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New Client Referral Program

Giving back is very important to our agency and our client referral program is no exception. We are thrilled to share with you our new and improved client referral program. Here's how it works... - Your family member or...

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MAHA Discount for Massachusetts Home Owners

Congratulations! Buying a home is a big yet exciting milestone in life! This milestone can sometimes be a stressful experience but with a good insurance agent, it’s not! One of the costs Massachusetts homebuyers will...

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How could Thanksgiving possibly be dangerous??

Hard to believe Thanksgiving is this week. I will be invading my Mom’s in Maine for some great food and spending quality time with family! Whatever your plans, in my opinion the travelling itself, is NOT the biggest...

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Back to School

Can you believe September is NEXT WEEK! MA and NH are gearing up for the start of a new school year. Many are dealing with back to school shopping lists along with the usual anxiety for the start of school! While my...

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Do you NEED your car every day?

Public transportation is limited for many towns around the North Shore and southern New Hampshire. And where available, often requires GETTING to the train depot or bus stop. So, for most people a car is a must to get...

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Headlights ON, its the law in Massachusetts!

Back in 2015 Massachusetts passed a LAW requiring headlights & taillights be ON- under the following conditions(NOT just daytime running lights)… 1) If you need your wipers at ALL, headlights on2) Low light or poor...

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Helpful Massachusetts Winter Tips - Freezing Pipes and Ice Dams

Here are some helpful winter tips regarding Frozen Pipes and Ice Dams to help you do everything possible to be prepared for this COLD New England winter season!! Preventing Frozen Pipes How to determine if you have a...

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Insurance Savings Tips: Making Smart Savings Choices

In today's unsettled economy, many people are looking for ways to save money or stretch their money—but sometimes this includes altering insurance coverage's to dangerously low levels or eliminating coverage entirely....

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Thanksgiving Safety TIps

Thanksgiving is next week, can you believe winter is almost here in MA and NH? I am hoping the weather will stay nice for the big feast next Thursday. I will be preparing the turkey for my whole family, for the first...

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Safety Tips for Massachusetts & New Hampshire Fall Festivals, Fairs & Amusement Parks

Fall is in the air and the kids are probably itching to go someplace exciting for the fall season in MA & NH and nothing fits the bill during the fall season more than fall fairs, festivals and amusement parks – a...

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Get Home Safe Massachusetts

Too tired? Too distracted? Too much fun? Get a safe ride when you really need one with Plymouth Rock's Get Home Safe® program. Sometimes it’s better to get a ride than drive. Plymouth Rock Assurance wants to help...

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4th July tips and reminders

Celebrations are happening all over NH and MA this weekend. I hope to enjoy some bbq, see some fireworks in NH, and maybe even get some kayaking time in too! Whether you have plans yet or not, please check out a couple...

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Things to keep in mind when renting a vehicle

Travelling around New England for vacation may mean renting a vehicle. My friend and I just rented a motorcycle to cruise to Vermont with. While I do not have motorcycle insurance, my friend does. So when my friend...

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Are You Planning on Doing Home Renovations This Summer?

Finally Spring is here and with the nice weather brings the opportunity to complete home projects and renovations. Have you considered how your bathroom or kitchen upgrade will affect your home insurance? First let's...

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Be careful when purchasing a vehicle

Even with this crazy New England weather, spring is here and you may be thinking of a new or used car purchase. Whether you are purchasing a vehicle for yourself or helping a child get their first car, be aware of the...

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Hagerty Classic Car Insurance in MA and NH

Spring is finally here and that means it’s almost the start of car show season!! We love classic cars as much as you do and are dedicated to keeping the hobby going! Georgetown Insurance Agency has been supporting and...

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Motorcycle Season is here EARLY in Massachusetts!!!

Can you believe this weather! Awesome warm temperatures look to be the trend for the next few weeks in MA and NH. So are you tempted to hop on your motorcycle and take it for a ride? STOP and think first. Did you strip...

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Daylight Savings Time is also Daylight Safety Time.

Spring is right around the corner!! In most places in the United States, March 13th is Daylight Saving, when clocks are moved forward one hour. I want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety....

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Massachusetts Vehicle Donation Programs

Have you been thinking about upgrading your vehicle or maybe you have a old truck in your garage that has broken down and you're not sure what to do with it? You may want to consider donating your vehicle to a charity...

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Snow Blower Safety

Snow has finally arrived here in MA and NH! If any of you are using a snow blower, you know how difficult the last wet heavy snowfall was to remove. The wet snow clogs up the auger and chute often. Please remember some...

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Piece of mind for your New England home this winter

House fires have been all over the local news lately and a home alarm can help provide piece of mind! Today alarm's to monitor for fire/theft and low temperatures in your home are available. Freezing pipes, burglaries...

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Organ Donors Are Heroes: Massachusetts makes it easy to register today!

Did you know that the number of donors willing to make organ donations are not growing as quickly as the number of people who need them. According to the U.S Department of Health and Human Services, 22 people in the...

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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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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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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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It's Giving Tuesday

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now onto the best of all, Giving Tuesday. At this time of year it is so important not to forget those less fortunate than us. There are many great organizations that need support to...

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Turkey Frying Fire!

Over the years it has become more and more popular to deep-fry your Thanksgiving turkey. This may be a delicious and fast way to get your turkey to your Thanksgiving table but it could also spell disaster if you are not...

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Feature Failures: Five of the silliest automotive features ever

The always fun and informative Hagerty Insurance has come out with their list of the five greatest failures in automobile features. What do you think? What would you add to this list? Record Player: Offered by...

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Stay safe this Halloween

Halloween is right around the corner and all the little ghouls and princesses will be making the rounds. Safety is important for everyone from our children to homeowners. Here are some safety tips from Trusted Choice •...

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At Fault Accident FAQ from Department of Insurance

We get many questions after an accident about how fault is determined and how it will effect the cost of insurance. So too has the MA Department of Insurance and they have put all the answers in one spot. This is a...

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Renters need insurance too

A recent survey found that the number one concern of renters was fire damage with about 54% saying that it would take three or more years to replace everything they lost without insurance yet fewer than half of renters...

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Even cars in storage need insurance

I have the pleasure of going to a lot of classic car shows and weekly cruise nights and one reason I hear a lot for not wanting to get any kind of insurance is that the car is in storage not being driven. While there...

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Its just a little wedding what could possibly go wrong?

Months? Years? Your entire life? Planning a wedding seems like a full time job except instead of it paying you; you pay it. A recent survey shows that in 2011 the average wedding budget was $27,021 with the majority of...

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Safety Tips for Your Boat Trailer

When purchasing a trailer in Massachusetts or elsewhere, stay within recommended capacity guidelines. When determining capacity, remember to include the weight of fuel and accessories in addition to the weight of the...

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