Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 2, 2020

Ambulance service comes to Hampden for the first time in its history.
Adele Hill and the East Longmeadow VIRTUAL Fourth of July Parade.
Springfield City Council recommends further cuts to the Police Dept. budget.
Reader’s Digest notes Springfield, Mass. as a finalist for the nicest location in New England to visit.
Profane City Council Zoom meeting gaffe creates a controversy.
Tasheena Davis statement.
Chicopee Police Officer Mike Wilk has opted to retire after being removed as Information Officer.
Belchertown Fair poised to make a decision on its 163rd edition.
The 4th of July: what’s open and what’s closed.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 23, 2020

New website will tell you how much toilet paper you really need!

Dakin reaches out to help local hospitals with equipment.

A letter from Mayor Sarno.

Commissioner Claprood outlines procedural changes for Springfield PD.

Holyoke Police warn of phony “no parking” signs.

Mayor Sarno’s COVID-19 response team update schedule.

Hadley Town Hall is cleaned and sanitized.

Local churches move to online worship services.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Springfield Police Dept. wants to reduce visits to the Pearl Street location.

Mayor Sarno speaks out on Springfield’s reaction to the pandemic.

Mercy Medical Center runs down new restrictions on patient visitation.

A message from a downtown Springfield restaurant.

Baystate to offer same-day results for COVID-19 testing.

Mark Auerbach, ArtsBeat Reporter, on shut-down performance venues.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra suspends the remainder of the season.

Stop & Shop offers special early time shopping for customers 60 and over.

Chicopee school kids still get their lunches though schools are cancelled.

Mass SJC postpones all jury trials TFN.

Gov. Baker offers emergency capital to small businesses.

Department of Unemployment Insurance offers emergency assistance to affected workers.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Dirt bikes and ATVs continue to plague pedestrians and police on Springfield Streets.

Mayor Sarno tends bar at Pizzeria Uno to support Junior Achievement of Western Mass!

Dept. of Labor stops construction of Mental Health Association’s group home in Holyoke. (With MHA’s Kim Lee).

“The Dinosaur Train” at the Springfield Science Museum keeps the kids fascinated during school vacation week.

The 15th annual “The Big Broadcast” comes to Mount Holyoke College. With (MHC’s Mark Gionfriddo).

South Hadley early voting offered.

The OSEG Sportsmen’s Show for this year at The Big E (with organizer, Doug Sousa).

Potholes are still with us… maybe some earlier relief this year.

Schools in the region get a deep cleaning during vacation week!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 24, 2020

Chinese New Year Celebration at Mercedes of Springfield postponed!

The inmate who walked away from a job site in Holyoke has been apprehended.

New hands-free cell phone law goes into effect in February.

Chicopee warns citizens about census scams.

Western Mass. doctors are overrun with flu and strep patients.

Abandoned rooster in Springfield sparks more concern over animal cruelty.

IRS set to begin accepting tax returns!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 9, 2019

Amherst Police Sergeant Foster retires.

White Castle frozen foods recalled.

Flu season may possibly wind up this month.

Holyoke Pre-K child shows up at school with his grandfather’s firearm.

Former Holyoke city councilor charged with felony embezzlement.

Time running out for holiday shoppers!

Ice dams and roof damage.

Springfield police dog may have scratched a child.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Bright Nights Gala invitations are in the mail!

ArtBeat Reporter, Mark Auerbach’s entertainment report.

Traffic notes for Longmeadow and South Hadley.

Springfield officers injured by a man possibly high on PCP.

Polish flag raised in honor of Polish American Heritage Month.

Zhukovskyy indicted on 23 charges in the summer accident killing seven motorcycle riders.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 23, 2019

Ground broken for the new Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield.

“Fright Fest” back at Six Flags for Halloween!

Cheryl Clapprood appointed permanent Police Commissioner of Springfield’s Police Dept.

Massachusetts Environmental Police have shot and killed a black bear in Fitchburg.

Mass. State Police rescue Mount Washington hiker.

Commonwealth Secretary Bill Galvin urges Big E folks to respond to the forthcoming census.

Ludlow’s “Second Time’s a Charm” to hold a fundraiser, with a prom for adults.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Train car catches fire in Gardner.

Jordan Goodman answers the big question: is a recession coming?

Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield hold their annual spaghetti supper fundraiser!

Springfield’s 911 remembrance.

8th Annual Amherst Block Party.

Westfield YMCA’s free exercise program, “Livestrong,” for cancer survivors .

For your autumn pleasure, a Woodstock-themed corn maze!

Drunk driver slams Springfield police cruiser.

Low Springfield primary turnout.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, August 5, 2019

Oscar Mayer Ice Dog Sandwiches.

Partner of one of the seven motorcyclists killed has filed a lawsuit against Westfield Transport.

Boating explosion at Hamilton Reservoir.

British firm buys Cumberland Farms.

Springfield offering free construction training course.

Contaminated bottled water causes water company to close.

Springfield Police officer dies in a swimming accident in Vermont.

Overdrive’s digital Bookmobile!

Golf tournament to benefit homeless cats.

Meadows Lodge Car Show benefits children’s dyslexia.

Sales tax holiday weekend coming up!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, June 28, 2019

Changes at MGM Springfield.

Local 15 year-old Konrad Gomez-Haibach competes in national science competition, “Big Idea Machine.”

Swimming at Puffer’s Pond off limits temporarily due to tests for E Coli.

