Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 23. 2021

Mayor Sarno attends a grand opening of a local salon.

Gas prices for the week, unchanged.

ArtsBeat Reporter, Mark Auerbach and Tanglewood.

Mayor Sarno is tired of the courts releasing repeat offenders.

Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood cites and example of repeat offenders and city gun crime.

Eversource replaces Agawam transmission lines…by helicopter.

Adams Route 8 road improvement project all week.

“ReGreen Springfield” virtual roundtable on Zoom and Facebook Live.

Ludlow million dollar winner!

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 23. 2021
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 25, 2021

Eversource customers note an increase; Priscilla Ress explains.

Governor Baker announces curfew changes.

Mayor Sarno attends Sunday Mass with Springfield’s new Bishop presiding.

Trinity Health Of New England hosts a special Spanish version of its COVID-19 webinar series.

Glenmeadow Retirement Community’s Thelma Brewster, 105, receives her vaccine.

Monson Police report rash of car break-ins.

MGM Springfield announces 24-hour operations this week.

Greenfield Public Library announces a special promotion.

West Springfield warns of unsafe ice at Piper Pond.

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 25, 2021
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Radio Show #407 – Eversource Costs –
with Priscilla Ress

Eversource customers have noticed an increase in their energy bills, and have been noting this to the press and to the company itself.

Here to explain what they are seeing is Eversource Senior Media Specialist, Priscilla Ress.

Priscilla also notes ways that can be very effective in reducing your energy costs.

Web:  www.eversource.com  •  Email: priscilla.ress@eversource.com

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Radio Show #407 - Eversource Costs -
with Priscilla Ress
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 19, 2020

Big E “Golden Ticket” sells out – and fast!
Pintu of Pintu’s Indian Palace offers Thanksgiving meals for pick-up for families in need.
Ludlow Police remind all about the Governor’s recent changes.
Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee offers a free “Grab and Go” dinner on Monday!
Free traditional Thanksgiving meal pick-up from the Berkshire South Community Center.
Eversource reports a scam.
Baystate revises visitor policy.
Springfield HHS Commissioner Helen Caulton-Harris receives an honor.
Springfield officials gather for the opening of Pynchon Plaza.
The Mayor and the HHS Commissioner are “taking it to the streets.”

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 19, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Dakin’s spay/neuter clinic reopening for cat, dog and rabbit care.
Jordan Goodman on stimulus potential.
Mayor Sarno’s latest COVID-19 statistics for Springfield.
Eversource finalizes its takeover of Columbia Gas Co.
Greenfield RMV reopens for certain transactions.
Chicopee Comprehensive High School staffer tests positive for COVID-19.
Southwick Regional High School member tests positive for COVID-19.

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 14, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 1, 2020

Dakin fundraiser: “Barks and Brews.”
Northfield “trick or treat” guidelines.
How about a purple pumpkin for Halloween?
Bartlett Tree Experts in Hadley is giving away 500 free saplings.
Mercy Medical Center is urging you to get your flu shot this year.
In Holyoke, Hampden Paper closes after 140 years.
Fall foliage starting in.
Mayor Sarno meets with Eversource officials; Columbia Gas takeover under discussion.

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 1, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 17, 2020

Autumn leaves!
Baystate Bloodmobile in Holyoke – blood is needed.
Court Street BLM mural is repaired; investigation continues.
Restaurant, hotel, and pouring establishment taxes due date extended.
East Longmeadow school year underway, in remote learning format.
Visitation at Holyoke Soldiers’ Home suspended due to employee COVID-19 diagnosis.
Agawam paramedics partner with school nurses.
DoorDash offers free Dunkin’ Munchkins!
Springfield notes Hispanic Heritage Month.
Press conference today with an update of Springfield Police Dept. changes.
Mayor Sarno asks to waive liquor license fees in Springfield.
Greenfield donates $70,000 to fit more of the town for outdoor dining.
Eversource uses helicopters to examine transmission lines.

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 17, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 21, 2020

A Western Mass. town is labeled “high risk” for COVID-19.
Longmeadow 6-year-old raises $5,000 for Boston Children’s Hospital.
West Springfield replacing its street lights.
Efforts to make the French King Bridge in Franklin County suicide-proof.
Trinity Health Of New England wishes to close Farren Care Center in Turners Falls.
USDA investigates salmonella outbreak in tainted peaches.
Coronavirus hits Southwest Airlines at Bradley; flights reduced.
Mayor Sarno and Fire Commissioner B.J. Calvi swear in 5 new firefighters today.
Hot weather returns through the weekend.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 21, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Springfield and Tapestry Health offer additional testing sites.
Chicopee TV offers television programs featuring the Aldenville Concert performers.
Longmeadow juveniles arrested for vehicle break-ins.
Basketball courts in Holyoke have their hoops back again.
Springfield voters can use a ballot drop box installed at Springfield City Hall.
Funds now available for Springfield storm manhole replacement.
Holyoke City Councilor calls for censure of another councilor.
Mayor Sarno joins Mercy Medical Center for World Humanitarian Day.
Springfield City councilor calls for investigation of Eversource rates.
White Hut ready to reopen!

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 10, 2020

Eversource is still picking up the pieces – with Priscilla Ress.
COVID-19 uptick in Western Mass. – the latest numbers.
Tapestry Community Health Care staffers scour the canal area for discarded syringes and needles.
Springfield and East Longmeadow school districts decide to go “remote” in the fall.
Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse’s campaign runs into some difficulty.
Three Holyoke parishes propose combining.

