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!
–our new “Word of the Day!”–

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!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, March 6th, 2017

WESTERN MASS STAGES: “Shout! the Mod Musical” and “The Producers!”
Springfield Jewish Community Center receives threat.
UMASS “Barney Blowout” produces expected alcohol intoxication cases.
Happy Anniversary to Trinity United Methodist Church Nursery School Kindergarten

 

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, December 7th, 2017.

The two UMASS girls did WHAT to the Amherst Boy Scout Troop?
Pearl Harbor Day acknowledged in Springfield and also at Bright Nights.
Special guest Carolyn Paine brings you the updated and ultra hip “Nutcracker Suite and Spicy” coming to Hartford.

 

Brad Shepard Today! Monday October 3, 2016

It’s Monday, good morning!  the FBI says crime in Springfield is down,  and up in West Springfield!  Coffee With a Cop rolls along in Ware, a benefit for a young boy in Monson, The Italian festival in the South End, a free light bulb for HG & E customers in Holyoke, and cars continue to be broken into, in Longmeadow!   It’s all here with Brad, and commercial free, to start your day!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend! February 19, 2016

  • More Swastikas at UMass
  • ATM Theft and advisory
  • Holyoke St. Pat’s Colleens
  • Wilbraham’s Amy Lord featured in new TV series
  • Has your bicycle in Ludlow, been lost or stolen?
  • Local performers and performances in and around the area this weekend

 

Brad Shepard Today! September 28, 2015

 

  • Congratulations to teacher, Susan Leary
  • Oh, the noise,noise, noise!  Loud parties in Hadley, the police, the noise ordinance, and a personal experience…
  • Biking for food!!!
  • I-91 fall winter lane closures

 

Brad Shepard Today June 17, 2015

  • Cone Zone; South Hadley
  • Wilbraham Middle School evac-bomb threat
  • Chicopee launches “chi fi” charge your phone at a bench downtown
  • Open Pantry celebrates 40 years of meals for the homeless
  • Mayor Sarno embraces My Brother’s Keeper initiative
  • UMASS tuition hike possible
  • Westfield public schools lose 24 teachers