Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 20, 2019

In Springfield: car vs. post office.

Highway exit numbers in Mass are going to shift over the next two years.

Hunter injures himself with his own crossbow.

TD Bank wants to close its Mason Square branch; the neighborhood does not want them to.

Not enough Ware voters show up for the town to legislate!

63rd Rohan Award presented at the Elks Lodge in Holyoke for the St. Patrick’s Parade .

Mercy Medical Center names a new president.

Berkshire Theater Company presents “A Christmas Carol.”

Marian Sullivan arraigned.

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

Bed Bath & Beyond closes more stores this year than originally planned.

Mayor Sarno outraged at a Chicopee company that dumped trash in Forest Park.

Greenfield YMCA’s free clothing store.

Big Y may go to self-checkout lanes in some stores.

Whole Foods is recalling Dorset Cheese.

Dave Ratner sells 5 locations, keeping one in Agawam.

Mayor Sarno calls on Habit OPCO Methadone Clinic to appear before a South End Committee.

Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Support Group will present two speakers at October meeting.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Host community agreements reached for new Springfield pot shops.

The “Big B” – the Belchertown Fair this weekend!

Mercy Medical Center is the first Mass. hospital to receive a special lung research designation.

Northampton Police rescue man screaming and throwing things from roof.

Tempers among candidates flare at Springfield voting location.

Gas prices pop back up!

Springfield uses a new grant to add eight firefighters!

West Springfield High School undeterred by social media threat.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Starbucks seasonal Pumpkin Latte returns!

Mark Auerbach, PVR ArtsBeat Correspondent: getting to NYC on the Valley Flyer, and finding discount tickets.

Mercy Medical center Sister Caritas Cancer Center receiving proceeds from Big Y Community Reusable Bag Program.

MassDOT warning drivers to be aware of kids headed back to school and walking,

Westfield State University’s 4th Annual Farm To Table Dinner.

Easthampton man charged with animal cruelty leaving a dog locked in a hot car for 4 hours.

Tree House Brewing company launches nitro home brew coffees.

MGM offering crash course and hiring on the spot for table game dealers.

Gas prices fall even further for the Fall.

MassDOT provides Agawam – West Springfield railroad crossing with new signaling.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Mass. Pike work in the hilltowns… get the traffic information!

Springfield mayoral contender Linda O’Connell drops out of the race.

RMV errors continue to be reviewed by a joint committee.

Extreme heat – and restrictions on pet tethering.

Mercy Medical Center honors World Breastfeeding Week with a “Latch-On” event.

La Fiorentina closes Northampton location.

Former Belchertown Police Chief arrested in Granby on drunk driving charge.

Russell Police are looking for the motorist who went through the wall of the Post Office.

Red Cross offers $5 Amazon gift card for blood donations!

Dave Madsen announces his retirement.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 15, 2019

Happy 25th to Cindy’s Drive-In in Granby!

Dakin Humane Society opens Humane Awards nominations.

Mercy Medical Center Bariatric Surgery Center receives a new accreditation.

Mass. RMV fallout continues, issuing thousands of license suspensions.

Midwest investor buys the failing Berkshire Mall.

Arlo Guthrie headlines Celebrate Holyoke!

Steve Rodgers & Friends at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mass. gets closer to cannabis café licenses!

Holyoke School children to receive lunches this summer.

Older homeowners can avoid losing their property.

Springfield Regional Chamber’s “Super 60 Awards” Program.

Springfield Police Dept. promotes 4 officers.

Marijuana company buys 150 year-old Holyoke mill building.

Carew St. entrance to Mercy Medical Center has been redesigned.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Town election day in East Longmeadow (with Pat Henry, Billy Gorman and Tom Florence).

Four skimming devices found on Lunenburg gas pumps.

Free donuts on Friday at Dunkin’!

Union Station looking forward to a better year this year than last.

Robert Roose, MD, named Chief Medical Officer at Mercy Medical Center.

Mr. Pizza Guy in Agawam closes down.

Westfield and Southwick students learn about flying at “Wright Flight” at Barnes Regional Airport.

