Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Helicopters join the search for missing Achim Bailey.
Super Bowl breakfast at the Hampden Lions Club! (with Rick Rubin).
Kielbasa Festival will not be held in Chicopee, and its location is uncertain (with Tom Kielbania Jr.)
Belchertown High School violent fight results in serious injury.
Springfield City Council Committee wants to make sure all residents benefit from pot sales.
Eversource warns customers of another scam.
Longmeadow holds a special town meeting to bring the board up to full strength.
UMass and UCLA have a “food bet” on the big game!
Palmer Agway closes.
23rd anniversary of Downtown Springfield Toastmasters open house!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 25, 2019

Gold Medal Flour being recalled.
Counterfeiting operation in Monson broken up by authorities.
MassDOT bans fire equipment over 20 tons from the General Pierce Bridge.
Springfield DPW worked all weekend to clear every street in the city after the storm.
Springfield City Council Marijuana Committee holds meeting on new restrictions.
Easthampton considers a location for a dog park!
New owners of the Tower Square Hotel have plans for renovation to reclaim Marriott name.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Carol Channing.
Springfield City Council overrides Mayor Sarno’s veto of the “Welcoming Ordinance.”
East Longmeadow man faces several charges after his crash involving a school bus.
Retail marijuana store INSA wants to replace Luxe Burger Bar in Springfield.
Dr. Evan Lau presents a seminar on heart attacks, at Baystate Medical.
Springfield activates a “cold weather response plan.”
Gas prices.
The extreme cold and your car!
Attorney James J. Martin is sentenced.
Hampshire College seeks a partner to assist with financial pressures… and may not have a freshman class this year.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 14, 2019

Lack of snow slowing down some Western Mass. businesses.
Springfield City Council considering Big Y tax incentive and override of the Mayor’s veto on the Welcoming Ordinance.
Tourism in Western Mass. up by 6.5% in 2018.
Retired Judge Bob Howarth speaks out on recreational marijuana.
Agawam woman testifies against a local lawyer on allegations of sexual assault.
Rita Moreno selected to speak at Bay Path University.
Western Mass. Girl Scout cookie season is here!
Cars and cold weather tips.
Stomach flu making the Western Mass. rounds.
Local businesses fighting the opioid epidemic.
Email extortion scam originating in Southampton.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Starbucks winter lineup flavors!
Springfield City Council announces committee appointments for 2019.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation is re-named.
Money from recreational marijuana shops will go to their respective neighborhoods.
Southampton Police are asking for help in locating items removed from the College Highway Cemetery.
Wilbraham Police offer a “safe space” for completing internet purchases.
Longmeadow arguments over the rehiring of the Longmeadow Superintendent Dr. Marty O’Shea continue.
Yeshiva Students recreate the turn of the century Jewish immigration to America.
East Longmeadow holds a hearing on the petition to not renew the Town Manager.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 4, 2019

Another multimillion-dollar Lottery winner in Chicopee!
In South Hadley, “The Egg and I” is back!
Springfield City Council’s first meeting is this Monday – elections, organization, etc.
Open burning season coming: what you need to know.
Pisgah Road in Huntington is damaging cars.
Springfield’s Central High School Football Team, state champions, now raising funds to pay for their rings!
Chipotle Mexican Grill opens in East Longmeadow.
Raised crosswalk causing drivers trouble in Longmeadow.
Seniors at Springfield’s Sci-Tech High will receive prom tickets and caps and gowns courtesy of a donation from a teacher.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 20, 2018

MassMutual offers its Enfield campus for sale; moving operations to Springfield.
Bo Sullivan will complete his late brother’s term on the Westfield School Committee.
Look Park in Northampton Garden House presents Santa’s Trains!
Longmeadow special town meeting held to recall members of the school committee.
Sarno vetoes City Council’s “Welcoming” ordinance.
Be on the lookout for holiday scams!
Watch out for hunters at this time of year!
Mingles in West Springfield announces it’s closing.
Richie Mitnick’s Christmas Spectacular shifts its location to the Agawam Senior Center!

