Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 10, 2018

Greenfield Town Common campers ordered to leave by city’s Board of Health!
Deadline for nominations for Springfield Chamber’s “Super 60” awards night!
Starbucks ready to launch its Fall classic drink, The Pumpkin Spice Latté.
Meet Marci Webber, the owner and innkeeper of Naomi’s Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Shoppers are ready for the Mass. sales tax holiday weekend… but Governor Baker has still not signed it into law.
Free Six Flags tickets on Facebook is a hoax.
Next week, MGM Springfield will hire people on the spot for kitchen steward positions.
New hours at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.
Final note on the sales tax holiday.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Westfield mayor reports progress on the city’s water problem.
Sheriff Nick Cocchi throws his second annual summer cookout!
Barre man charged with luring teen-age girls to a tent in the woods.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds first 2018-19 Rise and Shine Breakfast at MGM Springfield.
Kim checks in from the Agawam Cinemas.
Online car registration scam warning!
Springfield Painted Pianos Project.
Jordan Goodman’s August look at our money.
Springfield mayor extends city pool hours during this heat wave.
Casino infrastructure work creeps over the river to Agawam.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 6, 2018

The Foundry, a Northampton bar, closes indefinitely.
FDA recalls HP Hood Almond Milk.
One MGM Springfield bar features a $25,000 cocktail.
Friday morning power failure sends waste water product into the Connecticut River.
Weekend tornadic activity roundup.
Two large power outages hit Hampden County Saturday morning.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 27, 2018

Spirit of Springfield teams up with 180 Fit Gym for the 5th annual Ride To Remember.
Mercedes-Benz of Springfield has awarded another Mercedes-Benz to a lucky winner!
Convenience store clerk in Greenfield arrested for indecent assault on a customer.
Two months of construction ahead as Columbia Gas repairs a Holyoke main.
Barber shop offers students free haircuts and backpacks for back-to-school.
25 people charged in federal court with document and benefit fraud.
Cities and businesses banning plastic straws are getting pushback from those concerned for the disabled.
Mayor Sarno pitches for blood donations to the Red Cross.
Local restaurant stars.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 24, 2018

MGM Springfield boosts its “Job Talk Tuesday” program.
Agawam – Walnut Street closure including Morgan Sullivan Bridge.
Expert Staffing opens new downtown Springfield office.
New Chipotle coming to East Longmeadow in Center Square.
Gun scare at Eastfield Mall Rave Cinemas.
West Nile Virus threat – two mosquitoes in West Springfield test positive.
Freedom Credit Union hosts food drive for Food Bank of Western Mass.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July, 12, 2018

Western Mass. has some of the most dangerous intersections in the state.
Grand opening of MGM Springfield comes with a parade featuring Clydesdales and more!
The Big Polish Hot Dog at Costco is no more.
Bryan Marcotte’s new Marcotte Ford dealership is built around a restaurant!
Easthampton ends water use restriction for the public.
Springfield Police Dept. has the new substation at the casino up and running.
Dakin Humane Society has “Dixie Dogs” in need of “forever homes.”

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday July 10, 2018

Downtown Springfield traffic alerts for the week!
St. Paul’s UMC announcing limited inside spaces for crafts and vendors for their craft fair.
Work continues on the forthcoming September 11th Memorial.
MGM Springfield parking garage almost finished.
Skyline Trading Company in Westfield is expanding and has a big event coming up!
Hatfield Police go above and beyond the call to rescue a hawk!
Mega Millions jackpot huge for tonight!
Movers and shakers in Chicopee and the Berkshires.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 9, 2018

The Spirit of Springfield invites you to preview the September 11th monument.
Mass. now has an official sales tax holiday.
You can now pay your Mass. court fees on-line.
The Great New England Air and Space Show is coming!
Western Mass. warnings not to swim in non-designated swimming areas!
MGM Springfield still looking to fill some 70-75 jobs! Listen in to hear which ones!
Hiker rescued in Chesterfield Gorge.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Spirit of Springfield Fourth of July show!
Cooling centers for the public open through Thursday due to the heat wave.
Six Flags Coca-Cola July 4th Fest!
Credit Union employee charged with stealing from an elderly man’s account.
MGM Springfield now open for room reservations.
Mass gas prices DOWN this week!
Northampton Senior Center open to anyone who wants to sit in the air conditioning.
The East Longmeadow 4th of July Parade – what you should know, with Carl Ohlin.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Weekend, June 29, 2018

