Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Bike thefts on the rise in Longmeadow! Be forewarned!
Kitchen fire leaves five homeless in Holyoke.
Springfield Chamber of Commerce hosts 4 local mayors.
Faces in Northampton closes for good.
Springfield Police Sergeant Michael Daly promoted to lieutenant.
Springfield City Council studies extension of moratorium on new pawn shops.
Police comfort dog, Officer Donut of the Greenfield Police Dept., turns 1!
Hampshire College Board of Trustees Chairwoman quits.
Pathetic crime of the week.
Eversource phone scam reported in Longmeadow.

Brad Shepard Today! March 29, 2019

Mayor’s forum at the Springfield Chamber.
Frontier Airlines adds new cities to Bradley International schedule.
MGM investing millions in renovating 1331 Elm.
UMass students assaulted at gunpoint in a drug deal.
People in Springfield’s North End still crossing train tracks illegally.
West Springfield looks into competing cable services in the city.
Mass. Senate votes 37-1 to lift kid cap on welfare; Senator Humason is the “1”
Suspect in disgusting 21-cat abandonment has been arrested.
Holyoke Dog Park users not cleaning up after themselves.
Springfield meets to discuss safety of school drinking water.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, March 15, 2019

Mass. State Police shut down Route 2 in Templeton to relocate a bear family.
Senator Ed Markey in Northampton next week.
Western Mass. crossing guard Karen Levinsky has a message for motorists.
Excise tax bills are out, Tom Florence explains how the tax amount is calculated.
Alleged arsonist stabs a Springfield police officer in the chest.
Butterball recalls large amount of salmonella-infected ground turkey.
Professional Women’s Chamber holds a “business showcase.”
Palmer High School still closed for at least another week due to fire damage.
Springfield Plaza car fire.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mass DOT closes the northbound lane of the St. James Ave. Bridge.
Columbia Gas scam.
State Rep. Geoff Diehl talks with Pioneer Valley Radio.
Early voting underway in Massachusetts.
Springfield Regional Chamber’s Government Reception.
Whately water testing scam.
Marijuana home delivery?

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Springfield Regional Chamber and others present “The Grand Bargain” breakfast.
Connecticut and Western Mass. churches claim they paid a contractor for work never performed.
Thomas J. Mazza is the new principal at Wilbraham Middle School.
Wilbraham passes new tobacco regulations.
Easthampton seniors now connect with local law enforcement through community policing.
State Rep. Brian Ashe on the MGM Springfield Casino.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, August 10, 2018

Greenfield Town Common campers ordered to leave by city’s Board of Health!
Deadline for nominations for Springfield Chamber’s “Super 60” awards night!
Starbucks ready to launch its Fall classic drink, The Pumpkin Spice Latté.
Meet Marci Webber, the owner and innkeeper of Naomi’s Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Shoppers are ready for the Mass. sales tax holiday weekend… but Governor Baker has still not signed it into law.
Free Six Flags tickets on Facebook is a hoax.
Next week, MGM Springfield will hire people on the spot for kitchen steward positions.
New hours at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.
Final note on the sales tax holiday.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Westfield mayor reports progress on the city’s water problem.
Sheriff Nick Cocchi throws his second annual summer cookout!
Barre man charged with luring teen-age girls to a tent in the woods.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds first 2018-19 Rise and Shine Breakfast at MGM Springfield.
Kim checks in from the Agawam Cinemas.
Online car registration scam warning!
Springfield Painted Pianos Project.
Jordan Goodman’s August look at our money.
Springfield mayor extends city pool hours during this heat wave.
Casino infrastructure work creeps over the river to Agawam.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, May 11, 2018

Gas leak causes Springfield school evacuation.
Pancake Breakfast prep plans close Main Street in Springfield on Friday.
Eating a bagel while driving = citation.
Investigators of a child porn internet viewer find a disturbing instruction manual.
East Longmeadow Police to auction off bikes, vehicles, computers and more on Saturday!
Allergy sufferers affected by trees in bloom.
Retired horse sanctuary in Palmer moves to West Brookfield farms.
Springfield Regional Chamber holds their last business breakfast.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend February 9, 2018

Mass Mutual plans closing of Enfield campus and relocating all employees to Springfield
Governor Charlie Baker keynote speaker at the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce
Lauren Beluzo of East Longmeadow makes it to American Idol!
Ledges Municipal Golf Course appoints management
Kathy’s Diner train car may be brought back!
Holyoke laws on snow clearing. Know what to expect, and avoid a fine!
Easthampton now has a medical marijuana dispensary
Northampton breaks up a homeless camp in the woods
Kim Wheeler and the Agawam Cinemas!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 9, 2017

TRIBUTE TO COLUMBUS DAY and thoughts on political correctness
Table Talk Pies are back! A Western Mass business success story!
Doctor Seuss under fire in Springfield! A Seussical political football!
Gas prices in the Pioneer Valley drop!
American International College hockey team hosts a Blood drive for the American Red Cross!
Coyotes spotted in Chicopee!