Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Starbucks seasonal Pumpkin Latte returns!

Mark Auerbach, PVR ArtsBeat Correspondent: getting to NYC on the Valley Flyer, and finding discount tickets.

Mercy Medical center Sister Caritas Cancer Center receiving proceeds from Big Y Community Reusable Bag Program.

MassDOT warning drivers to be aware of kids headed back to school and walking,

Westfield State University’s 4th Annual Farm To Table Dinner.

Easthampton man charged with animal cruelty leaving a dog locked in a hot car for 4 hours.

Tree House Brewing company launches nitro home brew coffees.

MGM offering crash course and hiring on the spot for table game dealers.

Gas prices fall even further for the Fall.

MassDOT provides Agawam – West Springfield railroad crossing with new signaling.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 11, 2019

Ashley Gearing comes home to Western Mass. with her new group!

Starbucks Unicorn Tie-Dye Frappuccino.

Springfield mayor considers bringing back the Tinkerbell and the Pedal N’ Party bus.

CityStage returns in limited form to present 4 jazz concerts.

Victor Bruno to sell Adolfo’s and Art-e’-Pizza.

Charlotte Russe returns to the Holyoke Mall.

$5,000 reward offered for information on suspicious fires on the Northampton bikeway.

Construction underway on Olive Street in Greenfield.

Chicopee Farmers Market open for the summer!

Tractor trailer stuck under Northampton overpass – 2nd time in a month.

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! Thursday, May 2, 2019

Don’t wash your chicken.
Power lawn and garden equipment is being stolen.
Cambridge Credit Counseling Corp. wins Marketplace Excellence Award.
MGM Resorts announce another wave of layoffs.
New Starbucks for Boston Road.
Kiwanis Club of Northampton holds annual meeting.
Main greeting road entrance to Forest Park will be closed for months.
New Big E Director of Sales.
Big Mamou opening second location!
Longmeadow Town Manager Stephen Crane moves on.
Mercy Medical Center announces some employee layoffs.
Report names Holyoke as the most dangerous city in Mass.
Deerfield firefighters remind residents to cover carbon monoxide alarms when doing home repair work.

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! Friday and the weekend, February 8, 2019

Starbucks brings back Cherry Mocha in time for Valentine’s Day.
Retired Chicopee police captain at odds with police chief over an accident report.
Posto Italian Restaurant close to opening in the Longmeadow Shops!
Springfield dumpster rental company owner faces a long jail sentence for a host of charges.
Belchertown K-9 Unit has a Secret Santa.
Spaghetti Supper at Springfield’s White School with the C3 Policing Unit.
Latest phone scam warning brought to you by the Chicopee Police Dept.
Southwick man threatens to shoot a retired Springfield Judge.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, January 10, 2019

New Starbucks winter lineup flavors!
Springfield City Council announces committee appointments for 2019.
Encompass Health Rehabilitation is re-named.
Money from recreational marijuana shops will go to their respective neighborhoods.
Southampton Police are asking for help in locating items removed from the College Highway Cemetery.
Wilbraham Police offer a “safe space” for completing internet purchases.
Longmeadow arguments over the rehiring of the Longmeadow Superintendent Dr. Marty O’Shea continue.
Yeshiva Students recreate the turn of the century Jewish immigration to America.
East Longmeadow holds a hearing on the petition to not renew the Town Manager.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Berkshire museum works on building improvements.
Mayor Sarno and the City Council at odds over an immigration ordinance.
Inspirational event for women at the Springfield Chamber of Commerce (w/Maureen Sullivan).
Easthampton’s Eagles Sports Bar changes its name.
Starbucks unveils a new holiday drink.
Mass. State Police set up a Thurs.-Fri. sobriety checkpoint.
T.J. O’Connor Animal Control receives a $12,000 grant for pet neutering.
Mass. gas prices drop – again!
Chicopee Comp threatens to close bathrooms unless they can get “vaping” under control.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, November 2, 2018