Big announcement for this year’s “Ride to Remember!”
Carregan’s Lounge agrees to fold; Mayor Sarno very pleased.
Superior Court judges Mary Lou Rup and Tina S. Page retire.
Chicopee firefighter Theo Dickerson retires after 32 years!
South Hadley bans plastic bags.
Springfield man charged with assaulting a dog.
Westfield woman feels threatened while rollerblading on bike path.
Western Mass. Pioneers have a big Saturday soccer game (with Greg Kolodziey)
Weekend fireworks schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 25, 2018

Senate race now down to two – Welch vs. Rivera.
Chicopee Police recruit investigated for drunk driving.
Berkshires man charged with child porn, claims to belong to a private society  and immune to U.S. law.
Agawam Dental Arts – do not fear the dentist!
Ludlow Selectmen promote Sgt. Daniel Valadas (and other police news).
Area fireworks displays schedule.
WWII vet celebrates his 102nd birthday!
MGM Springfield held their FINAL hiring event Sunday morning.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 22, 2018

RIP Charles Krauthammer.
MGM Springfield chooses Regal Cinemas to operate its movie theater complex.
New Taco Bell restaurant on Breckwood Boulevard.
Dangerous summer toys report.
Weekly police chase, Chicopee through Holyoke
Basketball Hall of Fame renovation, Phase 1.
New Sav-A-Lot supermarket comes to Breckwood Boulevard.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 15, 2018

Sunderland traffic advisory (parade).
Mason Square Memorial has been restored.
Springfield firefighters save a man’s life with Narcan.
Local dog food recall.
MGM still hiring and have a hiring event next week.
MGM Springfield reveals the names of the two bars on its casino level.

Brad Shepard Today, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

MGM Springfield clears one hurdle in extending drinking to after hours.
The last days of Bon•Ton.
Mass. woman’s fatal weekend parachute accident.
A dozen people issued court summonses over downtown demonstration.
West Springfield McDonald’s was closed (and has reopened) after losing their hot water.
Springfield man bites police officer.
South Hadley adds another police officer to its school campus.
Mass. potato chip assault.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What are the plans for the former Colony Club?
Wilbraham man and New York man purse-snatching team.
Stewart Weldon’s plea in court.
First female president of Smith College has died.
How many turkeys are on the loose in Mass?
Gas prices hit plateau.
MGM Springfield announces the “Comedy Get Down” for the Mass Mutual Center.
Greenfield man’s second OUI for driving into a fire scene.
Tony Cignoli on the Late Jim Madigan.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Hyannis man taunts Barnstable Police about the death of officer Sean Gannon.
MGM Springfield holds career info and job workshop sessions.
Agawam traffic advisory.
Wilbraham elects new town clerk and new moderator.
Farewell to the Colony Club.
West Springfield man is a contestant on “The Price Is Right.”
Denise Jordan moves from Mayor’s Chief of Staff to Executive Director of Springfield Housing Authority.
Rise Amherst medical marijuana dispensary has its grand opening.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Hampden and East Longmeadow dispatchers combine and move into the new Hampden Police station.
The 110 Grill comes to Western Mass.
Bill Cosby sentencing date determined and announced.
Voters in Hampden and Wilbraham vote to renovate Minnechaug’s Falcon Field.
MGM Springfield schedules Stevie Wonder for its opening week.
Aggressive panhandler in Springfield racks up two arrests in three days.
Lottery Powerball jackpot – $280 million!
Belchertown passes articles re marijuana and alcohol.
Harbor Freight Tools chainsaw recall.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast is ready!
South Hadley hunting accident.
Leicester Police find suspect by print found in Play-Doh.
Tommy’s House dedicated to fallen serviceman Tommy Sullivan.
Longmeadow holds “pre-town forum” to discuss issues prior to town meeting.
Springfield driver slams into police cruiser for the second time!
Summer speeder gets minivan up to 115 mph!
Is your air conditioner ready for the season?
Chicopee woman creates disturbance Sunday morning.
Suspect tries to gain entry to an Atwater Park home.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 27, 2018

Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault.
MGM opening three weeks ahead of schedule!
Setti Warren drops out of race to challenge Baker.
Agawam Police Officer receives highest medal for valor.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Director and Conductor Kevin Rhodes on what’s ahead for the Symphony!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 16, 2018

Barbara Bush in failing health.
Traffic advisory for downtown Springfield this week.
Westfield State University remembers Officer Sean Gannon.
K-9 Officer Nero, the late Officer Gannon’s partner, survived surgery and is on the road to recovery.
MGM Springfield gets extension from the Mass. Gaming Commission on restoration of 31 Elm Street.
Columbia Gas files with the DPU for a revenue increase.
More reinforcement added to decrepit Campanile.
MGM Springfield – game changer?