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

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 3, 2016

Join Brad this morning for a spotlight on early voting in our communities! Turnout? State mandate?What is the cost to the towns? Hear East Longmeadow’s Tom Florence, and Agawam’s Mayor Rich Cohen!  A stop smoking clinic, and a Chinese restaurant in Amherst changes hands and enjoys a new beginning!

So much more!  Your Western Mass morning starts here!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday November 1, 2016

Brad kicks off your first morning in November, with Northampton Restaurant week, the final “Tuesday Market” at Thornes Marketplace in Northampton, The American Rabbit Breeders Association will come to the Big E, an Eversource rate reduction and special guest Lisa Carter tells you about her exciting show, when “Cher” returns to the Hu Ke Lau!

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! Tuesday September 27, 2016

Frost advisories, seven new stores at Ingleside, a downtown office building, only a bit tornado damaged, is on the auction block, gas prices are down, Holyoke High School students can register to vote at age-16-17, when they turn 18, and a 205 foot crane downtown, makes people realize MGM is starting to change the Springfield skyline!  Brad looks at all of this and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday September 13, 2016

Ciro’s in Springfield is back! The Bright Nights Road Race sells out, power outage caused by drugged out naked driver who did what?  The Thunderbirds unveil their new jerseys, Holyoke renames a potion of Dwight Street to honor one of their own. another West Springfield million dollar winner,  all this and more, today, with Brad!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 8, 2016

It’s primary day in Western Mass, and today Brad brings you the Pioneer Valley Radio Voter’s Handbook!  The information you need today to cast your vote!  You will also hear about local power outages, gas leaks and cultural events from the Majestic Theater to the HGTV show WE BOUGHT THE FARM, featuring a local Wilbraham farm!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 6, 2016

  • People making news in Western Mass!
  • Sunset Grill and Pizza in Amherst!
  • Sarno and Williams families play FAMILY FEUD and eat, at HSST
  • Eversource warning, and scam alert! (again!)
  • THE WEEKEND!  Who is playing, and where they are!