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Safe Snow Removal

We should have a white Christmas this year! While I am not a huge fan of unusually cold temps, I do like the snow. After the first significant snowfall of 2013, I had the honor of being the first one of my neighbors...

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'Tis the Season for Gift Giving - Five Tips To Help Protect Your Jewelry/Valuable Items

As we edge towards the end of the year, we're hitting prime gift giving (and shopping) season. 'Tis the Season!!! I personally love this time of year and who doesn't love shopping, gift giving and of course receiving...

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Christmas Tree & Holiday Lighting Safety

Thanksgiving has come and gone already! It's that time of year again, and you probably just realized that you only have 3 weekends to set up your tree and your holiday lights! Christmas trees and holiday lighting are...

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Preparing Your House for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving next week, there will be a lot of holiday decorating and cooking going on. I plan on baking pies, entertaining and yes, setting up the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving dinner! If you plan to get...

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Cold weather is coming...Is your house ready?

Ready or not the cold weather is right around the corner! I for one am NOT ready for the long cold winter months! So much to think about and so much to do with the Holiday Season approaching. One thing on your winter...

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Monday Morning Motor: This week in automotive history

- Nov. 12, 1998 - Daimler-Chrysler Formed: Characterized as a "merger of equals," the Daimler-Chrysler merger brought new platforms to Highland Park, but also a new culture - a German one. Nov. 13, 1940 - Willys Jeep...

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Insurance and Life Changes – Part II

In Part I we wrote about some of the early life changes that affect your insurance. Here we are going to focus on some of the stages of your adulthood and senior years. Starting Your Family: We could probably make this...

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Monday Morning Motor: 5 Coolest Car Colors

Certain classic car colors have become indelibly associated with either an era or a particular car. During the muscle car era of the '60s, bright shades that looked like they came straight from a roll of Life Savers...

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Halloween Safety

Tomorrow is Halloween and I know that I will be out with the masses taking my daughter on the annual house to house walk. With it getting darker earlier I know that we will be out at dusk and after dark which are most...

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Halloween Safety for Drivers

Halloween is next week, and it's probably the most treacherous driving night of the year. Residential and city neighborhoods will literally be flooded with pedestrians and stop & go drivers. In my neighborhood,...

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Monday Morning Motor

Being partners with the leader in collector car insurance, Hagerty, has afforded our agency many benefits. But more important than the benefits to our agency is what we can pass along to our customers. Hagerty offers...

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Can you write a list of everything that you own?

What if the unthinkable happened and your house was lost to a major fire? Would you know what you had? I know that I would not be able to list everything from memory on my best day never mind when also dealing with...

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Insurance and Life Changes – Part I

Insurance is an important part of your financial plan. You work hard to build your life and insurance is how to protect yourself from financial loss. Part of your insurance plan is to periodically take a look at your...

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Monday Morning Motor: Losses & Lessons

VEHICLES COVERED: 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Gullwing WHAT WENT WRONG: As the popularity of classic cars grows and more collectors participate in events overseas, the odds of suffering a shipping mishap rise accordingly....

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Monday Morning Motor: Cruisin' Georgetown Days 2013

The 2nd annual Cruisin' Georgetown Days was bigger and better than ever all thanks to our great car owners and the people of Georgetown! The weather was great (dispite a foggy start) and the cars were beautiful. Best...

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Texting and Driving

We know how dangerous texting and driving is, but did you know that soon, a SENDER of a text message could be held liable for texting a "known operator"? Its true! In August 2013 a New Jersey appeal court passed a...

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School Bus Safety

Photo Courtsey of freefoto.com It's that time of year again, fall is in the air and we find ourselves having to get up a little, well, a lot earlier to get the kids to the bus. We all want to be vigilant, as parents...

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Monday Morning Motor: Losses & Lessons

The following losses and lessons from Hagerty Collector Car is not for the faint at heart but it is a cautionary tale for anyone who thinks that just because there car is not registered means it doesn't need insurance. ...

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Entering the Heart of Hurricane Season

Hurricane season officially started June 1st and continues through November 30th. Everyone really MUST have a kit prepared in case of emergency. I have prepared a special area in my cellar already, and am putting...

