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Froze Pipes - And How To Avoid Them

Kate Dempsey Feb 17, 2021 9:57:58 AM
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Please take a moment to review this helpful information about frozen pipes from our friends at The Andover Companies. With temperatures hovering around freezing and snow and ice looming in the forecast you can never be too prepared. With early detection and proper preparation you can easily avoid this well-known winter peril. 

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Get Ready for Snow and Ice

Kate Dempsey Dec 16, 2020 12:56:24 PM
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A winter storm is in today's forecast so we wanted to share                               some great tips from our friends at Plymouth Rock Assurance.

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Staying Safe This Thanksgiving

Kate Dempsey Nov 25, 2020 12:25:18 PM
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On Thanksgiving Day, the kitchen is the busiest room in the home. With COVID-19 cancelling many big holiday get togethers, more people than ever are entering the kitchen to make their own holiday meals for the first time. Help your policyholders have a safe holiday with these cooking safety tips.

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Driving With Deer

Kate Dempsey Oct 7, 2020 11:04:34 AM
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Did you know that the highest rate of deer collisions occurs between October and December? This is the migration and mating season for deer, so they are likely to be moving at a more frequent pace.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are one million car accidents involving deer each year in the United States, resulting in close to 200 deaths and an additional 10,000 injuries. The financial costs are also high, as deer collision damages to vehicles total upward of $1 billion in costs a year. On average, a vehicle collision with a deer will cost an insured more than $3,000 in damages. The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) attributes the increase in deer-vehicle collisions to the fact that more roads are being built through wildlife habitats, which causes deer to be displaced from their natural habitat.

How to avoid becoming a statistic

  • Stay alert and look for signs: The easiest way to avoid crashes is to stay awake and aware of your surroundings while driving – a best practice in any season. Drivers should also look for signs regarding deer crossing, as studies have found that crash risk can be reduced by up to 34% when signs are posted.
  • Recognize deer patterns: You're most likely to see a deer at dawn or at dusk, and if you do see a deer, always slow down. Deer typically travel in groups so if you see a deer crossing alone, you should wait a few minutes - more deer are likely to follow.
  • Don't swerve to avoid a deer collision: If a crash with a deer becomes inevitable, it is better to apply the brake hard and fast rather than try to swerve in another direction; this could cause a more serious accident with another vehicle, guardrail or tree. Brake firmly, holding onto the steering wheel, and bring your vehicle to a controlled stop.

If you are involved in a crash, make sure to notify police officials and your insurance agency immediately.

**Content from Safety Insurance Marketing 

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I'm At The Scene Of An Accident...

Kate Dempsey Sep 24, 2020 12:11:21 PM
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Water damage from a leaking refrigerator? Find out why.

Kate Dempsey Aug 27, 2020 12:20:58 PM
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Tips to prevent water damage from a leaking refrigerator from our friends at Service Master Dynamic Cleaning. 

These leaks are often small and  can go unnoticed for a long time. This is why it's usually the smallest leaks that cause the most damage! If not caught and restored properly, a water leak can cause mold to grow within 48 hours.

Follow these expert tips to help prevent water damage from fridge leaks:

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RMV UPDATE: No Walk-In Policy Effective March 27

Kate Dempsey Mar 27, 2020 12:46:10 PM
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RMV UPDATE -- Massachusetts RMV Extending Motor Vehicle Inspections for Commercial Vehicles (as of 3/26/2020)

Kate Dempsey Mar 26, 2020 1:59:24 PM
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RMV UPDATE -- Vehicle Inspection Sticker Extension

Kate Dempsey Mar 23, 2020 10:06:04 AM
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The Massachusetts RMV is taking important additional steps following Governor Charlie Baker’s declaration of a State of Emergency the week of March 9th and to complement the work that has been underway across state government to keep residents safe and healthy.


To help you and your customers maintain proper social distancing, as of March 20 the annual motor vehicle safety and emissions inspection expiration dates are being extended as follows:

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Updated Operations During Covid-19

Kate Dempsey Mar 16, 2020 4:19:27 PM
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In light of the current situation effective Tuesday 3/17/2020 our offices will be closed to the public. We must do what is best for the safety of our employees and their families as well as the general public. Our office will still be open and employees working on site and remotely. If you need to speak with us during our normal office hours (Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) please call 781-762-0042 or email your representative directly. If you would like to leave a payment or paperwork you may use the mail slot on the front door.

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