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All You Ever Wanted to Know About Insurance

Did you get a new piece of jewelry, golf set or sports memorabilia for Christmas?

If someone gave you a specialty item for Christmas, you may want to consider how it needs to be insured. The standard Massachusetts homeowner policy will only cover jewelry for $1000 if it's stolen and there is no...

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Winter in Massachusetts means Snowmobiles!

Do you have the right coverage for your winter toys? Winter is coming and no doubt the snow will fall in New England soon! For those of you with winter toys, such as snowmobiles, make sure you have proper coverage...

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Smoke Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With

Did you know that you should replace your smoke alarms every 10 years? In Massachusetts, all homes must be equipped with smoke alarms and one- and two-family homes built before 1975 must have working alarms that are...

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Thinking of hiring help before the holidays?

New Englander's are preparing for the holidays and what this winter may bring! Just a reminder that homeowner policies do not cover worker's hired to help around your home or damage they may cause. Whether you need the...

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Child Safety Seats: Keeping Your Most Precious Cargo Safe on the Road

Is the car seat in right? Are the buckles too loose? Is the booster right? Should the seatbelt be tighter? These are the questions that run through my mind every time I put my boys in the car or when I give my little...

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Winterizing Your New England Seasonal Home

Columbus Day weekend usually marks the start of fall activities in MA and NH such as apple picking, pumpkin carving, fairs and COLD weather! I just spent the long weekend up North at our camp in Limerick, Maine. It's...

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Back-to-School: Ways to Donate to local Schools and School children

Summer came and went so quickly....can you believe we are gearing up for fall? And it's back-to-school time!! If you have school-age children, like I do, your household is probably getting back into a routine and you...

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Insuring your Classic car in MA and NH

Fall in New England has officially arrived! It's time to think about putting your classic vehicle away for the winter months. Georgetown Insurance is proud to represent Hagerty, a specialty carrier for all types of...

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September is National Preparedness month and the Heart of Hurricane Season

We are now officially in the heart of Hurricane season. Here in Massachusetts, we don't often see a large storm (knock on wood) but many people still think we will eventually get a big one as we've had several near...

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Back to School time in New England

Are you ready? It is time for back to school across New England! Hard to believe that summer is coming to an end. I hope all of you had a safe and fun summer. Absolutely everyone is affected by the start of school,...

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Save yourself a trip to the MA Registry

Did you know most transactions can now be done online with the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles? Some of the Top Online Services that the registry now offers are things like Registration Renewals, Drivers...

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Hands Free in NH

Effective July 1 drivers in NH must go "hands free" on all electronic devices. That means no hand held cell phone calls/ texting/ no setting or adjusting the GPS either! Only emergency calls will be allowed such as 911....

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4th of July in MA

Are you ready to celebrate the Fourth of July? With less than one week left until the holiday weekend, it is the perfect time to start planning for how you are going to enjoy Independence Day. Check out this link to...

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Much needed rain can lead to unwelcome water

Spring showers are coming down and ground waters are rising in the North East! Although it was a very snowy winter, spring showers have been scarce. If you did not know... a homeowners policy does not provide any...

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Take Time This Memorial Day to Honor Our Fallen Heroes

Memorial Day to most people is the opening weekend of Summer but when was the last time you stopped to think of what the Holiday means? My brother, a Corporal in the US Marine Corps ret., served our country bravely in...

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A time to celebrate mothers

As the second Sunday of May nears, it's time to think of ways to celebrate mothers - although, of course, that's a worthy pursuit at any time of year! At Georgetown Insurance Agency, we thought it would be fun to give...

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Motorcycle Season has arrived in MA!

The first weekend of May was simply perfect weather across New England! I took a road trip travelling over the weekend from MA to mid coast ME. There were so many motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere, most taking their...

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MA Homeowner Basics

This time of year, we have many customers buying their first homes and they often have many questions on the basics of home insurance. Since your home is probably your most valuable asset, you want to make sure you...

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Take part in an Earth Day event — or celebrate in your own way

People are thinking more and more about the environment - whether it's something that affects the quality of life here in Georgetown or global issues such as climate change and extreme weather. But more importantly,...

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Is your Boat Ready for New England Summer?

Finally spring in New England is here! My kayaks are out of storage and waiting for that first river run. Before you put any boat into the water, here are a couple reminders for you. First, and foremost, check your...

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Top 10 Most Expensive State for Auto Insurance

Pop Quiz: Can you guess which state is the most expensive state to insure a car is in the United States? Can you guess which state was the least expensive? Believe it or not, according to a new report issued by the...

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Safety Tips on How To Avoid A Slip And Fall In Ice And Snow

Will it ever stop snowing in New England? Will spring ever come? Since we are still dealing with snow, icicles and freezing temps into March, I thought it was important to share some helpful tips regarding how to avoid...

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Is My Car Covered for Damage While it's Stored in My Garage in MA?

We've been seeing record amounts of snow here in Massachusetts. It's the most I can ever remember. Thankfully most people are doing what they can to keep the snow from building up on the roofs of their homes and garages....

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Towing Tips

Don't you just love New England when it comes to winter sports! If you plan on hooking up that trailer, loading up your "toys" and heading for snow fun, make sure to check out these great reminders. Trailer owners need...

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Keeping Safe on New England's Snow Covered Roads

If you have been on the road since the wave of foot plus snowstorms descended upon us you have been in this situation. You are trying to exit a side road, your driveway, or parking lot and all you can see is this! So...

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Take Steps to Prevent Ice Dams in Massachusetts

If you look at your roof it is very likely that there is an ice dam from recent record breaking snow. Ice dams can cause devastating damage your home and belongings when water from melting snow behind the ice backs up...

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

Groundhog Day has come and Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and predicts six more weeks of bad weather. I think he may be correct with his prediction! I have had enough of this cold, wet, snowy weather! And believe it...

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Nor'Easters Happen in MA, Are you ready?

While we always recommend staying home when it snows we all not that is not always possible. With at the icy road conditions we've had recently, I thought it would be a good idea to brush up on emergency car kit items...

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It gets cold in Massachusetts, is your home as efficient as it could be?

Drafty windows. Leaky faucets. Dirty air filters. All are common issues and they're not only annoying - they also cost you money in decreased energy efficiency and higher utility bills. Would you like to save $200 to $...

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Umbrella Insurance – What’s Peace of Mind Worth to You?

2015 is here!!! The beginning of a new year is always a good time to set a New Year's resolution and it's also a good time to make sure you have a plan in place to protect the life you have built. Something to think...

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