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Fraud alert: This is (not) the government calling

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Think you are too smart to fall for phone scams? Not so fast. In 2018, American consumers lost more than $488 million to a type of fraud that the Federal Trade Commission (FRC) calls “imposter scams.” One particularly common and effective type of imposter scam is the fraudster posing as a government official. In fact,…


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Retired car features that people miss

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Hey – why doesn’t my car turn signal make a sound anymore? Audible turn signals are just one of the new car features you may overlook on a test drive, but later look back on nostalgically. New car advances are great – we’re all driving safer, more fuel efficient vehicles than our parents did –…


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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 »


Help us collect food to stock the Avon Food Pantry!

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 Food Drive Alert!! 

Help us collect food to stock the Avon Food Pantry! During the Summer months, food pantries can experience shortages because most donors tend to make their contributions during the holiday season. Two of our agents Duncan Olaechea & Jeff Borges have set up a donation box… Read More »


Essential Grilling Safety Tips

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Follow these essential grilling safety tips to guarantee great food and a great time!

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and millions of Americans will be grilling up their favorite meats & veggies and spending time outdoors with family and friends. As your insurance agent and trusted risk adviser, we feel it’s our duty to remind you of the dangers your grill can pose and help… Read More »


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