Springfield Police go undercover to end out-of-control dirt bikers menacing the public.

Westfield Woman’s club salutes Harry and Anne Rock at their tea party.

Illegal fireworks warning, and confiscation in Pittsfield.

Target offers teachers a discount on school supplies.

Cannabis Control Commission denies a license to a Sheffield marijuana firm.

Wahlburgers opening at MGM Springfield – delayed.

Watch and Clock Collectors Convention at the Big E this weekend.

Springfield Movies in the Park program is back for the 3rd year!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Columbia Gas work in Northampton altering traffic.

Judge in Anthony Gillette trial demands apology.

West Springfield driver kills 7 in New Hampshire traffic accident.

Springfield dirt bike problem turns vicious.

Public asked to evaluate Amherst Town Manager.

Fire alarm in Springfield apartment building goes off for more than 12 hours.

Springfield Police establish satellite kiosks throughout the downtown.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 13, 2019

15 year-old Chicopee High School student pepper-sprayed and arrested.
John Boyle O’Reilly Club has a concert to support The Springfield Rifles rugby team.
Dean Foods isn’t saying what Friendly’s future may be.
American International College holds double commencement ceremonies.
Tick Season and Lyme Disease public forum to be held.
Florida grey fox moves into Forest Park Zoo.
Holyoke and South Hadley letter carriers collected food stuffs from mailboxes on Saturday.
Frost is still a possibility through the end of this month; tips for protecting your plants.
Gary Rome Hyundai holds fashion show for Providence Ministries.
Springfield Police Dept. launches the return of “Click it or Ticket” seat belt checks.
Westfield Police are asking for help to solve multiple car break-ins.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 24, 2019

High Connecticut River water levels causing problems in Northampton and Easthampton.
Local East Longmeadow couple appears on WHEEL OF FORTUNE – and wins!
Wilbraham Police Dept. announces a crackdown on distracted driving.
Target recalling children’s toy… possible choking hazard.
Union Station construction causes downtown Springfield detours.
Tough and expensive pothole season has local crews using permanent filler.
100th birthday party for Hilda Breveleri at the West Springfield Senior Center.
Springfield police captain involved in parking lot dispute draws his weapon.
Merriam-Webster adds 640 words!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dunkin’s jumping into Spring with Peeps coffee!
Co-owner of Nathan Bill’s indicted along with police officers in an off duty brawl.
12 Springfield police officers indicted in the Nathan Bill’s brawl.
What happened to the Melha Shrine Circus? With Al Zippen.
Welcome Monsoon Roastery, coffee and more, to Forest Park!
Springfield Parks and Rec are asking people to remove grave decorations at cemeteries so they may begin cleanup operations.
Layoffs possible at South Hadley Schools.
Greenfield City Council votes on fire fighting services for Leyden.
Holyoke Community College may also be facing financial problems.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dangerous icicle on 391.
East Longmeadow alleged drug dealer exits a Ludlow diner with cocaine, EBT cards and cheese.
Hampshire College problems result in inevitable layoffs.
Baystate Health residents collect 750 pounds of food for shelters!
Westfield hockey game played to honor Military and First Responders.
Springfield Police officer’s second firing is overturned.
Springfield traffic signals damaged at accident scenes have not been replaced.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Star of “The Young and the Restless” dies suddenly.
Post Super Bowl deals: DD Perks and Friendly’s.
Baystate Health plans a new behavioral health hospital.
Springfield Police act quickly and successfully in a case of carjacking.
Westfield crowns its Colleen!
Springfield Redevelopment Authority presents a new technological meeting room.
Worthington’s Aaron Lewis of Staind walks offstage at a Texas concert.
Boston broadcaster Gary LaPierre dies.
State Auditor calls on an agency to check gas pumps and store scales for accuracy.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 18, 2019

Duck tale at Thomas J. O’Connor.
In Mass. you can now text 911 if you can’t make a vocal phone call.
The new concept in “brick and mortar” bank branches, with John Heaps Jr. of Florence Bank.
Welcome to Box Paper Scissors in Agawam (with Bryant Whitsett).
Friends of homicide victim Alexis Avery have established a GoFundMe Account for her.
Springfield Police arrest “Smurf.”
Anthony Florio Jr., former UMass volunteer basketball coach, receives his sentence.
Cafe Du Jour being sold at auction to make room for a new Delaney’s Market.
Lane closures on the Morgan Sullivan Bridge.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 30, 2018

Holyoke traffic barriers.
Dunkins warning customers their DD Perks customers may have had a security breach.
Chicopee Superintendent of Public Works seeks job restoration.
Developer plans housing and retail project for Main Street Springfield.
Longmeadow Pipeline Awareness Group oppose gas metering station location.
East Longmeadow resident collects children’s books for Christmas.
Springfield police officer suspended after pleading “not guilty” to nine criminal charges.
Amherst works toward changing the name of the Lord Jeffery Inn.
Don’t throw them away… you can recycle your old broken Christmas lights!
Springfield Thunderbirds shave their mustaches for cancer awareness!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 28, 2018

Former Springfield Mayor Mary Hurley held an event presenting the process to become a judge.
Chicopee Falls residents are fed up with illegal dumping in their neighborhood.
Undercover Springfield police officer’s sting operations nab prostitutes and their “johns.”
Region’s largest Polish heritage parade set for Northampton.
Dangerous driving threatening school children on Sumner Avenue.
A day at the Big E!