Gas prices head down.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mass. state cupcake?
South End Bridge jumper is rescued and survives.
New Westfield Fire Chief.
Springfield and Chicopee dirt bike arrest.
Woman arrested for Chicopee porch package theft.
Hatfield man throws winning Derby ticket away.
Mercy Medical Center: area’s first hospital to use a new leadless pacemaker.
Mayor Sarno at “Stars and Stripes Day” in Springfield.
Elevated I-91 and I-291 connector condition has some drivers worried.
South Hadley Farmers Market canceled for this summer.
Northampton Police Captain Dorothy Clayton retires.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Pancake Breakfast Chair announced!
White Lion Brewing Company to open a summer beer garden!
Dunkin’ getting rid of styrofoam cups.
Bears are waking up and being sighted more and more.
Chicopee swears in a new Fire Chief.
Pool fire in East Forest Park.
Mercy Medical Center returns to standard visiting hours.
Hampshire College faculty reductions, layoffs, cuts and phase outs.
Hampshire Superior Court judge to defendant: “At some point you are going to run out of attorneys.”
UMass Amherst ranked safest campus in Massachusetts.
Rain in April has slowed down road construction.
Can you help the Springfield Police identify a laundry thief?

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 25, 2019

UMass Amherst celebrates third straight year of being named best campus food in the country.
Neighborhood residents want cars to slow down near the Sabis School.
Stop & Shop workers are back; restocking continues.
Hadley barn swallows remain a controversy.
West Springfield students are proud of their principal’s “Wheel of Fortune” appearance!
18-wheeler stuck under Main Street’s Arch Bridge.
Mercy Medical Center adds bra-fitting service for women.
Murphy’s Pop Stop in Springfield closes for good.
Monson Police Dept. offers “deaf and hard of hearing” cards.
Ludlow’s Comfort Shoes closing.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 19, 2019

Pickle Chips!
Springfield’s mosquito season longer this year.
Firefighters free an East Hadley man stuck in a window.
New Mass. Aggie Seed Library opens at UMass Amherst.
I-91 – multiple accidents and two fatalities this week.
Connecticut River is rising, posing problems for homeowners.
Stop & Shop strike affects small food markets.
Aging gas pipes in Springfield require repairs from Columbia Gas.
Governor Baker speaks at UMass Amherst commencement ceremonies.
Tina D’Agostino moves to Mercy Medical Center.
Easter Sunday and Passover in Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 4, 2019

“Dress for Success” hosts a special breakfast.
Last minute tax advice with Paul Federici.
Tick season may be longer this year.
World Autism Awareness Day noted throughout Chicopee.
A Hampshire College Trustee asked to resign.
Senator Eric Lesser’s first “Thrive After 55” event.
Warmer weather bringing out the motorcycles!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 12, 2019

I-291 closed overnight this week.
Members of the Holyoke Colleen Court select a Senior Colleen at Mercy Medical Center.
IHOP has free pancakes today!
Prison escapee captured.
Springfield Regional Chamber present Mayor’s Forum.
Holyoke company wants to open a marijuana shop on Island Pond Road.
Holyoke’s legendary drummer Hal Blaine has died.
44th Annual St. Patrick’s Road Race in Holyoke is days away!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Commissioner Claprood begins termination process of Daniel Cintron.
Ware Fire Chief Thomas Coulombe files an open meeting complaint against the Board of Selectmen.
Westfield confirms five calves perished during a fire at Pomeroy’s Dairy Farm.
Dennis Lopata on Life Care Center of Wilbraham.
MGM Springfield enters into an interim management arrangement with Symphony Hall.
Mercy Medical Center receives national recognition.
Representative Angelo Puppolo turns 50!
Town of Orange election results.
Did a Monson town plow wreck your mailbox? The town might pay for it!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 19, 2019

“Carlos Danger,” aka Anthony Weiner, is out of jail in Ayer, Mass.
Founder of the #Me Too movement speaks in Springfield to benefit the YWCA.
Tax season info: this year it will be different!
Baystate opens its Wound and Hyperbaric Medicine Center!
Springfield Parks Commission has cooked up some fun Fabulous February days for you and the kids!
Chicopee police arrest a man – by following footprints in the snow!
3rd Annual Caritas Gala at MGM presents “An Evening at the Emmys!”
Payless Shoe Stores prepare for closure.

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! 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.