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.

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! 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.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 18, 2019

Heat wave coming!

Eversource says they’re ready for the heat and to respond to any outages.

Richie Mitnick in concert in West Springfield tonight!

Live Well Springfield’s “Guess What I Did” kickoff!

JP’s Steakhouse in Southampton closes.

Springfield Election Commissioner says there will be no election notification program this year.

Evaluation of Campanile restoration almost complete.

Marty Fulwood at Club One would like some help.

Big E Horse Show!

Eversource offers tips to save money on cooling.

Mt. Tom Ice Cream offering officers working traffic details in the heat a scoop to cool off.

Cannabis Control Commission gives Pittsfield marijuana grower another chance.

Al Kasper buys Savage Arms from Vista Sports conglomerate.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Heat wave coming!

KettlePizza went to the White House.

Dish Network may drop Western Mass News from its channel line up.

Former Hadley police officer, sentenced to 14 months in prison, appeals verdict.

Natural gas leak  brings out firefighters.

Happy 3rd birthday to K-9 Finn at the Chicopee Police Dept.

Hampshire County summer camp canceled by the Health Dept.

Ms. Massachusetts Senior America 2019.

Oxford man electrocuted after climbing a utility pole.

Eversource prepares for power outage.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 27, 2019

Marijuana – school zone buffer reduced in Holyoke.

Chicopee police officer fires at a driver who tried to run him down.

East Longmeadow homicide.

Springfield City Council approves a permit for the return of a 16 Acres Daycare Center.

Forest Park downed tree causing power outage.

Professional Women’s Chamber of Western Mass. names “Woman of the Year,” Denise Hurst.

McKnight Neighborhood Council recognizes E. Henry Twiggs and Arthur Jones.

Florence Soft Serve burglary.

Riverfront Park’s Independence Day celebration and fireworks!

Fallout continues from deadly New Hampshire crash.

Wilbraham native named first female CEO of Warner Brothers.

Van Horn Park activates its splash pad!

Jefferson, NH Fire Dept. lowers their flag in memory of the 7 motorcycle crash victims.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Bike thefts on the rise in Longmeadow! Be forewarned!
Kitchen fire leaves five homeless in Holyoke.
Springfield Chamber of Commerce hosts 4 local mayors.
Faces in Northampton closes for good.
Springfield Police Sergeant Michael Daly promoted to lieutenant.
Springfield City Council studies extension of moratorium on new pawn shops.
Police comfort dog, Officer Donut of the Greenfield Police Dept., turns 1!
Hampshire College Board of Trustees Chairwoman quits.
Pathetic crime of the week.
Eversource phone scam reported in Longmeadow.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Baystate Health ER reports uptick in marijuana overdoses since the legalization of recreational use.
Charity Volleyball Tournament to help the Mental Health Association.
Festival of Flowers at the Springfield Museums.
Passover begins Friday, April 19. Jewish Family Services makes sure Jewish families have the necessary ritual foods.
Westover Air Reserve has a controlled burn of hundreds of acres of grasslands.
Springfield drunk driver hits fire truck, two cars and several utility poles.
Berkshire Mall reopens! Claims their electric bills are higher than they should be. Eversource does not agree.
Bosworth Street man engulfed in flames after pouring ignition liquid into his fire pit.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 25, 2019

Berkshire Mall remains dark; owner is working on getting power back on.
Maple sugaring season is winding down.
100th Anniversary of the American Legion in Ludlow.
Ludlow authorities rescue 21 cats from a house.
5th annual Springfield Restaurant Week is set for this Spring.
Holyoke Hummus Company celebrates its 2nd anniversary.
Beware: Western Mass. ticks may be worse this year than in years previous.
Holyoke Mall’s “Round 1” opens its doors! Arcade games, bowling, billiards, and more!
Beacon Hill lawmakers take aim at holding cell phones while driving.

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! Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Helicopters join the search for missing Achim Bailey.
Super Bowl breakfast at the Hampden Lions Club! (with Rick Rubin).
Kielbasa Festival will not be held in Chicopee, and its location is uncertain (with Tom Kielbania Jr.)
Belchertown High School violent fight results in serious injury.
Springfield City Council Committee wants to make sure all residents benefit from pot sales.
Eversource warns customers of another scam.
Longmeadow holds a special town meeting to bring the board up to full strength.
UMass and UCLA have a “food bet” on the big game!
Palmer Agway closes.
23rd anniversary of Downtown Springfield Toastmasters open house!

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.