Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 12, 2019

“Batman” captures “Meatball!”

4G about to become 5G wireless!

Springfield and Greenfield primary results.

Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad believe residential fires were set.

“Hawks Over Mount Tom” this Sunday.

Police are investigating illegal tire dumping in Westfield.

Baystate Health Systems Eastern Region Chief Administrative Officer resigns.

Amherst traffic fatality.

And the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission advise you not to swim in the Connecticut River.

 

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, May 31, 2019

Target issues a charging cable recall.
Holyoke Media announces a $2M media center.
Farmers Markets start up in Holyoke and in Westfield!
World Wide Knit in Public Day!
John Vieux formally announces for mayor of Chicopee.
Longmeadow 11-year-old wants canned goods donations for Rachel’s Table for her birthday.
Offensive graffiti on Mt Tom has hikers and officials angry.
Springfield officials gather for a South End CVS groundbreaking!
Fire Dept. deals with accidental flammable spill on Memorial Drive.
New Valley Bank and Trust opens for business in Springfield!
Group of small business owners want in on sports betting in Mass.

At Large with G. Michael Dobbs – Winter Sports

G. Michael Dobbs knows that he should like winter sports and embrace the New England weather – but he doesn’t.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Big E concert info – Casting Crowns will be part of the lineup!
Police warn about illegal fireworks.
“Star Spangled Springfield” at Blunt Park this year! With Judy Matt.
Agawam students are now officially off for the summer – one week later than all other districts.
Forest Park pool opens Saturday; Five Mile Pond opens too.
First summer heat on the way!
Retired City Councilor Clodo Concepcion writes autobiography.
Mt. Tom Power Plant to be demolished.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 19, 2018

Mt. Tom fire!
If you bought a “Snuggie” you may be due a refund.
Belmont Avenue fire.
St. Patrick’s Road Race.
A leprechaun in Enfield!
“Home Town Heroes” get their due rewards!
Ludlow folks demand something be done about opioid overdose deaths.
Shot fired into Holyoke school classroom!
Paul Federici with a tax tip!
What is the deadline for using your Toys R Us gift cards?

Jacqueline T. Lynch

Chicopee-based writer Jacqueline T. Lynch is a playwright, in addition to being a blogger, novelist and non-fiction author.  Her work, which has been performed in locations as diverse as Northern Kentucky and the Netherlands, has fueled a passion that circled her right back to her own backyard.  In an amazing tribute to a rich theatrical history in this part of the world, Jacqueline produced a non-fiction book that’s jam-packed with photos and stories called Comedy and Tragedy on the Mountain:  70 Years of Summer Theatre on Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Massachusetts, (Jacqueline T. Lynch, Spring 2017).

In this interview, Jacqueline tells stories about this gem of the entertainment world in the heart of the Pioneer Valley – that’s 70 Years of Summer Theatre on Mt. Tom.  She also praises the joys of independent publishing and the creative ways she promotes her book.  Find out more about Jacqueline through her site: www.JacquelineTLynch.com.