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End of Summer Home Maintenance

End of Summer Home Maintenance

We are all familiar with ‘Spring Cleaning’ where we open the windows after a long, cold winter and prepare for the beautiful warm summer months that are to come, but it’s also helpful to make yourself an ‘End of Summer’ ...
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Do You DIY?

Do You DIY?

When embarking on home improvement projects, one of the first decisions is whether to do it yourself or to hire a professional. If you feel you have the skillset to undertake a particular project, then it might make sense to ...
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Insurance Protection Check for the Summer Months

The summer months are ones we look forward to all year long, but they bring certain risks along with the great summer weather.  After our long, cold, winter months, we are all more than ready to be outdoors and enjoying ...
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Safety in the Outdoors

Safety in the Outdoors

Outdoor recreation activities over the past few years (since the onset of COVID-19) has boomed with people throughout the U.S. looking for safe spaces with fresh air and good opportunities for socially distanced recreation.  Here in New York, there are ...
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Basics of Insulation Options for an Old House

Basics of Insulation Options for an Old House

Living in a classic old house is a privilege. Older homes can evoke a sense of beauty, love, charisma.  They have a level of character and craftsmanship that are no longer seen in todays modern houses. However, during the cold ...
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Why You Should Regularly Re-Quote Your Insurance Policies

Why You Should Regularly Re-Quote Your Insurance Policies

Most people know that there are some logical ways to save money on their insurance. Bundling your auto and homeowners insurance with one carrier and agency can qualify you for a discount.  You can use higher deductibles or drop some ...
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Transitioning your Home from Fossil Fuels to Electric

Transitioning your Home from Fossil Fuels to Electric

New York State is making a huge push to help homeowners and businesses transition out of fossil fuel dependence.  Through NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), there are currently a number of programs and incentives that can ...
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Can we save you money on your Snowmobile Insurance?

Can we save you money on your Snowmobile Insurance?

It’s the time of year when our snow-loving neighbors venture forth on wintery trails throughout our region.  According to the International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, in 2021, there were over 1.3 billion snowmobiles registered in the U.S. - over 100,000 of ...
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Your Year End Insurance Assessment

Your Year End Insurance Assessment

The transition from one year to the next is often a time of reflection about our lives.  We assess the things that we might like to change to make our lives a bit better, feel happier, healthier and more productive.  ...
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Hunting Season Safety - for Hunters and Non-Hunters

Hunting Season Safety – for Hunters and Non-Hunters

The month of November is an exciting time for hunting enthusiasts as our avid outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen start gearing up for the start of deer hunting season.  The season typically begins each year early in the November for Crossbow hunting ...
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Fall Fire Safety Checklist - Now's the Time

Fall Fire Safety Checklist – Now’s the Time

The winter months bring greater fire risks for homeowners.  According to the Red Cross, house fires generally increase during the fall and winter months, with December and January registering the highest numbers.  There are tasks that every homeowner should do ...
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school bus rules of the road

School Bus Rules of the Road

A Short Safety Refresher for the Back to School Season in New York There is nothing more important than the safety of our children in getting back and forth to school.  Whether they are walking, riding a bike or traveling ...
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Think about Insurance BEFORE you Need it

Think about Insurance BEFORE you Need it

One of the most important things we can tell our clients is to think about insurance before you actually have a need for it.  If there is one thing we have all learned over this past year, it is that ...
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Summer Grilling Safety Tips

Summer Grilling Safety Tips

Who Doesn't Love a Barbecue? One of the best things about summer is the ability to cook outdoors.  We hold family barbecues, attend outdoor picnics, and just generally cook outside whenever we can while the season is here.  70% of ...
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Transitioning Your Yard to Native Plants: How?

Transitioning Your Yard to Native Plants: How?

If you have made the decision to begin transitioning your lawn to a native plants habitat, but you're not quite sure where to begin, then this information should be helpful.  We will provide some guidance on how to get started.  ...
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Transitioning Your Yard to Native Plants: Why?

Transitioning Your Yard to Native Plants: Why?

As the weather finally begins to warm, we expect many will be spending some time working on their outdoor spaces.  If you are looking to do some landscaping around your home this season, you may want to consider starting to ...
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Can Going Green be Good for Your Business?

Can Going Green be Good for Your Business?

Last week, we celebrated the 51st anniversary of the first Earth Day.  The first event in 1970 looked a lot different than it does today.  It was the largest single-day protest in human history when more than 20 million people ...
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Your Insurance Needs When You Are Moving

Your Insurance Needs When You Are Moving

While buying a new house is certainly one of the most exciting things anyone can do, the actual process of getting into that house is often full of stress and hard work. Even when the sale has finally closed, you ...
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Parking Lot Safety: What You Need to Know

Parking Lot Safety: What You Need to Know

Parking lots contain a lot of potential safety hazards for both pedestrians and drivers. The National Safety Council (NHS) states that tens of thousands of crashes occur in parking lots and garages each year. This results in hundreds of deaths ...
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Things to Know when Buying Your First Home

Things to Know when Buying Your First Home

For many, there’s nothing more exciting than buying your first home. Being a homeowner is the ultimate rite-of-passage into a world full of adult responsibilities, and to many it is the ultimate goal.  Buy a home can be a daunting prospect ...