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Commuting by Bike: How to Get to the Office on Two Wheels

There are plenty of great reasons to bike to work: Commuters who ride save money on gas and car insurance, stay fit and help the environment (they don’t get stuck in traffic, either). And they even have fun — as long...

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Getting Your Boat Out of Storage and Into the Water

Spring is here, and you’re ready to get out on the water. But is your boat ready? Even if you’ve kept it properly stored for the winter and protected from the elements, there are still a number of things you need to...

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Spring Into Home Maintenance Mode in Massachusetts

Spring is a time for rejuvenation, and, as the weather gets warmer here in Watertown, Massachusetts, and the days grow longer, there's a positive energy in the air. Many people decide it's the perfect time for...

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How to Create Your First Garden This Spring

From genetically modified crops to the environmental and health effects of pesticides, more and more Massachusetts residents are questioning whether they should grow what they eat. Wherever you stand on the issues...

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Ice Damming Information

As a result of the significant snow events this season, we have received a number of inquiries, and requests for information, about ice dams. Here is an easy-to-read hand out, with a diagram, which provides greater...

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Winter Storm Juno

Millions of people in the Northeast are bracing for Winter Storm Juno, which threatens to become a major snowstorm today through Wednesday with the potential for blizzard conditions and more than 2 feet of snow. Being...

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Celebrate National Night Out With Your Neighbors

In 1984, National Night Out - "America's Night Out Against Crime" - began as a way to promote crime prevention through neighborhood camaraderie. Since then, according to the National Association of Town Watch (NATW),...

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Protect Your Most Cherished Possessions

If you're like most people, there are certain items you own that you can't imagine ever losing - possessions you deeply cherish or those that would be impossible to replace due to the cost of re-purchasing them or...

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Watertown Shootout: Paying Homeowners To Repair Damage

After police announced they had caught the surviving Marathon Bombing suspect, after the shrill sound of police sirens receded into the distance, and after the car horns ceased honking in celebration, homeowners in...

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A Little Extra Caution Can Go a Long Way While Driving at Night

While fall and winter have their own pleasures, longer nights mean increased danger on the roads. You might think you drive just as well at night, but consider this: Even though nighttime driving accounts for just 23%...

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