Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Springfield Museums offer family fun event – “Into The Autumn Mist: Fairies and Fantasy”
Springfield drive-thru flu clinics.
Political consultant Tony Cignoli guests at the Springfield Chamber.
Holyoke Soldiers’ Home restarts visitation.
The eagle is back on the top of the Chicopee clock tower.
Easthampton water restrictions lifted.
Governor Baker on Massachusetts’ “trick or treating” this year.
Agawam Mayor William Sapelli on Halloween in Agawam.
Cinemark reopens in West Springfield and Hadley.
West Springfield Mayor William Reichelt announces Mittineague courts are reopened!

Radio Show #368 – A Visit to The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum

Pioneer Valley Radio Special Feature

Pioneer Valley Radio correspondent Lauren Brill narrates a special documentary about The Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum located at the Springfield Museums in the downtown Quadrangle.   Featured speakers include Kay Simpson, President of the Springfield Museums and Laura Sutter, Program Coordinator for the Dr. Seuss Museum.


Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 21, 2020

Springfield Museums presents “Lunchtime Lectures”- virtually.
Native American Heritage Month highlighted in Springfield.
Allergy season is still with us.
Trinity Health Of New England reports a “cyber attack”
Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District student diagnosed with COVID-19.
Springfield courts reopen and face challenges.
Holyoke Boys & Girls Club boosts services to families.
Springfield Day celebration of first responders.
Easthampton designates mandatory mask zones.
New Easthampton bike lane dedicated.
“Neighbors Helping Neighbors” in Granby.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, July 31, 2020

New infections at the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home spark visitation limits.
New ordinance proposed to address private ways in Springfield.
Media professional Maureen Sullivan reflects on the effects of COVID-19.
Springfield basketball courts are reopening for limited use.
South Hadley’s mysterious Chinese seeds scam.
Pan-Mass Challenge Bike-A-Thon coming through Springfield and Longmeadow at 12 noon!
Springfield Museums presents “Heroes in Health Care!”
Wales Olde Home Festival postponed.
Town of Amherst issues requirement to wear masks in the town center.
Holyoke Mall expands hours of operation.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 13, 2020

Springfield Museums bring you “Luster,” featuring images of automobiles and motorcycles.
COVID-19 affecting tax filing season.
Roadwork on Route 32 in Palmer.
Morgan-Sullivan Bridge project in Agawam enters “Phase 2.”
Local restaurants report guests not showing up for their reservations.
Greenfield Garden Theater offering new and old films.
Experts warn of accidents with pool supplies.
Congratulations to two men for the 2020 Safe Neighborhood Award.
Springfield Police Department notes three retiring officers with more than 30 years of service.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Springfield road and sewer construction alert.
Springfield Museums presents Disney’s The Lion Guard: The Exhibit.
EEE virus on the increase for the summer.
Gas prices drop.
Springfield 10-year-old scores two hole-in-ones – 8 days apart!
Boston Red Sox announce their 60-game 2020 season.
Tax deadline coming.
Construction in Greenfield moved up to next year.
Longmeadow Adult Community Center public funding update.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 6, 2020

Springfield Museums gearing up to reopen.
Phase 3 underway today.
Gas prices in Mass.
Hatfield’s 350th anniversary events.
Joey Chestnut is the competitive eating champ again, downing 75 hot dogs at Coney Island!
Yankee Doodle Dandy with Michael Harrison
Old Sturbridge Village reopens.
High School students gather in South Deerfield to march in support of Black Lives Matter.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 19, 2020

Trinity Health Of New England COVID-19 statistics.
Springfield Museums offer a virtual “Seussian Science Festival”
Springfield City Councilor Michael Fenton on proposals to change leadership of Springfield Police.
Springfield Fire Commissioner BJ Calvi addresses overwhelming illegal fireworks use in Springfield.
An angry Springfield City Councilor, Victor Davila, wants penalties for illegal fireworks use to increase.
Springfield Symphony Orchestra delays its new season start, and furloughs some staff and administration.
Holyoke Hospital receives food delivery from the World Sikh Parliament.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Trinity Health New England COVID-19 test statistics.

Sarah Maniaci from Rachel’s Table in Longmeadow on “Feeding the Front Lines.”

Karen Fisk and the Springfield Museums offer virtual education and excitement to the kids stuck at home.

Mark Auerbach, The Springfield Symphony and the Musicians Relief Fund.

Wearing a face mask in Mass is optional; not so in Connecticut, where it is now a requirement.

Day Brook Village in Holyoke is the latest nursing home to see COVID-19 outbreak.

Governor Baker signs into law a bill to temporarily ban evictions of homeowners and renters.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Amazon Prime delays delivery of non-essential products.

Bill Collins of Center Square Grill unites area restaurants to keep employees intact.

Mark Auerbach on the survival of the arts during COVID-19.

New England Orthopedic Surgeons furloughs half of its workforce.

Springfield Museums offer online interactive exploration for all.

City officials remove Springfield basketball hoops.

Trinity Health of New England offers a webinar on how to talk to your kids about COVID-19.

Mayor Sarno holds COVID-19 update at City Hall.

Stop & Shop donates $1 million to regional food banks.

Social distancing urged in supermarkets.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Peter Pan adds 450 buses for holiday travel.

Sheriff Cocchi throws an endorsement to John Velis for the Senate.

It’s “Grinchmas Time” at the Springfield Museums.

Parade of the Big Balloons almost wasn’t… hear the whole story.

Chicopee Air Force veteran celebrates his 100th birthday this week.

