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5 Winter Driving Safety Tips

5 Winter Driving Safety Tips

Winter weather can transform the barren landscape into a winter wonderland. However, snow and ice are a recipe for dangerous driving conditions, and can make it difficult for tires to gain traction on the slick surface. While nobody enjoys driving in snow and ice conditions, there are measures you can take to improve your travel safety […]

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5 Tips to Winterize Your Seasonal Home

5 Tips to Winterize Your Seasonal Home

Are you a homeowner heading south this winter to avoid the cold weather? Before you take off, there are a few steps you can take to secure and winterize your seasonal home up north. Proper planning and maintenance now can help you avoid returning to a house in need of expensive repairs in the springtime. Security. […]

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White, Wet Winter Predicted

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA “Wintery, white and wet.”  That’s how The Farmers’ Almanac sums up its prediction for this coming winter in the northeast. “We are red-flagging the first 10 days of January and the first week of February along the Atlantic seaboard for active wintry weather featuring bouts of heavy precipitation and […]

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It’s Time To Winterize Once Again

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA Last winter’s snow and ice caused millions of dollars worth of damage to homes and businesses in the Sturbridge area.  Many New Englanders were ready to move south or consider hibernation. What will this winter bring? Even if it turns out to be a mild winter, it’s worth preparing […]

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Winterizing Your Home Can Lower Your Homeowner’s Insurance Cost

By Richard A. McGrath, CIC, LIA Failing to winterize your home when it’s mid-winter is like failing to fix a leaky roof when it’s raining.  Weather conditions prevent you from doing the job, but when the rain stops, the leak won’t bother you. So some of the suggestions in this article may have to wait, […]

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