Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, April 2, 2020

New COVID-19 drug tested, showing promise.

UMass Amherst student fireman promoted to full-time at the Amherst Fire Dept.

Gary Mayotte keeping the Village Food Mart in Hampden going strong.

A message from Chris Cignoli at the Springfield DPW.

Holyoke Soldiers Home update.

More Chicopee stores block off non-essential aisles.

Hands-free driving infractions are now  punishable by fines.

Some Springfield courthouses closed.

MGM Resorts International CEOs take pay cuts.

Springfield Police make 3 dirt bike arrests and confiscations.

Public service announcement: “Stay home!”

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Governor Baker extends shutdown through May 4, 2020.

Latest COVID-19 test stats from Mercy Medical Center.

Current precautions at Holyoke Soldiers Home.

Brimfield Flea Market canceled for May.

Columbia Gas sends out crews to homes in Chicopee to make safety inspections.

Hatfield confirms first positive COVID-19 case.

Walmart taking employees temperatures before every shift.

Mayor Sarno receives and answers an angry email from a  Springfield golfer.

Olive Garden in Springfield closes its doors for good.

Mayor Alex Morse discusses Holyoke Soldiers Home fatalities.

Governor Baker addresses Holyoke Soldiers Home.

United Way of Pioneer Valley donates 5000 meals to those in need.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, February 24, 2020

About Super Tuesday in Mass.

Mayor Sarno at the East-West Rail study meeting.

Springfield mayor recognizes Walmart store for their community support efforts.

Final determination on cause of death of Beulah the elephant at the Big E.

Joe Stevens closes 1105 Main and puts the building up for sale.

Southwick deputy fire chief charged with drunk driving and other infractions.

Greenfield residents trash fees increase.

West Springfield interim police chief ends his run.

“Wheelie Kids” wreak havoc on Springfield streets, other communities as well.

Bernardston is the latest town seeing an increase in vehicle break-ins.

“Hands-Free” vehicle laws now in effect.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, April 24, 2019

High Connecticut River water levels causing problems in Northampton and Easthampton.
Local East Longmeadow couple appears on WHEEL OF FORTUNE – and wins!
Wilbraham Police Dept. announces a crackdown on distracted driving.
Target recalling children’s toy… possible choking hazard.
Union Station construction causes downtown Springfield detours.
Tough and expensive pothole season has local crews using permanent filler.
100th birthday party for Hilda Breveleri at the West Springfield Senior Center.
Springfield police captain involved in parking lot dispute draws his weapon.
Merriam-Webster adds 640 words!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 13, 2018

Free chips and “guac” at Chipotle!
Smith & Wesson parent company closes distribution outlet in Springfield – shifting those operations to Missouri.
Springfield accident on Main Street: car vs. Trolley Barn building.
Dr. Seuss specialty license plates may now be pre-ordered.
Icy water rescue for a local lost dog.
West Springfield police arrest an East Longmeadow woman for trafficking in “Grease Monkey” and “Bad Bunny Heroin.”
Walmart revamps its customer returned items process.
Gray House celebrates its 20th with a spaghetti supper!
Abandoned dog, tied to a tree in Suffield, rescued by Suffield Police.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, December 6, 2018

Deval Patrick will NOT run for president in 2020.
Mass. tax rate anticipated to drop in the next year.
No more gold coins at the Big Y.
Thoughts on hearing loss with Gary Winn of New Ears Affordable Care.
Chicopee Walmart 10-car accident.
Ware Board of Selectmen investigates complaints against the town manager.
Holyoke High School grad and Smith College freshman wins high Girl Scout Honor.
Burkhart, Pizzanelli P.C. accounting firm collects coats for children.
Gourmet Food Solutions of Springfield has closed and is auctioning off their equipment.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, February 19, 2018

Police are on the watch for cloned credit cards – and looking for two suspects.
Hadley Police warn public to lock their cars… there have been break-ins.
AHL Annual Showcase comes back to Springfield for the first time in 50 years!
Springfield Sci-Tech weapons threat.
Off-duty Connecticut State Trooper grabs shoplifting suspect.
Mass. Secretary of Housing and Economic Development Jay Ash addresses Chamber breakfast group.
Carrie Saldo and WGBY’s “Connecting Point” becomes part of a two-hour news block.
President’s Day – what’s open and what’s closed.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tower Square Hotel happenings.
Bright Nights at Forest Park salutes the armed forces and the first responders.
Former basketball coach exposed himself to his daughter’s friends at their sleepovers.
Aldi’s protein bars recall.
Movies return to the Holyoke Mall.
Chicopee’s “Cop on Top.”
The fate of the Southwick Country Club!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Palmer Dunkin’ Donuts heist.
Wassail and Victorian dance for the holidays at Classical Condominiums.
Walmart tells us what the hottest toys are this season!
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” comes to the Agawam Family Cinemas, with many extras!
Mercy Medical Center “Gift of Life Tree” lighting.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday March 29, 2017

Springfield’s Enid Ortiz moves up on THE VOICE!

Westfield woman wins half a million at Mohegan from penny slots!

Christy Mihos passes away at 67

Wilbraham 8 year old saves Great Grandmother!

Westfield Walmart picks up local liquor store’s license

Brad Shepard Today! January, 18th, 2017

Open burning in our towns–the rules!
Walmart expansion!
Eversource is asking the state to raise their rates by ten percent for 2018
Opioid epidemic worsens as a new super drug comes into play

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 5th, 2016

Chicopee Police Dept.’s “Cop on the Top” Sunday at Walmart;
Holyoke Fire Dept. has tips to avoid tree fires this season;
CT Supreme Court to decide if the words, “I’ll hurt you,” are a threat;
fundraising for the community; Wendy’s Frosty lovers get a gift and it’s Krampus Day (!)”

Brad Shepard Today August 28, 2015

  • Beautiful weekend weather!
  • East Longmeadow major road work and detours
  • Keno in Wilbraham?
  • Back to school for teachers and students
  • Walmart is talking Christmas!