLASHED by assailant on a PVTA bus from Northampton to Holyoke.
Springfield’s El Salvador Restaurant has $30,000 worth of fire damage.
Report presents lurid findings about Senator Stan Rosenberg and his husband, Byron Hefner.
Two teens in Chicopee jump on the hood of a police car; now in custody.
Utz product recall.
Two dogs left in hot cars spotted by officers in Chicopee.
Gas prices are up – expected to peak soon.
Applebee’s celebrates Cinco De Mayo with the “Dollarita,” and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gregory Neffinger signs on to manage Scott Lively’s campaign to unseat Governor Charlie Baker.
Amherst Police pull a sleeping man out of a cookie shop, and rescue another man and his cat out of a tree.
Chicopee police arrest a juvenile after threats to shoot students and teachers at DuPont School.
Cookie recall over possible peanut allergy danger.
Belchertown woman drives into and through a Subway store.
Mass. State Trooper suspended under accusation of being drunk at work.
Claire’s files Chapter 11; say stores will remain open.
A cat café for Northampton?

Brad Shepard Today ! Tuesday November 7, 2017

Sexual misconduct causes Smith College theater to separate
State Police checkpoints coming up…
DA Gulluni tapped by the Governor!
Newly refurbished Cumberland Farms coming to Florence!
No Peeping Tom law in Greenfield, and a Peeping Tom..a bad combo
…and…the Thought For the Day, the Word of the Day,the weather and a Morning LOL!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 16, 2017

Check stealing scam in Westfield!
Dave Ratner visits the White House.
Charlie Baker dedicates Van Horn Park monument.
Things to do: Trivia Night at The Quarters in Hadley, and pick your own pumpkin at Red Fire Farms.
Arby’s brings back the Venison Sandwich!
Springfield fugitive lurking in Franklin County.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 21, 2017

Cosby lawsuit(s) update
Peter Picknelly throws Oktoberfest for Governor Baker at The Fort!
FREE COFFEE DAY! From Dunkins!
Preliminary election results for Springfield and Chicopee!
Two Wilbraham men are rated the best lawyers in America
Westfield Police wanted man

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend May 12, 2017

Governor Baker nixes soda tax proposal.

Pancake Breakfast tomorrow!

Dog Shelter – a bumpy road for an Agawam woman.

Mass. Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer phone-in program.

New “Mass Appeal” co-host!

– much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday May 2, 2017

USA TODAY names the best small town in the Northeast – and it’s in Western Mass.

Springfield RMV makes incredible improvements.

UMASS Police warn of thefts on campus!

World’s best asparagus – grown in  Hadley!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday April 12, 2017

BOB’S Stores in Enfield and elsewhere in Mass. bites the dust.
Charlie Baker rated America’s #1 Governor!
New interim president at Mercy Medical Center.
Pothole Patrol.
3-6-9–the goose is fine!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 1, 2016

  • DELANEY’S MARKET opens this week in the Longmeadow Shops!
  • Charlie Baker vetoes proposed mileage tax for Mass motorists
  • Barking and Beer!  Dakin event
  • Gas prices DOWN..expected to stay down for the summer!

 

Brad Shepard Today!

  • How much will back to school shopping cost?
  • Architect wanted for new Springfield Police station
  • Celebrate Ludlow rides again!
  • Warren police officer impostor