Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 27, 2018

Advisory from the State Fire Marshal.
Verizon issues? Slow, or no service at all? Here’s why.
Chicopee Police warn of man in truck approaching children. (with Officer Mike Wilk, Chicopee PD)
Square One and Six Flags join forces for a free one day admission, in return for diapers!
Springfield’s hotel boom rolls along!
Mass DOT is almost finished with I-91 construction, detours and closures.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Cosby sentence.
24 hours of nonstop theater at Holyoke Community College’s theater festival.
Adele Cousland of Amherst wins a very prestigious Girl Scout award.
I-91 overnight closures this week!
UMass has charges against a fraternity.
Free Coffee Fridays at Cumberland Farms!
Mobile dentist for veterans stops in Springfield.

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! Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The Eastfield Mall is “de-malling.”
MGM Springfield’s first assault.
Jordan Goodman on the Fed’s adjustment of the prime rate.
MASS DOT have funds and support to study a new exit to serve the hilltowns.
Southwick Country Club golf course becomes a new residential development!
Subway cans the $5.00 Footlong.
Holyoke Mall at Ingleside examines new shopping experiences.
Goodbye to the Hadley landmarks of “Stan the Vegetable Man” and the Hadley Burger King.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 31, 2018

John Boyle O’Reilly Club hosts a concert to benefit the American Cancer Society’s “Relay For Life.”
Predictions call for a low voter turnout on Tuesday – Mass. Primary day.
Springfield Police Department announces three-phase program to launch officer-worn body cameras.
Labor Day Weekend travel advisory.
Andrea Piatti-Bruno manages her six children and her Westfield shop, Blended Village Marketplace.
St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral presents “Glendi!” This is the 40th anniversary of this Greek cultural celebration! Special guest Fr. Christopher Stamas tells us more.

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 February 15, 2018

HCC has a new Affirmative Action officer.
Riverfront Park getting an overhaul; may cause fireworks to relocate this July.
I-91 lane paint fading at Exit 18.
Home Depot hiring throughout Western Mass.
Business People on the move!
Life Skills Seminar at the St. George Greek Cultural Center (w/special guest Father Chris Stamas)
Junior Achievement of Western Mass. presents celebrity bartender night at Springfield’s Plan B Burger Bar (w/ special guest Megan Beliveau).

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, December 22, 2017

Parking bans.
Steak thief!
Help Lorraine’s Kitchen!
Mass. DOT has free coffee for Christmas travelers!
A man fires a gun in front of a state trooper.
A new image campaign for Springfield!
The deadline to buy health insurance through the connector!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 20, 2017

Zoning board votes to shut down Granby Bow and Gun Club.
Mass. DOT warns of extremely high Christmas travel!
Chicopee Police warn of car break-ins!
Lane closures will help holiday travel – a bit –  on I-91.
Long-time city councilors in Springfield say goodbye.
Jordan Goodman on the new tax laws.
Santa and Mrs. Claus now have mutual transponders!
~ much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 18, 2017

Western Mass. holiday traffic!
91-291 overnight closures (handbook).
Amherst Winterfest!
Secret Santa and the Angry Elves; Deedy Family collects toys again this year.
UPS shipping deadline for Christmas.
Unsafe ice warning!
Mass. “cryptocurrency” warning.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 11, 2017

What you need to know about snow removal and possible FINES!
Observe the parking bans! Another fine if you do not!
Mass. State Police remind you to plan ahead for storms!
5000 chickens and ducks in truck rollover on I-84.
Sandisfield DPW fire leaves town without snow removal equipment.
“The French Toast Forecast”
Mass. State Police recommend a winter road kit.
Post Office branches extend their hours for the holidays!
“Home For The Holidays” opens at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 4, 2017

Senator Lesser wants Rosenberg and Hefner investigated!
“Welcome Yule” is coming.
Westfield State weekend bomb threat.
Frontier Regional soccer coach fired over Facebook post.
Hot Chocolate Run in Northampton sold out!
Nancy LeFevre will lead Springfield contingent in Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Hannukah 2017 in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 6, 2017

I’m back!
Finding humanity in the dark.
The Springfield Symphony has a new Executive Director!
Springfield Police Commissioner John Barbieri will be the top balloon cop!
Yanking out the old toll booths – right on schedule!
People are leaving the Berkshires!
Sidewalk reconstruction begins today in Springfield – listen in and find out where!
Parking changes in Amherst!
“This is Your Court Day” at the Springfield courts.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday August 9, 2017

KKK newspaper being delivered to Belchertown homes!
Long-standing Holyoke business has issue with a developer.
(with special guest, Laura Hicks)
Another 100 mph driver – only wearing underwear (!!)
Holyoke City Hall phones – still not working properly.
DOT says remaining toll booths down by the end of November.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 4, 2017

Longmeadow man appears before judge on charges of threatening to shoot another judge.
Westfield honors the late Robert Greenleaf, Pearl Harbor survivor.
West Springfield Fire Dept gets 1.2 M in Fed funds from Richie Neal to hire 8 new firefighters!
John Boyle O’Reilly Club’s Irish Music Celebration.
Weekend movies at the Agawam Cinema with Kimberly Wheeler!
Westfield bridge nearing the end of its life, may not be able to support fire trucks.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday July, 27, 2017

Chicopee’s Night Out Against Crime…LOADED with events!
Former firefighter goes to federal prison for 17 years!
Westfield illegal dumping has business owners fed up!
Six Flags hiring performers!
Richie Mitnick and Friends in concert! Tonight!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday May 31, 2017

Northampton serial streaker – at it again.

MassDOT adds new rules for bicycle riders.

Mayor Sarno asks for tornado remembrance on its 6th anniversary.

The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum opens!

Longmeadow actor David Leslie stars in “The Producers” in Sturbridge.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 8, 2017

Grace period on the Pike ends!

Flynn goes for the fifth term in Hampden.

O’Connell OUT in Holyoke.

Minimum marriage age in Mass. protest

Brad Shepard Today! Monday April 3, 2017

Mayor Kos runs again!

Rebecca Lobo inducted into Basketball HOF Class of 2017.

Business people on the move and in the news –  Cheryl Ronzoni and Paul Picknelly.

Converse Street in Longmeadow will be tied up for several months.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Rabid bats in West Springfield, fifty years of the Great Pumpkin, Trouble in the Agawam Police Dept., Mike’s Maze, and other Halloween activities!  It’s all here as you start your Tuesday morning with Brad