Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Goodbye “Georgette”
Tax deadline day.
Annual Extravaganja in Northampton could create heavy traffic.
Springfield man headed to state prison after shooting a dog.
Red Cross lifeguard training.
Western Mass. auto detailer also cleans works of history.
Member of Western Mass. 4-H saluted after 55 years of service.
Drivers confused by new Holyoke Mall traffic lights.
Stop & Shop strike update: local markets benefit.
Western Mass. gas prices creep up.
Red Cross installing new smoke detectors for Western Mass. seniors.
YWCA and others recognized at upcoming Regional Chamber Breakfast.
Columbia Gas checking overpressurization of gas lines in Monson and Palmer.

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! Monday, February 18, 2019

Frank’s Diner owner to be arraigned on Tuesday.
Mayor Sarno suspends negotiations with the police union.
Hartford ballpark cans peanuts and Cracker Jacks sales.
Staff job losses coming at Hampshire College.
Flight Fit N Fun opens at Holyoke Mall.
Police warn drivers to clear snow and ice from cars.
Phone scam in Easthampton – phony collection efforts for police union.
Six Flags Summer Job Fair continues (and ends) today!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday. December 5, 2018

National Day of Mourning.
New $1 drink for the holidays from Applebee’s – The Dollar Jolly!
110 Grill about to open at the Holyoke Mall.
Springfield City Council continues its efforts to create “Welcoming Community” ordinance.
Longmeadow School Committee not renewing school superintendent’s contract.
From east to west, Massachusetts lawmakers mark the beginning of Hanukkah.
Longmeadow officially declared “a dementia-friendly town.”
Food Bank of Western Mass. ranks #9 in the country!
Holland and Ware see a huge outbreak of car break-ins!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday November 8, 2018

Veterans Day Parade set for this Sunday!
A.C. Moore Arts and Crafts store at the Holyoke Mall is closing for good.
Parade of the Big Balloons is looking for balloon wranglers!
Nancy Kerrigan welcomes guests to the first “Holidays at MGM Springfield!”
An AARP grant creates new bus benches throughout Springfield!
Margaret’s Pantry in Holyoke is in desperate need of your help to feed those less fortunate.
Holyoke sewage break polluting the Connecticut River is being repaired.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 2, 2018

Rushing the holiday season?
New holiday flavors and cup designs for your Western Mass. Starbucks!
State lawmakers back at work on a commuter rail system connecting Western Mass. to Boston.
Work on the Nash Mills River Bridge in Greenfield will finish sooner than predicted!
New trees for Greenfield and Montague residents!
Dinner theater show opens at the Hampden Senior Center!

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

Mayor Sarno turns down City Council request for posthumous promotion of the late Police Lt. Robert Caulton.
MGM Springfield announces a new comedy club – Roar!
Tony Orlando returns to the Big E for the first time in 44 years!
Noreen Tassinari – all about the Big E this year!
Blandford Ski Area makes a comeback for our skiers!
And now, a bowling alley, karaoke and billiards indoor adventure park at the Holyoke Mall!
Marcotte Ford in Holyoke completes its $8M upgrade!
Hadley’s new Route 9 traffic light beacon.
Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese fixes debris problems at St. Jerome Cemetery in Holyoke.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Thoughts on the weekend, Stevie Wonder, the downtown, Mayor Sarno, Ray Berry Jr., and others!
Ashley Clarke works at Berkshire Bank and heads the Young Professionals Society of Springfield.
Connecticut man fires twice in his home – and explains to the police, he was shooting at a ghost.
Applebee’s offering $2.00 Samuel Adams beers.
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside presents a new indoor adventure park!
Western Mass primary ballot rundown.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 24, 2018

Going to the MGM Casino on opening day? Here’s what you need to know…
Court Square has entertainment and excitement and refreshments for those going to MGM.
WAHLBURGERS coming to downtown!
The Hair Connection offers free braids to students returning to school!
South Hadley man arrested on child rape.
Holyoke Mall Sears will close by November.
Demoted Holyoke firefighter reinstated to his former rank by arbitrator.
State Treasurer Deb Goldberg identifies herself as a political hybrid.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 10, 2018

A new bank branch for the heart of downtown Springfield.
Flu on the rise statewide.
Reward now offered for info leading to the capture of a fugitive.
Firefighters collected 900 winter coats for children!
Jordan Goodman on holiday credit card debt.
New Japanese steakhouse and hibachi for Holyoke Mall…
— much, much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday October 26, 2017

The Springfield IRS Help Center office closes.
Ziggy the St. Bernard’s death sentence commuted.
Warwick bans the pesticide Roundup.
Big Y raises $200,000 for Red Cross hurricane relief.
Holyoke Mall lizard arrest.
Ledges Golf Course in South Hadley having financial troubles.
Another ATM skimming device discovered – this time on Wilbraham Road
—much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Brad talks with Kimberly Wheeler of the Agawam Cinema as she helps Baystate Children’s Hospital with their toy drive!  We have new restaurants at the Holyoke Mall, and also in West Springfield, ski season is underway for Western Mass skiers, and the Catholic Church has changed and revised some of the rules for cremation!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday April 20, 2015

  • East Longmeadow fires town administrator–again
  • Where is your free pretzel?
  • A month long canoe trip ends, a ‘Fun Run” and a Walk for Children begins…….

Brad Shepard Today! Christmas Eve December 24, 2015

  • Bright Nights Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
  • Baby Jesus stolen in Greenfield–again!
  • Forest Park Middle School collects 1600 cans of food!
  • Pay It Forward Holyoke; Holyoke Mall pays for random couple’s cart full of toys!
  • Westfield Salvation Army kettle–stolen
  • Memorial tribute to Mike Balise

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday November 10, 2015

  • Union Station getting closer to opening
  • Major Latin Kings arrests
  • Holyoke Mall women robbed in the afternoon
  • 25 restaurants participating in Veteran’s Day discounts and specials!  Hear the list!
  • Man of La Mancha about to open in CT. Rarely produced and seen!