Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 18, 2019

NOAA thinks this winter will be warmer than usual.

UMass Amherst appoints Managing Director for the Mt. Ida campus.

“Toys For Tots” kicks off their season! (With USMC Ssgt. Vopal)

Off-duty Holyoke police officer charged with OUI.

Western Mass. storm damage.

Belchertown residents are victims of mail theft.

Springfield City Council candidate Pohner loses an endorsement.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 17, 2019

“Toys For Tots” underway!

More condemnation for candidate Pohner.

Holyoke police officer arrested and charged with OUI.

Holyoke Planning Board holds hearings on Holyoke Mall zoning change.

The Hampden County Sheriff’s “Shuffle 5K Run” returns!

Voter registration alert!

Gray House looking for donations to help families have a Thanksgiving dinner.

Chicopee receives $1M+ for infrastructure improvements.

City marijuana store closes and files for bankruptcy.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 16, 2019

“Bombogenesis” is coming…

Taco Bell beef supplier recall.

Western Mass.’ first L. L. Bean store has a soft opening.

Stockbridge vehicle crashes into bank branch and restaurant.

City Council candidate under fire for racist posts on social media.

Ludlow “airborne” truck.

The latest on the INSA vs. Springfield City Council lawsuit.

Gas prices down two cents.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Business in the Berkshires is UP, due to the foliage.

American Medical Response paramedics rally for better pay and conditions.

Mark Auerbach, Pioneer Valley Radio entertainment reporter.

Monson Board of Selectman revisits a zoning ordinance for marijuana retailers.

Westfield holding candidate forums this month – in advance of November elections.

Longmeadow bike thefts.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, Columbus Day, October 14, 2019

Fall foliage report.

Columbus Day – what’s open and what’s closed.

Mass DOT Columbus Day announcement.

INSA vs. the Springfield City Council (and a live mic catches a slip of the tongue).

South Hadley and Granby Police are collecting food donations.

Chicopee’s “Halloween Spooktacular” is back!

Arrest made in Chicopee purse snatcher!

New credit card scam!

Granville Harvest Festival continues through today.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 11, 2019

South Hadley Council on Aging holds a Winter Preparedness Fair.
Former director of Adams museum accused of stealing from the non-profit.
Ebenezer’s in South Hadley helps a displaced Holyoke family.
Amazon distribution center construction may be causing some water discoloration.
Chicopee OUI .
Governor and other notables in Blandford for new broadband internet service to the residents.
Better news about EEE.
Brad is live at Casa Bella tonight.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, October 10, 2019

Springfield $1M lottery winner!

Professional Women’s Forum presents a panel of local women leaders.

“Capitol Steps” return to Northampton! (with Mike Thornton).

Amazon distribution center now hiring – by invitation only!

Panhandler runs up $19,000 on a man’s credit card.

Lyn Simmons is Longmeadow’s new Town Manager.

Holyoke Rotary Club presents its Distinguished Citizen Award.

Hadley is looking for a new town accountant.

Big Y donates to 31 breast cancer support groups throughout Mass and CT.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mayor Sarno and the City Council lock horns on Police Dept. use of facial recognition.

Serial purse snatcher operating in Chicopee.

Jordan Goodman on China, Hong Kong, and the effect on Western Mass!

“Gentleman Jack” holds Thursday night benefit for Club One in Feeding Hills.

Lego wants to recycle their “bricks.”

New safety regulations for the limousine industry.

Longmeadow Unico beer and wine tasting returns to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

Western New England University president leaving office at the end of the academic year.

West Springfield fireman honored for life-saving effort.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Fire Prevention Week!

Junior Achievement of Western Mass.’ 100th anniversary! (with Jennifer Connolly)

Mark Auerbach with theater reviews and previews!

Methadone clinic moves to Springfield’s South End, and the mayor is not happy.

State announces first vaping-related death in Western Mass.

Pier 1 Furniture and Kaoud Rugs close stores at Holyoke Mall Crossing.

Mass. gas prices have dropped.

Easthampton Pedal N’ Party has departed the town to move to Springfield.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, October 7, 2019

Saturday brought a chill and a frost.

“Pumpkins and Pets on The Hill” Festival in Longmeadow!

Former Pittsfield jail being used for homeless accommodations.

New Springfield park dedicated to two Springfield police officers slain in the line of duty.

McDonald’s releases new seasonal flavors.

S. Prestley Blake appears at book signing for Springfield’s Rolls Royce Day!

Nathan Bill’s 4th annual “Remembrance Run” for Gunnery Sgt. Thomas J. Sullivan.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, October 4, 2019

Bed Bath & Beyond closes more stores this year than originally planned.

