Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 29, 2019

Stop & Shop Hartford chicken recall.
Holyoke drug defendant indicted for sending a disturbing letter to an attorney.
Pittsfield man shot and killed in a youth turkey hunt.
East Longmeadow Police officer was wrongfully terminated.
Longmeadow holds its fourth annual “Live to Give” gala.
Traffic note: a Forest Park entrance is closed.
Granby Police cracking down on crosswalk safety.
Dirt bikes are not street legal.
D.A. Anthony Gulluni’s war on teenage vaping.
Hampshire Regional eighth grader starting pitcher!
State lawmakers hungry to raise number of tolls on the Pike and adding them to other state highways.
Recreational marijuana home delivery?

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 25, 2019

UMass Amherst celebrates third straight year of being named best campus food in the country.
Neighborhood residents want cars to slow down near the Sabis School.
Stop & Shop workers are back; restocking continues.
Hadley barn swallows remain a controversy.
West Springfield students are proud of their principal’s “Wheel of Fortune” appearance!
18-wheeler stuck under Main Street’s Arch Bridge.
Mercy Medical Center adds bra-fitting service for women.
Murphy’s Pop Stop in Springfield closes for good.
Monson Police Dept. offers “deaf and hard of hearing” cards.
Ludlow’s Comfort Shoes closing.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Driving across railroad tracks.
Work this week on Glendale Road.
Stop & Shop workers are back!
Ubeer Fest returning for year 6 in Easthampton!
Springfield Regional Chamber heads to Boston for the Beacon Hill Summit.
Gas prices – up – again!
Chicopee hazardous waste drop-off day.
Holyoke and West Springfield hold drug take-back day.
Hampshire College’s problems continue, and now its accreditation is at risk.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 18, 2019

Frozen Reeses for you this summer!
Ben & Jerry’s recall.
Monson and Palmer are safe from over pressurized gas lines.
Mass. State Police announce an Easter weekend sobriety checkpoint for Hampden County.
Yarde Tavern in South Hadley reopening pushed back about a week.
Big Y Express Gas and Convenience stores are the first in the company to ban plastic bags.
Ware man angry at lack of flag outside the Belchertown courthouse.
Stop & Shop strike update.
Lyft offers “4-20” discount over Easter weekend to marijuana users.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, April 16, 2019

1-90 work in Blandford and Russell – what you need to know.
Springfield officer who was shot has been discharged from the hospital.
Mardis Gras building and club still for sale.
Sarno up in arms about melee and stabbing outside Le Souk Hookah Bar.
Pride Stores in Western Mass. about to ban plastic bags.
Skyline Trading in Westfield launches its new brewery building.
Yarde Tavern in South Hadley reopens after a fire.
Stop & Shop walkout increases traffic at local independent markets.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 15, 2019

High wind advisory!
Patriot’s Day – what’s on and what’s off.
Stop & Shop strikers speak out.
American International College laundry room fire.
Native American UMass PowWow.
Flag raising in Holyoke for the Sikh community.
Warning to swimmers – the waters are still too cold!
Springfield Police C3 host an Easter Party.
Westfield Mayor holds Easter Egg Hunt.
Six Flags New England collecting suits and dresses!
Crews work to clean up Five Mile Pond oil spill.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 11, 2019

Bill introduced in Mass. to end Daylight Savings Time.
Authorities are searching for a motorist who may have wound up in the Connecticut River.
Sutton man sentenced to 6 months for growing marijuana.
Springfield woman sentenced for trafficking cocaine out of her home daycare center.
Liquor license approved for a new sushi restaurant on Worthington Street.
FCC warns of an IRS  telephone scam.
Palmer High School closed Monday and Tuesday due to a small fire.
Lenten lunches offered at Trinity United Methodist Church.
10th Annual Leprechaun Plunge at Brunelle’s Marina.
Western Mass. Stop & Shop union votes in favor of strike authorization.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, February 28, 2019

Ticket information for Aerosmith at MGM!
Big announcements and expansion plans from Poland to Hadley with Paul Kozub and V-One Vodka.
More on the Southwest Air flight diverted to Bradley: harrowing on-board accounts.
Western Mass. chef is a finalist in the James Beard Awards!
Legendary UMass Baseball Coach Dick Bergquist has died.
Greenfield Stop & Shop donates its $10,000 lottery bonus to the Food Bank of Western Mass!
Free concert featuring the SciTech Band at the Classical Condominiums.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Police Commissioner Barbieri resigns.
Stop & Shop union votes to authorize strike.
Springfield woman arrested for her fifth OUI.
Sinai Temple plans a “Scholar-in-Residence Weekend”
Westfield Kiwanis Club prepares its 50th annual TV auction.
South Hadley’s Loomis Village names Vivian Gladden-Jones as its new Director of Dementia-Friendly Home Care.
Wilbraham Papa Gino’s closes for good.
Excise tax bills are in the mail.
Online sales transactions leads to armed robbery and injury.
Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos will not run again.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 18, 2018

