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It’s the season for sunshine, barbecues and big changes

As temperatures rise and the economy shows signs of improvement, many Americans are warming to the idea of making major life changes. For many, spring is the season for getting married and shopping for new cars or homes. Big life changes can mean significant financial investments. If you’re planning for a major life event, you’re likely...

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Eight car safety features that could save your life

It’s a scary thought. You glance down to grab your travel mug or change the radio station just as the van traveling in front of you slams on the brakes. Now it’s up to you to respond. But what if your car could brake automatically to help avoid the crash? Fortunately, this technology, along with others that could also keep you safer, al...

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Seniors willing to discuss driving abilities, yet conversations rarely happen

There are currently more than 23 million licensed drivers aged 70 and older, and with baby boomers beginning to reach 70 years of age, the number of seniors on the road will rise steadily over the next two decades. A new survey released by Liberty Mutual Insurance finds that the majority of senior drivers are behind the wheel regularly, even with r...

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Smart ideas to get your car running, and looking, its best before your next road trip

Are you a self-proclaimed road warrior who loves when other drivers do a double take to admire your well-cared-for car? Do you like to make others envious of your engine’s soft purr, your car’s immaculate finish, manicured curves and polished accents? Even if you’re not a car connoisseur, summer travel is upon us and now’s t...

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Joey Laquerre Claims 14th Thunder Road LM Win

  Longtime veteran of Thunder Road stock car racing, Joey Laquerre of East Montpelier earned his 14th career Late Model feature win during FairPoint Communications night on Thursday, June 5. It was the first Thunder Road Thursday night event of 2014. Laquerre held off both Shawn Fleury and Brett Gervais during multiple restarts to claim the wi...

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Tax return check has arrived, so buy the shoes

Your tax return check has arrived in the mail. Now you’ll finally pay off that credit card or add the extra cash to your savings for a rainy day. Or maybe you’ll blow your new fortune on a pair of designer shoes. Perhaps it’s time you instead considered a pair of synthetic and natural rubber boots in carbon black. You’ll nee...

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Make the most of summer: 4 easy ways to go boating

Many Americans felt the effects of a long winter but now it’s finally time to start planning for summer fun. So what can you do to make the most of the summer months? Flipping through a celebrity magazine, it’s easy to spot stars on exotic getaways, enjoying the water aboard a mega yacht. But, boating isn’t just for the rich and f...

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Car lovers: Take care of your four-wheeled family member

Do you view your car or truck as a member of your family? Have you named your vehicle? If so, then consider how caring for your car is similar to caring for your kin. For the most part, caring for your family is pretty straightforward. Watch their diets, keep them clean, fix their bumps and bruises and they are likely to lead a healthy, happy life....

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How to get your car to go that extra mile – or 100,000

Today’s car owners are keeping their vehicles on the road longer, and it’s not uncommon to find autos with odometer readings of 200,000, 300,000 or more. While increasingly common, that kind of longevity still merits bragging rights. So how can you reach the six-figure mile-mark? The answer is as simple as listening to your car, followi...

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Tips to keep you trekking this winter

Winter is in full swing, and with the magical season come the potentially unpleasant snow, ice and slippery conditions that can make driving a challenge. But, even in this less-than-ideal driving weather, Americans are ready to take on what Mother Nature throws their way. Even though 63 percent of Americans say icy roads are their top winter drivin...

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