Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! September 20, 2019

Amazon recruiting 235 jobs for its Holyoke distribution center.

FEMA awards nearly half million dollar grant to the Chicopee Fire Dept.

A new toy store, Zen’s Toyland, to locate in the old Kiddly Winks location in Longmeadow.

Smith College police officer fired after 35 years on the job.

L. L. Bean opening a new store in Hadley in October!

Possible suicide attempt outside a Chicopee School.

“Mutts and Mimosas” fundraiser for Dakin Humane Society.

East Longmeadow High School Chorus sings the National Anthem at Fenway !

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 6, 2019

Northampton Police rescue bridge jumper.

FBI Warns of “ID spoofing.”

Mass. black bear hunting season started this week.

Work begins on water and sewer lines on Dwight Road (Springfield).

Dakin Humane Society receives grant from Grey Muzzle Association.

New Valley Bank and Trust opens its first branch office in Wilbraham.

Former Springfield District Court Judge William Boyle has died.

Westover Air Reserve troops are deployed to assist in Dorian efforts.

Greek flag hoisted at City Hall to herald the “Glendi Celebration” this weekend!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 5, 2019

What to do with the tons of Westfield’s 350th Birthday cake?

Roundabout proposed for Rte. 141.

Mattoon Street Art Festival coming up!

Emergency call buttons being recalled.

Springfield offers construction training course.

Florence Bank builds on the old Hu Ke Lau site.

Tap water from the Quabbin is considered safe to drink despite an ongoing algae matter.

Bruce Landon plans signing and launch of his new book.

“Mutts and Mimosas” event coming up to benefit animals at Dakin Humane Society.

Bright Nights announcement for the 25th season coming up!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hadley traffic advisory.

Springfield and Chicopee mayoral races have primaries for the first time in years.

Eric Suher faces problems and fines at several of his local businesses.

Want to learn how to grow your own marijuana?

No more single-use plastic bags at Big Y!

Six Flags offers free admission to the park if you have a “Batman”-type name!

Springfield and Chicopee mayoral race updates.

Weather damage throughout Western Mass.

Fresh Air Fund in Northampton welcomes NYC kids to enjoy a summer in New England.

Dakin Humane Society announces reduced adoption fees by 50% through Sunday!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy 25th to Cindy’s Drive-In in Granby!

Dakin Humane Society opens Humane Awards nominations.

Mercy Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Center receives a new accreditation.

Mass. RMV fallout continues, issuing thousands of license suspensions.

Midwest investor buys the failing Berkshire Mall.

Arlo Guthrie headlines Celebrate Holyoke!

Steve Rodgers & Friends at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke.

Brad Shepard Today – Friday and the weekend, June 21, 2019

It’s the first day of summer, and Dairy Queen has a free cone for you!

Alarming statistics about drivers operating under the influence of marijuana.

A fire at Springfield’s Wild Olive Pizzeria.

Table and Vine the latest to phase out plastic bags.

Dakin Humane Society fundraiser – “Barks and Brews!”

Hampshire College raises funds and will admit a full freshman class in 2020.

New Springfield Associate City Solicitor nominated.

Senator Lesser’s “Thrive After 55 Wellness Fair.”

Palmer residents complaining about overgrowth at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Need for food pantry donations are acute in the summer.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 14, 2019

Dakin Humane Society now offering dog grooming!
Boston Bud Factory of Holyoke postpones their community outreach meeting in Forest Park.
Snowmobile rider injures himself crashing into a parked helicopter in Worthington.
Dick’s Sporting Goods stops sales of hunting rifles in 125 stores.
Chicopee man injures two adults and one small child in his 4th OUI charge.
South Hadley man involved in Phoebe Prince case now a suspect in a sexual assault case.
Eversource commits $41M to trimming trees in several towns.
Attorney General Maura Healy finds 7 Mass. nursing homes responsible for negligence.

