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! Friday and the weekend, September 21, 2018

Downtown Springfield strip bars want the city to allow them to have customers enter after  1a.m.
SCAM ALERT: Publisher’s Clearing House phone scam.
Nicole Bessette will clean your home or office and make NO JUDGEMENTS!
Springfield gynecologist sentenced for sharing patient files and lying to the Feds.
Six Flags prepares a bigger, scarier “Fright Fest!”
WARNING: E Coli contaminated beef recall!
Kevin Sullivan dedication.

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! Friday and the weekend, September 14, 2018

Mayor Sarno turns down City Council request for posthumous promotion of the late Police Lt. Robert Caulton.
MGM Springfield announces a new comedy club – Roar!
Tony Orlando returns to the Big E for the first time in 44 years!
Noreen Tassinari – all about the Big E this year!
Blandford Ski Area makes a comeback for our skiers!
And now, a bowling alley, karaoke and billiards indoor adventure park at the Holyoke Mall!
Marcotte Ford in Holyoke completes its $8M upgrade!
Hadley’s new Route 9 traffic light beacon.
Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese fixes debris problems at St. Jerome Cemetery in Holyoke.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Big E and MGM and traffic.
October at City Stage – music and laughter!
Keshawn Dodds wins the 2018 Ubora Award.
Karissa Coleman named Ahadi Youth Award Winner.
Kendrah Elise owns and operates a “cruelty-free, vegan” hair salon in Westfield!
Catherine Pappas presents the Big E Shuttle!
Mass State Police setting up a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday the 15th.
Mayor Sarno, Commissioner Barbieri and other city officials will walk through shooting-plagued Forest Park.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 27, 2018

Spirit of Springfield teams up with 180 Fit Gym for the 5th annual Ride To Remember.
Mercedes-Benz of Springfield has awarded another Mercedes-Benz to a lucky winner!
Convenience store clerk in Greenfield arrested for indecent assault on a customer.
Two months of construction ahead as Columbia Gas repairs a Holyoke main.
Barber shop offers students free haircuts and backpacks for back-to-school.
25 people charged in federal court with document and benefit fraud.
Cities and businesses banning plastic straws are getting pushback from those concerned for the disabled.
Mayor Sarno pitches for blood donations to the Red Cross.
Local restaurant stars.

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, April 17, 2017

Bertucci’s in West Springfield, Amherst, and Longmeadow – CLOSED!
Wayward cows wander onto Greenfield road!
Home Depot on Boston Road repeatedly robbed… police have charged a suspect.
Chez Albert closes.
Westfield Wildwater Races!
Mayor Sarno joins with several police departments to sign a petition to change bail laws.
Mercy Medical Center receives a “Blue Distinction Center” designation.
Last week for Toys R Us gift cards!
Turkey drops in to home – and leaves

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 13, 2018

Mayor Domenic Sarno lets Mass. judges “have it” over low bails for repeat offenders.
Springfield Fire Rescue saves a dog trapped on a ledge.
George Lucas buys the Norman Rockwell painting at the root of a Berkshires lawsuit.
Yankee Candle holds ice cream sundae eating contest!
Westfield residents are up in arms over litter and trash in their neighborhood.
Iron Duke Brewing is moving to new digs in Wilbraham.
The Big Day is coming for Brynn Cartelli!
Win tickets to the Springfield Symphony just by emailing Pioneer Valley Radio!
The story of Friday the Thirteenth!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 6, 2018

Judge allows Northampton museum to sell Rockwell works.
Northampton alleged “Peeping Tom” in court – the latest.
Michael Kremensky, “Peeping Tom” in Northampton, is fired.
It’s back – Applebee’s “Dollarita!”
Longmeadow Police rescue owl after tree fall.
Western Mass. black bears are waking up!
Springfield City Council works through rift on immigrant offered sanctuary by local church.
Western Mass. man fighting fifth OUI charge.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 29, 2018

DA Gulluni addresses spike in opioid overdoses and the arrest of three men dealing lethal heroin.
Wilbraham Democratic Committee holds a caucus to introduce candidates.
Truck vs. house on Pomona Street in Springfield.
Local reverend “fears for Mayor Sarno’s soul…”
Northampton Easter Egg Hunt schedule!
Deerfield bomb scare.
Historic vote to change Amherst town government.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday November 15, 2017

Parking lot scam – may be coming this way… a heads up!
Downtown Springfield Hampden Bank Building for sale!
Meningitis contracted by second UMass Amherst student.
Balloon Wranglers wanted!
Regional law enforcement cracks down on Springfield prostitutes – and THEIR JOHNS!
… and the word of the day, thought for the day, morning LOL and the weather, too!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 13, 2017

Jury duty scam alert!
Some 91 exits reopen!
Injunction stops Rockwell paintings sale in the Berkshires.
Weekend power outages.
Springfield park named for fallen Springfield police officers.
Westfield Bombers receive national football honor!
“Jesus Christ Superstar” special screening, featuring singalong and cast members!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday October 10, 2017

Amherst cello bomb.
CONTROVERSIES! Holyoke High School and the Seuss Museum mural. Updates!
Agawam preliminary election day! The rundown.
Operation Safe Campus is underway.
St. Stanislaus working on more than 1750 golumpkis! And more!
City schools need windows update… 15 million dollars worth.

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! Monday, October 2, 2017

RIP Monty Hall and Anne Jeffreys
Southampton veterinarian rescues a horse from the second floor of a barn fire.
Auto inspection laws have changed.
Alberta Howard celebrates her 105th! The Mayor and others on hand.
Elmcrest Country Club fire – again!
Big E winds down, breaking attendance records!
Chicopee Parks and Rec Dept., offering vouchers for purchase to all Springfield Thunderbird games.
The state is auctioning off abandoned jewelry.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 21, 2017

Angry Springfield Mayor issues executive order for social media guidelines for city employees.
Street lights are out on Sumner Ave!
It’s fair season – and we have the rundown!
Granby Police and Fire public safety open house
First Cocchi BBQ rebroadcast conversation; today, Bill Sapelli for Agawam Mayor!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend August 18, 2017

Neffinger sues East Longmeadow and Paul Federici.
Ernesto Cruz stays in the Springfield City Council race, despite a boatload of trouble.
DA Gulluni on opioid abuse (exclusive).
Congrats to Career Point in Holyoke and Prospect Variety Convenience Store.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday June 7, 2017

House tour of Springfield’s historic homes!

Ware’s new Taco Bell gets huge opening crowd!

Don Humason’s Flag Day stand-out

East Longmeadow’s election day stand-outs in a pouring rain!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 25, 2017

Holyoke councilor refers to panhandlers as “animals”

Region’s Sears stores spared the ax…for now

Find out what local eatery is voted third best burger in the nation!

New Hilton for Chicopee on the way

Amherst liquor laws under review