Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dangerous icicle on 391.
East Longmeadow alleged drug dealer exits a Ludlow diner with Cocaine, EBT cards, and cheese.
Hampshire College problems result in inevitable layoffs.
Baystate Health residents collect 750 pounds of food for shelters!
Westfield hockey game played to honor Military and First Responders.
Second Springfield Police Officer’s firing overturned.
Springfield traffic signals damaged at accident scenes have not been replaced.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 28, 2019

Mass. Pike road rage.
Northborough plans to restore home of Daniel B. Wesson.
Deadly heroin circulating in Northampton and environs.
15th Penguin Plunge over the weekend!
Adolpho’s – in the midst of a 23-day shutdown – receives another three-day license suspension.
Mass. Pike Ludlow rest stop closed temporarily.
Springfield License Commission shuts down Graham’s package store.
Holyoke Craft Beer opens in a great location!
Massive marijuana bust at the Mardi Gras building.
Mass. state officials allow hunters to harvest increased number of turkeys.
Ms. SENIOR Colleen competition!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 25, 2019

Gold Medal Flour being recalled.
Counterfeiting operation in Monson broken up by authorities.
MassDOT bans fire equipment over 20 tons from the General Pierce Bridge.
Springfield DPW worked all weekend to clear every street in the city after the storm.
Springfield City Council Marijuana Committee holds meeting on new restrictions.
Easthampton considers a location for a dog park!
New owners of the Tower Square Hotel have plans for renovation to reclaim Marriott name.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, December 21, 2018

Free Christmas Day coffee at Cumby’s!
Two weeks left for Bright Nights.
White Lion Brewing moves into the former Spaghetti Freddie’s location at Tower Square.
2.4 million Mass. residents are on the move this year for the holidays!
New speed limits for Holyoke.
The Springfield Regional Chamber presents Jen Falcone on human trafficking and the business community at the MGM Training Room.
Special Christmas Concert in Agawam with Richie Mitnick – TODAY!
Bright Nights holiday schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mass DOT closes the northbound lane of the St. James Ave. Bridge.
Columbia Gas scam.
State Rep. Geoff Diehl talks with Pioneer Valley Radio.
Early voting underway in Massachusetts.
Springfield Regional Chamber’s Government Reception.
Whately water testing scam.
Marijuana home delivery?

Brad Shepard Today, Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Bright Nights 5k Road Race… a fast sellout!
Decision made on naming the new Springfield police station.
Deerfield Craft Fair takes place in the open air!
Westfield construction alerts: intersection of Mill and Locust Streets as well as Washington Street.
Lane closures in the hilltowns on the Pike!
RMV and DOT scuffle.
The Big E in the rain.
Gas prices up!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 5, 2018

Thoughts on a mid-week holiday.
More 90s and humidity, but the end of the heatwave may be in sight.
Parades! East Longmeadow, Westfield, and Chesterfield!
Fireworks schedule update.
Gas prices are down for the peak driving weekend of the summer.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day in review.
Granby road issue.
Judge Thomas Estes suspended without pay.
Two of the auctioned Norman Rockwell paintings from the Berkshire Museum have sold for 8.1 million.
Latest arrest of a student school threat comes from Warren.
Eric Daigle found not guilty of child rape.
Northampton Navy Seal receives the Medal of Honor.
New Monarch Place Starbucks will open next week.
Motorcycle awareness this weekend.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hyannis man taunts Barnstable Police about the death of officer Sean Gannon.
MGM Springfield holds career info and job workshop sessions.
Agawam traffic advisory.
Wilbraham elects new town clerk and new moderator.
Farewell to the Colony Club.
West Springfield man is a contestant on “The Price Is Right.”
Denise Jordan moves from Mayor’s Chief of Staff to Executive Director of Springfield Housing Authority.
Rise Amherst medical marijuana dispensary has its grand opening.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 30, 2018

