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Spring Tree Clean Up

Now is a great time to do some spring cleaning.  Winter seems to have left us finally!

Pretty soon we will be enjoying those summer time backyard BBQs!

How does your yard look? Have you noticed any broken branches on your trees? Now is a good time to have this taken care of.

Calm spring weather allows for tree clean up that is essential for a happy summer.

Imagine this:tree clean up

A thunderstorm approaches the pioneer valley.  The local news station tells you to make sure your yard is clear of any loose furniture because of gusty winds.  You don’t notice anything that needs to be brought in.  The rain starts and slowly the wind picks up. A few hours later you are jolted awake by a loud crash!  What was that??   

The next morning you look out the window and see that your neighbors car has been crushed by a branch.  The problem is the branch was from a tree on your property…  What now? Are you covered?

Many homeowners realize too late that they did not have the coverage for this type of situation.  The sad news is, unhealthy trees or damaged trees, if left unattended, can cause major damage that is not always covered.

Before it gets that far consider having your property assessed by a professional.

Also if you have questions about your coverage, don’t hesitate to call your local insurance agent.

Data Breach- Small Business

Are you concerned about a Data Breach? Why should you be concerned?

Every Business needs to have a plan in place.  Even if you are certain that you have minimized the risk Data Breach can happen.

Seems like every day there is a new story about how a big business was “hacked.”  A computer “hack” is only one of the ways that a Data Breach can happen.  Every Business is at risk

The  Federal Trade Commission would agree, protecting personal information is very important.

We hope you find the links below, helpful in protecting your business.

Click here for a PDF: Guide to Protect Your Business

Tips on Identity Theft

As a business owner, you you work hard to protect your property, right? Does your building have fire sprinklers and extinguishers?  Do you also have business insurance, just incase?  In a similar way people tend to have a “firewall” on their computer and a shredding system, to protect private information.  Cyber insurance helps you protect your business from stolen information same way business insurance does against  fire damage or theft.

data breach

We would be happy to answer any further questions you may have about data breach, at no obligation.  Call Peggy anytime…



Cyber Brochures for Download, from some of the Companies We Represent:

Hartford Small Business Tips

Hartford Medical Tips



Summer is Here!!, Well Almost!!

Are You excited for summer?

Congratulations, summer is here, well almost here!!!!  Officially summer begins this Saturday, but things have been warming up around here!  What are your plans?  This time of year people are usually out and about…

summer is hereWill you be…Traveling? If so take a moment to view the TSA’s travel tips, could save you some trouble.

Travel Tips

 “Stay-cationing” by your pool?  With rising gas prices many will be staying home.  There is a lot of fun to be had.  Click on the link below to view some tips on lasting fun.

Summer Sun Tips

Grilling?  Nothing like the smells and food a grill can create.  Who doesn’t enjoy a good BBQ… click the link below for a few grilling safety tips.

Tips here


We at Chase, Clarke, Stewart & Fontana Insurance wish you and your family a great fun Summer!

FYI: Our Summer Hours Are;

  • Monday – Thursday 8:30 am-4:30 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am-3:30 pm


The sun is not the only thing we need protection from, make sure you have the right insurance coverage.  We are here to answer any questions you may have…

Teen Driver Discounts

Do you have a teen driver in the family?

Have you noticed the high price for insuring your teen driver?  Do you want to decrease those costs.  We can help!  There are a number of discounts your teen may be eligible for.

Companies like Safeco Insurance offer a number of discounts:

  • Good Student
  • Driver Training
  • Distant Student Discount
  • Student Tenure


For questions, feel free to contact your local agent… Happy New Drivers!  Remember Safety First!

Don’t forget April is also Distracted Driving Awareness Month… read more

Click the link to take a brief quiz designed to help you talk about safe driving with you children.