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Doctors issue alerts about snowblower safety

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In the first New England snowstorm of the year a few weeks back, doctors raised the alarm about a spate of snowblower-related injuries they were seeing in local hospitals. It happens every year … the US Consumer Products Safety Commission says that more than 5,000 people visit emergency rooms each year with snow blower injuries.…


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Snowbirds: Tips for winterizing your home while away

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Will you be making a seasonal move south to weather out the harsh winter months in a more favorable climate? Whether you’ll be gone for a few days or a few months, if you are traveling over the winter, there are some home maintenance tasks you should tend to so that you don’t come home…


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Quick Tips for Winterizing Your Home

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As the bitter cold New England winter approaches, these 5 quick tips for winterizing your home will help you stay safe, stay warm, and save some money on utility bills that always seem to spike this time of year.

1) Let’s start with the basics: smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Many experts recommend changing the batteries in these devices at least once a year. This… Read More »


Freeze-Up Prevention at Secondary or Vacation Homes

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Vermont Mutual Insurance Group wants to make sure homeowners are well informed about freeze-up prevention at secondary or vacation homes. They have authorized our agency to pass along this helpful information:

“Water supply lines, hot water heating systems and hot water tanks are typically drained down prior to the winter months in seasonal dwellings such as cottages or camps. In contrast, in secondary or vacation… Read More »


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