Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mayocue and Mayomust?
Big drug bust in Groton.
Emergency Open Pantry asking for your help (with Annie Rennix).
Black Bears are awake, roaming and looking for food.
Longmeadow School Committee appoints 4 new members.
Dollar Tree closes 390 Family Dollar Stores and folding in 200 others under the Dollar Tree name.
Springfield Alzheimer’s Association looking for volunteers.
Longmeadow residents warned about their drinking water standards.
Horse rescued from icy pond in Brimfield.
Walter Alexander, Marine veteran of World War II AND The Korean War, turns 102!
City Councilor Orlando Ramos cans his run for Springfield Mayor.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 7, 2019

Facebook will now let you UNSEND a text message!
Connecticut developers plan a large-scale marijuana dispensary.
Valentine’s Day is a special day at Center Square Grill – with Bill Collins.
MGM Springfield in prime spot to manage Symphony Hall.
Longmeadow School Superintendent search on hold TFN.
Greenfield Police use new technology to keep their K-9 Officer cool.
Warm and cold temps may bring “Basement Flooding Season!”
Columnist Barbara Carlson along with Congressman Richie Neal to speak at the Springfield Regional Chamber.
Photographer Sandra Costello presents her “Brave Moments” series in Easthampton.
Bobs in Enfield closing after 40 years.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, January 29, 2019

“Forever Stamps” going up!
Longmeadow School Committee in limbo until it fills four spots.
Military helicopter makes emergency landing in Warren.
Dinosaur Discovery exhibition at the Springfield Science Museum.
“Four Sundays in February” in Northampton.
Good Samaritan intervenes at a shoplifting melee in Springfield.
Norah Jones comes to Northampton.
Upset at The Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive!
Magic Yarn Project for children undergoing cancer treatment.
Town of Goshen reaches out to a family in who lost everything in a fire.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 11, 2019

Toyota airbag recall!
Throw out any Bauer’s Candies Modjeskas due to possible hepatitis A danger.
Bradley International and Frontier Air announce new service to three more cities.
Two more retail marijuana shops to open in Berkshire County.
USGS Fish Laboratory in Turners Falls suffers through the federal government shutdown.
Dakin Humane Society presents a pet loss discussion event.
Hundreds of area residents take part in the tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King.
Longmeadow School Committee update.
Adolfo’s Restaurant closes for 23 days during liquor license suspension.
Constant vandalism affects Second Chance Veterinary Hospital.
Springfield homeless shelters promise not to turn anyone away during this cold snap of winter weather.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Starbucks winter lineup flavors!
Springfield City Council announces committee appointments for 2019.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation is re-named.
Money from recreational marijuana shops will go to their respective neighborhoods.
Southampton Police are asking for help in locating items removed from the College Highway Cemetery.
Wilbraham Police offer a “safe space” for completing internet purchases.
Longmeadow arguments over the rehiring of the Longmeadow Superintendent Dr. Marty O’Shea continue.
Yeshiva Students recreate the turn of the century Jewish immigration to America.
East Longmeadow holds a hearing on the petition to not renew the Town Manager.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 20, 2018

MassMutual offers its Enfield campus for sale; moving operations to Springfield.
Bo Sullivan will complete his late brother’s term on the Westfield School Committee.
Look Park in Northampton Garden House presents Santa’s Trains!
Longmeadow special town meeting held to recall members of the school committee.
Sarno vetoes City Council’s “Welcoming” ordinance.
Be on the lookout for holiday scams!
Watch out for hunters at this time of year!
Mingles in West Springfield announces it’s closing.
Richie Mitnick’s Christmas Spectacular shifts its location to the Agawam Senior Center!

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! 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.