Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Agawam woman is connected to her newborn at Boston Children’s Hospital by King Ward Bus Company.
Easthampton City Councillor opposes public use of cannabis.
City Council committee recommends pay raise for the mayor and the council.
Northampton Mayor Narkewicz buys the first weed at the new pot shop.
West Springfield tax rate actually goes down!
Elderly Chicopee man struck by private plow truck will live; driver is charged.
Mercy Medical Center welcomes Dr. Aleksandra Ogrodnik.
Bright Nights lights up today! Big celebration and music!
DO NOT EAT ANY ROMAINE LETTUCE! THROW IT OUT!
Dakin Humane Society holds Black Friday: “It’s a Small World!”
Long-closed Getty gas station on Route 9 on Russell Street in Hadley has been sold.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Cheryl Coakley-Rivera accused by opponent Marie Angelides of forged nomination signatures.
Danny Eaton unveils his new play, “The War and Walt Whipple,” inspired by real events in his family history.
West Springfield residents are having their Halloween decorations targeted by vandals.
Pre-winter season home heating check!
Trinity Health Of New England invites you to participate in the 61 Day Challenge!
Former Hu Ke Lau restaurant about to be demolished.
Holyoke Soldiers Home set up for early voting.
Palmer High School students prep for a conversation with astronauts in flight on Friday morning.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 29, 2018

Tuesday the Mass. Bar Association is providing free legal advice with Dial-A-Lawyer!
Tornadoes touched down in Hardwick and Hubbardston, as confirmed by the National Weather Service.
110 Grill comes to Hadley and Holyoke.
Liberty Mutual lays off 25 employees.
Springfield Mayor and Chief of Police order safety procedures to protect area synagogues.
Westfield mother and daughter approached by a strange man in a vehicle.
Sparkle, a wellness event from Mercy Medical Center for women, at Chez Josef.
Springfield residents receive free dental care from STCC.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, October 26, 2018

Mercy Medical Center announces impending layoffs.
Longmeadow UNICO’s big fundraising event Saturday night!
Springfield Chamber events with Maureen Sullivan.
Massachusetts Police Union endorses Geoff Diehl for U.S. Senate.
Paul DiGrigoli announces additional evening course in Cosmetology.
Southwick Police and Fire Depts. are collecting for First Responders affected by Hurricane Michael.
Wilbraham Police officers now carry Narcan.
East Longmeadow dog attacked by coyote.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 11, 2018

Bradley International Airport named third best in the U.S.
Jen is making pizza in 80 degree weather!
Mercy Medical Center opposes mandated nurse staffing ratios in Question 1 on the November ballot.
Great music planned at the Holyoke and Springfield Symphonies.
One of the most dangerous intersections in the state is right here in Western Mass.
Last day to register to vote or change voter info is a week away,
Shoplifter from Holyoke hits Big Y in Northampton, takes off on foot and runs onto the highway!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Snapchef has an open house for applicants in Springfield!
Amherst Block Party is in its 7th year!
Charlie Dupre mowed lawns to help an Agawam family coping with cancer.
National Pace Association at Mercy Medical Center.
Management of Symphony Hall and CityStage changes…
Springfield September 11 Remembrance Ceremony.

Brad Shepard today! Monday, September 10, 2018

Bright Nights “Fun Run” 5k race registration.
Mercy Medical Center 5k “Road to Recovery” race!
Guns Incorporated and Hot Brass Indoor Firing Range held its grand opening in West Springfield.
Time for flu shots! Big Y offering vaccinations.
5th Annual “2018 Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Parade” road race!
Pittsfield schedules mosquito spraying.
North Adams Police Department’s first K9 officer, Molly, laid to rest.
Brynn Cartelli up for People’s Choice Award!
Mike Desmarais celebrates 1st anniversary of Comfort Kitchen in Huntington.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August, 2, 2018

Springfield’s Movies in the Park summer schedule updates.
Spirit of Springfield’s September 11th Memorial fundraising committee report.
Mercy Medical Center welcomes two new medical professionals.
Today – the age to buy tobacco products in Springfield goes to 21.
Longmeadow car break-ins spike up! Listen to the list of neighborhoods that have been hit.
The Mass. sales tax holiday is now a reality!
Nasty wasp nest targeting one homeowner.

