Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Springfield Mayor Sarno’s kudos to PPE support from local businesses.
Criminal attorney William Bennett represents suspended Holyoke Soldiers Home Superintendent Bennett Walsh.
ArtsBeat reporter Mark Auerbach with notes on some great programs coming up online!
Mass. RMV and Mass. DOT provide even more extensions for licenses, registrations, and inspections.
Hampden County Sheriff Nick Cocchi orders a lock down of the Ludlow jail after inmates and staff test positive for the virus.
Our Lady of Fatima cancels “Festa.”
“Celebrate Ludlow” cancelled this summer.
Six Flags New England outlines new procedures to keep everyone safe.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, President’s Day, February 17, 2020

Presidents’ Day!

Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office warning about a scam affecting child safety.

Mass. State Lottery is looking for a jingle – and launching a statewide contest!

South Hadley High School Senior crowned as Grand Colleen for the Holyoke St. Pat’s Parade.

Six Flags New England holds a job fair, looking to hire some 3000 employees!

AAA Western Mass. offers tips for taking care of your car in tough winter weather.

Don Miller Art Gallery in Northampton unveils its new name and logo.

MassMutual continues its Springfield consolidation. Enfield campus is still on the market.

Concluding thoughts on the history of Presidents’ Day.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, February 14, 2020

Springfield Fire Department swearing-in ceremony today!

Restaurant reservations are tough at this point, but one place promises to “squeeze you in.”

Six Flags New England donates 365 Teddy Bears to the Springfield Police Dept.

Sorrento Pizza in West Springfield completes renovations and adds a full bar! (with Patsy Albano).

Southwick Police Chief informs the community that the department’s website has been hacked.

MGM Springfield states earnings have not met expectations, and plans to sell some real estate.

AIC to offer a Master’s program in Cannabis Science and Commerce.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, December 2, 2019

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Christmas Festival.

In Ware, efforts continue to get voters to show up to a town meeting.

Former Wilbraham Police Dept. administrative assistant is up on charges.

Holyoke Civic Symphony brings you “Holyoke for the Holidays.”

Mass. becomes the first state to ban all flavored tobacco products – permanently.

Six Flags hosts New England’s largest coat drive on Saturday!

Holyoke Farmers Market with Holyoke Mall brings you their winter farmers market.

Springfield Police Dept. holds “Stuff the Cruiser” event.

Springfield Boys and Girls Club “Festival of Trees!”

Lotus and Compass Boutique holds a food and cash drive for Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen.

Bright Nights 5k Road Race postponed due to snow!

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, November 21, 2019

A Christmas tree shortage this season?

Professional Women’s Chamber event in December.

Kelly Dobbins, and Serving Our Students.

MGM Springfield presents outdoor igloos this winter for your dining and drinking pleasure.

Cottage cheese recall.

Six Flags offers 3rd annual “Holiday In The Park.”

Mass. House votes unanimously to ban handheld devices while driving.

Baystate Health Systems warns of RSV virus for toddlers and children.

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.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday, September 19, 2019

Chicopee primary outcome.

Mayor Sarno and members of the city council square off on civilian police review.

Holyoke Police look into possible hate crime.

Western Mass. drivers are not stopping for school buses dropping off of students; hear one mom’s story.

Multimillion dollar project to fix “The X!”

Six Flags Annual Diaper Drive! You could win a free admission.

Zen’s Toyland to open in the former Kiddly Winks location!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Cannabis Control Commission suspends a Sheffield marijuana shop’s license.

Wahlburgers finally set to break ground at MGM Springfield.

Time change for Springfield’s 9/11 ceremony.

Mark Auerbach on theater and live entertainment in the valley.

Longmeadow Police scam warning.

Parish Cupboard “Stuff the Bus” food drive.

Fright Fest at Six Flags is back!

Greenfield’s annual fair comes to a close.

Greenfield primary is today!

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the Labor Day Weekend, August 30, 2019

Westfield-Barnes Airport receives another grant for improvements.

PVTA cancels service to Mountain Farms Mall in Hadley.

Northampton activist Frances Crowe dead at 100.

Kimaya Diggs will perform at the “She Is Beautiful” event at The Shops at Marketplace, Springfield.

“Supergirl” coming to Six Flags New England.

Man struck by Amtrak train in Chicopee is unhurt, but will be charged with trespassing.

JGS Lifecare hosts a panel of experts on Alzheimer’s disease.

