How to Prepare for a Hurricane

This year, experts are predicting a stronger than average hurricane season with as many as 19 possible storms over the next several months. We’re likely to see the peak of the season from August through September, making now the perfect time to prepare for a potential storm. Even though we typically do not experience the eye of the hurricane up here in New England, there is a possibility for any storm named in the Bahamas to travel up the coast, bringing the danger of extreme wind and rain. It only takes one strong storm to cause severe damage and devastating flooding to an area, so it’s important to make an emergency plan, assemble an emergency kit, and stay informed. 

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How to Enjoy the Summer Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

A few weeks ago, many of us were wondering what the summer months would look like here in New England as we reached the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now that the first day of summer is right around the corner, we have a little more insight. We can still enjoy beach trips, cookouts, and picnics in the park, but many summer activities might look a little bit different this year. As the CDC and local officials continue to encourage a number of safety protocols and public guidelines, you may not be able to carry out all your usual summer plans, but there are still many ways you can safely enjoy the next few months as we begin the gradual process of getting back to business as usual. 

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The Importance of Car Maintenance During a Driving Hiatus

For many of us as we help to flatten the curve, our cars have been sitting in the garage, driveway, or on the street for several weeks now — leading to a spike in the number of dead batteries according to AAA throughout April. And, for many states here in New England, we still may have several more weeks to go before most employees return to their businesses and life begins to pick back up again. 

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How To Successfully Work From Home

Over the last few weeks, we saw a steady increase in the number of companies shifting to a remote-work policy to help combat the spread of the coronavirus. In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker issued an emergency order requiring all non-essential businesses and organizations to close their physical workplaces until Monday, May 4th. However, these businesses are strongly encouraged to continue operations remotely.  Continue reading “How To Successfully Work From Home”

Guide to Safe Winter Driving

Here in New England, it’s not uncommon for winter weather to last through March — remember the April Fool’s Day blizzard in ‘97? So far this year we’ve been lucky with mild weather, but it’s important to be prepared for the unexpected. Whether you’re traveling north for February school vacation or commuting through a storm, there are a few steps you can take to make sure you get to your destination safely before you even get on the road.  Continue reading “Guide to Safe Winter Driving”

Guide To Preventing Winter Home Hazards

With winter in full-swing here in New England, a snowstorm could be right around the corner – bringing with it a heightened risk of accidents in and around your home. Hopefully, you took a few steps to prepare your home in the fall, but if not, rest assured because you can still do a few things to minimize any risk to your home and your loved ones. Being prepared for the unexpected will not only keep your mind at ease as a storm approaches, but it will also ensure you have all the tools you’ll need in the event of damage to your home.  Continue reading “Guide To Preventing Winter Home Hazards”