Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Frontier Airlines comes to Bradley International Airport.
Fire at the Liberty Street Burger King.
Cummington residents reject Dollar General’s proposed location.
James Hardie Building Products comes to Westfield.
Sarno vs. City Council; City Council vs. Sarno.
Husband and wife will be Chicopee Parade Marshals in the Chicopee St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Spirit of Springfield planning a Bright Nights Memory Book, and you can be a part of it!
Deadlines fast approaching for on-time Christmas delivery for the post office and other shipping firms!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 13, 2018

Enfield Square Mall sold at auction.
Hugo’s Cafe in Northampton closing after 50 years.
Agawam Fire Dept. receives two new fire trucks!
“Home For The Holidays” opens at the Majestic (with Cate Damon).
Fundraiser for the 9/11 monument at River Front Park ends.
The long saga of the Mater Dolorosa Church ends, as demolition begins.
Palmer High School student who threatened his school scheduled to return to court.
Hampden Savings Bank building up for sale- – could become retail cannabis location.
Efforts for non-renewal of East Longmeadow Town Manager Denise Menard.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 4, 2018

State’s Bald Eagle population increasing.
Friendly’s closes Sumner Avenue location.
Who illegally shot and killed a deer in a residential neighborhood?
Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni presents another gun buy-back.
Dave Ratner closes Dave’s Soda and Pet City on Carew Street.
Free Christmas concert at Symphony Hall featuring the Army National Guard Band.
Dunkins offering afternoon $2 espresso drinks!
Winter Wonderland at the Big E Storrowton.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 15, 2018

Non-hysterical weather forecast.
New addition to Bright Nights featuring the Springfield Thunderbirds.
Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee names special award recipient.
PVTA grants raise to its top administrator, following rate hike.
I-91 wrong-way driver charged with OUI, injuring a police officer, damaging a police car, and a slew of other violations.
Jordan Goodman on oil prices, and this season’s home heating costs.
Some Springfield City Council members want to reprise its efforts for a Civilian Police Commission.
American Medical Response acquires rival MedCare of Springfield.
Dakin’s Executive Director, Carmine DiCenzo, appointed to a national animal welfare board.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Traffic and construction information for the remainder of this week.
Plans and officials are now announced for Springfield’s Parade of the Big Balloons!
National Grid is setting off propane “booms” to chase away crows!
Heavy rain and falling leaves cause hazardous driving conditions.
95 year-old WWII Air Force veteran from East Longmeadow receives medals.
Moose and deer are breeding and very likely to run in front of your car.
Rep for proposed marijuana facility shows up late and is unable to field questions.
Holyoke chiropractor donates 265 lbs. of food to Kate’s Kitchen.
Red Cross needs help with blood donations.
Salvation Army of Holyoke holds their annual turkey drive.
Proposed pot shop for Easthampton raises eyebrows due to its location… near a child daycare center.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Biggest Thanksgiving travel period in five years expected.
Head of the Mass. State Police Association faces a federal investigation.
Paul Mina is the new president and CEO of the United Way of the Pioneer Valley.
Arise For Social Justice Director Michaelann Bewsee retires.
Registry of Motor Vehicles warns against hoax websites!
Boys and Girls Club of Springfield throws a free dinner to herald the holiday season!
Spirit of Springfield announces the plans and parade marshal for the 2018 Parade of the Big Balloons.
Hardwick Police station building subject of hearings on problems of mold and asbestos.
Brimfield Police warn Brimfield motorists of a moose sighting!
Greenfield’s new 4-floor parking garage now open to the public!

Brad Shepard today! Monday, September 10, 2018

Bright Nights “Fun Run” 5k race registration.
Mercy Medical Center 5k “Road to Recovery” race!
Guns Incorporated and Hot Brass Indoor Firing Range held its grand opening in West Springfield.
Time for flu shots! Big Y offering vaccinations.
5th Annual “2018 Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Parade” road race!
Pittsfield schedules mosquito spraying.
North Adams Police Department’s first K9 officer, Molly, laid to rest.
Brynn Cartelli up for People’s Choice Award!
Mike Desmarais celebrates 1st anniversary of Comfort Kitchen in Huntington.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Reflections on primary day!
David Raiche, of Raiche Consultants Inc., prefers to live and work in Agawam.
Springfield’s September 11 Commemoration is coming up.
Mike’s Maze in Sunderland is opening.
Majestic season opens with “Johnny Guitar.”
Cooling centers are open again; here is a rundown.
Deerfield rejects the Dollar General Store.
17-year-old wins Girl Scouts Gold Award, and has a Robinson State Park brook named after her.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 24, 2018

Going to the MGM Casino on opening day? Here’s what you need to know…
Court Square has entertainment and excitement and refreshments for those going to MGM.
WAHLBURGERS coming to downtown!
The Hair Connection offers free braids to students returning to school!
South Hadley man arrested on child rape.
Holyoke Mall Sears will close by November.
Demoted Holyoke firefighter reinstated to his former rank by arbitrator.
State Treasurer Deb Goldberg identifies herself as a political hybrid.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 27, 2018