Holiday travel gas prices.

Local law firm donates turkeys galore to the Gray House.

A.C. Moore announces the closing of all of its stores.

A Thanksgiving message.


Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Jimmy Carter is hospitalized again.

New Hampshire Friendly’s are closing.

Springfield Museums “Sweet and Spooky Halloween.”

McCray’s Farm’s “Haunted Hayride” returns!

“DementedFX” in Holyoke!

Bradley Airport bomb scare.

Flu shot time!

Trade war causes loss to Hasbro stock.

“Mall-O-Ween” for the little ones in Holyoke.

In Chicopee, funds are being raised for a statue of town favorite, “Bunny.”


Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 9, 2019

Fall weather should start on time!

The owner of Springfield’s Moriarty’s Pub is closing it.

Fire Dept. and other officials respond to oil mistakenly pumped into Springfield home.

MGM Springfield offers Big E shuttle service!

Springfield Museums celebrate a NEW Dr. Seuss book!

“Halfway to St. Pat’s Day” noted with 5K road race!

Westfield State University student passes away unexpectedly.

New EEE warning signs along I-91 and the Mass Pike.

Northeast Miracle Baseball League honors 80 athletes in Springfield.

UMass Amherst moving ahead with large scale replacement of student apartment complexes.

Happy 100th birthday to Fr. Lucjan Krolikowski.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Gas prices creep up.
Springfield Museums hold Earth Day Festival.
Westover conducts explosives training.
Savers thrift store closes Springfield Plaza store.
Attleboro students are challenging the school committee on their 20-minute lunch period.
Bremer Classic Pepperoni Pizza sandwiches recall.
3 Finalists announced for Amherst Regional High School principal.
Melha Shriners Highlanders will hold a social at the John Boyle O’Reilly Club.
Orange Police urge care when picking up litter and debris.
AAA West Springfield employee saves 71 year-old woman.
You need a seafood dealer permit in Mass. to sell your fish catches!
Email “phishing” incident affects some 12,000 Baystate Health patients.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Baystate Health ER reports uptick in marijuana overdoses since the legalization of recreational use.
Charity Volleyball Tournament to help the Mental Health Association.
Festival of Flowers at the Springfield Museums.
Passover begins Friday, April 19. Jewish Family Services makes sure Jewish families have the necessary ritual foods.
Westover Air Reserve has a controlled burn of hundreds of acres of grasslands.
Springfield drunk driver hits fire truck, two cars and several utility poles.
Berkshire Mall reopens! Claims their electric bills are higher than they should be. Eversource does not agree.
Bosworth Street man engulfed in flames after pouring ignition liquid into his fire pit.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A free ice cream cone to celebrate the first day of Spring!
Whately driver follows his GPS right onto the woods – and gets stuck.
Springfield City Council delays vote on plastic bag ban.
Springfield Museums present tribute to working women, “We Can Do It!”
Scouts gather to promote several reaching the rank of Eagle Scout.
West Springfield woman asking for help to find a missing bracelet.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds Beacon Hill Summit.
Wahlburgers still coming to MGM Springfield… so they say.
Once-worn prom dresses are being collected for every June graduate in need.
The Melha Shrine Circus ends its 64-year run.
Pioneer Valley Hotel Group has plans for the former York Street Jail site.
Lawyer James J. Martin sentenced.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 17, 2018

West Springfield recreational marijuana shops remain complicated.
Christmas concert at St.Mark Armenian Church.
Backstage at “Home For The Holidays” at the Majestic Theater, with Ray Guillemette.
Longmeadow’s Brynn Cartelli signs with Atlantic Records.
Bluebird Estates in East Longmeadow is battling back a stomach virus.
Springfield Museums hold their annual Gingerbread Saturday!
Shopping is booming for the holidays at the Longmeadow Shops.
7500 wreaths placed by volunteers on the veterans’ gravestones in Agawam.
Ceramic Christmas trees are making a comeback!
Police and a passerby rescue an injured owl.
Easthampton Police Dog Gino turns 3!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 23, 2018

Mass. Pike driver in Auburn loses control of vehicle and lands in Sears parking lot.
Columbia Gas urges drivers to find alternate routes due to State Street gas main work.
State has funding for three Springfield institutions.
Weekend car accidents in the Pioneer Valley.
Gill bicyclist injured in car accident.
Holyoke – two car accident shuts down Commercial Street.
Habitat for Humanity in Greater Springfield builds three homes for deserving families.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dr. Seuss birthday celebration this Saturday.
Westfield credit card scam broken up by the police.
Some improvement in graduation percentile in Holyoke Public Schools.
West Springfield sees high gains in graduating students.
Police on hand at Tri-County Schools over student threat.
Dick’s Sporting Goods Stores cans sales of assault-style rifles.
Chicopee City Council considers prohibiting tobacco sales to anyone under 21.
Eric Nakajima announces run for 3rd Hampshire District seat.
Northampton Police improve response to those suffering from mental illness.
Holyoke neighborhood trash complaint.
Junior Achievement Celebrity Bartender Night a success!
UMass Barney Blowout preparations.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday December 4, 2017

Senator Lesser wants Rosenberg and Hefner investigated!
“Welcome Yule” is coming.
Westfield State weekend bomb threat.
Frontier Regional soccer coach fired over Facebook post.
Hot Chocolate Run in Northampton sold out!
Nancy LeFevre will lead Springfield contingent in Holyoke’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Hannukah 2017 in Western Mass.