Radio Show #237 – Tom Florence and
Your Excise Tax

Every year, a couple of months in, an unusual little tax makes its appearance.

It’s your excise tax!

What is it? Why do we have it? How is the figure calculated?

What happens if I don’t pay it on time? Or if i do not pay it at all!

East Longmeadow’s Tom Florence has had very involved knowledge of the tax, and presents it in detail, as well as answering these and other questions.

Email:  thomas.florence@eastlongmeadowma.gov  •  Web: www.eastlongmeadowma.gov

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 13, 2018

Free chips and “guac” at Chipotle!
Smith & Wesson parent company closes distribution outlet in Springfield – shifting those operations to Missouri.
Springfield accident on Main Street: car vs. Trolley Barn building.
Dr. Seuss specialty license plates may now be pre-ordered.
Icy water rescue for a local lost dog.
West Springfield police arrest an East Longmeadow woman for trafficking in “Grease Monkey” and “Bad Bunny Heroin.”
Walmart revamps its customer returned items process.
Gray House celebrates its 20th with a spaghetti supper!
Abandoned dog, tied to a tree in Suffield, rescued by Suffield Police.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 13, 2018

Springfield man jailed for hurting cats – for the second time.
New locations for small-batch beer and food downtown.
Chicopee business helps a family in need.
Richard Neal has competition in the primary.
Governor Baker authorizes automatic voter registration through the RMV, and MassHealth.
Springfield Police protect the safety of a dog running along I-291.
David C. Henry new board chair of the Big E!

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, March 16, 2018

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton dies.
RMV shutdown coming.
Toys R Us closes nationwide.
MGM Springfield adds Indian Motorcycles apparel shop.
Robert “Bob the Bike Guy” Charland delivers 45 bikes to students in Holyoke!
A last dinner at the Hu Ke Lau (reflections on the new chapter from Edison Yee).
67th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Holyoke.
West Springfield’s Bald Eagles.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 8, 2017

Fire truck for sale… just 12 grand!
LEASE IT LOCAL! How you can rent a vacant store front downtown!
New redesigned Pats plate now available at the RMV!
New vehicle inspection process announced – in effect in a month! (and it will take longer)
New transportation options for Chicopee seniors!
Western Mass—Amazon’s second North American headquarters?
This weekend… it’s GLENDI!!!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, February 6th, 2017

A new Principal for Chicopee High!
A new and expanded AAA plaza for 16 Acres-w/an RMV division!
Greenfield ice sculptures smashed.
From Springfield to West Side to Holyoke, February is GAME DINNER month!
A Mass. lunch box favorite turns 100!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday November 4, 2016

Start your Friday morning with Brad and his special guests!  Kim Lee from the Center of Human Development tells us about a special night at the Cancer House of Hope.  Kevin Barlowski talks about the wonderful Broadway musical version of MARY POPPINS presented live on stage at Bay Path University!  RMV news–is your registration one of the 450 thousand that may be expiring? And Black Friday too!