Rushing the holiday season?
New holiday flavors and cup designs for your Western Mass. Starbucks!
State lawmakers back at work on a commuter rail system connecting Western Mass. to Boston.
Work on the Nash Mills River Bridge in Greenfield will finish sooner than predicted!
New trees for Greenfield and Montague residents!
Dinner theater show opens at the Hampden Senior Center!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Red Sox win and UMass Amherst celebration.
Halloween coffees!
Car break-ins in East Longmeadow.
Springfield leaf pick-up handbook.
Distracted driving, and coffee, and thinking.
Halloween safety – Parts 1 and 2.

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! Friday and the weekend, July 27, 2018

Spirit of Springfield teams up with 180 Fit Gym for the 5th annual Ride To Remember.
Mercedes-Benz of Springfield has awarded another Mercedes-Benz to a lucky winner!
Convenience store clerk in Greenfield arrested for indecent assault on a customer.
Two months of construction ahead as Columbia Gas repairs a Holyoke main.
Barber shop offers students free haircuts and backpacks for back-to-school.
25 people charged in federal court with document and benefit fraud.
Cities and businesses banning plastic straws are getting pushback from those concerned for the disabled.
Mayor Sarno pitches for blood donations to the Red Cross.
Local restaurant stars.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, June 21, 2018

First day of summer!
Starbucks closing 150 stores this year.
East Longmeadow’s mosquito patrols.
Connecticut needs lifeguards!
Springfield Armory’s program: The Watershops.
Storrowton Village’s Early American Summer Days Program for Children!
UMass Amherst man dies after falling from a campus center building.
Kim Lee moves over to the Mental Health Association of Massachusetts.
Longmeadow Police are trying to identify a parrot.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Starbucks shut its doors Tuesday, as employees nationwide take the coffee chain’s sensitivity training course.
Northampton animal welfare officials seize 400 roosters from an illegal cock fighting site.
Hadley schools shut down briefly due to nonspecific threat.
Holyoke woman walks into Chicopee homes wielding knife and screaming.
Hu Ke Lau auctions off the former restaurant’s equipment.
Eric Lesser endorses Jay Gonzalez for Governor.
West Springfield Police and the Mayor put Harwich and Ashley Road speeders on notice.
Rising gas prices are hurting Western Mass. businesses that deliver.
Congressman Neal presents Springfield youth with his formal acceptance to the U.S.Naval Academy.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Memorial Day Weekend, May 25, 2018

Memorial Day in review.
Granby road issue.
Judge Thomas Estes suspended without pay.
Two of the auctioned Norman Rockwell paintings from the Berkshire Museum have sold for 8.1 million.
Latest arrest of a student school threat comes from Warren.
Eric Daigle found not guilty of child rape.
Northampton Navy Seal receives the Medal of Honor.
New Monarch Place Starbucks will open next week.
Motorcycle awareness this weekend.

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 September 6, 2017

Passy Pete, the Maine Lobster, has predicted six more weeks of summer!
Want to buy a Springfield fire station?
Gas continuing up! Check the prices!
Bobcats in East Longmeadow
Apple picking time!
Distracted driving course in Amherst for teen drivers!
Pumpkin Latte returns to Starbucks!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday July 26, 2017

Food recalls! Bush Beans and Caribena Papayas! Throw them out or take them back!
A new Starbucks for Springfield at Monarch Place!
A new shooting range for West Springfield!
Amherst phone scam!
Holyoke Hummus Cafe expands!
Springfield Jam Fest is coming!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, July 13, 2017

“Free Tea Friday” at participating Starbucks!
East Longmeadow says “no” to recreational marijuana.
Sarno on the warpath about low bails!
Westfield McDonald’s gets a makeover!
Salvation Army summer camp!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday April 20, 2017

Unicorns exist!  (at Starbucks)

Pushy solar salesman in Deerfield

Westfield pothole throws woman from wheelchair

Goat Yoga?