Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 3, 2018

East Longmeadow Police warn of chimney inspection scam!
Marijuana dispensaries have had their social media accounts disabled.
Christmas tree report (with Carl Bailey of Squire Farms).
Agawam Colleen Coronation for 2019.
Murder defendant violates release conditions by going shopping on Black Friday.
Longmeadow Police mourn the loss of a veteran officer.
Cop On Top in Chicopee!
Lights of Love at the Ronald McDonald House.
ISO New England predicts enough power to get through the winter.
Hanukkah is underway!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 19, 2018

New Save-A-Lot opens!
Halloween at Rice Fruit Farm.
Pride demolishes a dilapidated service station and replaces it with the new “Pride Kitchen” concept.
Chicopee drunk driver just misses a cruiser.
Granby Selectmen determine a complaint against the town administrator “lacked evidence.”
MGM Springfield offers a second round of opportunity to be a dealer; blackjack classes offered.
Green and Fit launches a huge revitalization project in Holyoke.
Broadway Office Furniture in Springfield is giving away office furniture to non-profit businesses.

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! Thursday, September 27, 2018

Advisory from the State Fire Marshal.
Verizon issues? Slow, or no service at all? Here’s why.
Chicopee Police warn of man in truck approaching children. (with Officer Mike Wilk, Chicopee PD)
Square One and Six Flags join forces for a free one day admission, in return for diapers!
Springfield’s hotel boom rolls along!
Mass DOT is almost finished with I-91 construction, detours and closures.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 27, 2018

Holyoke needs to replace some fire call boxes and traffic lights.
Tomato lovers gathered at Red Fire Farm in Granby Saturday.
Massachusetts’ first Functional 45 training studio opens in Hadley.
The MOMS Club of Longmeadow hosts a 5k run!
Chicopee family holds their final “Hope Always” lemonade stand of the summer.
Please help the Chicopee Police find a missing teenage girl.
Westfield Rotary Food Fest over the weekend and JT’s Lemonade and Iced Coffee!
Mass. threat level for West Nile Virus is raised.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 28, 2018

Chicopee Police would like your help in identifying the vandals, caught on video, who defaced the Munich Haus.
3 Mass State Troopers arrested for theft; one is from Southwick.
Longmeadow Police Dept. has identified two shoplifting suspects.
5 people injured in Whately ambulance rollover.
L.L. Bean comes to Hadley!
Leon Spradley concert at Forest Park amphitheater has been rescheduled.
Dom Sarno announces opening of cooling centers in the city (complete rundown).
Mercy Medical Center announces a new physician.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Feral cat in Wales tests positive for rabies.
Mass State Police sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Hampden County this weekend.
Police recruit suspected of drunk driving – update.
Ware free concerts begin!
Gas prices stabilize.
Pulled over… again!
Condo maintenance worker accused of stealing from at least 20 condo owners.
Federal Summer Food Service Program is funded to continue this summer.
RIP Dan Ingram.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 25, 2018

Senate race now down to two – Welch vs. Rivera.
Chicopee Police recruit investigated for drunk driving.
Berkshires man charged with child porn, claims to belong to a private society  and immune to U.S. law.
Agawam Dental Arts – do not fear the dentist!
Ludlow Selectmen promote Sgt. Daniel Valadas (and other police news).
Area fireworks displays schedule.
WWII vet celebrates his 102nd birthday!
MGM Springfield held their FINAL hiring event Sunday morning.

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! Thursday, April 12, 2018

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast announces this year’s chair!
Another Western Mass. town says “no” to recreational marijuana.
Granby child porn arrestee receives additional sentence.
Gas prices to jump this summer.
Chicopee Moose and Elk Lodges present contribution to Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.
Chicopee Police warn of a new scam.
Montague Police Dog Officer receives state award.
New owners of the former Tower Square Hotel close on the purchase.

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! Wednesday March 7, 2018

Chicopee Police Officer arrested on sex assault charges.
Snowstorm details.
Springfield City Council delays voting on the District Fire Chief contract.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary adds some 85 words!
UMass President Marty Meehan wants to raise millions over the next ten years to lower school costs.
Agawam’s traffic mess at O’Brien’s Corner will have to wait for a fix… mayor says he has bigger problems.
Springfield needle exchange program starts up – as yet the date is unknown.
Potholes are wrecking tires and rims; cab companies prepare for them!
Queen tribute show “ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN” comes to Symphony Hall!
Next West Springfield Police Chief will not have a civil service contract.
Top Golf Swing Suite comes to MGM Springfield in the fall!
Mega Millions!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday January 9, 2018

Mavis Wanczyk Megamillions scam!
Enfield prison escapee still on the lam!
Wacky musical send up of GAME OF THRONES comes to CityStage!
Eastfield Mall offers multi-vendor open market!
All you can eat pancakes at IHOP! Celebrate their 60th through February!
No more Bread and Butter in Amherst.
I-91 lane reopening update.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 8, 2017

99 year-old Western Mass. woman has a final wish granted!
Police investigate alleged sexual assault at Glenbrook Middle School.
Ziggy, the South Hadley St. Bernard, receives bad news.
Chicopee PD continues to aid Toys For Tots.
Homicide charges against an East Longmeadow man dropped.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tower Square Hotel happenings.
Bright Nights at Forest Park salutes the armed forces and the first responders.
Former basketball coach exposed himself to his daughter’s friends at their sleepovers.
Aldi’s protein bars recall.
Movies return to the Holyoke Mall.
Chicopee’s “Cop on Top.”
The fate of the Southwick Country Club!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Holiday parking lot melee.
Thanksgiving Day high school football schedule.
Black Friday MassMutual Center deals!!!
The Balloon Parade is coming!
Bright Nights switch on!
New Northampton speed limit proposed!
Former Westside Mayor Gibson is new Southampton Town Administrator.
Thanksgiving gas prices in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Weekend, October 20, 2017

FRIENDLY’s announces an “across the board” price drop!
Palmer father of assaulted student prevented from speaking to the Palmer School Board.
“AFTER JULIET” at The Drama Studio.
700 cupcakes decorated for the Rays of Hope Walk.
East Longmeadow is proud of submarine Petty Officer Richard Greenberg.
Brightside Golf Classic raises $110,000 for families in need.
Longmeadow paving advisory.
18 month-old German Shepherd Finn begins his police training.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday October 17, 2017

Move over Dr. Seuss –  Norman Rockwell’s family has a bone to pick with the Berkshire Museum.
Springfield bank robber arrested within 24 hours of the robbery.
ANOTHER bank robbery in Chicopee!
Many arrests for noisy parties in Amherst.
Ziggy the St, Bernard in South Hadley gets another chance.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 9, 2017

TRIBUTE TO COLUMBUS DAY and thoughts on political correctness
Table Talk Pies are back! A Western Mass business success story!
Doctor Seuss under fire in Springfield! A Seussical political football!
Gas prices in the Pioneer Valley drop!
American International College hockey team hosts a Blood drive for the American Red Cross!
Coyotes spotted in Chicopee!

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!