Hoverboards may be too hot to handle

Remember the levitating skateboard used by Marty McFly in the 1989 movie, Back to the Future, Part 2? Now known as hoverboards, they are a hot commodity among teens and young adults. These two-wheeled boards propel themselves by using motors powered by Lithium-ion batteries. A rider steers them by shifting their weight while on the […]

The biggest threats to teen drivers

Whether it’s day or night, sunny or pouring rain, free of traffic or heavily congested, maneuvering the road as a driver requires attention, experience and a bit of luck. And while the risks that come with driving will always exist, they are somehow magnified when it’s summer … especially for teen drivers. Over the past […]

Call Before You Dig

What is 811? Are you a homeowner or contractor? Did you know that you are required to call the number ‘811’ before digging on any property so that you can be made aware of any underground lines (e.g. pipes, cables and associated utilities) buried in the area? Improper digging can lead to damage to underground […]

Imposter Scams on the Rise

For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC’s) Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, 2018 has identified imposter scams as the top consumer fraud complaint received in 2018. The driving factor beyond the growth of imposter scams is an increase in fraudsters falsely claiming to be from a government agency, such as the Internal Revenue […]

Rules for drivers sharing roads with trucks

With all the last-minute shopping leading up to the Christmas holiday,  we’re going to focus on keeping you safe by posting “rules” for drivers sharing roads with trucks.

Keep Disaster Away When You Deck the Halls

When decorating for the holidays, keep in mind that decorations such as candles and Christmas trees can lead to disaster.

Insurance May Save Your Holiday Travel Plans

If you have booked a vacation for the holidays, travel insurance can help minimize the financial burden if something goes wrong.

What you need to know about phishing

You get an email that looks like it’s from someone or a company you know and deal with regularly. The email asks you to click on a link to update your account. Should you click? Or maybe it looks like it’s from your boss and asks for your network password. Should you reply?

Cyber Security Basics

Knowing some cyber security basics and putting them in practice will help you protect your business and reduce the risk of a cyber attack.

Halloween is not a treat for pets

According to the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), dogs and cats are creatures of habit and may become frightened or agitated by the sights and sounds of trick-or-treaters.