Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 21, 2019

Mass. House hears proposal to ban plastic straws.

Springfield Regional Chamber’s Government Reception 2019.

Irish Cultural Center of Western New England welcomes a new dignitary.

Chicopee assists a 94-year-old woman who lost a large amount of cash.

A new mural at Friends of the Homeless.

Arrest made in Athol church fire.

75th Annual Pittsfield Halloween Parade!

Mass. State Police sobriety checkpoint.

Southwick-Tolland-Granville Regional School District confirms cases of whooping cough.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 23, 2019

Ground broken for the new Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield.

“Fright Fest” back at Six Flags for Halloween!

Cheryl Clapprood appointed permanent Police Commissioner of Springfield’s Police Dept.

Massachusetts Environmental Police have shot and killed a black bear in Fitchburg.

Mass. State Police rescue Mount Washington hiker.

Commonwealth Secretary Bill Galvin urges Big E folks to respond to the forthcoming census.

Ludlow’s “Second Time’s a Charm” to hold a fundraiser, with a prom for adults.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 26, 2019

MGM Springfield parties to celebrate its first anniversary.

Ludlow Police investigate a big fight at a social club.

Amtrak’s “The Valley Flyer” releases the schedule for its New York run.

Thousands of parents and kids celebrate “Back to School” at Blunt Park.

Chicopee food drive for the USO at First Congregational Church of Chicopee.

South Hadley river rescue, fisherman saved by Holyoke Fire Dept.

Ludlow St. Paul’s Methodist Church holds fifth annual Autumn Harvest Craft Fair.

Chicopee voters, time to register for the primary!

Sobriety Checkpoint scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 16, 2019

Chicopee Police issue bear warning!

MassDOT indicates the RMV owes 45,000 letters to other states, and 2400 in-state.

17 year-old girl rushed to hospital after a horse rolled over on her at Dry Brook Stables.

Passenger train service from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and points north could begin by August 30.

MassMutual Center hosts World Quilt New England.

Big Y pulls in thousands of pounds of pet food to be distributed.

Second Chance Animal Services offers $5.00 rabies shots.

Sobriety checkpoint for Hampden County scheduled for today.

Arte-E Pizza to become Sok’s Siam.

Police dog recovering from minor injuries from a roof fire at the MGM kennel.

Music at Club One in Feeding Hills.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 23, 2019

East Longmeadow hit with car break-ins.

Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse announces for Congressman Neal’s seat

Hot Oven Cookies announces an expansion plan in Agawam.

John Boyle O’Reilly Club Irish Music Festival! Tickets are available.

Celebrate Ludlow! Food, music and fireworks!

Mass. State Police trooper helps a motorist with a flat tire on a horse trailer in 90 degree heat.

Pittsfield schedules mosquito spraying due to high mosquito population.

National Jr. Golfers tournament in Chicopee this week!

Northampton Shell station evacuated and closed over the weekend (now reopened).

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 22, 2019

City Councilors accuse Mayor Sarno of a double standard.
Dress Barn closes 650 stores nationwide.
Belchertown Selectmen Archible voted out of office.
Retired Judge William T. Walsh of Agawam dies at 99.
Yolanda Cancel enters race for Springfield Mayor.
Balise Mazda dealership approved for the South End.
Connecticut highway toll bill delayed – too complicated to write!
Watch out for wild animals in West Springfield.
Jeffery Donnelly is certified for the mayoral ballot in Springfield.
Sobriety checkpoints this weekend in Mass. and CT!
Some Chicopee residents say they did not receive their excise tax bills and face late charges.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 17, 2019

Sobriety checkpoint this weekend set for Middlesex County!
Roosevelt Ave. two-car crash caused by third car firing shots.
Big E announces big name music acts!
More marijuana dispensaries proposed.
Tribute to fallen police officers held.
Important Brimfield Fair parking information!
Springfield Farmer’s Market is back and at a new location!
Third candidate for mayor of Greenfield.
Dirt bikes and ATVs in Springfield are still a dangerous situation.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 18, 2019

Frozen Reeses for you this summer!
Ben & Jerry’s recall.
Monson and Palmer are safe from over pressurized gas lines.
Mass. State Police announce an Easter weekend sobriety checkpoint for Hampden County.
Yarde Tavern in South Hadley reopening pushed back about a week.
Big Y Express Gas and Convenience stores are the first in the company to ban plastic bags.
Ware man angry at lack of flag outside the Belchertown courthouse.
Stop & Shop strike update.
Lyft offers “4-20” discount over Easter weekend to marijuana users.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 12, 2019

Tax day in Mass. is April 17th.
SUV strikes dog and drags owner in Holyoke.
Governor Baker appoints Paul Treseler as Associate Justice of the Boston Municipal Court.
Recount likely in Ware Selectman’s race.
Spring break hours for the Holyoke Merry-Go-Round!
Greenfield shuts down a body spa.
Melha Shriners complete the sale of their building.
Holyoke Police Dept. adds a full-time officer and 14 reserve officers.
Putnam Vocational senior builds 5 workout stations outside the State Police barracks.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 8, 2019

