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!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday September 17, 2018

Baystate Wing Hospital celebrates its new expanded Emergency Department.
The Dakin Group is going to bring animals up from the Carolinas.
More than a dozen Springfield Police Officers are helping out in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.
East Longmeadow has apple picking, a corn maze and dinosaurs!
Joey Chestnut returns – and remains undefeated in the White Hut Cheeseburg Eating Contest.
The “Taste of Holyoke” is coming up!
TODAY at the Big E… here is what’s happening!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Voter registration deadline today!
The Beach Boys set to perform at the Big E!
Syed Hussein, M.D. begins as Senior VP of Trinity Health of New England.
MGM Springfield allowed to change images on its I-91 sign… but CANNOT have animation.
William J. Metzger, former Springfield City Clerk, has died.
Pigeons invade Springfield police cruiser.
Car crashes into Wilbraham home.
MGM Springfield to be “smoke-free!”
Sheriff Nick Cocchi has his 2nd annual cookout picnic today!

Brad Shepard Today, Wednesday, June 6, 2018

MGM Springfield clears one hurdle in extending drinking to after hours.
The last days of Bon•Ton.
Mass. woman’s fatal weekend parachute accident.
A dozen people issued court summonses over downtown demonstration.
West Springfield McDonald’s was closed (and has reopened) after losing their hot water.
Springfield man bites police officer.
South Hadley adds another police officer to its school campus.
Mass. potato chip assault.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 21, 2018

One million dollars bail for the man accused of killing a baker in Ludlow.
Springfield Police officer suspended from the force after his arrest.
Two men arrested following high speed chase injuring a Springfield Police officer.
Elms College, Westfield State and Hampshire College launch their grads this weekend.
Umpteenth black bear warning… be careful!
The mystery of the shoe pile on Rte. 116 in Granby.
Ludlow man threatens Ludlow High School.
Wilbraham election results.
Power outage in Easthampton.
Gas prices jump again… find out how much.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 26, 2018

It was NOT a shooting at the Eastfield Mall over the weekend.
Belchertown Police hold “Coffee With A Cop.”
Police and school administrations conducting lock-down drills.
Pittsfield Police are looking for a young man who donated his chore money to an ice cream fund… they wish to reward him!
Police and community bond at The X over the weekend.
Springfield Police officer fired… for the second time in eleven years.
Two Western Mass. lottery winners!
Mosques across the state hold an “Open Mosque Day.”
Holy Week has begun with Palm Sunday.
Schell Bridge in Northfield will be taken down.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, January 19, 2018

Springfield Police Commissioner makes arrests too!
Baystate Franklin Medical Center nurses union and hospital management negotiations break down.
Congressman Neal, Holyoke Chamber candidates, and a free car wash!
I-91 Springfield north and southbound lanes shut down this weekend to paint the lanes (again).
State Senate looking to crack down on illegal hunting.
Weather causes electric bills to go through the roof for some customers.
Mayor Sarno gets behind Governor Baker’s tougher stance on opioid addiction.
East Longmeadow trash not picked up in weeks.
Weekend entertainment! Movies and live music!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Canine officer Gino, hero!
Police are conducting “compliance checks” at bars and restaurants.
UMass Amherst student bites police officer.
Bradley Airport warns of real travel crunch for the holidays.
Bears, bears and more bears in Hampshire Village.
New Sixteen Acres IHOP opens today!
“Ride to Remember” Christmas Party.
Buckets of Sand delivered to Southampton seniors.
Holiday season gas prices – down!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday November 27, 2017

CYBER MONDAY!
Record high Black Friday background check for firearms applications.
Mass. Retailers Association say consumer spending way up for the holidays!
St. Michael’s cemetery vandalism.
Christmas Trees sales are up too!
Springfield Police give ice skating lessons!
Cyber Monday safety!
Longmeadow and East Longmeadow traffic delays for the next two months.
Grinspoon Foundation award to local farmers!
Chicopee St, Patrick’s Parade Committee selects this year’s parade Grand Marshall.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday August 30, 2017

Watch out for phony Mavis Wanczyk scams!
Off-duty Springfield Police tangle with gang members at the Mardis Gras.
Westfield 9/11 remembrance.
Western Mass. Red Cross offers ways for you to help Harvey victims in Texas.
Greyhound and Peter Pan split up!
–much more!