Minor fire at the drive-up of the Page Blvd. Dunkin.

WWLP-22 is now back on DirecTV and other platforms.

Labor Day 2019

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, July 3, 2019 (4th of July Edition!)

AAA says heaviest holiday travel in years.

Fresh vegetable sold under Green Giant and Trader Joe’s brands recalled… due to possible listeria contamination.

July edition of the Brimfield Fair and Antique show expanded hours!

Mass RMV mess continues after deadly motorcycle crash.

Northampton hardware store named oldest in America.

West Springfield residents can now choose to buy water and sewer line insurance.

Sheriff Cocchi warns against phone scam.

Adopt a cat and receive a free Six Flags ticket!

East Longmeadow’s Carl Ohlin and the 4th of July Parade!

A rundown of what’s open and what’s closed on the holiday!

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, April 22, 2019

3 year-old Easter Egg Hunt winner!
Free shredding on Saturday – and continuing!
Rain didn’t stop Westside’s Easter Egg Hunt!
C. Henry Twiggs retires from the City Council.
Nathan Bill’s co-owner arraignment scheduled.
State lawmakers want to add “gender ‘X'” option to ID cards and driver’s licenses.
Successful Easter Brunch for a new restaurant.

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, April 8, 2019

Golfers hit the links over the weekend!
Westover Air Force Base holds a change of command ceremony.
Acid in Springfield drinking water prompts letter from the Water Dept.
Downtown strip clubs up for sale.
State Police held weekend sobriety checkpoint.
YMCA of Greater Springfield relocates to Tower Square.
Boy Scout assists two bald eagles through fundraising.
Six Flags New England holds “Straight ‘A’s for a Free Day!”
Springfield car vs. home.
Yeshiva Academy hosts matzah-making for children preparing for Passover.

Brad Shepard Today! Monday, February 18, 2019

Frank’s Diner owner to be arraigned on Tuesday.
Mayor Sarno suspends negotiations with the police union.
Hartford ballpark cans peanuts and Cracker Jacks sales.
Staff job losses coming at Hampshire College.
Flight Fit N Fun opens at Holyoke Mall.
Police warn drivers to clear snow and ice from cars.
Phone scam in Easthampton – phony collection efforts for police union.
Six Flags Summer Job Fair continues (and ends) today!

Brad Shepard Today! Wednesday, February 13, 2019

New Easthampton restaurant: Hunt and Gather.
Ware sees changes in its town government.
Jordan Goodman talks about CarQ.com, a car buying service that can save you money!
Palmer Town Manager Charlie Blanchard retires.
Longmeadow residents are unhappy with a town bylaw, and want it “reviewed.”
Chicopee High School students donate groceries to Lorraine’s Kitchen.
Six Flags about to hire for the summer!
LEGO creates design for a new Lego playroom at Square One!
Ludlow couple pleads guilty to various counts of fraud of Freddie Mac.

Brad Shepard Today! Friday and the weekend, September 21, 2018

Downtown Springfield strip bars want the city to allow them to have customers enter after  1a.m.
SCAM ALERT: Publisher’s Clearing House phone scam.
Nicole Bessette will clean your home or office and make NO JUDGEMENTS!
Springfield gynecologist sentenced for sharing patient files and lying to the Feds.
Six Flags prepares a bigger, scarier “Fright Fest!”
WARNING: E Coli contaminated beef recall!
Kevin Sullivan dedication.

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Spirit of Springfield Fourth of July show!
Cooling centers for the public open through Thursday due to the heat wave.
Six Flags Coca-Cola July 4th Fest!
Credit Union employee charged with stealing from an elderly man’s account.
MGM Springfield now open for room reservations.
Mass gas prices DOWN this week!
Northampton Senior Center open to anyone who wants to sit in the air conditioning.
The East Longmeadow 4th of July Parade – what you should know, with Carl Ohlin.

Brad Shepard Today! Thursday July, 27, 2017

Chicopee’s Night Out Against Crime…LOADED with events!
Former firefighter goes to federal prison for 17 years!
Westfield illegal dumping has business owners fed up!
Six Flags hiring performers!
Richie Mitnick and Friends in concert! Tonight!

Brad Shepard Today! Tuesday July 12, 2016

  • Ludlow teacher indicted over bomb threat
  • 6 Flags Coaster cable snaps
  • Mayor’s brother – in – law’s lawyer drops him as client
  • Christmas in July at Bright Nights!

—-much much more!