Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 10, 2019

Springfield $1M lottery winner!

Professional Women’s Forum presents a panel of local women leaders.

“Capitol Steps” return to Northampton! (with Mike Thornton).

Amazon distribution center now hiring – by invitation only!

Panhandler runs up $19,000 on a man’s credit card.

Lyn Simmons is Longmeadow’s new Town Manager.

Holyoke Rotary Club presents its Distinguished Citizen Award.

Hadley is looking for a new town accountant.

Big Y donates to 31 breast cancer support groups throughout Mass and CT.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 29, 2019

Big E’s crazy food for this year!

Three County Fair coming!

Northampton’s Dept. of Public Health closes two more city ponds.

South Hadley Council on Aging honors those who helped build their new center.

Ludlow has a $1 Million Mass Lottery winner!

Joe Kennedy III visits Springfield, and hints at a run at Ed Markey’s seat.

Gabrielle Gould replaces Sarah la Cour at the Amherst Business Improvement District.

Balise Auto Sales helps out YMCA relocation with a 3-day car wash.

Western Mass radio personality Bonnie Barnes passes away.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 23, 2019

One of the two victims in the fatal crash on the Enfield – Longmeadow line identified as a postal employee.

Here comes the Tomato Festival!

Paws and Pints at Red Apple Farms for your family and your dog!

Feeding Hills $4 million lottery winner!

Officer Mike Wilk warns of bears in Chicopee residential areas.

Nashawannuck Pond in Easthampton still closed.

West Springfield 16 year-old uses her summer job money to purchase school supplies for students who cannot afford them.

Amazon locating big distribution center in Holyoke, offering hundreds of jobs.

Mickey’s Bike Shop in Chicopee to close after 63 years.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 26, 2019

Mass. Lottery hits new revenue high.

Wade Dubois is “The Jewelry Medic!”

39th Annual Brightside Golf Classic a big success!

Professional Women’s Chamber hosts a networking event.

West Springfield yaks on the loose.

Yankee Candle Co. founder Michael Kittredge II has died.

Greenfield City Council reconsiders the vote on their Safe City Ordinance.

Blueberry season has begun!

Puffers Pond closed again for another E coli issue.

2 Longmeadow teens create “Cars of Longmeadow” car show to benefit Lupus research.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 21, 2019

Another Western Mass. million dollar Lotto winner!
Missing Chicopee teen runaway has been found and is safe.
Melvin Jones sentenced to two years.
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival coming up at the Springfield JCC.
Chicopee federal sewer project finally coming to an end.
American Red Cross of Mass. has responded to 17 emergencies in a short period.
Marijuana retail sales facility proposed for the Macy’s at the Eastfield Mall.
Red Cross honors Hometown Hero Holly Holden.
Beer and wine available for home games of the new ball team for Westfield, the Westfield Starfires.
“Me Too” movement founder Tarana Burke speaks at Smith College.
Springfield City Council working on stricter dirt bike laws.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ticket information for Aerosmith at MGM!
Big announcements and expansion plans from Poland to Hadley with Paul Kozub and V-One Vodka.
More on the Southwest Air flight diverted to Bradley: harrowing on-board accounts.
Western Mass. chef is a finalist in the James Beard Awards!
Legendary UMass Baseball Coach Dick Bergquist has died.
Greenfield Stop & Shop donates its $10,000 lottery bonus to the Food Bank of Western Mass!
Free concert featuring the SciTech Band at the Classical Condominiums.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 4, 2019

Another multimillion-dollar Lottery winner in Chicopee!
In South Hadley, “The Egg and I” is back!
Springfield City Council’s first meeting is this Monday – elections, organization, etc.
Open burning season coming: what you need to know.
Pisgah Road in Huntington is damaging cars.
Springfield’s Central High School Football Team, state champions, now raising funds to pay for their rings!
Chipotle Mexican Grill opens in East Longmeadow.
Raised crosswalk causing drivers trouble in Longmeadow.
Seniors at Springfield’s Sci-Tech High will receive prom tickets and caps and gowns courtesy of a donation from a teacher.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 22, 2018

Springfield traffic and road news for the week!
Historic lottery jackpot.
MGM Springfield at Halloween!
South Amherst’s Small Ones Farm and Halloween’s crop problems.
Ludlow’s St. Paul’s Church offers “Trunk or Treat!”
Massachusetts stink bug population – rising.
Business people on the move: Wade Michaels and Derrick Feuerstein.
Springfield’s Visitors Center moves to a new location.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, July 20, 2018

