Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Carol Channing.
Springfield City Council overrides Mayor Sarno’s veto of the “Welcoming Ordinance.”
East Longmeadow man faces several charges after his crash involving a school bus.
Retail marijuana store INSA wants to replace Luxe Burger Bar in Springfield.
Dr. Evan Lau presents a seminar on heart attacks, at Baystate Medical.
Springfield activates a “cold weather response plan.”
Gas prices.
The extreme cold and your car!
Attorney James J. Martin is sentenced.
Hampshire College seeks a partner to assist with financial pressures… and may not have a freshman class this year.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 14, 2019

Lack of snow slowing down some Western Mass. businesses.
Springfield City Council considering Big Y tax incentive and override of the Mayor’s veto on the Welcoming Ordinance.
Tourism in Western Mass. up by 6.5% in 2018.
Retired Judge Bob Howarth speaks out on recreational marijuana.
Agawam woman testifies against a local lawyer on allegations of sexual assault.
Rita Moreno selected to speak at Bay Path University.
Western Mass. Girl Scout cookie season is here!
Cars and cold weather tips.
Stomach flu making the Western Mass. rounds.
Local businesses fighting the opioid epidemic.
Email extortion scam originating in Southampton.

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs –
The Good Old Days

G. Michael Dobbs doesn’t like to make any resolutions for 2019, but he will admit to what he learned in the past year.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Mayor Sarno’s blood drive competition set for MGM Springfield.
Strategies for attracting employment talent at the Springfield Regional Chamber.
New pastor comes to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
Au Bon Pain in the Yankee Candle Village will close.
Big Y Foods the latest to eliminate single-use plastic bags.
New restrictions at Mercy Medical Center due to flu.
Jordan Goodman’s overview of the retail season and the forthcoming credit card bills!
Wendy’s in Westfield is damaged by fire.
Northampton Police Dept. is buying child car seats for families in need!

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, 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! Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The heat is the story today!
The Springfield Mayor opens the city’s cooling centers; here is a rundown.
Traffic issues in Longmeadow – Dwight Road paving.
Last full week of campaigning before the Mass. primary.
After two years, Pope Francis Preparatory School is ready for returning students.
Students return to school, buses are sharing the road with you again!
Expected heat forcing school systems to adjust schedules this week.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Weekend, June 29, 2018

Big announcement for this year’s “Ride to Remember!”
Carregan’s Lounge agrees to fold; Mayor Sarno very pleased.
Superior Court judges Mary Lou Rup and Tina S. Page retire.
Chicopee firefighter Theo Dickerson retires after 32 years!
South Hadley bans plastic bags.
Springfield man charged with assaulting a dog.
Westfield woman feels threatened while rollerblading on bike path.
Western Mass. Pioneers have a big Saturday soccer game (with Greg Kolodziey)
Weekend fireworks schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pancake Breakfast time! Want to be a business sponsor? Here’s how…
Doo Wop show coming up at City Stage!
Mayor Sarno vs. the South Congregational Church over an immigration issue.
Mass. Senator pinched for OUI.
A purse full of shrimp…
Governor Baker receives the Sister Caritas award.
Veteran facing charges for bomb making dies.
Franklin County Opioid Task Force distributes hundreds of hams to food pantries across Hampden County.
Vandalism to an owl.

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! Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Chicopee woman arrested, jailed, and breaks bed.
Governor Baker spends 17.1 million on Complete Streets… and the repairs are coming to your town!
Big Y Pharmacy and Wellness Centers now will sell overdose reversal medications without prescriptions!
Springfield Mayor Sarno holds an Italian flag raising ceremony in honor of Italian Heritage Month
—much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday September 11, 2017

Important traffic advisory for Springfield; from the roads to the sidewalks!
Le Souk Hookah Lounge opens in Springfield!
Westover Airmen reservists in action with humanitarian aid to Irma victims.
Furious Mayor and Police Commissioner expand “Shot-Spotter’ to more neighborhoods!
Congressman Neal increases Berkshires appearances.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday August 15, 2017

Mayor Sarno and City Council President Ramos LIVID at Springfield patrolman.
Solar eclipse – and Western Mass. eye doctors warnings!
Flu shots early this year.
Gas prices…
Springfield Election Office hours.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday June 22, 2017

Walsh makes reelection bid!
Easthampton woman a JEOPARDY contestant!
Bagel shop gets a Big Y 3-month reprieve
Movies In The Parks!
Westfield Boys and Girls Club road races!
Burger King’s new shake!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 15, 2017

Holyoke Police Chief furious with a local judge

Wilbraham’s Peach Festival is back!

Deceased dog, left in car

Monson elections results!

Riverfront Park Makeover!

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017.

The Holyoke fire relief effort, the Mayor of Springfield cashiers the Fire Commissioner, a new City Council president, Exciting expansion coming at The Red Rose, and the return of the Big Broadcast!

These are just a few of the events in this our first program of our “new season” in our second year of broadcasting to you!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 8, 2016

REFLECTIONS ON ELECTION DAY 2016!  Brad’s view of today, and reports on new coffee and donut flavors for the holidays, Stop and Shop’s Turkey Express, Red Rose Expansion, rides to the polling places, and Veterans Day parade plans!  It’s all here!

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Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! August 26, 2016

  • UPDATES; Springfield Mayor’s brother-in-law
  • Governor Baker weighs in on the Becker verdict, and the judge
  • Party for Bobby Marino
  • THE WEEKEND! Fairs, music, food, dog shows and a tomato festival!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend June 17, 2016

  • Mayor Sarno’s wife threatened–follow up
  • SGT JOHN DELANEY; Springfield police seize 16,000 bags of heroin, and deal with a homicide
  • Westfield increases hotel-motel room tax
  • WEEKEND HAPPENINGS!  Major music stars all over the region!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 13, 2016

  • Violence uptick in Springfield
  • Windows consistently smashed at La Fiorentina in the South End
  • Longmeadow and West Springfield bring forth graduates this weekend!
  • Women Business Owners Alliance, Woman of the Year, Mary Ann Marzano!
  • Orlando tragedy acknowledged in Springfield