Spirit of Springfield teams up with 180 Fit Gym for the 5th annual Ride To Remember.
Mercedes-Benz of Springfield has awarded another Mercedes-Benz to a lucky winner!
Convenience store clerk in Greenfield arrested for indecent assault on a customer.
Two months of construction ahead as Columbia Gas repairs a Holyoke main.
Barber shop offers students free haircuts and backpacks for back-to-school.
25 people charged in federal court with document and benefit fraud.
Cities and businesses banning plastic straws are getting pushback from those concerned for the disabled.
Mayor Sarno pitches for blood donations to the Red Cross.
Local restaurant stars.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 9, 2018

The Spirit of Springfield invites you to preview the September 11th monument.
Mass. now has an official sales tax holiday.
You can now pay your Mass. court fees on-line.
The Great New England Air and Space Show is coming!
Western Mass. warnings not to swim in non-designated swimming areas!
MGM Springfield still looking to fill some 70-75 jobs! Listen in to hear which ones!
Hiker rescued in Chesterfield Gorge.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Spirit of Springfield Fourth of July show!
Cooling centers for the public open through Thursday due to the heat wave.
Six Flags Coca-Cola July 4th Fest!
Credit Union employee charged with stealing from an elderly man’s account.
MGM Springfield now open for room reservations.
Mass gas prices DOWN this week!
Northampton Senior Center open to anyone who wants to sit in the air conditioning.
The East Longmeadow 4th of July Parade – what you should know, with Carl Ohlin.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 1, 2018

New Apple-produced TV series to do a sitcom about Amherst poet Emily Dickinson.
Joe and Liz Stevens return… with big game!
Possible double homicide in Springfield.
Yankee Pedlar building will be lifted and moved!
The Mayor’s putting competition.
Mass. school bus driver charged with touching an elementary school child.
The saga of the Mater Dolorosa Church comes to a happy ending.
Brimfield police pinch a New Hampshire man who made off with a pizza.
Summer job for a Ranger to teach… rangering!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 17, 2018

Fireworks announcement today!
Hartford church presents the story of Elizabeth Colt, wife of Samuel.
New Tru by Hilton Hotel is open in Chicopee.
Eversource plans summer rate cut.
More aggressive panhandlers.
Granby police ask for help to identify a man accused of grabbing a jogger.
Springfield Police rescue baby ducklings from a storm drain.
Sheriff Cocchi hosts a forum on opioid addiction in Southwick.
How high should your lawn grass be?
Andy Yee acquires new restaurant.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, May 10, 2018

Pancake Breakfast traffic advisory.
Sentencing for the last of five Western Mass. mobsters.
Hardwick woman shoots and kills turkey from a moving vehicle.
Chalk vandalism at Stanley Park.
Massachusetts bill to ban robocalls to cell phones.
Great Barrington joins towns that work to ban water bottles.
Former night club trouble spot reopens as “sit down” restaurant.
Western Mass. people receiving awards!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 2, 2018

The World’s Largest Pancake Breakfast is ready!
South Hadley hunting accident.
Leicester Police find suspect by print found in Play-Doh.
Tommy’s House dedicated to fallen serviceman Tommy Sullivan.
Longmeadow holds “pre-town forum” to discuss issues prior to town meeting.
Springfield driver slams into police cruiser for the second time!
Summer speeder gets minivan up to 115 mph!
Is your air conditioner ready for the season?
Chicopee woman creates disturbance Sunday morning.
Suspect tries to gain entry to an Atwater Park home.

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! Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Pancake breakfast has room for performers!
Springfield Symphony events!
Merrill Shepard Solo Acoustics Friday night.
Agawam woman runs the Boston Marathon in honor of her sister.
Springfield man and woman indicted on human trafficking charges.
Mass. State Police warn drivers – turkeys are mating!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday March 13, 2018

Judy Matt and the Spirit of Springfield’s big announcement!
Thorne’s Marketplace big makeover!
Connecticut River clean-up effort from four different communities.
West Springfield High School receives gift of $11,000 of new phys ed equipment.
West Springfield Police want help identifying Red Bull thieves.
Two versions of an IRS scam are now working through the area… here are the details for your protection!
St. Mary High School in Westfield closing by the end of the year.
Judy Matt talks about The 2018 Bright Nights Ball.
Westfield continues to experience water problems, and shuts down their 3rd well.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend March 9, 2018

Spirit of Springfield announces 2018 City of Bright Nights Ball.
Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce holds Business Breakfast.
“The Capitol Steps” come back to Western Mass.
Baystate and 94.7-WMAS raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network.
Springfield Water and Sewer Dept. imposter scam.
Registry of Motor Vehicles unavailable for a few days in March as they change out computer systems.
Holyoke adds two new middle schools for 2019.
Agawam firefighter Pam Murphy, Commonwealth’s first woman firefighter, retires after 32 years.
Somers Village Players offer a dinner theater show!
Amherst orders resident to get rid of livestock – claiming it smells.