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News, updates and useful tips about insurance products and the insurance industry. We also provide insights on community events, local news and information that affect your everyday life. Enjoy!

Happy New Year

New Year’s Day is the closest thing we have to a worldwide public holiday. Over the years, many traditions and superstitions have grown. Here are some interesting facts and superstitions that might spark some conversation with friends and family...

holiday safety

It's already been a challenging year, don't let your holiday happiness be marred by fire, theft, accidents or other disasters. Taking a few simple steps can help reduce seasonal hazards.

While those who live in the Northeast are considered a resilient bunch when it comes to enduring snowfall, facing the extreme conditions of a blizzard can prove dangerous to even the most seasoned dweller. And since you can never truly predict what Mother Nature has in store, the best defense against a blizzard is to...

winter snow removal

If you own residential or commercial property, it’s essential to understand your legal responsibilities regarding snow removal. The state you live in has laws that dictate snow removal, and in many cases, your city or town may have local ordinances or by-laws that further define snow and ice removal responsibilities. In Massachusetts, all property owners (owner occupied and rental) have a legal obligation to keep their property free from snow and ice for the safety of visitors and guests…whether it’s “natural” or “unnatural” accumulations.

holiday safety

At this festive time of year most of us have decked our halls to one degree or another and are planning holiday festivities. One thing that I really enjoy is driving around and seeing homes decorated with lights. Whether the display is big or small, it’s an outward sign of people sharing their holiday spirit with their neighbors and the community. As we celebrate the holidays with home decorating and increased entertaining, keep in mind that...