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    Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

    Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble through your phone or other mobile device, so you can feel confident even when you’re out of the […]

    December 1, 2016

  • Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

    It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But, does that really work? Or, is it just a waste of electricity — particularly this time of year, when the days keep getting shorter and shorter? Those answers can differ […]

    November 17, 2016

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    Is It Time to Winterize Your RV?

    So, you’re not a year-round RV-er, or, at least not yet. (One can dream!) Which means another RV season is coming to a close. With cool fall and winter weather on the way, now is the time to make sure your rig will be ready when spring returns and you can hit the road again. […]

    November 4, 2016

  • Seven Commercial Vehicle Insurance Myths Debunked

    Seven Commercial Vehicle Insurance Myths Debunked   By Ryan Furmick, business auto product manager, Progressive Commercial   Your vehicles are the backbone that keeps your business up and running. But when it comes to the insurance for those vehicles, there may be some misconceptions floating around out there. For example, you might have been told […]

    October 25, 2016

  • Fall Home Maintenance Tips

    10 Things to Do to Prepare Your Home for Fall Fall is a wonderful time in the Mid-Hudson Valley — if your home is ready for it. Yes, this is the time of year to fix small problems before they become big, and big ones before they become catastrophic. Here are 10 tips to help: […]

    September 30, 2016

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    Help Your Dog Love Apartment Living

    Apartment living can have many advantages: low maintenance, close to work and entertainment, and ease of changing residence. But, if you’re a dog owner, apartment living can present some difficulties. You probably won’t have your own yard for him to play in, and your inside space may be somewhat compact. However, with enough exercise, stimulation […]

    September 28, 2016

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    How to Deal With Road Rage: 5 Dos and Don’ts

    Have you ever noticed that, with roadway anger, it’s always the other guy’s fault? And, it very well could be. The thing is, you can’t control how other people drive. But, you can control how you respond to situations on the road that come across as inconsiderate or even hostile – yes, even when someone […]

    September 7, 2016

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    Essential Driving Tips for Extreme Heat

    The sun is shining, your shades are on and there’s nothing ahead but miles and miles of enjoyment. You love being behind the wheel on a nice warm day. But, as the temperatures rise so do your chances of encountering car trouble, bringing your joy ride to a screeching hot stop. To help keep you […]

    August 25, 2016

  • Eight Tips For The Road Ahead—-Be Safe, Be Smart On A Long-Distance Road Trip

    Whether you’re traveling alone, with a buddy or with your spouse and a car full of kids, there are few things more “American” than the long-distance road trip. Countless vacation travelers will drive the highways looking for fun and making memories with every mile. If traveling down the “holiday road” is in your plans, take […]

    August 18, 2016