Springfield defendant’s defense: too drunk to commit manslaughter.
In Wales, persons inside a home succumb to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Springfield Mayor, Police Commissioner, and other officials meet with Forest Park residents to reassure them of their safety.
Plastic bag ban passes in Longmeadow.
Westfield black bear is euthanized.
Holyoke’s Karen Blanchard joins “The Network” as new COO.
Feds and Stop & Shop reach agreement on checkout aisles accessibility to the disabled.
Aldi’s presents wine and cheese Advent calendars.
Flu shots… time is running out!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Heat wave has the effect of 105 degrees!
Ed Visconti is working in the heat at the Springfield Cooley Street Stop & Shop.
MGM Springfield contributes $25,000 to Springfield’s Square One.
Like the snow, the heat is affecting the regional school calendars.
Erica Jansons at Hampden Hills Alpacas has to keep the animals cool too!
How is MGM Springfield affecting downtown businesses? Nadim Kashou seems to be quite pleased!
The Southwick Police Dept. says a final “goodbye” to K9 Police Officer Jax.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday, July 20, 2018

PVTA gets some more money in the new state budget – service cuts are still planned.
New Holiday Inn on State Street has its big opening!
Lawmakers want a $2 surcharge on rental cars for additional training courses for police.
West Nile Virus is here statewide.
Berkshire County man wins a big lottery prize!
Mass. man’s OUI arrest – over 30 nip bottles in his car.
Subaru of America and other organizations offer blankets and messages of hope to cancer victims.
Snack cakes at nationwide stores are recalled; salmonella contamination possible.
Colony Club members want to bring the closed club back.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Pancake Breakfast time! Want to be a business sponsor? Here’s how…
Doo Wop show coming up at City Stage!
Mayor Sarno vs. the South Congregational Church over an immigration issue.
Mass. Senator pinched for OUI.
A purse full of shrimp…
Governor Baker receives the Sister Caritas award.
Veteran facing charges for bomb making dies.
Franklin County Opioid Task Force distributes hundreds of hams to food pantries across Hampden County.
Vandalism to an owl.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday October 11, 2017

Amherst Police busy over the holiday weekend; drunks, urination, roof walkers and bus sign attacks.
Westfield road paving.
Stop and Shop granola recall.
A moment with Jordan Goodman.
Greenfield School Committee bans baked goods!
Goodwill develops a workforce training center.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, May 22, 2017

Marijuana Vote in Wilbraham

Sue Bunnell wins in Wilbraham

The cat in the car–engine!

Nathan’s Hot Dogs Stop and Shop recall

Springfield Farmer’s Market

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 8, 2016

REFLECTIONS ON ELECTION DAY 2016!  Brad’s view of today, and reports on new coffee and donut flavors for the holidays, Stop and Shop’s Turkey Express, Red Rose Expansion, rides to the polling places, and Veterans Day parade plans!  It’s all here!

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Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 11, 2016

  • Statewide crackdown on distracted driving
  • Reckless driving weekend throughout Western Mass
  • STOP AND SHOP and food workers union reach accord
  • Another east Longmeadow Board of Select Persons meeting tonight–without Paul Federici
  • (Paul speaks out one on one with PVR”s Brad Shepard)
  • Alzheimer’s benefit/fundraiser at the Log cabin a success and great night!
  • (Dawn Creighton comments)

 

 

Brad Shepard Today! Leap Day, February 29, 2016

  • Saluting Judge Sheehy
  • STOP AND SHOP votes strike option in
  • Super Tuesday preview and the Clintons in town
  • Major Heroin success for Springfield PD
  • Leap Year explained-or attempted

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday December 30,2015

  • Western Mass lottery winners!
  • How much is the fine for uncleared vehicles of snow and ice?
  • Holiday rubbish collection schedule
  • Parks and Rec dept. selling Falcons ticket vouchers!
  • Holiday party cheese plate tips!
  • New Year’s Eve and Day liquor store hours

Brad Shepard Today! October 5, 2015

  • BIG E ends
  • Birnie Avenue mess and detours
  • “I was drunk and I don’t know whose car this is…”
  • Springfield Public Day High School assault
  • Stop and Shop Cascadia frozen green beans recall
  • Springfield Symphony kicks off season
  • Luke Bradley benefit in South Hadley
  • “Doubt; a Parable” continues at Greenhouse Theater, Hampden