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! Monday, July 23, 2018

Mass. Pike driver in Auburn loses control of vehicle and lands in Sears parking lot.
Columbia Gas urges drivers to find alternate routes due to State Street gas main work.
State has funding for three Springfield institutions.
Weekend car accidents in the Pioneer Valley.
Gill bicyclist injured in car accident.
Holyoke – two car accident shuts down Commercial Street.
Habitat for Humanity in Greater Springfield builds three homes for deserving families.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 31, 2018

Governor Baker nominates an Associate Justice for the Palmer Court.
Sheriff Cocchi offers 86 beds for opioid treatment.
NEA approves $20,000 grant for the Community Music School of Springfield.
Forest Park major culvert repair closes the main entrance for four months.
Rainy weather affecting area golf courses.
Brimfield Police warning: do not leave aerosol cans in hot cars!
Gypsy Moths are back.
This program is presented in the memory of Jim Madigan.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday August 29, 2017

Selling the Statehouse in Boston to Springfield.
I-91 migraines!
Back to school!
South Deerfield woman charged with 15 grand worth of stolen lottery tickets.
Springfield trees being rehabbed and replanted.
Chicopee car break-ins.
Forest Park entrance reopened!

Brad Shepard Today – Friday and the weekend, August 11, 2017

Former Holyoke Deputy Treasurer heroin trafficking charge.
Big E Big 5K Road Race
Marijuana recreational use and the law – driving while high… no.
The Hill says no Mass. sales tax holiday this year.
Missing llama found!
THE WEEKEND! Food and music!
(CORRECTION: The Thirsty Mind is located in South Hadley.)

Brad Shepard Today! Monday July 31, 2017

The Tavern in Westfield…SOLD!
Melha Shrine Hall…..for sale!
Alex Morse declares for another term in Holyoke
Games and Lanes in Agawam–finally gets the wrecking ball
Amherst gets a new rotary!
Westfield reports 20 bike thefts!
Pittsfield youth receive court sentence to perform Shakespeare
—so much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 17, 2017

Bicycle accidents.
Hot dog recall.
Hazmat called to Southwick McDonald’s.
Norman Rockwell painting auction!
Whately home break-ins.
“100 Most Dangerous Days.”

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday June 28, 2017

Trash problem at Forest Park.
New parking for STCC!
Pittsfield seen as new cultural hub of the region!
Bookmobile rides again!
Truck driver vs. utility pole takes out power to Whately.
Northampton’s new system of downtown parking.

Brad Shepard Today! January 17th, 2017

New East Forest Park library comes in at 9.5 million
Springfield and Holyoke make the list of the 100 most dangerous cities in America
Children Of Eden to open at the Sinai Temple; with Sheri Levson
Facebook warning... and three rescued roosters

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday April 25, 2016

  • A week of traffic hassles on I-91 starts now!
  • (find out how to get around it)
  • Brush fires in the region
  • Farewell to a 40 year radio run
  • White Brook Middle School football field finally has lights!
  • Fishing derby for kids!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, President’s Day, 2-15-16

  • COLD WAVE!
  • Utilities impacted, power outages, and gas pressure down in Forest Park
  • Burger King in Westfield flooded
  • Atkins Farms pipes burst
  • President’s Day; what’s opened and closed

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday January 11, 2016

  • Wind and rain, and power outages, and downed trees
  • Ludlow High School students making “No Sew blankets” for those in need
  • Westfield’s Julie Leavitt collecting hats, gloves, and mittens for winter needs
  • Demolition on the former Zanetti School to begin
  • Powerball jackpot

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 14, 2015

  • Spring in December continues-“White Christmas” in doubt!
  • Forest Park welcomes new friends and lights the tree
  • Festival of Trees keeps growing!  A success story
  • Newell Rubbermaid buys Yankee Candle’s parent company
  • Sobriety checkpoint…when and where?

Brad Shepard Today labor Day 2015 (September 7, 2015) Edition

  • Labor Day
  • Amy Lord Sparkle Park in Wilbraham
  • Red Cross blood donations
  • Reverend Tom Callard and family, in Forest Park, displaced by fire
  • Labor Day rundown-what’s open and closed

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! August 7, 2015

  • MGM, the Gaming Commission, I91, and the extended opening date
  • Greenfield fire department–this time has to put the water out
  • Weekend jazz and soul downtown
  • Chicopee joining Springfield in moving the election date
  • Sarno extends the city pools
  • A favorite Forest Park restaurant…closing

BRAD SHEPARD TODAY June 29, 2015

  • Weekend power outages
  • Square dancers convention
  • Pioneer Valley fireworks schedule
  • New firewood law
  • 125 years of Forest Park
  • TV22 Scholarship winner
  • New sick pay law
  • Westfield banana injury

Brad Shepard Today June 1, 2015

  • New unemployment low for Springfield for the first time since the recession
  • New Catholic School now has a name
  • ALS Walk
  • Forest Park hunters in court
  • Two Ware heroin sweeps in 24 hours
  • Fundraiser for a Ludlow teacher and National Guard member