Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Trinity Health of New England continues to experience some success in treating COVID-19 patients.

Yankee Candle closes its warehouse due to the pandemic.

Death toll at the Holyoke Soldiers Home continues to rise.

A former East Longmeadow fire captain dies at the Holyoke Soldiers Home.

Springfield’s World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast postponed.

Jordan Goodman: what bills to pay and what bills can wait right now.

Springfield DPW Director Chris Cignoli updates street cleaning and disposal efforts during COVID-19.

Dakin Humane Society’s program for taking care of pets when owners are hospitalized.

“Feed The Fight” provides lunch to healthcare workers and first responders.

Governor Baker and other governors form a coalition to discuss when and how to “reopen” states.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 8, 2020

“Supermoon” in the sky! NASA says don’t miss it!

Trinity Health COVID-19 test stats.

“Gig workers” are losing work; Jeff King comments.

From Mayor Sarno’s COVID-19 response team – Dr. Mark Keroack’s report.

Big Y closing Easter Sunday and the following Monday to give their staff some rest and relief.

Stop & Shop teams with Uber to offer discounted rides to the store for some seniors.

Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen is asking for help.

Peter Pan Bus Lines partners with some local restaurants offering delivery of takeout.

Governor Baker sends another $800 million to Mass. health care industries.

A special birthday.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Two Western Mass. towns report confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Big Y donates $125K to food banks in Western Mass. and Connecticut.

Brett Berchin at DelfShaven Designs describes current small business challenges.

Baystate Health Systems’ Dr. Mark Keroack on the status of testing locally for COVID-19.

Hot Table offers a free meal to frontline workers.

New date for special elections in two districts.

Peter Pan Bus Lines and the PVTA schedules impacted by the health emergency.

Blue Seal Kielbasa is back at Chicopee Provisions.

Ludlow Police see an increase in domestic violence calls.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, March 6, 2020

Mayor Sarno’s busy Friday schedule.

Dawn Creighton at Greenfield Community College shares her view of Franklin County.

Peter Pan Bus Lines challenged for allowing law enforcement on its buses without a warrant.

Free Donut Friday at Dunkin’!

Starbucks responds to possible virus spread and alters its cup policy.

“Spring ahead” this Sunday!

Big Y Express convenience store coming to Westfield.

 

 

 

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, Columbus Day, October 14, 2019

Fall foliage report.

Columbus Day – what’s open and what’s closed.

Mass DOT Columbus Day announcement.

INSA vs. the Springfield City Council (and a live mic catches a slip of the tongue).

South Hadley and Granby Police are collecting food donations.

Chicopee’s “Halloween Spooktacular” is back!

Arrest made in Chicopee purse snatcher!

New credit card scam!

Granville Harvest Festival continues through today.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Peter Pan being investigated for passenger locked in the luggage compartment of a bus from New York to Boston.

Traffic delays in Easthampton and in West Springfield.

26th anniversary of the disappearance of Holly Piirainen.

ENGIE North America blows its stack.

Gas prices are down.

Grant awarded to City Space for the renovation of Old Town Hall in Easthampton.

Six Flags “Scare Fair” to audition performers for “Fright Fest” this Halloween.

“Family Feud Live” comes to Symphony Hall, brought to you by MGM Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ashley Gearing comes home to Western Mass. with her new group!

Starbucks Unicorn Tie-Dye Frappuccino.

Springfield mayor considers bringing back the Tinkerbell and the Pedal N’ Party bus.

CityStage returns in limited form to present 4 jazz concerts.

Victor Bruno to sell Adolfo’s and Art-e’-Pizza.

Charlotte Russe returns to the Holyoke Mall.

$5,000 reward offered for information on suspicious fires on the Northampton bikeway.

Construction underway on Olive Street in Greenfield.

Chicopee Farmers Market open for the summer!

Tractor trailer stuck under Northampton overpass – 2nd time in a month.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 1, 2018

Westfield’s Bon Ton is not closing; spared in latest wave of chain closures.
Pasquale’s in East Longmeadow might be sold.
Judge rules in favor of Berkshire Eagle defamation suit.
Holyoke man pleads guilty to receiving large amount of child pornography.
Southwick Fire Department uses video of real life emergency to promote stove safety.
Peter Pan Bus Lines offering $5 fares!
Pete’s Sweets offers something unusual for Valentine’s Day!
State Rep. Angelo Puppolo wants to have the Commonwealth designate the Boston Cream Pie cupcake the ‘official” state cupcake.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 21, 2017

PETER PAN moves in!
The inside scoop on the Springfield weekend fire.
BRIGHT NIGHTS about to flip the switch for 2017!
WESTERN MASS. PEOPLE ON THE MOVE!
Packages left on porches MAY be stolen this season! Local Police Depts. are issuing warnings!
“Lucky” the famous lottery machine goes on tour!
Thoughts on the death of a mad man.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Major drug bust for the West Springfield Police.
Westfield police officer on motorcycle struck by motorist.
Peter Pan Bus Lines expansion!
Homeless cats from Virgin Islands offered as rescue cats for adoption.
AMC Theaters five dollar movie tickets.
Scuffle at the Big E; Connecticut senior punched in the face by unknown assailant.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday September 6, 2017

Passy Pete, the Maine Lobster, has predicted six more weeks of summer!
Want to buy a Springfield fire station?
Gas continuing up! Check the prices!
Bobcats in East Longmeadow
Apple picking time!
Distracted driving course in Amherst for teen drivers!
Pumpkin Latte returns to Starbucks!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday August 30, 2017

Watch out for phony Mavis Wanczyk scams!
Off-duty Springfield Police tangle with gang members at the Mardis Gras.
Westfield 9/11 remembrance.
Western Mass. Red Cross offers ways for you to help Harvey victims in Texas.
Greyhound and Peter Pan split up!
–much more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday August 29, 2017

Selling the Statehouse in Boston to Springfield.
I-91 migraines!
Back to school!
South Deerfield woman charged with 15 grand worth of stolen lottery tickets.
Springfield trees being rehabbed and replanted.
Chicopee car break-ins.
Forest Park entrance reopened!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 19, 2017

“Jessy’s Fight” fundraiser at Nathan Bill’s.
Chicopee outdoor movies – next film on the schedule!
Rain, heat and humidity, flooding and ponding – oh my!
Peter Pan Bus Lines announces move-in date at Union Station.
Blandford Ski Area may have new owners!
Guest appearance on ” Ken’s Den” on WSKB Westfield State radio.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! July 15, 2016

  • Peter Pan eyeing relocation at the new transpo hub
  • Liz Warren graffiti removed in Northampton
  • Pokemon while driving!!!
  • Longmeadow hair salon gets makeover and reopening
  • WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT REPORT

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 23, 2016

  • Meet Springfield’s “Most Wanted” shoplifter
  • Peter Pan’s new ticket scanning technology!
  • Longmeadow’s new gun-control proposed bylaws
  • Mass shows increased security state-wide
  • Home sales are up!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday February 17, 2016

  • Union Station Transportation Center-nears completion!
  • GoFundMe page for a Hampden family that lost everything in a fire
  • Tribute to a forgotten Springfield hero! (special Guest; Larry Libow)
  • New Chicopee cameras introduced
  • A trip to the dentist