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

Toyota airbag recall!
Throw out any Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas due to possible hepatitis A danger.
Bradley International and Frontier Air announce new service to three more cities.
Two more retail marijuana shops to open in Berkshire County.
USGS Fish Laboratory in Turners Falls suffers through the federal government shutdown.
Dakin Humane Society presents a pet loss discussion event.
Hundreds of area residents take part in the tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.
Longmeadow School Committee update.
Adolfo’s Restaurant closes for 23 days during liquor license suspension.
Constant vandalism affects Second Chance Veterinary Hospital.
Springfield homeless shelters promise not to turn anyone away during this cold snap of winter weather.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 29, 2018

Mass. Pike pothole alert!
MGM Springfield votes NOT to unionize their security force.
Springfield welcomes Hot Oven Cookies!
Ashley Tresoline and Bella Foodie!
Last CityStage show is set for December 7, 2018.
Water warning for Agawam.
Dakin Humane Society presents a $5.00 “Fill-a-Bag” special!
Two studies show an increase in highway crashes in legal marijuana states.
Vandals damaged the memorial park for two murdered Springfield Police officers.
Berkshire East in Charlemont is open for the skiing season!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 15, 2018

Non-hysterical weather forecast.
New addition to Bright Nights featuring the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee names special award recipient.
PVTA grants raise to its top administrator, following rate hike.
I-91 wrong-way driver charged with OUI, injuring a police officer, damaging a police car, and a slew of other violations.
Jordan Goodman on oil prices, and this season’s home heating costs.
Some Springfield City Council members want to reprise its efforts for a Civilian Police Commission.
American Medical Response acquires rival MedCare of Springfield.
Dakin’s Executive Director, Carmine DiCenzo, appointed to a national animal welfare board.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Gray House providing turkeys this year!
Election reflections with Tom Florence.
Food Bank of Western Mass. in Hatfield receives $10,000 donation!
Big events at Junior Achievement of Western Mass., with Jennifer Connolly.
Rare polio-like disease affects 2 in Western Mass.
Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce hosts its first holiday bazaar.
Dakin Humane Society offers rabbits at half price!
Brad and Richie are performing live at 2 p.m. at the Agawam Senior Center.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 5, 2018

Dakin Humane Society offers a special film exposing puppy mills.
State Police sergeant crashed police car in 2013… internal investigation info is just coming to light.
Holyoke business owner considers selling his store after two robberies in one week.
State audit uncovers issues with procurement cards at UMass Amherst.
Westfield teenager charged with punching 4 police officers and a police dog.
Papa Gino’s locations close across Massachusetts.
Gypsy moths return.

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.

Radio Show #193 – Carmine DiCenso, Executive Director, Dakin Humane Society

Dogs, cats, rabbits, mice. ferrets, guinea pigs and hamsters – all are in good hands with Western Mass.’ Carmine DiCenso.

With a background in psychology, Carmine has made his 20-year career, the last two years as Executive Director at Dakin, beneficial to Western Mass. pets and their owners alike.

In this program, you will hear how Carmine and Dakin have also helped the Carolinas and Central Mass. through two disasters by making room here in the shelter to house their displaced pets!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Former Mayor Albano takes a state job, and halts his city pension.
60,000 people hit the Great New England Air and Space Show!
An unusual wallet theft.
Dakin Humane Society opens their kitten intensive care unit.
Naismith’s Pub and Pretzel reopens as a “gastropub!”
New Urgent Care Clinic at the Longmeadow Shops.
Providence Behavioral Hospital announces job cutbacks.
Gas prices down 3 cents this week.
Richie Mitnick and Friends in concert at Amelia Park in Westfield!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July, 12, 2018

Western Mass. has some of the most dangerous intersections in the state.
Grand opening of MGM Springfield comes with a parade featuring Clydesdales and more!
The Big Polish Hot Dog at Costco is no more.
Bryan Marcotte’s new Marcotte Ford dealership is built around a restaurant!
Easthampton ends water use restriction for the public.
Springfield Police Dept. has the new substation at the casino up and running.
Dakin Humane Society has “Dixie Dogs” in need of “forever homes.”

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs:
Carmine DiCenso, Executive Director of Dakin Humane Society

Carmine DiCenso is the new executive director of Dakin Humane Society, an organization that has made a huge difference in the Pioneer Valley. G. Michael Dobbs sat down with Carmine DiCenso to discuss his plans for the future – a Pioneer Valley Radio in-depth interview.

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! Thursday July 7, 2016

WESTERN MASS HEAT WAVE?

  1. Little League safety in the heat
  2. Pet safety in the heat
  3. Health precautions in the heat
  4. Water bans
  5. Holyoke Splash pond for kids–still broken

Local politics-public safety-natural gas leaks and more!

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! July 31, 2015

  • Hello weekend, and goodbye humidity!
  • Western Mass pets challenge
  • Night Out Against Crime
  • Center Square Grill
  • Newly renovated Nathan Bill Park park is getting trashed
  • Highway funds temporarily restored
  • Welcome to Jordan Goodman and to Teamwork Real Estate