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.

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!