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Travel Safe this Labor Day

Photo curtesy of FreeFoto.com Labor Day weekend upon us, can you believe it!! What are your plans for the upcoming holiday weekend? I am planning to head North to my camp with my family for the last long weekend of...

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The Tree Question

If a tree falls and no one is around to hear it... One of the most commonly asked questions I receive from our customers is "what do I do if a tree hits my...(home, fence, yard, etc)?" Generally speaking, if a tree or...

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Monday Morning Motor: Preparing for a Disaster

I know what you are thinking. The sun is out, not a cloud in sight and I don't even want to think about rain. Well I am here to tell you that the best time to prepare for a disaster is long before it happens. Here are...

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Monday Morning Motor: Cruisin' the 50s Newburyport

We go to a lot of cars shows, sometimes we're at 3 or 4 a week (the definition of dedication to the hobby if you ask me) and we love them all as each has its own personality and style. This week we have the pleasure...

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Home Repair VS Home Improvement

Wow, the summer is half over and August is here! Has anyone else been working on their home this summer? I have done a lot of maintenance to my home this year. Everything from kitchen faucet handles, to a new roof....

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Monday Morning Motor: This Week in Automotive History

As classic car enthusiasts I think that we are all just a little bit history buff too. I mean let's face it cars are history on wheels. They all tell a story about a certain place and time. So for all you history buffs...

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Why Should I Buy Life Insurance

While I am no expert in the area of life insurance, I do understand that there is a need for such coverage. We are in business of putting a value on the things that are replaceable, such as your home or car. In the case...

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Monday Morning Motor - Ask Hagerty

We talk all the time about how Hagerty eats, breaths and sleeps classic cars and they really do. Everything from the insurance to lobbying to keep the hobby alive and well. Something else that comes with your Hagerty...

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Monday Morning Motor: But what do you do with new collector cars?

courtesy of edmunds.com We go to a lot of car shows and get asked how to insure a lot of different types of vehicles (everything from a mini electric car to a big old fire truck). For the most part if it drives and is...

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Monday Morning Motor: Losses & Lessons, A Droptop, a Hotel and a Vandal

Car: 1951 Ford Convertible What Went Wrong: The car’s owner was attending a car event and parked the car outside the hotel where he was staying. In the morning, he went out to his car to discover that someone had...

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Monday Morning Motor - 5 'Official' Classic Cars of Summer

While I know that we all have our top 5 cars that we would love to drive on a hot summer day I thought that this list from Hagerty was pretty good. I mean who doesn't have a 63-67 Corvette Convertable in their top five?...

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Monday Morning Motor - The Million Dollar Question

When we are gathering information to provide a classic car owner with a quote we ask a lot of questions. And while they are all important to make sure that we get an accurate quote none is more important than "What is...

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Pool Safety Saves Lives

How are you planning to keep cool during this week's extremely warm weather? I am planning on spending the majority of my time in my pool with my 2 young boys, family and friends. I love the convenience of having a...

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Deductible Double Check

When was the last time you looked at your home, auto or other policies to check what deductibles you are carrying? If you haven't checked in a few years, you should review your policies to see if changing your...

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Monday Morning Motor - Losses & Lessons

I have a 2 year old daughter who loves to be 'helpful'. She will help with anything from being my personal currier to feeding our dog and most of the time her help is well received. But every once in a while her help is...

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Monday Morning Motor

I am embarrassed to say that my family owned two of these stunners. A 1990 Dodge Grand Caravan (because with 6 of us we needed the extended body) which burned through 2 transmissions and died with the front passenger...

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Monday Morning Motor - We've hit the big time

We came on the car show/cruise night scene about 3 years ago. We have always offered insurance for classic cars but were not really out meeting collectors like we do today. We've done a lot over those 3 years....

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Monday Morning Motor....Fast and Furious

Courtesy Edmunds.com This weekend I was one of the millions who flocked to the movies not only because Friday was a washout but because I have a soft spot for "The Fast and the Furious' franchise. Great cars and great...

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Taking to the open sea...not without the right coverage!

