Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 14, 2018

Kentucky Fried Chicken offers you a log with the aroma of fried chicken.
Chairwoman of Longmeadow Democratic Committee steps down.
Easthampton Police warn of thin ice.
Happy Holidays from TD Bank’s Denise Fleming.
Concerns arise over the condition of Springfield street lights.
Mohawk Trail Regional Schools received an anonymous $50,000 donation.
The Longmeadow Shops will soon sport a new restaurant.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 12, 2018

State launches a holiday safe-driving initiative.
Springfield school crossing guard victim of a hit and run.
Jimmy Dean sausages recall.
Eversource announces rate increase.
The “Celtic Nutcracker” at the Academy of Music in Northampton.
Riverdale Shops and other shopping centers see holiday shopping kicking up.
Marijuana dispensaries still seeing long lines as well as out-of-state buyers.
Longmeadow Knights cheerleaders are going to a national competition at Disney World!
Gift cards and store closings!
Why are gas prices higher in our hill towns?
Opening night for “Home for The Holidays” at the Majestic Theater.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 16, 2018

New version of Monopoly for Millennials.
Longmeadow School Committee votes not to renew superintendent’s contract.
MGM Springfield’s October take.
Massachusetts’ laws and limits on leaving unattended dogs outside during a weather emergency.
Western Mass. trees still have leaves – not good for your lawn for them to mix with snow.
Eversource warning of schemes.
Christopher Viale and Cambridge Credit Counseling of Agawam can help with credit card balances.
Western Mass. school threats and hoaxes have increased over the last few years.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 30, 2018

Drunk drivers crash on a property in Great Barrington and assault the owner who came to help.
Springfield City Council getting closer to pot shops approval for downtown.
Big E advance discount tickets are going on sale! Here are the prices and deals!
Starting Friday, thousands of UMass students move on to campus!
Eversource places an electric car charger at the Union Station.
Back to school checklist: has your child’s EpiPen expired?
Remembering Bob Martin (Jurach) with Mike Haze.
The Somers Village Players is about to present a man-eating plant -“The Little Shop of Horrors!” (With Angela Taylor)
Springfield non-profit experiences a sewage back-up and damage estimated at $100,000.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 17, 2018

Murder indictments returned against Stewart Weldon.
Former Northampton High School custodian sentenced for spying on girls in the school bathroom.
Real estate scams uncovered!
Southwick restaurant hit by 93 year-old motorist.
Springfield and Eversource work to replace South End missing street lights.
Cocchi Picnic Moment: Chicopee Police Info Officer Mike Wilk.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sobriety checkpoints from the Mass. State Police this weekend.
Morgan Horse Show at the Big E is canceled.
Spinning for The Ride To Remember in downtown Springfield today!
Meet Tara Kozub, a Western Mass homemaker and business woman.
Registration for Big E races!
Sales tax holiday – just in time for “back to school” supplies.
Fran Beaulieu carries on a family tradition.
Eversource warns you of an “Eversource” phone scam.
Authentic old Aerosmith van found in Western Mass. woods.
Brad in concert in West Springfield tonight!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Massive oak falls on Agawam home, killing the resident inside.
Gov. Baker signs the car rental increase bill (for funds to support municipal police training).
Goldfish Crackers recall!
River to Range Trail in South Hadley will close for work from Eversource crews.
One trailer at Agawam Mobile Home Park to be demolished; more may follow.
Shelburne Fall’s Bill Cosby plans to fight violent sex offender designation.
National cell phone emergency alert test from FEMA set for September 20, 2018.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 21, 2018

One million dollars bail for the man accused of killing a baker in Ludlow.
Springfield Police officer suspended from the force after his arrest.
Two men arrested following high speed chase injuring a Springfield Police officer.
Elms College, Westfield State and Hampshire College launch their grads this weekend.
Umpteenth black bear warning… be careful!
The mystery of the shoe pile on Rte. 116 in Granby.
Ludlow man threatens Ludlow High School.
Wilbraham election results.
Power outage in Easthampton.
Gas prices jump again… find out how much.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fireworks announcement today!
Hartford church presents the story of Elizabeth Colt, wife of Samuel.
New Tru by Hilton Hotel is open in Chicopee.
Eversource plans summer rate cut.
More aggressive panhandlers.
Granby police ask for help to identify a man accused of grabbing a jogger.
Springfield Police rescue baby ducklings from a storm drain.
Sheriff Cocchi hosts a forum on opioid addiction in Southwick.
How high should your lawn grass be?
Andy Yee acquires new restaurant.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend February 23, 2018

A Western Mass man has dinner with the president
Trivia in bars and lounges is a high tech brain worker!
A long time state rep dies
Is the Berkshire mall having trouble paying its electric bill?
Greenfield middle-school student conceals bb gun in back-pack
60 miscreant teens on bikes confound traffic and police in downtown Chicopee

Brad Shepard Today! Monday February 5, 2018

Agawam Mayor shuts down Agawam Axe House.
Electric bills are supposed to go down.
Weekend shooting at Anthony’s Club.
Amherst Winterfest.
Chicopee police warn of social media video that might be child porn. Possessing it or forwarding it is a criminal offense.
Business people on the move.
PVTA proposes 25% fare increase and cutback in services.

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

Springfield Police Commissioner makes arrests too!
Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses union and hospital management negotiations break down.
Congressman Neal, Holyoke Chamber candidates, and a free car wash!
I-91 Springfield north and southbound lanes shut down this weekend to paint the lanes (again).
State Senate looking to crack down on illegal hunting.
Weather causes electric bills to go through the roof for some customers.
Mayor Sarno gets behind Governor Baker’s tougher stance on opioid addiction.
East Longmeadow trash not picked up in weeks.
Weekend entertainment! Movies and live music!

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! Thursday November 9, 2017

Eversource wants to raise rates!
Ziggy the St. Bernard is back in jeopardy
Bay Path University named one of the ten best colleges in the state
1000 people expected in Amherst for the first “Half Marathon!”
Refurbished building provides new apartment rental opportunities in Chicopee!
Ten area McDonalds raise thousands for Hurrican Maria Puerto Rico relief
Longmeadow says NO to weed

Brad Shepard Today ! Monday, August 14, 2017

I-91 southbound lanes SHUT DOWN overnight this week!
Jazz Fest downtown and Bridge of Flowers Road Race both huge successes!
Western Mass pollen count down… and now back up!
Eversource fraud knocking on doors in Blandford.
Big PVR announcement!!!!!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 15, 2017

Holyoke Police Chief furious with a local judge

Wilbraham’s Peach Festival is back!

Deceased dog, left in car

Monson elections results!

Riverfront Park Makeover!

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend May 12, 2017

Governor Baker nixes soda tax proposal.

Pancake Breakfast tomorrow!

Dog Shelter – a bumpy road for an Agawam woman.

Mass. Bar Association Dial-A-Lawyer phone-in program.

New “Mass Appeal” co-host!

– much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday April 20, 2017

Unicorns exist!  (at Starbucks)

Pushy solar salesman in Deerfield

Westfield pothole throws woman from wheelchair

Goat Yoga?

Brad Shepard Today! Friday April 14, 2017

Good Friday and Easter weekend; what’s opened and closed.
Eversource wants a rate-hike.
Union Station Gala.
Three states in America can take your driver’s license for littering – this is one of them (hear the details!).

Brad Shepard Today! January, 18th, 2017

Open burning in our towns–the rules!
Walmart expansion!
Eversource is asking the state to raise their rates by ten percent for 2018
Opioid epidemic worsens as a new super drug comes into play