Golfers hit the links over the weekend!
Westover Air Force Base holds a change of command ceremony.
Acid in Springfield drinking water prompts letter from the Water Dept.
Downtown strip clubs up for sale.
State Police held weekend sobriety checkpoint.
YMCA of Greater Springfield relocates to Tower Square.
Boy Scout assists two bald eagles through fundraising.
Six Flags New England holds “Straight ‘A’s for a Free Day!”
Springfield car vs. home.
Yeshiva Academy hosts matzah-making for children preparing for Passover.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, March 15, 2019

Mass. State Police shut down Route 2 in Templeton to relocate a bear family.
Senator Ed Markey in Northampton next week.
Western Mass. crossing guard Karen Levinsky has a message for motorists.
Excise tax bills are out, Tom Florence explains how the tax amount is calculated.
Alleged arsonist stabs a Springfield police officer in the chest.
Butterball recalls large amount of salmonella-infected ground turkey.
Professional Women’s Chamber holds a “business showcase.”
Palmer High School still closed for at least another week due to fire damage.
Springfield Plaza car fire.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Berkshire museum works on building improvements.
Mayor Sarno and the City Council at odds over an immigration ordinance.
Inspirational event for women at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce (w/Maureen Sullivan).
Easthampton’s Eagles Sports Bar changes its name.
Starbucks unveils a new holiday drink.
Mass. State Police set up a Thurs.-Fri. sobriety checkpoint.
T.J. O’Connor Animal Control receives a $12,000 grant for pet neutering.
Mass. gas prices drop – again!
Chicopee Comp threatens to close bathrooms unless they can get “vaping” under control.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 5, 2018

Dakin Humane Society offers a special film exposing puppy mills.
State Police sergeant crashed police car in 2013… internal investigation info is just coming to light.
Holyoke business owner considers selling his store after two robberies in one week.
State audit uncovers issues with procurement cards at UMass Amherst.
Westfield teenager charged with punching 4 police officers and a police dog.
Papa Gino’s locations close across Massachusetts.
Gypsy moths return.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 13, 2018

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
Big E and MGM and traffic.
October at City Stage – music and laughter!
Keshawn Dodds wins the 2018 Ubora Award.
Karissa Coleman named Ahadi Youth Award Winner.
Kendrah Elise owns and operates a “cruelty-free, vegan” hair salon in Westfield!
Catherine Pappas presents the Big E Shuttle!
Mass State Police setting up a sobriety checkpoint this Saturday the 15th.
Mayor Sarno, Commissioner Barbieri and other city officials will walk through shooting-plagued Forest Park.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 9, 2018

Sobriety checkpoints from the Mass. State Police this weekend.
Morgan Horse Show at the Big E is canceled.
Spinning for The Ride To Remember in downtown Springfield today!
Meet Tara Kozub, a Western Mass homemaker and business woman.
Registration for Big E races!
Sales tax holiday – just in time for “back to school” supplies.
Fran Beaulieu carries on a family tradition.
Eversource warns you of an “Eversource” phone scam.
Authentic old Aerosmith van found in Western Mass. woods.
Brad in concert in West Springfield tonight!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Westfield mayor reports progress on the city’s water problem.
Sheriff Nick Cocchi throws his second annual summer cookout!
Barre man charged with luring teen-age girls to a tent in the woods.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds first 2018-19 Rise and Shine Breakfast at MGM Springfield.
Kim checks in from the Agawam Cinemas.
Online car registration scam warning!
Springfield Painted Pianos Project.
Jordan Goodman’s August look at our money.
Springfield mayor extends city pool hours during this heat wave.
Casino infrastructure work creeps over the river to Agawam.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Movies in the Park in Springfield – postponed… again!
UMass #1 in the nation for the third year in a row for excellence in dining!
Palmer man leaves dogs in locked car; listen to what the temp in the car reached!
Donald Ashe, Jr. pursues his late father’s seat.
More than 250 cameras placed at the new Union Station!
Two retired Mass. State Police dogs are up for adoption!
I-91 lane closure schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Feral cat in Wales tests positive for rabies.
Mass State Police sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Hampden County this weekend.
Police recruit suspected of drunk driving – update.
Ware free concerts begin!
Gas prices stabilize.
Pulled over… again!
Condo maintenance worker accused of stealing from at least 20 condo owners.
Federal Summer Food Service Program is funded to continue this summer.
RIP Dan Ingram.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 3, 2018

Mass. suspect extradited to Suffield, CT for charges of larceny.
1087 State Police cruisers will now have GPS and be monitored, due to State Police scandals.
Peter Pan bus involved in crash in Bourne.
New Level 3 sex offender in Ludlow.
Warm weather is here, but safety officials warn against swimming – the water is still too cold.
Annual Great New England Air & Space Show comes back to Westover for the first time in 3 years!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 19, 2018

More trouble for the State Police; former payroll head placed on leave.
UMass researcher joins NASA program to spend 45 days in a space capsule.
Fire and Hazmat summoned to Indian Orchard auto shop over chemical smell.
Franklin County man in the hospital after a forty-foot fall from a tree.
Mayor Sarno’s personal message of condolence to the Bush family.
Organized effort to keep Casa De Nana open.
Iraqi national living in Westfield confesses to setting fire to an Enfield pizza parlor.
Palmer gets a regional animal control facility.
Westfield Bon-Ton closing.