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 10, 2020
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Radio Show #348 – Lighting Up Western Mass. with Priscilla Ress of Eversource

Heading into the weekend, it would appear that the long wait for the restoration of your electricity is at an end – at least as far as Eversource customers are concerned.

This special program may be especially welcomed by those who are weary of outage maps and voicemail in obtaining information on their electricity status.

In this interview, Priscilla Ress, spokesperson for Eversource, indicates the success the power company is having in finalizing the return of all their customer’s commercial and residential power.

This storm was deceptively brutal, and the repairs and cleanup operations have been extraordinary and challenging.

You’ll hear precisely why in this conversation.

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Radio Show #348 - Lighting Up Western Mass. with Priscilla Ress of Eversource
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 6, 2020

Western Mass. takes a tropical beating.
Mayor’s emergency decrees.
Power outage review.
Smith & Wesson splits into two companies.
Cleanup underway in East Longmeadow.
Untreated wastewater released into the Chicopee and Connecticut Rivers.
Cyanobacteria found in the Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton.
Picking up the Isaias pieces.
Clorox disinfecting wipes shortage.
Grocery store shortages.

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 6, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Tropical storm bringing unsettled weather to Western Mass. today and tonight.
Northampton starts its parking system back up.
ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach.
COVID-19 uptick? Dr. Mark Keroack.
Mercy Medical Center’s ongoing COVID-19 fight – with CMO Dr. Robert Roose.
The Village Closet in Huntington is relocating.
Embezzlement trial of a former town treasurer is scheduled.
Utility companies prepare for a tropical storm.
Testing sites for Governor Baker’s “Stop the Spread” program.
Springfield Public Schools now offering evening meals.

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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 15, 2020

News from Trinity Health Of New England.

COVID-19 stats from Mercy Medical Center.

David Sutton and One Call Away.

Mayor Sarno reviews plans for Springfield’s reopening.

Springfield offers relief and adjustment for due dates of taxes and fees.

College of Our Lady of the Elms aims to reopen for Fall semester.

Eversource warns of phone scammers.

New Deputy Director of Veteran Services for Springfield Joseph DeCaro.

On N On donates 750 KN95 masks.

Three taken to the hospital from toxic gas fumes at Southwick Dunkin’.

Connecticut scheduled to reopen May 20.

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 15, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 30, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 statistics.

Holyoke Soldiers Home sees more mortality.

Freedom Credit Union donates to our first responders – with FCU President Glenn Welch.

Agawam Cinemas hold auctions and offer curbside movie snacks – with owner Kim Wheeler.

Dunkin offers free coffee and a donut to nurses for National Nurses Day.

The fate of Western Mass. high school proms.

Ludlow may have to lay off some teachers in the coming school year.

Scientists suggest a COVID-19 vaccine may come sooner than first thought.

Where is my stimulus check?

Working from home and social distancing is causing higher than normal electric usage and bills.

 

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 30, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mayor Sarno announces enhanced patrols of Forest Park.

Dr. Mark Keroack outlines the Baystate COVID-19 response plan.

Mass. Mental Health Association VP Kim Lee explains their new service “Telewell.” (Telehealth).

Erving Industries runs 24/7 making toilet paper.

Holyoke closes Ingleside Mall.

Two dental associations urge dentists to close for the time being.

Congressman Neal and Dr. Mark Keroack invite the public to a telephone information session today.

AIC announces transition to “Distance Learning.”

Eversource suspends collections for the time being.

STCC extends spring break by one week.

Club Fitness remains open for workouts.

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 28, 2020

Bay Path University names new president to succeed Carol Leary.

Kelly Partridge and Contribution Clothing.

Eversource buys Columbia Gas for 1.1 billion.

Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office announces the loss of one of its own.

Mercedes-Benz of Springfield holds a massive networking event – and you are invited!

“Hooplandia” at the Big E!

CDC-recommended coronavirus emergency survival kit.

Unmi Abkin of Coco & the Cellar Bar nominated for the 5th time by the James Beard Foundation.

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 28, 2020
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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 8, 2019

Marty Fulwood invites you to enjoy Club One Entertainment Complex in Feeding Hills.

Walgreens announces closing of 200 stores throughout the U.S.

One day after a lawsuit is filed over the New Hampshire crash, Westfield Transport dissolves its corporation.

Work to begin on $43 million mill space in Easthampton.

And still more utility company phone scams.

Northampton’s Viva Fresh Pasta has closed after 34 years in business.

Springfield WWII veteran’s family receives Medal of Liberty.

Big Y distribution center breaks ground on big expansion.

Illegal trash dumping continues to plague Loon Pond in Springfield.

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 8, 2019
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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!

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Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 1, 2019
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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 31, 2019,

Missing Brimfield Bearded Dragon.

Amherst License Board looks to control BYOB amounts for restaurants.

Springfield summer reading program for children.

Holyoke 10 year-old has his own successful business.

Eversource imposter going door-to-door in East Springfield.

MGM Springfield slot machine tech indicted and charged with ripping off the casino.

Denise Menard, East Longmeadow Town manager, resigns.

Cummington asks Village Closet to move to a new location.

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 31, 2019,
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