Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! September 20, 2019

Amazon recruiting 235 jobs for its Holyoke distribution center.

FEMA awards nearly half million dollar grant to the Chicopee Fire Dept.

A new toy store, Zen’s Toyland, to locate in the old Kiddly Winks location in Longmeadow.

Smith College police officer fired after 35 years on the job.

L. L. Bean opening a new store in Hadley in October!

Possible suicide attempt outside a Chicopee School.

“Mutts and Mimosas” fundraiser for Dakin Humane Society.

East Longmeadow High School Chorus sings the National Anthem at Fenway !

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 2019

Westfield-Barnes Airport receives another grant for improvements.

PVTA cancels service to Mountain Farms Mall in Hadley.

Northampton activist Frances Crowe dead at 100.

Kimaya Diggs will perform at the “She Is Beautiful” event at The Shops at Marketplace, Springfield.

“Supergirl” coming to Six Flags New England.

Man struck by Amtrak train in Chicopee is unhurt, but will be charged with trespassing.

JGS Lifecare hosts a panel of experts on Alzheimer’s disease.

Minor fire at the drive-up of the Page Blvd. Dunkin.

WWLP-22 is now back on DirecTV and other platforms.

Labor Day 2019

Radio Show #261 – Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi’s Cookout 2019

Hampden County Sheriff Cocchi’s 3rd cookout forged ahead through rainy weather, to another clear success.

The Sheriff hosted a wide array of VIPS from all walks of the public and private sectors.

Join us now for a review of some of the region’s notables and VIPs who took a moment in front of our microphones.

In this program, you will hear the voices of:
Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi
Monson Chief of Police Steve Kozloski
Monson Town Administrator Evan Brassard
Former East Longmeadow Board of Selectmen Chair Paul Federici
State Representative Angelo Puppolo
CEO Baystate Health Systems Dr. Mark Kerouac 
Chicopee Police Dept. Information Officer Mike Wilk
Former State Senator Brian Lees
Former State Senator Michael Knapik
At-Large Springfield Councilor Jesse Lederman
Springfield Parks and Recreation Chair Brian Santaniello
United States Senator Ed Markey

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 16, 2019

Chicopee Police issue bear warning!

MassDOT indicates the RMV owes 45,000 letters to other states, and 2400 in-state.

17 year-old girl rushed to hospital after a horse rolled over on her at Dry Brook Stables.

Passenger train service from Springfield to Holyoke, Northampton and points north could begin by August 30.

MassMutual Center hosts World Quilt New England.

Big Y pulls in thousands of pounds of pet food to be distributed.

Second Chance Animal Services offers $5.00 rabies shots.

Sobriety checkpoint for Hampden County scheduled for today.

Arte-E Pizza to become Sok’s Siam.

Police dog recovering from minor injuries from a roof fire at the MGM kennel.

Music at Club One in Feeding Hills.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 25, 2019

Forever 21 mistake.

Local TV channels change frequencies.

NTSB releases report on the fatal NH motorcycle crash.

Emily Bill Park renovation job goes out to bid.

GNC stores plan to close nearly 900 stores.

The town of Russell would like vacationers to stop trashing the river bank.

Amherst fire station considered “dilapidated.”

Planet Fitness opens a new large facility at the Holyoke Mall.

Chicopee Police warn of gas employee scam.

Beloved Doogan’s Deli in Chicopee closing for good.

Center Square Grill wants to locate the owner of a Marine Corps hat left behind at the restaurant.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Leapin’ lizards in Chicopee!

September 11 monument dedication in Springfield is set.

Former Springfield YMCA CEO sued in Florida.

Connie Francis tribute show with Donna Lee in Sixteen Acres to support the Lions Club.

Cold water warning for swimmers!

Summer gas prices – down!

Springfield’s Union Station welcomes Amtrak’s return!

Mass. Pike delays in Russell this week.

GySgt. Thomas Sullivan Scholarship Fund established.

All day police patrols end at RISE Amherst (pot shop).

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! Monday, May 13, 2019

15 year-old Chicopee High School student pepper-sprayed and arrested.
John Boyle O’Reilly Club has a concert to support The Springfield Rifles rugby team.
Dean Foods isn’t saying what Friendly’s future may be.
American International College holds double commencement ceremonies.
Tick Season and Lyme Disease public forum to be held.
Florida grey fox moves into Forest Park Zoo.
Holyoke and South Hadley letter carriers collected food stuffs from mailboxes on Saturday.
Frost is still a possibility through the end of this month; tips for protecting your plants.
Gary Rome Hyundai holds fashion show for Providence Ministries.
Springfield Police Dept. launches the return of “Click it or Ticket” seat belt checks.
Westfield Police are asking for help to solve multiple car break-ins.