Mayor Sarno outraged at a Chicopee company that dumped trash in Forest Park.

Greenfield YMCA’s free clothing store.

Big Y may go to self-checkout lanes in some stores.

Whole Foods is recalling Dorset Cheese.

Dave Ratner sells 5 locations, keeping one in Agawam.

Mayor Sarno calls on Habit OPCO Methadone Clinic to appear before a South End Committee.

Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Support Group will present two speakers at October meeting.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, 3, 2019

Mayor Sarno announces an energy savings program for Springfield.

Mark Auerbach on “Spongebob, the Musical.”

The Friendly’s in Lee closes.

Mass. online shopping sales tax in place.

Holyoke Medical Center presents Lifetime Achievement Award.

New high-tech trash bins for Longmeadow.

South Hadley meeting focuses on trash.

Bradley Airport plane crash.

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Jimmy Carter turns 95.

Hemp theft.

Radio students at American International College.

Palmer Public Library closed on account of fleas.

“Book It” – Longmeadow house tour offered by Storrs Library.

Red Sox ticket prices may increase.

Nick’s Nest reaches out to help a family that lost their home in a fire.

Italian flag to be raised in Springfield.

New Mass. payroll tax to fund the state family paid leave program.

More vape-related illness cases in the state.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The Big E ends after another record-breaking year!

“Taste of Italy” coming up!

Entertainment report: Mark Auerbach of the Westfield News Group reviews two new plays.

9th Annual “Will Bike 4 Food” this Sunday in Hatfield.

3rd Annual PTSD Memorial Motorcycle Run.

Southwick restaurant owner receives jail sentence for tax evasion.

CVS joins others removing Zantac generic from their shelves.

Alberta Howard of Springfield celebrates her 107th birthday!

Downtown Westfield getting set for Trick or Treaters!

Connecticut increases restaurant and grocery store sales tax.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 30, 2019

Foliage talk.

10th Annual Northampton Toasted Owl Fun Run!

Generic Zantac (Wal-Zan) recalled.

3 men arrested in prostitution sting.

Spaghetti supper fundraiser for local teenager in international dance competition.

Books for Wine swap at Forbes Library in Northampton.

Another human case of EEE.

Monson Food Truck Festival to benefit Dana Farber.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 27, 2019

South Hadley teacher fined by state ethics commission.

30 fugitives arrested in Holyoke crime sweep.

Uber adds new safety features.

Bill Cosby hit with legal bill in the millions.

Ludlow Police post reminder to those under 16 about bicycle helmets.

Post Office now hiring for the holiday season!

Northampton World War II Club puts building up for sale.

MGM Springfield losing some of its workforce to Encore Harbor.

Ventriloquist Jimmy Nelson has died.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 26, 2019

MassDOT planning a new 1-90 exit.

Lisa Ziegert’s killer pleads guilty to first-degree murder.

Westfield mayoral race now down to the top cop and the senator.

The Governor says no more vaping products in Massachusetts.

Sunderland reduces the speed limit – but the signs are confusing to drivers!

Mercy Medical Center offers the “Blessing of the Animals.”

United Way Diaper Drive a big success!

Dakin Humane Society has accepted cats from the Bahamas after the hurricane!

Northampton’s downtown has one of the highest crash rates in the state.


Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Dunkin’s Court Square Fall celebration!

Founder of Hot Oven Cookies to be the keynote speaker at the Springfield Chamber’s Super 60!

Cannabis Control Commission approves regulations for home delivery of marijuana.

Third Massachusetts person succumbs to EEE.

South Hadley residents had an opportunity to meet their state representatives.

STCC offers affordable dental care with no insurance required.

Belchertown must raise funds to remove dead and hazardous trees.

Southwick students mourn the death of a student.

White Lion Brewing brings you “Harvest Nights” at Steiger Park.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 24, 2019

K-9 Officer Moe successfully tracks a suspect on his first day!

Colleges and community theaters launch impressive productions; Mark Auerbach presents highlights.

MassDOT announces several maintenance locations on I-90.

Springfield Arson and Bomb Squad responds to a kitchen fire.

MassDOT to replace the Morgan-Sullivan Bridge, where huge Big E traffic is routine.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, September 23, 2019

Ground broken for the new Wahlburgers at MGM Springfield.

“Fright Fest” back at Six Flags for Halloween!

Cheryl Clapprood appointed permanent Police Commissioner of Springfield’s Police Dept.

Massachusetts Environmental Police have shot and killed a black bear in Fitchburg.

Mass. State Police rescue Mount Washington hiker.

Commonwealth Secretary Bill Galvin urges Big E folks to respond to the forthcoming census.

Ludlow’s “Second Time’s a Charm” to hold a fundraiser, with a prom for adults.