PVTA gets some more money in the new state budget – service cuts are still planned.
New Holiday Inn on State Street has its big opening!
Lawmakers want a $2 surcharge on rental cars for additional training courses for police.
West Nile Virus is here statewide.
Berkshire County man wins a big lottery prize!
Mass. man’s OUI arrest – over 30 nip bottles in his car.
Subaru of America and other organizations offer blankets and messages of hope to cancer victims.
Snack cakes at nationwide stores are recalled; salmonella contamination possible.
Colony Club members want to bring the closed club back.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday July 10, 2018

Downtown Springfield traffic alerts for the week!
St. Paul’s UMC announcing limited inside spaces for crafts and vendors for their craft fair.
Work continues on the forthcoming September 11th Memorial.
MGM Springfield parking garage almost finished.
Skyline Trading Company in Westfield is expanding and has a big event coming up!
Hatfield Police go above and beyond the call to rescue a hawk!
Mega Millions jackpot huge for tonight!
Movers and shakers in Chicopee and the Berkshires.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hampden and East Longmeadow dispatchers combine and move into the new Hampden Police station.
The 110 Grill comes to Western Mass.
Bill Cosby sentencing date determined and announced.
Voters in Hampden and Wilbraham vote to renovate Minnechaug’s Falcon Field.
MGM Springfield schedules Stevie Wonder for its opening week.
Aggressive panhandler in Springfield racks up two arrests in three days.
Lottery Powerball jackpot – $280 million!
Belchertown passes articles re marijuana and alcohol.
Harbor Freight Tools chainsaw recall.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 26, 2018

It was NOT a shooting at the Eastfield Mall over the weekend.
Belchertown Police hold “Coffee With A Cop.”
Police and school administrations conducting lock-down drills.
Pittsfield Police are looking for a young man who donated his chore money to an ice cream fund… they wish to reward him!
Police and community bond at The X over the weekend.
Springfield Police officer fired… for the second time in eleven years.
Two Western Mass. lottery winners!
Mosques across the state hold an “Open Mosque Day.”
Holy Week has begun with Palm Sunday.
Schell Bridge in Northfield will be taken down.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 7, 2018

Chicopee Police Officer arrested on sex assault charges.
Snowstorm details.
Springfield City Council delays voting on the District Fire Chief contract.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary adds some 85 words!
UMass President Marty Meehan wants to raise millions over the next ten years to lower school costs.
Agawam’s traffic mess at O’Brien’s Corner will have to wait for a fix… mayor says he has bigger problems.
Springfield needle exchange program starts up – as yet the date is unknown.
Potholes are wrecking tires and rims; cab companies prepare for them!
Queen tribute show “ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN” comes to Symphony Hall!
Next West Springfield Police Chief will not have a civil service contract.
Top Golf Swing Suite comes to MGM Springfield in the fall!
Mega Millions!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday February 12, 2018

Car wash attendant in West Springfield robbed.
2018 Springfield Colleen crowned!
Business people on the move!
Longmeadow man gets federal prison sentence for Bank of Ireland account.
Italian Cultural Center deals with water damage and burglary.
Springfield Water and Sewer Commission imposter.
Springfield Million Dollar Golden Ticket winner!

Brad Shepard today! Friday and the weekend, January 5, 2018

West Springfield Police warn; “The Felony Lane Gang” is operating in Western Mass.
This weather is lowering your tire pressure! Some garages offer a different kind of air to prevent this.
Frostbite precautions are necessary!
Watch out for missing lane shift markings and road markings on I-91!
Stuck car revs his engine to the point where his car caught fire!
One Western Mass. town particularly hard hit by the storm.
Red Cross opening shelters from arctic cold today.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Chicks and ducks perish in a Pelham barn fire.
Westfield and Chicopee swear in new lawmakers.
Brutal cold weather in review.
The Town of Greenfield is now officially the City of Greenfield.
Keeping our zoo animals warm in the extreme cold weather.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PETER PAN moves in!
The inside scoop on the Springfield weekend fire.
BRIGHT NIGHTS about to flip the switch for 2017!
WESTERN MASS. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE!
Packages left on porches MAY be stolen this season! Local Police Depts. are issuing warnings!
“Lucky” the famous lottery machine goes on tour!
Thoughts on the death of a mad man.

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, August 25, 2017

Hampden’s Officer Bill Joy retires after four decades!
Kindergarten kids get a “meet and greet.”
Power Ball winner in Chicopee!
Governor’s Council approves new judges for Western Mass.
Buckland gets an anonymous $500,000 gift!
Donate your used eclipse glasses in Northampton!
THE WEEKEND! Music and fairs and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 1, 2016

  • Cocchi said WHAT?! (allegedly)
  • BIG Y getting BIGGER!
  • Two separate Springfield million dollar lottery winners!
  • Festivals, and more electronic tolling info!

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