Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Cool day in the summer!
Mayor Sarno is livid after vandalism to the BLM mural on Court Street.
Max Hartshorne on the North Shore and Cape Ann as a getaway destination.
Western Mass. real estate market is up… and down.
Springfield A&F Officer TJ Plante receives an award.
Amherst Police detective retires after 31 years on the force.
Mayor Sarno kicks off Gray House fundraiser at Hot Table in Springfield.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honors Springfield’s Parks and Rec Manager Pat Sullivan.
Mandatory water restrictions in Pittsfield begins today.
The fate of the Parade of the Big Balloons this year?
125-year-old locally owned business in Easthampton closing for good.
Eastfield Mall cancels “Mall-O-Ween” for this year.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 10, 2020

Governor Baker credits Mayor Sarno with Springfield’s drop in COVID-19 transmissions.
United Way of Pioneer Valley distributes 2600 backpacks to needy students.
Big E beers and ciders served up at the Log Cabin.
Monson delays school opening.
Gray House is raising funds to “Fill the Plate” for Springfield.
Dakin Humane Society receives a Rachael Ray Grant.
Springfield Museums resumes its “Museums à la Carte” series.
Gill bus company offers a new high-tech cleaning process for their school buses this year.
Agawam City Council votes unanimously to leave its school mascot and colors unchanged.
Stop & Shop launches a back to school snack program.

Radio Show #319 – John DeVoie and Hot Table

John DeVoie’s Hot Table is a Western Mass. success and a high note in what is known as “fast casual” dining.

From one original location in Springfield to a total of 7, from Western Mass. to Central Mass. and into Connecticut, only the pandemic has slowed down Hot Table’s amazing growth.

In this program, John speaks candidly about the harrowing drop in revenue as a result of COVID-19, and his drive to continue his downtown Springfield Tower Square renovation.

Hot Table will reopen – and John’s optimism speaks for itself!

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Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 stats.

Special program, “Let’s Get Moving,” at Rachel’s Table.

Fresh vegetables at Pomeroy Vegetable Farms an option for scarcity at area supermarkets.

John DeVoie, president and founder of Hot Table, continues his downtown renovation through the pandemic.

Farmers Market at Forest Park’s Facebook post receives criticism from the public and from Mayor Sarno.

Massachusetts recreational marijuana shops set to reopen.

Mass. retail stores may be allowed to offer curbside service starting next week.

Stop & Shop offering free seed pods to kids!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Two Western Mass. towns report confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Big Y donates $125K to food banks in Western Mass. and Connecticut.

Brett Berchin at DelfShaven Designs describes current small business challenges.

Baystate Health Systems’ Dr. Mark Keroack on the status of testing locally for COVID-19.

Hot Table offers a free meal to frontline workers.

New date for special elections in two districts.

Peter Pan Bus Lines and the PVTA schedules impacted by the health emergency.

Blue Seal Kielbasa is back at Chicopee Provisions.

Ludlow Police see an increase in domestic violence calls.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Armenian Festival.

Springfield’s “Fill The Plate, Feed a Family” trying to raise an additional $15,000.

Beef recall in the amount of 24,000 lbs.

More than 5,000 first-year students move into UMass for the fall.

EEE virus reaches critical alert levels in the state.

South Hadley DPW chief retiring at the end of the month.

Glendi time in Springfield!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 7, 2018

Apple iPhone recall.
RIP Burt Reynolds.
Shelburne Falls’ Bill Cosby sued by his defense team over unpaid fees.
East Longmeadow’s NHL Florida Panthers center Frank Vatrano comes home to check out MGM!
Danny Eaton’s first production of his new season, “Johnny Guitar” had its opening at the Majestic Theater!
Anthony Maloni and his family have rescued the Wilbraham landmark, Rice’s Fruit Farm.
West Springfield High School mourning the loss of JV Basketball Coach Kevin Campbell.
The Gray House teamed up with Hot Table to feed those in need.
The Mattoon Street Arts Festival marks 46 years.
World Trade Center “I-beam” groundbreaking ceremony is Friday at Riverfront Park.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday February 16, 2016

  • Hot Table’s Polar Vortex a success
  • Farewell to the Agawam Motor Lodge; Mayor Cohen joins us for the post mortem
  • Columbia Gas supports the USO
  • Palmer waves prop tax for a Ludlow business move
  • China House clerk defeats knife wielding robber, with water