Motorcycle Safety

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in , ,

The temperatures are finally starting to rise in Western Massachusetts, which means there will be more motorcyclists are hitting the road. The number of deaths on motorcycles is about 37 times more than cars. This number is alarming and it is important to take caution as not only a rider but also someone who is sharing the road with a rider. Many people don’t think to look for motorcycles while they are driving, unless they own a bike themselves. Check out these safety tips...

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Save money on gas for your next road trip!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in ,

Summer is the perfect time for road trips. Whether you going a short 2 hours away or a 20 hour trip, there is always a worry on everyone’s mind…gas money. In addition to planning your expenses for your actual trip, you have to take into account gas money too. With prices constantly rising, this can be frustrating. However, there are some gas saving strategies that could save you money while traveling this summer! 1. Alternate between air conditioning and rolling the windows...

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Mourning the Loss of a Pet

Posted by on Jun 15, 2012 in ,

  My cat (Misty) recently passed away due to cancer. It was one of the hardest things I had to deal with. I had him for thirteen years, more than half of my life. He was family. Misty slept in my bed every night and followed me around the house. After he passed, it was extremely difficult not having him around. I was debating on getting a new cat but wasn’t sure if I was able to provide as much love for another cat like I did for Misty. I also felt guilty, as if I was...

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June Is Safety Awareness Month

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in

Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations to get involved in “National Safety Month.”  The goal is to educate citizens about the behaviors around the leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths. Each week will have a different theme that brings attention to a certain safety issue. Week 1: Employee Wellness Small changes can make a big difference to your health. Eating healthier, staying active, reducing the use of alcohol or quit smoking, are all...

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Maureen Ross O’Connell- Parents Who Text While Driving

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in

  If you did not see the editorial in the Springfield Republican on Thursday, May 24th about parents texting and driving, take a minute and read it.  This topic is so important that we feel a need to highlight it again.  The opening statement in the article speaks volumes.  If we as a society don’t see the dangers and change our behavior, we will have an epidemic as deadly as drinking and driving.  If you text and drive as a parent, you can rest assured your children...

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