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.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 3, 2019

State Senator Michael Brady appears in court on drunk driving charges.

Mayor Sarno asks City Council for 1.5 million for capital improvements for Symphony Hall.

Mass. Trial court considers rescinding some bans on cell phones in courthouses.

Westfield on Weekends MusicFest series for June!

Storrowton Village Museum looks for volunteers.

Three men ordained to the priesthood on Saturday.

Sylvester’s Restaurant in Northampton changes its hours for summer.

Mayor Morse and the Holyoke Pride March.

West Springfield Police ask motorists to avoid a bear near Route 20.

Cannabis Control Commission considers new rules for marijuana distributors.

Watch out for counterfeit bills – they are on the rise in Western Mass.

Electronic prescriptions efforts move forward.

MGM’s gaming revenues are lower than expected… the “high rollers” aren’t coming.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 30, 2019

Springfield Mayor announces a stable FY20 budget.
WNEU poll shows Mass. residents oppose a lowered voting age.
Fresh Paint Springfield hosts downtown mural festival!
Hibernian events: Summer Picnic has a new venue.
Baystate closes ICUs in Westfield and Palmer.
Springfield plans a bikeway in the McKnight neighborhood!
Chicopee landfill scheduled to close for good.
Additional candidates certified for Springfield mayoral and council elections.
MGM Springfield presents Sunday lunch and dinner buffets.
Pickup slams into diesel generator outside an elderly housing building in Holyoke.
Walking and swimming a daily regimen and life extender at Loomis Village, South Hadley.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 6, 2019

Rain hurting landscaping companies.
At MGM Springfield, Junior Achievement of Western Mass. celebrates 100 years (with Jen Connolly and Mayor Sarno).
Tyson chicken strips recall expands!
Gun Owners Action League wants stiffer penalties for hunter harassment.
GM recalling over 368,000 pickups.
40 Springfield Police recruits volunteer to clean up a Holyoke neighborhood.
Area hotels already booking up for graduation season in the region.
Southampton wave of car break-ins.
Too much rain and your lawn!

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! Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Live artillery shell detonated near Chicopee Center.
Sunday: first home game for Springfield Roller Derby team.
Square One Officer Jenise Katalina named Supervisor of the Year.
Fourth Annual Kentucky Derby party to benefit Square One.
World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast coming up!
15 year-old Boy Scout raises funds for new flagpole for veterans.
Springfield church break-in and burglary.
Police officer removed from security team at local school.
Ware Town Clerk Nancy Talbot’s narrow victory in Board of Selectmen election sustained in recount.
Kenneth Laflamme, retired postal employee, pleads guilty to accepting bribes.
No fireworks on the Fourth of July in Westfield this year.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 26, 2019

Starbucks brings back its summertime “S’mores Frappuccino”
Amherst licensing board permanently yanks the liquor license for Porta Pizzeria.
Soon, Mass. residents will need a “real ID credential.”
Reader To Reader of Amherst receives a literacy award.
Joanne Berwald of Mestek receives Distinguished Citizen Award.
NAI Plotkin promotes Daniel J. Moore to vice president of its brokerage division.
Ashley Sullivan P.E. joins a new firm.
Ina Clark joins Jacob’s Pillow in Amherst.
RIP Captain Carmelo Serafino, Springfield Fire Dept. retired.
MGM Resorts announces job cutbacks affecting MGM Springfield.
Dunkin’s new flavors celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Springfield fifth worst city in America for allergies.
Burger King testing a meatless Whopper.
Vehicle lands in Heritage Park Pond in East Longmeadow.
Palmer advertising for a town manager.
Springfield Symphony Chamber Music season finale.
Longmeadow Police are patrolling for distracted driving.
Holyoke Community College launches self-defense course for women.
Agawam City Council says “no” to a pay bump for the mayor.
Agawam City Council throws in with Longmeadow and West Springfield to upgrade their street lights.
MGM Springfield says farewell to General Manager Alex Dixon.
Downtown Chestnut Tower soon to become Skyview Downtown, a $50M renovation.
Connecticut man rams ATM with his truck.
18 year-old store owner!