Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Columbia Gas work in Northampton altering traffic.

Judge in Anthony Gillette trial demands apology.

West Springfield driver kills 7 in New Hampshire traffic accident.

Springfield dirt bike problem turns vicious.

Public asked to evaluate Amherst Town Manager.

Fire alarm in Springfield apartment building goes off for more than 12 hours.

Springfield Police establish satellite kiosks throughout the downtown.

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! Thursday, April 18, 2019

Frozen Reeses for you this summer!
Ben & Jerry’s recall.
Monson and Palmer are safe from over pressurized gas lines.
Mass. State Police announce an Easter weekend sobriety checkpoint for Hampden County.
Yarde Tavern in South Hadley reopening pushed back about a week.
Big Y Express Gas and Convenience stores are the first in the company to ban plastic bags.
Ware man angry at lack of flag outside the Belchertown courthouse.
Stop & Shop strike update.
Lyft offers “4-20” discount over Easter weekend to marijuana users.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Goodbye “Georgette”
Tax deadline day.
Annual Extravaganja in Northampton could create heavy traffic.
Springfield man headed to state prison after shooting a dog.
Red Cross lifeguard training.
Western Mass. auto detailer also cleans works of history.
Member of Western Mass. 4-H saluted after 55 years of service.
Drivers confused by new Holyoke Mall traffic lights.
Stop & Shop strike update: local markets benefit.
Western Mass. gas prices creep up.
Red Cross installing new smoke detectors for Western Mass. seniors.
YWCA and others recognized at upcoming Regional Chamber Breakfast.
Columbia Gas checking overpressurization of gas lines in Monson and Palmer.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tyson Foods recalls Panko Chicken Nuggets.
Springfield Rescue Mission preparing for those in need of shelter, with Ron Willoughby.
New Valley Bank & Trust Co. announces its Board of Directors.
Firefighters rescue Ashby fallen horse.
Ware Selectmen cancel meeting to discuss the fate of Fire Chief Thomas Coulombe.
Freedom Credit Union launches blanket drive.
Open Pantry distributes 7000 pounds of beef donated by the Big E.
Safety tips from Columbia Gas.
Berkshire Museum welcomes new Director, Jeff Rogers.
Springfield officially warns residents not to skate on city lakes and ponds – the ice is NOT safe!
E.B.’s Restaurant in Agawam preps 3000 pounds of chicken wings for this Sunday!
Naked man arrested for jumping up and down and waving at traffic on Route 20.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Merriam-Webster chooses their 2018 Word of The Year.
Mental Health Association of Springfield receives an acknowledgement.
Words that enjoyed “lookup spikes” in 2018.
Carbon monoxide danger rises in cold weather in the Valley.
4th Annual Ride to Remember Christmas party!
MGM Springfield and Spectacle Management submit bids to manage Symphony Hall.
Holland Cooke acknowledges Pioneer Valley Radio on RT America.
Longmeadow’s Jiffy Lube co-founder Stephen Spinelli, Jr. is the new president of Babson College.
Columbia Gas Co. doubles the price of gas for this winter.
Illegal hunting a problem in the Commonwealth.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mass DOT closes the northbound lane of the St. James Ave. Bridge.
Columbia Gas scam.
State Rep. Geoff Diehl talks with Pioneer Valley Radio.
Early voting underway in Massachusetts.
Springfield Regional Chamber’s Government Reception.
Whately water testing scam.
Marijuana home delivery?

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 5, 2018

Chief of the Massachusetts Environmental Police removed.
Judy Herrell of Herrell’s Ice Cream in Northampton inducted into the Mass. Restaurant Association’s Hall of Fame.
Springfield church buys two Boston Road properties.
Major beef recall.
Overgrown tree branches are obscuring some street signs in Springfield.
Longmeadow halts Columbia Gas expansion in town until the cause of the Merrimack Valley gas explosions is determined.
Pumpkin Report with Bob Bilton of Bilton’s Mountainside Orchard.
Agawam – West Springfield traffic problems on the horizon (with Cecilia Calabrese).

Brad Shepard Today, Thursday, September 20, 2018

Wilbraham Police have a bear they are trying to remove.
Granby Public Schools add new rule banning sugary high-energy drinks and coffee.
MGM Springfield announces their new theater complex.
“Good To Go,” a new program at the Mental Health Association of Western Mass., with Kim Lee.
Your Western Mass. Red Cross needs some help.
Local flooding and ponding could damage your car – with Mike Zabik.
Columbia Gas Co. cancels plans for their $33M rate hike.

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! Monday, July 16, 2018

Reminder Publications sold to The Republican.
Springfield City Council considers allocating land for the railroad underpass.
Immigration authorities are now involved in Springfield assault and attempted murder case.
More than 20 Forest Park homes evacuated yesterday due to a gas leak.
Green River Festival at Greenfield Community College over the weekend!
UMass trustees vote to increase tuition for instate undergrads.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 16, 2018

Barbara Bush in failing health.
Traffic advisory for downtown Springfield this week.
Westfield State University remembers Officer Sean Gannon.
K-9 Officer Nero, the late Officer Gannon’s partner, survived surgery and is on the road to recovery.
MGM Springfield gets extension from the Mass. Gaming Commission on restoration of 31 Elm Street.
Columbia Gas files with the DPU for a revenue increase.
More reinforcement added to decrepit Campanile.
MGM Springfield – game changer?

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 10, 2018

A new bank branch for the heart of downtown Springfield.
Flu on the rise statewide.
Reward now offered for info leading to the capture of a fugitive.
Firefighters collected 900 winter coats for children!
Jordan Goodman on holiday credit card debt.
New Japanese steakhouse and hibachi for Holyoke Mall…
— much, much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! October 14, 2016

It’s Friday, and we are on!  You have two scams you need to know about, a twelve year old brought bullets to school, counterfeiters in West Springfield, and in Brimfield, a rooster takes on a bear!  Brad has all this and the latest business news and some weekend fun!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 3, 2016

  • Gas leaks in communities throughout Western Mass, repairs in the millions!
  • Bank robbers shower Dwight Street with cash (special guest, Sgt. John Delaney, SPD)
  • Free wifi in Court Square
  • Palmer police officer injured
  • WEEKEND REVIEW-of things to do!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday February 24, 2016

  • Hampden County DA’s Office PSA video contest
  • Wheel thieves hit Enfield and add Acuras
  • The Drama Studio presents THE SECRET GARDEN; special guest; Steven Hayes
  • Moose Lodge helps Chicopee Police

(much more!)

Brad Shepard Today! October 13, 2015

  • Longmeadow/Route 5/Longmeadow Street area car thieves-at work again
  • Re-dedication of the Springfield Police Memorial Monument
  • Friendly’s drive-through?
  • Springfield Road Rage
  • Columbia Gas Co moves-but doesn’t