Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 24, 2018

“Brynnions!”
Springfield resident sues more than 20 police officers and the Commissioner.
Dangerousness hearing for PVTA slasher postponed.
Former Holyoke Police Officer saluted as he celebrates his 101st birthday.
Pioneer Valley business people on the move!
Springfield Fire Dept. now equipped with Narcan for opioid overdoses.
100 deadliest days for teenage drivers.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 4, 2018

Laura Wanderowski named Professional Woman of the Year.
Two attacked and SLASHED by assailant on a PVTA bus from Northampton to Holyoke.
Springfield’s El Salvador Restaurant has $30,000 worth of fire damage.
Report presents lurid findings about Senator Stan Rosenberg and his husband, Byron Hefner.
Two teens in Chicopee jump on the hood of a police car; now in custody.
Utz product recall.
Two dogs left in hot cars spotted by officers in Chicopee.
Gas prices are up – expected to peak soon.
Applebee’s celebrates Cinco De Mayo with the “Dollarita,” and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday April 10, 2018

MassDOT exec placed on administrative leave.
PVTA fare is going up – service will be cut back as well.
Holyoke man arrested and charged with bomb making in his home.
Illegal dumping still a problem; surveillance cameras have been added to end the problem.
Local media gets Brynn Cartelli’s name wrong.
Springfield streets and roads are a mess.
Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The weather.
PVTA holds public meeting in Springfield; fare increases and service cuts.
School district turns snow days into school days with “Blizzard Bags.”
Mob sentencing.
Springfield is under a state mandate to reduce its trash disposal.
New radar speed limit signs for Hatfield.
A tax tip from Jordan Goodman.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday February 28, 2018

Mass. drops from #1 to #8 in U.S. News and World Report state rankings.
Longmeadow local appears on NBC’s “The Voice.”
PVTA holding series of public meetings to discuss service cuts and rate hikes.
Western Mass. charter school fires head after drug arrest.
Two Western Mass. mayors throw axes for a benefit at the Agawam Axe House!
Another dangerous Springfield intersection worries residents – Fox Road and Grayson Drive.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday February 5, 2018

Agawam Mayor shuts down Agawam Axe House.
Electric bills are supposed to go down.
Weekend shooting at Anthony’s Club.
Amherst Winterfest.
Chicopee police warn of social media video that might be child porn. Possessing it or forwarding it is a criminal offense.
Business people on the move.
PVTA proposes 25% fare increase and cutback in services.

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! Monday, August 28, 2017

I-91 super traffic tie ups… the outlook for the week…
The Costume Closet is closing!!!
Sausage recall at Trader Joe’s.
Westfield’s Food Fest!
Sheriff’s office hands out backpacks to kids returning to school!!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday July 12, 2017

PVTA cancels certain routes
UMass tuition goes UP
Downtown Springfield pianos get live pianists!
Join “Bioblitz” and help inventory wildlife and trees and plants!
Ludlow woman goes to jail for swindling dying employer
Easthampton Mayoral heating up!
–our new “Word of the Day!”–

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 16, 2017

MORE F.L. Roberts gas pumps found with skimmer–this time in Agawam!

Chicopee will help Bluebird Acres failing septic system

Amherst Schools will no longer give students who owe lunch money “lesser meals.”

NoHo Mayor PERSONALLY pays Pennsylvania  man’s parking ticket (out of pocket)

Chicopee Father’s Day 5k

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend May 5, 2017

Pot store back doing business in Springfield!

New PVTA administrator chosen!

World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast rides again!

Gray Death may come to Western Mass

Mayor Reichelt throws hat in for another West Springfield term as mayor

Expert Neighbor: How to ride on the PVTA

In this installment, we will talk about how one goes about riding on the PVTA buses or vans, some information about whom they are and whom they service, and some tips for making it easy.

Brad Shepard Today! April 18, 2016

  • PATRIOT’S DAY RUNDOWN
  • Safe internet tax filing, with special guest; Scott Haselkorn
  • I-91 week long traffic note
  • Ware and Pelham crime notes

Brad Shepard Today Thursday, March 31, 2016

  • Farewell to Chief Douglas Mellis
  • BRAVE THE SHAVE for children with cancer (special guest; Sgt. Matt Malo)
  • Northampton Soccer clubs merge
  • Springfield Mayor and councilors square off (again) on residency requirement
  • Western Mass Unify Against Bullying fashion show

(…and more!)

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

 

Brad Shepard Today! July 2, 2015

Special edition; Western Mass Fourth of July Handbook

From Springfield to East Longmeadow, information and schedules on parades, and  fireworks!

What’s open, what’s closed.

Weather,  gas prices, travel information etc.

Special guests include; Judy Matt of the Spirit of Springfield, and Carl Ohlin of the East Longmeadow Fourth of July Parade.

Tim Rooke, City Councilor, City of Springfield

Who keeps the bus shelters clear and safe in this weather? The answer might well surprise you!
Join us for a conversation with City Councilor Tim Rooke for that and more!