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Keeping your pets safe

Santa's reindeer are made for the snow and cold, your cat or dog is NOT! Winter in the northeast can be brutal. Take extra care with your pets this season. People laugh out loud when they see my Chihuahua dressed in...

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The gift of time could be the best gift of all this holiday season

For many, the holiday season is a time for celebration and fun with loved ones. But for others in Georgetown, the season can be one of the loneliest times of the year. At Georgetown Insurance Agency, we know how...

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Everyone in MA should have a fire extinguisher!

With the Holidays coming, I thought it was important learn a little more about Fire Extinguishers. According to the NFPA, each year fire departments respond to an average of 210 structure fires caused by Christmas trees....

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Christmas Tree Safety

It is that time of year, when every car you see has a tree in or on it! Did you venture out into the woods of New England to hand pick and cut your own tree? Or go down to your local store and purchase one? In either...

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Thanksgiving Safety

It's getting so cold.....the weather can change so quickly in New England! Can you believe we are already into the month of November? That means Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away!!!! According to the National Fire...

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Is Your New England Seasonal Home Ready for Winter?

Do you have a seasonal home or manufactured home? If so, it is time to get the property ready for winter. Please make sure to check in with your insurance agent as well. Verify that the proper amount of coverage on...

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What to Expect When You Have an Insurance Loss in Massachusetts

It is scary when you are involved in an accident and most of time people simply do not know what to do at the scene of an accident. I know I would be frazzled and not know what to do or what details I would need to get....

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Make football season not just fun, but also safe

Finally, we're welcoming fall, that eagerly anticipated season when we get to enjoy cooler temps, colorful leaves, the start of school and, of course, football season in Massachusetts! Football season in Georgetown...

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Hurricane Season for Massachusetts & New Hampshire is NOW

Although we've had some severe thunderstorms and even a few tornados, in the past century, the New England area has been hit by 75% of hurricanes during August and September. So while you are out shopping for those back...

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It gets hot in MA; DON'T LEAVE YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR ALONE FOR ANY REASON—NOT EVEN FOR A MINUTE!

As an on-the-go-mom, I understand and have sympathy for parents trying to multi-task, but there are certain things that we must NEVER do! Never let your kids play in your car unattended and never leave your kids in the...

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Boater Safety in MA

Summer is well underway, and the weather has been GREAT for boating. Boater's safety is so extremely important . Did you know that approximately 85% of fatal drowning victims were not wearing a lifejacket? Also, that...

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Ride safe with these motorcycle tips

Motorcyclists know that riding gives them a freedom that driving a car just can't match. But the best riders also know that motorcycles require more focus to operate and don't provide the same protections cars do in...

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Put the top down and hit the road in Massachusetts

The call of the open road is at its strongest during the summer - and so is the call of the convertible. If you're one of those drivers who has long dreamed of dropping the top and heading across Massachusetts and...

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To Turn or Not to Turn...

To turn or NOT to turn? Turning right on red is allowed in MA. However after watching how people interpret and follow this rule, I know that a refresher is in order. Basic rules- if there is no sign present (stating NO...

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Who Pays for Damages When Your Tree Falls on a Neighbor's Property?

I love this time of year, driving around and seeing all the flowers, bushes and trees in bloom. I think we can all agree that trees are beautiful and are a wonderful addition to your home's landscape, but they can also...

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Dog & Your Insurance

Did you know that the number one cause of liability lawsuits against homeowners is a dog bite lawsuit? It’s true. Dog bites account for 1/3 of all homeowner insurance liability claims. Whether it’s fair or not, most...

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Summers mean backyard grilling!

Just like hamburgers and hot dogs, a sizzling grill is a symbol of summer in Massachusetts and grilling isn't just about great food. Backyard barbecues often create treasured memories with friends and family. Keep in...

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Insurance Tips for Summer

Summer projects on your mind? If you are planning on making some improvements this summer, and hire someone to work on your home, be cautious. Ask the party you hire (for whatever project is needed) to provide you with...

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10 Most Common Workers Compensation Claims

Workers compensation is a form of insurance designed to help employees recover from injuries sustained in the workplace. Every state has different laws pertaining to workers compensation programs. Benefits provided to...

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Collision with Animals and Your Auto Insurance

Animals are on the move this time of year. Sadly there are many critters that don't make it across the road. Did you know if you do happen to hit an animal, causing damage your car, there is coverage under comprehensive?...

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Why Do I Need MA Renters Insurance?

I hear this question all the time, "Why do I need renters insurance?" A renters insurance policy provides coverage for your possessions in case of a fire, theft, or other peril. It's a common misconception that a...

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Boat Insurance Basics

(this luxury yacht would not be covered by your homeowner policy) Usually this time of year, we start getting the calls for boat quotes. While the weather hasn't given us much cooperation to get out on the water we do...

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Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuits Can Happen to You

Chances are, you or someone you know has been sued. With over 350,000 cases filed in 2012, lawyers are seeing a huge upsurge in civil suits. From bodily harm to libel, these lawsuits can cost you and your family...

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Get Your Motor Running!

Listen carefully, can you can hear it? Classic and antique car engines are starting up all over New England! Car show season is about to start and people are getting their "babies" ready to rumble. Remember to...

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Does My Homeowners Insurance Policy Cover Me for Flood?

Did you get out this weekend to see the new movie "Noah" starring Russell Crowe? Noah had a unique way of dealing with an impending Flood, he built a large boat and sailed in it. Well, most of us do not have that...

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Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries...Spring Ahead!

A few weeks back we all changed our clocks ahead one hour on Sunday the 9th for Daylight Savings...Spring Ahead! Did you also remember to change the batteries in your home smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors?...

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A spring reminder about distracted driving

Spring weather will arrive, I promise! The snow is going to melt ( by July is my guess), bulbs come up and trees will bud. Unfortunately all this will add more reasons for drivers to become distracted. And just to make...

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Is my car covered for pothole damage?

WOW what a winter!!! I cannot wait for the snow to melt and for the warmer temperatures to come!! The good news is we are FINALLY nearing the end of winter, the bad news is the severe weather we experienced this winter...

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Vehicle Sharing? You Probably don't have Coverage on Your Auto Insurance.

What is a Vehicle Sharing program? It is a great idea in theory: while you are away, you sign up with one of the companies that offer the service and leave your vehicle at an airport or other location and let another...

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Disaster Planning: There's an app for that!

I am finding that there is virtually an app for everything, from gaming apps, to shopping, banking, maps...the list is endless! I know I rely heavily on my smart phone and my apps to help me keep track of my daily...

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Your Insurance & Vacation

We are in the depths of Winter and although Spring is only about 2 months away, it feels like it will never come. This is probably why so many people take vacations at this time of the year. I can think of nowhere else...

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Staying Safe on Social Media

I like to think that I am fairly social media savvy. I don't share too much, never post when I won't be at home or where I am when I am out but thieves get smarter faster than I can with ways to steal my identity. This...

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Is My Car Covered for Theft?

A motor Vehicle is stolen every 44 seconds in the United States. Do you know if you have coverage? Theft is covered in the Comprehensive section of the auto insurance policy, subject to your deductible. Comprehensive is...

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Protecting Your Home While You Are On Vacation

Now that the craziness of the Holiday's are behind us, I find myself thinking about planning a well deserved relaxing Vacation in 2014. So the planning starts: need to select a destination, book a hotel and get our...

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