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! Thursday, March 21, 2019

Another Western Mass. million dollar Lotto winner!
Missing Chicopee teen runaway has been found and is safe.
Melvin Jones sentenced to two years.
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival coming up at the Springfield JCC.
Chicopee federal sewer project finally coming to an end.
American Red Cross of Mass. has responded to 17 emergencies in a short period.
Marijuana retail sales facility proposed for the Macy’s at the Eastfield Mall.
Red Cross honors Hometown Hero Holly Holden.
Beer and wine available for home games of the new ball team for Westfield, the Westfield Starfires.
“Me Too” movement founder Tarana Burke speaks at Smith College.
Springfield City Council working on stricter dirt bike laws.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 19, 2018

New Save-A-Lot opens!
Halloween at Rice Fruit Farm.
Pride demolishes a dilapidated service station and replaces it with the new “Pride Kitchen” concept.
Chicopee drunk driver just misses a cruiser.
Granby Selectmen determine a complaint against the town administrator “lacked evidence.”
MGM Springfield offers a second round of opportunity to be a dealer; blackjack classes offered.
Green and Fit launches a huge revitalization project in Holyoke.
Broadway Office Furniture in Springfield is giving away office furniture to non-profit businesses.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 27, 2018

Advisory from the State Fire Marshal.
Verizon issues? Slow, or no service at all? Here’s why.
Chicopee Police warn of man in truck approaching children. (with Officer Mike Wilk, Chicopee PD)
Square One and Six Flags join forces for a free one day admission, in return for diapers!
Springfield’s hotel boom rolls along!
Mass DOT is almost finished with I-91 construction, detours and closures.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Sheriff Cocchi alerts you to a phone scam involving his office!
Chicopee Police Chief William Jebb is back on the job!
Agawam High School creates a new advanced manufacturing class.
The Westfield Fair is this weekend!
Water bans through the region are being lifted.
Register to vote in the Mass. primary… deadline is Wednesday.
MGM and the PVTA create “The Loop” – a free downtown bus service.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Feral cat in Wales tests positive for rabies.
Mass State Police sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Hampden County this weekend.
Police recruit suspected of drunk driving – update.
Ware free concerts begin!
Gas prices stabilize.
Pulled over… again!
Condo maintenance worker accused of stealing from at least 20 condo owners.
Federal Summer Food Service Program is funded to continue this summer.
RIP Dan Ingram.

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! Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Officer Donut joins the Greenfield Police Dept.
Missing Chicopee 15-year-old found safe.
Peruvian woman seeking sanctuary in Springfield church makes deal with ICE and leaves the church.
Stewart Weldon bail update.
Rinaldi’s in Longmeadow announces the end of the restaurant.
Men’s Health Week and Men’s Health Fair at Holyoke Medical Center.
Missing parking meters and broken vending machines in parking garages are costing Holyoke money.
Cher and Friends at the Majestic for Father’s Day.

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! Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fireworks announcement today!
Hartford church presents the story of Elizabeth Colt, wife of Samuel.
New Tru by Hilton Hotel is open in Chicopee.
Eversource plans summer rate cut.
More aggressive panhandlers.
Granby police ask for help to identify a man accused of grabbing a jogger.
Springfield Police rescue baby ducklings from a storm drain.
Sheriff Cocchi hosts a forum on opioid addiction in Southwick.
How high should your lawn grass be?
Andy Yee acquires new restaurant.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 4, 2018

Laura Wanderowski named Professional Woman of the Year.
Two attacked and SLASHED by assailant on a PVTA bus from Northampton to Holyoke.
Springfield’s El Salvador Restaurant has $30,000 worth of fire damage.
Report presents lurid findings about Senator Stan Rosenberg and his husband, Byron Hefner.
Two teens in Chicopee jump on the hood of a police car; now in custody.
Utz product recall.
Two dogs left in hot cars spotted by officers in Chicopee.
Gas prices are up – expected to peak soon.
Applebee’s celebrates Cinco De Mayo with the “Dollarita,” and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend February 23, 2018

A Western Mass man has dinner with the president
Trivia in bars and lounges is a high tech brain worker!
A long time state rep dies
Is the Berkshire mall having trouble paying its electric bill?
Greenfield middle-school student conceals bb gun in back-pack
60 miscreant teens on bikes confound traffic and police in downtown Chicopee