Brad Shepard Today! Friday, January 3, 2020

New Year’s minimum wage increase.

New Greenfield Mayor and City Councilors.

Former Springfield Symphony Maestro returns!

Wahlburgers construction underway.

Handheld device law for motorists goes into effect soon!

Agawam fire officials warn of dangers of thin ice in the region.

Westfield Police Dept. suggest residents download the “Neighbors App” by Ring.

Paul Connor is West Springfield’s new Police Chief!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Christmas tree shortage this season?

Professional Women’s Chamber event in December.

Kelly Dobbins, and Serving Our Students.

MGM Springfield presents outdoor igloos this winter for your dining and drinking pleasure.

Cottage cheese recall.

Six Flags offers 3rd annual “Holiday In The Park.”

Mass. House votes unanimously to ban handheld devices while driving.

Baystate Health Systems warns of RSV virus for toddlers and children.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Greenfield Police remind you to stay away from the bears!

Update on Marian Sullivan’s escapade at MGM Springfield.

ArtsBeat Reporter Mark Auerbach on Holiday stage offerings in the Valley.

Westfield man is million dollar winner in the Mass Lottery.

Miss Western Mass., Miss Hampshire County and Miss Pioneer Valley crowned Sunday night.

Two new police officers entering the Amherst Police Dept.

Holyoke receives grants for new bullet proof vests for their police officers.

Hampshire College continues to pull out of its financial turmoil.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 18, 2019

Mayor Sarno’s Communications Director suspended after a weekend arrest at MGM Springfield.

“TOYS FOR JOY” marks its 97th year in the region.

Happy 125th Birthday to East Longmeadow!

“Rucksgiving” veterans work for families at Thanksgiving.

“Save Our Swallows”  demonstration in Hadley.

Holyoke Police Department keeps their Seniors’ Christmas Show tradition alive.

Hidden Valley stocking stuffer.

Chicopee Police quell disturbance involving more than 300.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 13, 2019

THC quarantine for “vape” products.

CDC warns against eating any raw cookie dough.

MediShare with Jordan Goodman.

Dean Foods, owner of Friendly’s Ice Cream manufacturing, declares bankruptcy.

Zonta celebrates its centennial year and honors a Springfield College president.

Columbia Gas Co. continues its 4-year tradition of donating coats to local children in need.

MGM makes good on its deal to shell out 1.8 million in community support agreements.

Man’s body found inside a Springfield chapel.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 6, 2019

MGM Springfield considers selling its real estate and leasing back the casino operations.

Mass. State Police announce another sobriety checkpoint this weekend.

Big Y opens two new Connecticut World Class Market locations.

Convenience stores across the state close today to protest a proposed ban on menthol cigarettes.

You might develop SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder.

EEE is no longer a risk in Western Mass.

Holyoke Mall creates a dedicated area to honor veterans.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, November 1, 2019

Christmas shopping “jump-start” at St. Nick’s Christmas Bazaar.

MGM dealer sues casino over pay.

Chicopee homeowners upset over illegal trash dumping.

3 downtown Springfield buildings up for auction this month.

Final weekend reminder: daylight saving time ends, set clocks back.

UMass Fine Arts Center vandalism – swastikas painted on the walls.

Local animal hospital ends 24-hour emergency services.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 27, 2019

South Hadley teacher fined by state ethics commission.

30 fugitives arrested in Holyoke crime sweep.

Uber adds new safety features.

Bill Cosby hit with legal bill in the millions.

Ludlow Police post reminder to those under 16 about bicycle helmets.

Post Office now hiring for the holiday season!

Northampton World War II Club puts building up for sale.

MGM Springfield losing some of its workforce to Encore Harbor.

Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson has died.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 23, 2019

Ground broken for the new Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield.

“Fright Fest” back at Six Flags for Halloween!

Cheryl Clapprood appointed permanent Police Commissioner of Springfield’s Police Dept.

Massachusetts Environmental Police have shot and killed a black bear in Fitchburg.

Mass. State Police rescue Mount Washington hiker.

Commonwealth Secretary Bill Galvin urges Big E folks to respond to the forthcoming census.

Ludlow’s “Second Time’s a Charm” to hold a fundraiser, with a prom for adults.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cannabis Control Commission suspends a Sheffield marijuana shop’s license.

Wahlburgers finally set to break ground at MGM Springfield.

Time change for Springfield’s 9/11 ceremony.

Mark Auerbach on theater and live entertainment in the valley.

Longmeadow Police scam warning.

Parish Cupboard “Stuff the Bus” food drive.

Fright Fest at Six Flags is back!

Greenfield’s annual fair comes to a close.

Greenfield primary is today!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 9, 2019

Fall weather should start on time!

The owner of Springfield’s Moriarty’s Pub is closing it.

Fire Dept. and other officials respond to oil mistakenly pumped into Springfield home.

MGM Springfield offers Big E shuttle service!

Springfield Museums celebrate a NEW Dr. Seuss book!

“Halfway to St. Pat’s Day” noted with 5K road race!

