At Large with G. Michael Dobbs –
The Mayoral Races

G. Michael Dobbs takes a look at the local races for mayor.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 7, 2019

Mayocue and Mayomust?
Big drug bust in Groton.
Emergency Open Pantry asking for your help (with Annie Rennix).
Black Bears are awake, roaming and looking for food.
Longmeadow School Committee appoints 4 new members.
Dollar Tree closes 390 Family Dollar Stores and folding in 200 others under the Dollar Tree name.
Springfield Alzheimer’s Association looking for volunteers.
Longmeadow residents warned about their drinking water standards.
Horse rescued from icy pond in Brimfield.
Walter Alexander, Marine veteran of World War II AND The Korean War, turns 102!
City Councilor Orlando Ramos cans his run for Springfield Mayor.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Agawam woman is connected to her newborn at Boston Children’s Hospital by King Ward Bus Company.
Easthampton City Councillor opposes public use of cannabis.
City Council committee recommends pay raise for the mayor and the council.
Northampton Mayor Narkewicz buys the first weed at the new pot shop.
West Springfield tax rate actually goes down!
Elderly Chicopee man struck by private plow truck will live; driver is charged.
Mercy Medical Center welcomes Dr. Aleksandra Ogrodnik.
Bright Nights lights up today! Big celebration and music!
DO NOT EAT ANY ROMAINE LETTUCE! THROW IT OUT!
Dakin Humane Society holds Black Friday: “It’s a Small World!”
Long-closed Getty gas station on Route 9 on Russell Street in Hadley has been sold.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 30, 2018

Drunk drivers crash on a property in Great Barrington and assault the owner who came to help.
Springfield City Council getting closer to pot shops approval for downtown.
Big E advance discount tickets are going on sale! Here are the prices and deals!
Starting Friday, thousands of UMass students move on to campus!
Eversource places an electric car charger at the Union Station.
Back to school checklist: has your child’s EpiPen expired?
Remembering Bob Martin (Jurach) with Mike Haze.
The Somers Village Players is about to present a man-eating plant -“The Little Shop of Horrors!” (With Angela Taylor)
Springfield non-profit experiences a sewage back-up and damage estimated at $100,000.

Radio Show #165 – Springfield City Councilor Kateri Walsh interviewed by Michael Harrison

Four Springfield City Council members just returned from a two-day fact-finding mission to Denver, CO to gain information and insight into how the Council can best regulate future recreational marijuana business in the city.  Michael Harrison interviews Councilor Kateri Walsh about the trip.  Pictured at the Native Roots marijuana production facility (l-r) in Denver:  Councilors Adam Gomez, Justin Hurst, Kateri Walsh, and Council President Orlando Ramos.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday August 15, 2017

Mayor Sarno and City Council President Ramos LIVID at Springfield patrolman.
Solar eclipse – and Western Mass. eye doctors warnings!
Flu shots early this year.
Gas prices…
Springfield Election Office hours.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 23rd, 2017

New Springfield RMV location opens today!
Springfield City Council announces two new committees
A state trooper delivers a baby on the Mass Pike in Blandford!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday December 22, 2015

  • Winter begins!
  • Christmas in the Pioneer Valley; what’s opened and what’s closed
  • Governor Baker in the Berkshires
  • Sargent John Delaney, SPD, honored by the Springfield City Council, with one exception