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! 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! 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! Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Helicopters join the search for missing Achim Bailey.
Super Bowl breakfast at the Hampden Lions Club! (with Rick Rubin).
Kielbasa Festival will not be held in Chicopee, and its location is uncertain (with Tom Kielbania Jr.)
Belchertown High School violent fight results in serious injury.
Springfield City Council Committee wants to make sure all residents benefit from pot sales.
Eversource warns customers of another scam.
Longmeadow holds a special town meeting to bring the board up to full strength.
UMass and UCLA have a “food bet” on the big game!
Palmer Agway closes.
23rd anniversary of Downtown Springfield Toastmasters open house!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 15, 2018

New French restaurant for Longmeadow!
Mass. state “roadkill” laws.
United Bank takes over six Webster Bank branches purchased in May.
Halloween in Westfield!
Pine Hill Cemetery receives clean-up from community volunteers.
UMass students and staff do community service on a rainy Saturday!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday October 2, 2018

Big E sets a new attendance record!
Film and Media Exchange in Springfield for aspiring screenwriters.
Taste of Italy Festival.
UMass football coach suspended for using the word “rape.”
Palmer Paving sold to a New York firm.
MegaMillions and Powerball.
New pavilion for the Franconia Golf Course.
JDog Junk Removal and Homeward Vets team up to provide free furniture for vets.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 25, 2018

The Cosby sentence.
24 hours of nonstop theater at Holyoke Community College’s theater festival.
Adele Cousland of Amherst wins a very prestigious Girl Scout award.
I-91 overnight closures this week!
UMass has charges against a fraternity.
Free Coffee Fridays at Cumberland Farms!
Mobile dentist for veterans stops in Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, August 30, 2018

Drunk drivers crash on a property in Great Barrington and assault the owner who came to help.
Springfield City Council getting closer to pot shops approval for downtown.
Big E advance discount tickets are going on sale! Here are the prices and deals!
Starting Friday, thousands of UMass students move on to campus!
Eversource places an electric car charger at the Union Station.
Back to school checklist: has your child’s EpiPen expired?
Remembering Bob Martin (Jurach) with Mike Haze.
The Somers Village Players is about to present a man-eating plant -“The Little Shop of Horrors!” (With Angela Taylor)
Springfield non-profit experiences a sewage back-up and damage estimated at $100,000.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Movies in the Park in Springfield – postponed… again!
UMass #1 in the nation for the third year in a row for excellence in dining!
Palmer man leaves dogs in locked car; listen to what the temp in the car reached!
Donald Ashe, Jr. pursues his late father’s seat.
More than 250 cameras placed at the new Union Station!
Two retired Mass. State Police dogs are up for adoption!
I-91 lane closure schedule.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, July 16, 2018

Reminder Publications sold to The Republican.
Springfield City Council considers allocating land for the railroad underpass.
Immigration authorities are now involved in Springfield assault and attempted murder case.
More than 20 Forest Park homes evacuated yesterday due to a gas leak.
Green River Festival at Greenfield Community College over the weekend!
UMass trustees vote to increase tuition for instate undergrads.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 19, 2018

More trouble for the State Police; former payroll head placed on leave.
UMass researcher joins NASA program to spend 45 days in a space capsule.
Fire and Hazmat summoned to Indian Orchard auto shop over chemical smell.
Franklin County man in the hospital after a forty-foot fall from a tree.
Mayor Sarno’s personal message of condolence to the Bush family.
Organized effort to keep Casa De Nana open.
Iraqi national living in Westfield confesses to setting fire to an Enfield pizza parlor.
Palmer gets a regional animal control facility.
Westfield Bon-Ton closing.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 5, 2018

TRAFFIC! I-91, Longmeadow, and a Mass. State Police check point!
UMass acquires Newton’s Mount Ida College.
Dinesh Patel closes on purchase of the Tower Square Hotel.
Holyoke Police try to identify tow truck driver accused of assaulting a woman.
Monson Savings bank offers Narcan training to their employees.
The Lupa Zoo is open for the Spring! (come see the little zebra!)

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 7, 2018

Chicopee Police Officer arrested on sex assault charges.
Snowstorm details.
Springfield City Council delays voting on the District Fire Chief contract.
Merriam-Webster online dictionary adds some 85 words!
UMass President Marty Meehan wants to raise millions over the next ten years to lower school costs.
Agawam’s traffic mess at O’Brien’s Corner will have to wait for a fix… mayor says he has bigger problems.
Springfield needle exchange program starts up – as yet the date is unknown.
Potholes are wrecking tires and rims; cab companies prepare for them!
Queen tribute show “ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN” comes to Symphony Hall!
Next West Springfield Police Chief will not have a civil service contract.
Top Golf Swing Suite comes to MGM Springfield in the fall!
Mega Millions!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday February 26, 2018

Chicopee close-up with Mayor Rich Kos.
Massachusetts chicken thief… stuffs seven chickens in a backpack.
Marijuana regulators consider pot use in yoga studios, cafes, and movie theaters – and home delivery!
Former UMass student looking at multiple rape charges.
Ludlow Police looking for a suspicious man approaching juvenile girls on a soccer field.
Benefit for a Minnechaug student grappling with cancer.
Shriners hold last event at their hall on Longhill Street – they are moving.
Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out Girl Scout cookie flavors!
Applebee’s and IHOP close many locations.
Springfield Thunderbirds come back and extend their streak!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 21, 2017

Richie Neal has a challenger in the 2018 primary!
Donate sports equipment to Six Flags and get a free admission!
Northampton woman indicted for health care benefit fraud.
UMass inoculates 7700 students against meningitis, looks to inoculate 23000 undergrads.
A flood at Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen destroys half the collected toys for Christmas – you can help!
Slow ambulance response time in the Berkshires causing great concern.
The fate of a Longmeadow mansion is up to the town zoning board.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Heat returns and hangs around for another day or two.
Too hot for the kids in school?
Lopez write-in for Holyoke Mayor.
Black Vietnam Veterans monument vandalized.
Blessing of the Animals at Mercy Medical Center.
Pro Cheeseburger Eating contest winner at the Big E!
Monkey Bar bouncer is bitten.
Ludlow looking to ban recreational marijuana.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Weekend September 22, 2017

Starbucks on Columbus reopens after renovations!
Jamie Farr and TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE cancels City Stage dates!
TD Bank bank robbery suspect arrested and charged.
Calvin Coolidge evening set for Easthampton!
UMass once again is The Princeton Review’s Number One for campus food service.
Goodbye Ruby Tuesday – Hello Frontera Grill.
Miss Western Mass Pageant!

Brad Shepard Today, Friday and the weekend, August 25, 2017

Hampden’s Officer Bill Joy retires after four decades!
Kindergarten kids get a “meet and greet.”
Power Ball winner in Chicopee!
Governor’s Council approves new judges for Western Mass.
Buckland gets an anonymous $500,000 gift!
Donate your used eclipse glasses in Northampton!
THE WEEKEND! Music and fairs and more!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday July 12, 2017

PVTA cancels certain routes
UMass tuition goes UP
Downtown Springfield pianos get live pianists!
Join “Bioblitz” and help inventory wildlife and trees and plants!
Ludlow woman goes to jail for swindling dying employer
Easthampton Mayoral heating up!
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Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday April 11, 2017

Heard of the new drug, “Shatter?”

Chicopee dog turns stove on and causes fire.

UMass student is charged with barking at a police dog.

— much more!