Boat season is here and I am ready to put my kayak into the river! Cold water and all. Although early in the boating season, a couple MA and Southern NH rivers are best navigated in the early spring, and get too...

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Monday Morning Motor: Losses & Lessons

We never want to think about our cars being involved in accidents or even worse the dreaded total loss. But thanks to Hagerty we can learn from our fellow car owners to avoid some of the speed bumps they have...

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Monday Morning Motor: What's in Your Emergency Kit

As you can imagine, Hagerty employs a lot of car people. Many have lived their entire adult lives with a compulsion to buy and drive old cars, and they were fortunate to find a workplace where they could be surrounded...

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Monday Morning Motor

I stumbled across this yahoo article about a gentleman that makes mini-classic car replicas! Being petite myself, and many classic cars being large, perhaps I may have found a way to be able to drive one where I'd be...

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What to do at the scene of an accident

We have gotten many calls from our customers from the scene of an accident wanting to know what they should do. Here is a brief list in order of how you should proceed. Make sure you and anyone else involved is safe....

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Motorcycle season is finally here!

Now that the weather is getting nicer, motorcycle enthusiasts are getting back on the road. Yesterday morning I heard a familiar rumbling, a neighbor starting up his Harley for the first time in months. There is a...

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Safety Insurance has Gone Mobile

Everyone loves a good app to download on your phone. I know I do! And it seems like every business out there is creating one. Insurance companies are no exception! Safety Insurance has announced their new Android and...

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Identity Theft

According to Experian, estimated 9 million people are victims of identity theft each year in the United States. Having been a victim, I can tell you that it is a scary situation in which to find yourself. Restoring your...

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The spring thaw can mean disaster for your basement

Spring is coming fast, I urge you to look in your basement now! Just before our February rainstorm, my sump pump well was completely and totally dry. Right after the storm, I decided to take a look again. Expecting to...

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Sinkhole what is it? Does my homeowners policy cover me?

In light of a recent very sad incident in which a Florida man presumably lost his life when a sinkhole swallowed up part of his home, I thought I would shed some light on how home policies respond to sinkhole. Although...

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Protecting your new driver

So, your teen has gotten his license. Are you ready for the cost of insuring him? According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, teens are 3 times more likely to get into an accident then drivers over the age...

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Fire Safety Quiz....Dont forget to tell us how you did


Are you safe at home during a storm?

While driver's in NH and MA heeded warnings and bans to stay off the roads during the recent blizzard, people settled in their homes to stay safe and warm. Being safe in your home means more than just having enough...

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Winter Driving

Driving in snow, wind, sleet and ice can make anyone nervous and these are all the potential ingredients for tomorrows Nor'easter. Do you know what to do in the event your vehicle starts to slide or if you get stuck in...

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Why a Home Inventory Is Important

Let's try a little exercise: Can you list everything you own from memory? Didn't think so (don't worry we can't either). The fact is most people own more things than they realize. It's easy to remember the cars, the...

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Driving Dog

Our friends at Hagerty Collector Car Insurance have some of the best stories in the business and they post them so we can all learn from our fellow collectors. Enjoy! VEHICLE COVERED: 1981 Mercedes Benz 300 Wagon WHAT...

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Is your House Ready for Winter?

"If you don't like the weather in New England, wait 10 minutes." This old saying has a lot of merit. A few days ago, I took my car to the car wash because it was a 55+degree day, now we are bundling up or staying...

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Test your skills!

Dont forget to post your score in the comments! And as always call us at 978-352-8000 or email info [at] georgetowninsurance [dot] com with all your questions!

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Have some new jewelry in the house? Protect it!

Ah, Valentine's Day is near, and love is in the air. Well, love and a few other things, such as chocolates, romantic dinners, candy hearts that say "Be Mine" - and, of course, jewelry. It's exciting to receive jewelry...

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Fender Benders cost more than just the repairs

It's happened to (almost) everyone at one time or another. You pull into or out of a parking space; slowing creeping forward and then...you hear the crunch. After a string of cross words and thoughts you get out to...

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Free eReminder service for MA drivers

If you are like me you don't always remember everything and it is always nice to have someone remind you to do important things before it is too late. I am happy to report that one of our great auto insurance companies...

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