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! Wednesday. December 5, 2018

National Day of Mourning.
New $1 drink for the holidays from Applebee’s – The Dollar Jolly!
110 Grill about to open at the Holyoke Mall.
Springfield City Council continues its efforts to create “Welcoming Community” ordinance.
Longmeadow School Committee not renewing school superintendent’s contract.
From east to west, Massachusetts lawmakers mark the beginning of Hanukkah.
Longmeadow officially declared “a dementia-friendly town.”
Food Bank of Western Mass. ranks #9 in the country!
Holland and Ware see a huge outbreak of car break-ins!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Berkshire museum works on building improvements.
Mayor Sarno and the City Council at odds over an immigration ordinance.
Inspirational event for women at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce (w/Maureen Sullivan).
Easthampton’s Eagles Sports Bar changes its name.
Starbucks unveils a new holiday drink.
Mass. State Police set up a Thurs.-Fri. sobriety checkpoint.
T.J. O’Connor Animal Control receives a $12,000 grant for pet neutering.
Mass. gas prices drop – again!
Chicopee Comp threatens to close bathrooms unless they can get “vaping” under control.

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, 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! 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 #183 – Kelli Moriarty Finn Campaigns for Allison Werder at the
Sheriff Cocchi Picnic

A note of clarification: Kelli Moriarty Finn ran a very impressive but ultimately unsuccessful campaign for Springfield City Councilor At-Large last year.

In a conversation with Pioneer Valley Radio’s Brad Shepard, Kelli candidly discusses what she has gained in experience from this fledgling effort in Springfield’s political world.

Kelli is taking an “off year” to keep herself in the public eye, by stumping for Allison Werder, as she prepares to run again for the City Council in 2019.

In our original account, the impression was given that Ms. Moriarty-Finn is a current member of the Springfield city Council.

We regret the error.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Springfield City Council takes first step toward banning electronic smoking devices.
Springfield Italian Americans celebrate the Mount Carmel Society.
Stewart Weldon has a pre-trial hearing.
Two men arrested in Chicopee church break-in.
CT-Hartford rail line considered a success!
Springfield Habitat for Humanity builds Sumner Avenue house in just one week!
Chicopee man burns box of dog hair, tells police he doesn’t care and to stop bothering him.
Max Hartshorne on Western Mass. vacation travel.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 16, 2018

Reminder Publications sold to The Republican.
Springfield City Council considers allocating land for the railroad underpass.
Immigration authorities are now involved in Springfield assault and attempted murder case.
More than 20 Forest Park homes evacuated yesterday due to a gas leak.
Green River Festival at Greenfield Community College over the weekend!
UMass trustees vote to increase tuition for instate undergrads.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, June 18, 2018

Longmeadow Police arrest two men accused of breaking into five cars in the town.
Springfield City Council look at regulations to prohibit “vaping.”
St. Mary’s Parish welcomes a new pastor.
Extreme heat opens up splash pads! Here’s the list!
Springfield man commits lewd act in the courthouse.
Kellogg’s Honey Smacks recall.
Father’s Day recap.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Agawam shooter fires off at least 20 rounds during a ten-hour standoff.
$1M image campaign for Springfield moves forward!
Another Western Mass. church offers sanctuary to an immigrant awaiting deportation.
Ludlow police arrest driver speeding through residential street at more than 100 mph.
Monson man threatens to shoot up a Stafford Springs, CT school.
Two convicted Western Mass. organized crime figures have been sentenced.
With a trade war looming, Jordan Goodman describes the possible consequences.
Donald E. Ashe seeks re election as Register of Deeds.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 6, 2018

Judge allows Northampton museum to sell Rockwell works.
Northampton alleged “Peeping Tom” in court – the latest.
Michael Kremensky, “Peeping Tom” in Northampton, is fired.
It’s back – Applebee’s “Dollarita!”
Longmeadow Police rescue owl after tree fall.
Western Mass. black bears are waking up!
Springfield City Council works through rift on immigrant offered sanctuary by local church.
Western Mass. man fighting fifth OUI charge.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 7, 2018

Chicopee Police Officer arrested on sex assault charges.
Snowstorm details.
Springfield City Council delays voting on the District Fire Chief contract.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary adds some 85 words!
UMass President Marty Meehan wants to raise millions over the next ten years to lower school costs.
Agawam’s traffic mess at O’Brien’s Corner will have to wait for a fix… mayor says he has bigger problems.
Springfield needle exchange program starts up – as yet the date is unknown.
Potholes are wrecking tires and rims; cab companies prepare for them!
Queen tribute show “ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN” comes to Symphony Hall!
Next West Springfield Police Chief will not have a civil service contract.
Top Golf Swing Suite comes to MGM Springfield in the fall!
Mega Millions!