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! Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Court Square benches finally replaced!
New medical personnel at Mercy Medical Center.
Storrowton needs volunteers!
Longtime Register of Deeds Donald Ashe dead at 83.
Haviland Pond now reopened after an E. Coli issue.
Bluetooth skimming device found in a Springfield gas-pump.
Jordan Goodman – on the economy!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday and Friday, June 7-8, 2018

Western Mass. communities band together to sue the opioid manufacturers.
Mercy Medical Center’s Wound Care Center.
East Longmeadow’s election results.
Miss Florence Diner under new management.
Ware Police want to know who is breaking glass windows and doors along Main Street.
Springfield veterinary hospital replaces vandalized fence.
Comcast phones silent for some customers.
New faces nominated for Western Mass. judges.
Cumberland Farms gets $20 million judgement.
Stewart Weldon’s Westfield address is searched.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 17, 2017

Bertucci’s in West Springfield, Amherst, and Longmeadow – CLOSED!
Wayward cows wander onto Greenfield road!
Home Depot on Boston Road repeatedly robbed… police have charged a suspect.
Chez Albert closes.
Westfield Wildwater Races!
Mayor Sarno joins with several police departments to sign a petition to change bail laws.
Mercy Medical Center receives a “Blue Distinction Center” designation.
Last week for Toys R Us gift cards!
Turkey drops in to home – and leaves

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 9, 2018

Mercy Medical Center announces a new staff member.
Ronald McDonald House “Red Shoe Run” brings financial boost!
Greenfield Second Amendment supporters gather.
Two Longmeadow men are awaiting sentencing.
Ford recall!
Campaign underway to find jobs for Western Mass. youth.
Agawam Police Dept scam warning!
Another bear warning from the police.
The end of the Hu Ke Lau and the Hofbrauhaus (with Joe Stevens).

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday April 3, 2018

West Springfield Police Captain indicted on charges of theft.
April Fool’s prank in Amherst backfires.
Amherst voters supports replacing town meeting form with town council form of government.
Another Massachusetts step toward recreational marijuana businesses.
Passport application fees have gone up.
Springfield sets one million dollar project to rehab Mercy Medical Center entrance on Carew St.
VCA Boston Road Animal Hospital cuts their emergency hours.
Mayor Sarno and City Council argue the order to crack down on a local church’s decision to provide amnesty to an illegal alien.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 2, 2018

Mercy Medical Center restores standard visiting hours.
Westfield detectives want your help to locate counterfeiter!
Northampton High School custodian suspected of spying and recording girls in a school restroom.
Easthampton Police looking for the owners of a lost dog.
Blandford Ski area prepares for next season with many exciting changes!
Hofbrauhaus has final reservations before closing for good.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday February 6, 2018

Special feature: post-game Pats loss hooligans create chaos at UMass. Analysis featuring special guest Michael Harrison.
Easthampton’s Eastworks water damage.
Westfield’s Kacey Bellamy celebrates, and heads off to South Korea and the U.S. Women’s Ice Hockey team!
Former fugitive Jerry Mercado now back in CT at Somers Correctional max security.
Springfield man wins $10M lottery jackpot!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday January 17, 2018

Dr. Mark Dumais becomes Mercy Medical Center’s Chief Medical Officer.
CVS adds 42 drug disposal boxes across the state.
Here comes the snow! What’s open and what’s closed.
Southampton votes on weed moratorium.
Homeless people ejected from wooded area in West Springfield.
Holyoke Hummus Company postpones anniversary celebration.
U.S. Marshals up the ante on Jerry Mercado – still on the run.
He stole WHAT???

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 12, 2018

Where are the benches Union Station is leasing from Grand Central? No one knows!
Oatmeal cookie recall.
The judge said WHAT to the defendant?
Painting the missing lines on I-91.
When will the lights over 391 come back on?
Another accolade for Mercy Medical Center!
Westfield water main break geyser!
Senator Stan Rosenberg separates from husband and returns to statehouse.
Cats for adoption roam around Belchertown Town Hall!
Jerry Mercado still on the run; Feds offer reward.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Palmer Dunkin’ Donuts heist.
Wassail and Victorian dance for the holidays at Classical Condominiums.
Walmart tells us what the hottest toys are this season!
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” comes to the Agawam Family Cinemas, with many extras!
Mercy Medical Center “Gift of Life Tree” lighting.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday October 17, 2017

Move over Dr. Seuss –  Norman Rockwell’s family has a bone to pick with the Berkshire Museum.
Springfield bank robber arrested within 24 hours of the robbery.
ANOTHER bank robbery in Chicopee!
Many arrests for noisy parties in Amherst.
Ziggy the St, Bernard in South Hadley gets another chance.