Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 11, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England Covid-19 statistics.
Bishop Rozanski to depart Springfield for Archbishop installation in St. Louis.
Kevin Kousch has reopened Formal Affair Clothier in West Springfield.
Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Claprood comments on George Floyd and the protests.
Nadim’s reopens for outdoor dining – after a minor glitch.
Thorne’s Marketplace in Northampton reopens with limitations.
Grand opening for Cannabis Connection Inc.
Mayor Sarno joins with Rep. Neal and others to announce help for renters and homeowners.
Hotels are gearing up to reopen; D-Suites in Holyoke is being “super cleaned” by an East Longmeadow firm.
Springfield’s “Say Their Names” mural.
Northfield Drive-In reopens.
Springfield will NOT reopen pools this summer.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 8, 2020

Trinity Health New England COVID-19 statistics

Baystate Health COVID-19 statistics.

Governor Baker opens the golf courses… with many restrictions!

Nadim Kashou will take care of Mom on Mother’s Day with some great cuisine!

MGM Springfield indicates many furloughed workers may not be returning this year.

Mayor Sarno thanks Fo Guang Buddhist Temple Boston for the donation of PPEs for Springfield Police.

Congressman Neal believes another wave of “stimulus” is in the offing.

New leader chosen for Holyoke Public Schools.

Governor Baker allows flower shops to open for remote sales.

Ware Remembers.

A special birthday.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 17, 2020

Holyoke Soldiers Home – current stats.

East Longmeadow man arrested in connection with arson at a Jewish assisted living home.

Local hospitals report patients’ fear of the emergency room due to the virus.

Center Square Grill expands its hours and its deliveries.

Smith and Wesson and Eastman Chemical Company donate face shields to first responders.

BJ’s Wholesale Club offers “customer appreciation hour.”

Nadim’s donates meals to Mercy Medical Center.

Bethany Assembly of God presents food to Agawam seniors.

BaystateHealth Systems President & CEO Dr. Mark Keroack with an update.

Ludlow Superintendent of Schools Todd Gazda delivers a very special message to the students and parents of the school district.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Springfield Police Dept. wants to reduce visits to the Pearl Street location.

Mayor Sarno speaks out on Springfield’s reaction to the pandemic.

Mercy Medical Center runs down new restrictions on patient visitation.

A message from a downtown Springfield restaurant.

Baystate to offer same-day results for COVID-19 testing.

Mark Auerbach, ArtsBeat Reporter, on shut-down performance venues.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra suspends the remainder of the season.

Stop & Shop offers special early time shopping for customers 60 and over.

Chicopee school kids still get their lunches though schools are cancelled.

Mass SJC postpones all jury trials TFN.

Gov. Baker offers emergency capital to small businesses.

Department of Unemployment Insurance offers emergency assistance to affected workers.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 12, 2020

Longmeadow Police are trying to identify 4 males who went through garages and vehicles in the town overnight.

How is restaurant traffic being affected by the state of emergency? (With Nadim Kashou)

Dental safety during the crisis? – with Cecile Calabrese from Agawam Dental Arts.

Mayor Sarno schedules updates on Springfield’s response to COVID-19.

Northampton Mayor urges all to cancel large-scale events in the city.

Springfield City Council members are urging more eating establishments to apply for outdoor dining permits.

Local and chain movie theaters are altering their programming, and studios are delaying their release of big films.

Chicopee Public Schools postponing all activities that draw more than 200 people.

UMass system and Westfield State move to “remote learning” due to the coronavirus crisis.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 10, 2019

Greetings from New York City and the nation to Western Mass. (with Jordan Goodman, Jim Bohannon, Dan Yorke, Joe Pags, and Mike Baxendale).

Former assistant Springfield golf pro prepared for sentencing.

MassMutual is #84 on Fortune 500.

Father’s Day dining options.

Greenfield water and sewer rates increase.

Be careful where you swim!

Strawberry picking time!


Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Heat wave has the effect of 105 degrees!
Ed Visconti is working in the heat at the Springfield Cooley Street Stop & Shop.
MGM Springfield contributes $25,000 to Springfield’s Square One.
Like the snow, the heat is affecting the regional school calendars.
Erica Jansons at Hampden Hills Alpacas has to keep the animals cool too!
How is MGM Springfield affecting downtown businesses? Nadim Kashou seems to be quite pleased!
The Southwick Police Dept. says a final “goodbye” to K9 Police Officer Jax.

Brad Shepard Today! Weekend Round Up, February 26, 2016

  • Flood warnings in effect throughout Western Mass
  • IRS scams increase (hear an example)!
  • Hamp-Wilb school district looking for a new superintendent
  • Weekend entertainment and performances everywhere!

Brad Shepard Today! July 10, 2015

  • Perfect weekend weather and vital headache avoiding traffic notes!
  • Agawam Motel update
  • Extremely heinous Springfield rape suspect apprehended in NYC
  • While Western Mass roads and bridges deteriorate, are tax dollars aimed at them, being squandered on “other projects?”
  • Two cows perish in a Westfield barn fire
  • Do you know where “Birdicus Plaza” is, in Springfield?