Westfield State University student passes away unexpectedly.

New EEE warning signs along I-91 and the Mass Pike.

Northeast Miracle Baseball League honors 80 athletes in Springfield.

UMass Amherst moving ahead with large scale replacement of student apartment complexes.

Happy 100th birthday to Fr. Lucjan Krolikowski.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Baystate Health joins UMass forum on opioid abuse.

Mass. Senate reviewing two bills permitting illegal immigrants to receive driver’s licenses.

The PVTA returns service to the Mountain Farms Mall.

The Capitol Steps come back to Northampton!

Macy’s at the Holyoke Mall gets a face-lift.

Walmart no longer welcomes customer carrying firearms, and will soon ends sales of handguns, military rifles and ammo.

MGM Springfield ends Food Truck Fridays with an eating contest.

Tufts Health Plan donates backpacks to school kids through the Head Start program.

September is “Library Card Sign Up Month!”

Hampshire College welcomes 13 new students.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Back-to-school traffic brush up

Cottage Street, Easthampton traffic note.

MGM Springfield opens new Casino Bar.

Brimfield Fair back for the Fall edition Antique Flea Market.

Amherst looking to buy 150-acre Hickory Ridge Golf Course.

Western Mass. college students head back to campus this week.

Pinning ceremony and promotion of Springfield PD Lt. Richard Randolph.

Returning college students face the high cost of textbooks!

Longtime Springfield Police Officer charged with sexual assault.

Wilbraham Police Dept. report a lottery phone scam.

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! Monday, August 26, 2019

MGM Springfield parties to celebrate its first anniversary.

Ludlow Police investigate a big fight at a social club.

Amtrak’s “The Valley Flyer” releases the schedule for its New York run.

Thousands of parents and kids celebrate “Back to School” at Blunt Park.

Chicopee food drive for the USO at First Congregational Church of Chicopee.

South Hadley river rescue, fisherman saved by Holyoke Fire Dept.

Ludlow St. Paul’s Methodist Church holds fifth annual Autumn Harvest Craft Fair.

Chicopee voters, time to register for the primary!

Sobriety Checkpoint scheduled for Labor Day Weekend.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Peter Pan being investigated for passenger locked in the luggage compartment of a bus from New York to Boston.

Traffic delays in Easthampton and in West Springfield.

26th anniversary of the disappearance of Holly Piirainen.

ENGIE North America blows its stack.

Gas prices are down.

Grant awarded to City Space for the renovation of Old Town Hall in Easthampton.

Six Flags “Scare Fair” to audition performers for “Fright Fest” this Halloween.

“Family Feud Live” comes to Symphony Hall, brought to you by MGM Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 31, 2019,

Missing Brimfield Bearded Dragon.

Amherst License Board looks to control BYOB amounts for restaurants.

Springfield summer reading program for children.

Holyoke 10 year-old has his own successful business.

Eversource imposter going door-to-door in East Springfield.

MGM Springfield slot machine tech indicted and charged with ripping off the casino.

Denise Menard, East Longmeadow Town manager, resigns.

Cummington asks Village Closet to move to a new location.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 29, 2019

Western Mass. catching up to typical rainfall levels.

Westfield traffic note.

Springfield ’03 Taurus vs. swimming pool.

Second annual Harambee festival in Springfield.

MGM Springfield boosts revenues for the Springfield Parking Authority.

Hampshire College considers adding housing to its acreage.

Pittsfield’s Pontoosuc Lake has an algae problem.

7 year-old Springfield child pricked by used needle in a city park.

UMass researchers receive multimillion dollar grant to research opioid addiction treatment.

Holyoke Police say apparent kidnapping is now considered a domestic dispute.

Michelle Carter moved from Bristol County jail; no word on where she is or why she was moved.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 28, 2019

Changes at MGM Springfield.

Local 15 year-old Konrad Gomez-Haibach competes in national science competition, “Big Idea Machine.”

Swimming at Puffer’s Pond off limits temporarily due to tests for E Coli.

Springfield Police go undercover to end out-of-control dirt bikers menacing the public.

Westfield Woman’s club salutes Harry and Anne Rock at their tea party.

Illegal fireworks warning, and confiscation in Pittsfield.

Target offers teachers a discount on school supplies.

Cannabis Control Commission denies a license to a Sheffield marijuana firm.

Wahlburgers opening at MGM Springfield – delayed.

Watch and Clock Collectors Convention at the Big E this weekend.

Springfield Movies in the Park program is back for the 3rd year!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Worcester woman crashes into Rhode Island home, and identifies herself as “Hello Kitty.”

MGM issues traffic advisory due to  signage work.

Granby celebrates its 251st birthday.

Bill Cosby tweets a Father’s Day message.

Pillsbury Flour recalled due to potential E Coli issue.

Internet and cell blackout simulation in Southwick next weekend.

Western Mass. towns fireworks display schedule.

7th Annual Springfield Dragon Boat Festival!

Pool chemical warning from the State Fire Marshal.

Chicopee fundraiser held for  Police Lt. Hamilton Wray.