Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 24, 2019

Nationwide school bus safety recall.

Feds raid downtown strip club and restaurant.

Pat Kandianis and Pay4Education in Springfield.

Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee names their Citizen’s Award recipient.

Baird Middle School in Ludlow closed for three days due to flooding.

Chicopee police officer and K-9 partner retire together.

Greenfield Halloween rumor addressed.

Holyoke proposes short and long term fix to water main issues.

Springfield Fire Dept. announces a line of duty death.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Mass. state cupcake?
South End Bridge jumper is rescued and survives.
New Westfield Fire Chief.
Springfield and Chicopee dirt bike arrest.
Woman arrested for Chicopee porch package theft.
Hatfield man throws winning Derby ticket away.
Mercy Medical Center: area’s first hospital to use a new leadless pacemaker.
Mayor Sarno at “Stars and Stripes Day” in Springfield.
Elevated I-91 and I-291 connector condition has some drivers worried.
South Hadley Farmers Market canceled for this summer.
Northampton Police Captain Dorothy Clayton retires.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, April 26, 2019

Starbucks brings back its summertime “S’mores Frappuccino”
Amherst licensing board permanently yanks the liquor license for Porta Pizzeria.
Soon, Mass. residents will need a “real ID credential.”
Reader To Reader of Amherst receives a literacy award.
Joanne Berwald of Mestek receives Distinguished Citizen Award.
NAI Plotkin promotes Daniel J. Moore to vice president of its brokerage division.
Ashley Sullivan P.E. joins a new firm.
Ina Clark joins Jacob’s Pillow in Amherst.
RIP Captain Carmelo Serafino, Springfield Fire Dept. retired.
MGM Resorts announces job cutbacks affecting MGM Springfield.
Dunkin’s new flavors celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Goodbye “Georgette”
Tax deadline day.
Annual Extravaganja in Northampton could create heavy traffic.
Springfield man headed to state prison after shooting a dog.
Red Cross lifeguard training.
Western Mass. auto detailer also cleans works of history.
Member of Western Mass. 4-H saluted after 55 years of service.
Drivers confused by new Holyoke Mall traffic lights.
Stop & Shop strike update: local markets benefit.
Western Mass. gas prices creep up.
Red Cross installing new smoke detectors for Western Mass. seniors.
YWCA and others recognized at upcoming Regional Chamber Breakfast.
Columbia Gas checking overpressurization of gas lines in Monson and Palmer.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 15, 2018

Sunderland traffic advisory (parade).
Mason Square Memorial has been restored.
Springfield firefighters save a man’s life with Narcan.
Local dog food recall.
MGM still hiring and have a hiring event next week.
MGM Springfield reveals the names of the two bars on its casino level.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The New Valley Bank comes to Springfield.
White Street Elementary 4th grader names the Springfield Fire Dept.’s newest fire engine.
West Springfield Job Fair.
Newest Big Y Express gas and convenience store opens in Springfield.
Starbucks new “open bathroom policy.”
Papa John’s Pizza closes its two Springfield locations.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Level 3 sex offender taking pictures of school children in Holyoke.
Local group moves to stop demolition of Notre Dame Church in Worcester.
MA State Police Bomb Squad called to Mt. Holyoke College as the museum finds Civil War cannon ball.
Brimfield Antique Show up and running!
Holyoke will soon have a new Chief of Police!
MassDOT announces a new platform “C” for the refurbished Union Station.
FBI offers $10,000 reward for info leading to the identity of Holliston bank robbers!
Jordan Goodman on graduating students and the debt they face.
Wells Fargo grant to Junior Achievement of Western Mass. with Brianna Curran.
Springfield Fire Department rescues a treed kitty!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, January 8, 2018

Ludlow Police end a shoplifting spree.
Tips for YOUR protection in this weather.
Big name concerts slated for the region!
Holyoke High School merger!
Home robbed while family attends funeral.
No skiing at Blandford for the month.
DUNKIN’ cuts back on food and drink items.
Car vs. Lowes.
Agawam Mayor, Councilors, and School Committee sworn in!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 24, 2017

Instacart is coming to Springfield!
Sheriff scoops ice cream for the kids!
Westfield Food fest!
Suspicious fire wipes out home for family in Springfield
Holyoke Fire Lt. demoted
Meet Springfield’s downtown artist…
A visit with Nadim!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Multiple overnight car break-ins in Longmeadow!

Sheriff  Joe Arpaio comes to Belchertown!

Taste of Amherst returns!  21 participating restaurants!

Six Flags Joker ride — stalled!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday April 8, 2016 and weekend round-up

  • Springfield Fire Dept Lt, charged with child pornography
  • Belchertown police chief candidate named as defendant in lawsuit
  • Nurse who stole hospital pain killers sentenced
  • Falcons and Buy Springfield host Springfield Night as Mass Mut Cen
  • Local singer has birthday
  • Agawam Dental Arts save radio personality’s tooth
  • Alzheimers benefit and weekend plays and performances! (special guest; Richie Mitnick)
  • Chicopee hydrant flush

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 January 6, 2016

  • Springfield neighborhood without heat
  • Granby appoints new police officer
  • Holyoke Medical Center offering free seminars
  • N.E.X.T. Fitness opens in Agawam
  • Northampton Senior Center’s “Just Because” sale

 

Brad Shepard Today! October 9, 2015

  • Congressman Richard Neal
  • Julie Makris Sophia’s Restaurant
  • Kiki Ebsen (yes, Buddy’s daughter)
  • Columbus Day in Western Mass
  • Sarno won’t debate
  • Springfield Fire Department open house