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Avoiding Homeowners Insurance Claims During the Holidays

It’s a wonderful time of year. The smell of fresh cut evergreens from the Christmas tree, the twinkling of strings of holiday lights, and the warm glow of candles on the mantle all make our holidays bright. But according to the Nation Fire Protection Association …

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Farmers Almanac–Winter is coming

Farmers Almanac–Winter is coming, are you prepared?

“With its traditionally 80 percent–accurate weather forecasts, The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that this winter will be another arctic blast with above-normal snowfall throughout much of the nation.” says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Prepare …

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Baby Shower Brawl: Is Anyone Covered?

You may have read the story about a violent brawl at a baby shower which happened in Stoughton, MA over the weekend.  The Boston Globe reported that “bottles and punches were thrown and furniture was smashed.”

If someone was hurt and the injured party …

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A reminder of why earthquake insurance is important

Fortunately, it wasn’t the big one.  But the 4.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the Portland, Maine area on October 16, 2012 and sent tremors through much of New England is a reminder that earthquakes are not just a west coast phenomenon.  Just over a …

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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

As I write this, tropical storm Isaac has just morphed into a hurricane and is following the same path as Katrina seven years after that hurrican devastated New Orleans.

Computer models differ on what the storm will do next, but whatever it does, it offers …

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Swimming pool safety

School’s out.  The calendar tells us that summer is officially here.  And if we need one more sign, it’s that just about every backyard pool is ready for a season of fun.

Here at Mid-State, we’re all for fun.  But we’re also about safety.  According …

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Are you prepared for a homeowner insurance claim?

Imagine for a moment what happens to a family whose home is destroyed by a fire, hurricane, tornado or other disaster.  As they survey the ruins, they find it difficult to remember all of their possessions.  Or supposing a woman comes home from work …

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When it comes to buying insurance, steer clear of beginnings that are also the end

Lately, it’s practically impossible to watch television without being bombarded with commercials urging you to pick up the phone and get a quote on your homeowner or automobile insurance.

The offer to find you the lowest rate may sound appealing.  But as many people are …

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How an insurance review can help manage rising costs

Last year at this time, our area was being blanketed with record snowfalls.  And the wild weather patterns didn’t stop there.  In June, destructive tornadoes struck Springfield and other Western Massachusetts communities.  In August, tropical storm Irene arrived, followed by the snowstorm labeled the …

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March 11 – Time to change your clocks and test your alarms

On March 11 at 2 a.m., Daylight Savings Time officially begins.  As we ‘spring forward’ we’ll all lose an hour of sleep, but we’ll gain an extra hour of early evening daylight.

When we change our clocks in the spring and fall, let’s also get …

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