Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Yellow Cab of Springfield is back in business!
Nick Cocchi postpones the Sheriff’s Picnic for the summer.
The Springfield mayor joins with others for a themed family reunion drive for seniors.
ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach.
Remembering Fred King – with Bo Sullivan.
MGM Springfield is bringing back employees; however, not everyone is expected to be called back.
Mayor Sarno gets tough on illegal fireworks and launches “home rule” legislation.
Holyoke’s first adult-use cannabis store opens.
Springfield Jewish Community Center CEO retires.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 statistics.
In a live address, Mayor Sarno outlines his program to improve race relations in Springfield.
Mike Zabik of Mike’s Auto Service in West Springfield on vehicle inspection deadlines.
Cuts are aimed at Northampton Mayor Narkewicz’s Police Department budget.
White Hut food truck is opening!
Chicopee Police Department officer killed in Connecticut motorcycle accident.
More Holyoke Mall stores reopen.
Big E presents “A Taste of the Big E Drive-Thru Food Preview!”
Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi wants courts to order ankle monitors for early release inmates.
Western Mass. tree pollen is in decline.
Easthampton Fire Chief Mottor retires after 30 years.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Springfield Mayor Sarno’s kudos to PPE support from local businesses.
Criminal attorney William Bennett represents suspended Holyoke Soldiers Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh.
ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach with notes on some great programs coming up online!
Mass. RMV and Mass. DOT provide even more extensions for licenses, registrations, and inspections.
Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi orders a lock down of the Ludlow jail after inmates and staff test positive for the virus.
Our Lady of Fatima cancels “Festa.”
“Celebrate Ludlow” cancelled this summer.
Six Flags New England outlines new procedures to keep everyone safe.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Mayor Sarno announces enhanced patrols of Forest Park.

Dr. Mark Keroack outlines the Baystate COVID-19 response plan.

Mass. Mental Health Association VP Kim Lee explains their new service “Telewell.” (Telehealth).

Erving Industries runs 24/7 making toilet paper.

Holyoke closes Ingleside Mall.

Two dental associations urge dentists to close for the time being.

Congressman Neal and Dr. Mark Keroack invite the public to a telephone information session today.

AIC announces transition to “Distance Learning.”

Eversource suspends collections for the time being.

STCC extends spring break by one week.

Club Fitness remains open for workouts.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Peter Pan adds 450 buses for holiday travel.

Sheriff Cocchi throws an endorsement to John Velis for the Senate.

It’s “Grinchmas Time” at the Springfield Museums.

Parade of the Big Balloons almost wasn’t… hear the whole story.

Chicopee Air Force veteran celebrates his 100th birthday this week.

Holiday travel gas prices.

Local law firm donates turkeys galore to the Gray House.

A.C. Moore announces the closing of all of its stores.

A Thanksgiving message.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, November 18, 2019

Mayor Sarno’s Communications Director suspended after a weekend arrest at MGM Springfield.

“TOYS FOR JOY” marks its 97th year in the region.

Happy 125th Birthday to East Longmeadow!

“Rucksgiving” veterans work for families at Thanksgiving.

“Save Our Swallows”  demonstration in Hadley.

Holyoke Police Department keeps their Seniors’ Christmas Show tradition alive.

Hidden Valley stocking stuffer.

Chicopee Police quell disturbance involving more than 300.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Voter registration deadline today!
The Beach Boys set to perform at the Big E!
Syed Hussein, M.D. begins as Senior VP of Trinity Health of New England.
MGM Springfield allowed to change images on its I-91 sign… but CANNOT have animation.
William J. Metzger, former Springfield City Clerk, has died.
Pigeons invade Springfield police cruiser.
Car crashes into Wilbraham home.
MGM Springfield to be “smoke-free!”
Sheriff Nick Cocchi has his 2nd annual cookout picnic today!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 12, 2018

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast announces this year’s chair!
Another Western Mass. town says “no” to recreational marijuana.
Granby child porn arrestee receives additional sentence.
Gas prices to jump this summer.
Chicopee Moose and Elk Lodges present contribution to Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.
Chicopee Police warn of a new scam.
Montague Police Dog Officer receives state award.
New owners of the former Tower Square Hotel close on the purchase.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday August 8, 2017

Holyoke City Councilor found guilty of drunk driving.
Chicopee offers help to first-time home buyers!
The Big E goes big for country music this year!
Sheriff Cocchi’s FIRST annual picnic!
Westfield Air Show!
Springfield Rescue Mission van vandalized.

Radio Show #72- Hampden County Sheriff
Nick Cocchi

In an exclusive conversation with Brad Shepard, newly-minted Sheriff of Hampden County Nick Cocchi reflects on his first days in office; his plans, challenges and position on issues inside and outside of prison walls.

From the opioid epidemic to the politics of corrections in Western Mass., here is Sheriff Cocchi at his most candid.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday September 1, 2016

  • Cocchi said WHAT?! (allegedly)
  • BIG Y getting BIGGER!
  • Two separate Springfield million dollar lottery winners!
  • Festivals, and more electronic tolling info!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday August 4, 2016

  • TASTE OF THE VALLEY in West Springfield – one of the few “town taste” events still going on!
  • Western Mass trees are confused!
  • Clarion Hotel in Northampton – demolition underway
  • TD Bank, bank robber drops his cellphone…police make arrest
  • MASS DOT drags its feet on Exit 6 overcharge reimbursements

More from Holyoke, Agawam, and Longmeadow!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday June 8, 2016

  • Laura Bush in the Berkshires
  • Dr. Seuss’ step-daughter in Springfield!
  • East Longmeadow election; the voices of the winners and the losers;
  • —take a walk with Brad down “political row” just outside Birchland Park School

 

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 24, 2016

  • Marijuana a booming business, (UMass Amherst student gets swindled in weed sale with shredded lettuce)
  • Albano receives endorsement from……..
  • Bears are waking up…and they are hungry—be careful!
  • Great Barrington mans steals from his grandmother
  • Local business hands out anti – bullying grants!

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 16, 2016

EAST LONGMEADOW FILE;

  • THORPE VOTED OUT
  • NEFFINGER ACCUSES MELLIS OF INSUBORDINATION, THREATS, AND COLLUSION

Keough pops up in Sheriff’s race….Cocchi disavows connection

Wilbraham drunk driver vs. police officer’s foot

WESTERN MASS COURTS;

  • Second suspect in UMASS assault and robbery, arraigned
  • Judge Boyle sentences shoplifter who had 30 packages of salami and fish in his pants

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! November, Friday the 13th, 2015 and Weekend Wrap-Up!

  • MAN OF LA MANCHA opening night
  • Suit Up Springfield !  Bow Ties and Beers, tonight! Special guest; Alphonso Santaniello
  • Author Ellen Stimson coming to the Log Cabin; “An Old Fashioned Christmas” and cookie contest!
  • GUS AND PAUL’s Sumner Avenue building and land, up for auction
  • Cocchi for Sheriff campaign reported to OCPF
  • Goodwill embezzler
  • Nurse impostor