ROAD REPORT – Easthampton and Southampton.
Church building featured in “Alice’s Restaurant” reopening after upgrades.
Justice William J. Boyle to receive award at Law Day ceremony.
Bill Cosby starts inmate life under house arrest pending sentencing and appeal.
Governor Charlie Baker touts first term achievements at Worcester’s DCU Center.
Marcia Morrison is this year’s Miss Senior Massachusetts.
An Hispanic church in Springfield moves to a new location.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday April 10, 2018

MassDOT exec placed on administrative leave.
PVTA fare is going up – service will be cut back as well.
Holyoke man arrested and charged with bomb making in his home.
Illegal dumping still a problem; surveillance cameras have been added to end the problem.
Local media gets Brynn Cartelli’s name wrong.
Springfield streets and roads are a mess.
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 5, 2018

TRAFFIC! I-91, Longmeadow, and a Mass. State Police check point!
UMass acquires Newton’s Mount Ida College.
Dinesh Patel closes on purchase of the Tower Square Hotel.
Holyoke Police try to identify tow truck driver accused of assaulting a woman.
Monson Savings bank offers Narcan training to their employees.
The Lupa Zoo is open for the Spring! (come see the little zebra!)

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday February

Meningitis at Smith College
Another accident at the Longmeadow Curve
Chicopee suspect evades police, runs home, screams for his mother
Greene Room Productions, a theater group, moves to the Eastfield Mall
Mass Pike service plaza in Lee, shuts down gas pumps for a week
Tragedy touches Bill Cosby and family
The Sinai Temple Springfield selects their new Rabbi
Friendly’s closes South Hadley location

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday February 21, 2018

Agawam fundraiser for Agawam School security improvements.
I-91 Longmeadow dangerous curve causing more alarm and gaining MASS DOT attention.
Coyotes on the prowl in many towns – endangering pets.
No more photo printing at Costco!
Sullivan and Velis reach into their personal pockets to help an organization.
Dunkin’ Donuts free clickable coupon is false.
Spring skiing at Berkshire East!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Springfield Symphony Orchestra takes over leadership of Longmeadow Chamber Music Society.
Montague proposes additional marijuana controls.
Greenfield-Montague bridge set for makeover.
Church of the Incomparable God in Holyoke is closed – building is falling apart.
Springfield judge issues warning about posting bail for others.
More UMass/Amherst off-campus party trouble.
Springfield Police deal with a homeless man taunting a K-9 officer and break up a fight over cheese.
108 mph speeder gets a big fat ticket.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 19, 2018

Springfield Police Commissioner makes arrests too!
Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses union and hospital management negotiations break down.
Congressman Neal, Holyoke Chamber candidates, and a free car wash!
I-91 Springfield north and southbound lanes shut down this weekend to paint the lanes (again).
State Senate looking to crack down on illegal hunting.
Weather causes electric bills to go through the roof for some customers.
Mayor Sarno gets behind Governor Baker’s tougher stance on opioid addiction.
East Longmeadow trash not picked up in weeks.
Weekend entertainment! Movies and live music!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday January 9, 2018

Mavis Wanczyk Megamillions scam!
Enfield prison escapee still on the lam!
Wacky musical send up of GAME OF THRONES comes to CityStage!
Eastfield Mall offers multi-vendor open market!
All you can eat pancakes at IHOP! Celebrate their 60th through February!
No more Bread and Butter in Amherst.
I-91 lane reopening update.

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! Monday, January 16th, 2017

Martin Luther King Day program;

Featuring; traffic information, and a rundown of what is opened and closed today.
Also–

“Exotic Dancer” Princeza in a fracas with the Springfield Police
South Hadley students volunteer to help food banks!
A second courthouse honors a local jurist!

 

Brad Shepard Today! January, 10th, 2017

A new police officer for Wilbraham, this one with four legs!
Peter Pan bus vs. Granby home!
Open burning is just a few months away!
New laws regarding tethering your dog!
Much more!