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    7 Snowmobile Safety Tips for the Adirondacks, Tug Hill, and Mohawk Valley

    The Town of Webb Snowmobile Trail System reported fair to good conditions on January 24, 2022 with up to four inches of hard packed base. They also warn that there are rough spots. More snow is needed as groomers smooth what’s there. So we’ve finally got some snow here in the Mohawk Valley! And up […]

    January 25, 2022

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    How To Prevent Mold in Commercial Buildings

    Now top-of-mind, COVID-19 has boosted the importance of avoiding respiratory disease indoors. But there are other risks that affect our health inside. One of those is mold. Mold can cause health problems, especially for those with allergies or respiratory issues. Since mold needs water to grow, unwanted moisture needs to be eliminated to prevent it. […]

    January 18, 2022

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    You Can Easily Prepare for Getting Stranded in Your Car

    If you’re a long time Utica area resident, you’ve become winter tough. You’re used to freezing temps, plowing driveways, and icy roads. Fortunately, you’re usually close to your warm home. A treacherous, cold trip to the mall is soon forgotten. But things can go very wrong if you travel longer distances in the car. National […]

    January 11, 2022

  • Home Insurance

    Colorado Wildfires are Stark Reminder to Be Prepared

    The recent Colorado wildfires may have been the worst in the state’s history. The fires burned close to 1,000 homes in Boulder County. As of this writing it isn’t known how the fires started. But this area of the state has been suffering from severe drought. And then high winds with gusts of nearly 110 […]

    January 4, 2022

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    Your Utica Area Car Insurance Q & A

    When you get your car insurance policy renewal in the mail, do you look through it? Or just get the insurance cards onto the countertop to get them in the car next time you go out? If you don’t go any further with it than that…we don’t blame you! It’s complicated! Just looking down the […]

    December 28, 2021

  • People First

    A “People First” Merry Christmas 2021

    One of the reasons Christmas is special to us at Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig is because of our partnership with People First, formerly called the Utica Municipal Housing Authority (MHA). This year we gave four families gift cards. Three families got one for $500. And one family had an extra person, so we gave them […]

    December 21, 2021

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    Vehicle Break-Ins Plague Utica Area

    A friend of ours told us recently about his car getting ransacked by petty thieves. It was in his garage in South Utica. As he got in the car the next morning he noticed the glove compartment was open and emptied. He found his owner’s manual down the street, torn apart on a neighbor’s front […]

    December 14, 2021

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    Holiday Scams and How To Avoid Them

    As proud members of the Utica area community, we at Scalzo, Zogby & Wittig encourage you to buy local. That way your holiday shopping dollars stay in the community. You help local businesses not only survive, but thrive. And you know you’re buying from legitimate businesses who aren’t likely to scam you. But we also […]

    December 7, 2021

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    Secrets to Better Driving During Utica Area Winters

    Predictions for this winter in Central New York are that it will be a bit warmer with more snow. Sounds like that will make for sloppy road conditions throughout the Mohawk Valley. So we thought it a good idea to remind drivers of some life saving winter driving tips. As we all know, driving on […]

    November 30, 2021

  • Mohawk Valley Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving 2021…Together Again!

    Moms and Dads, sisters and brothers, nieces and nephews, grandma and granddad, all coming together this Thanksgiving. Finally!! What a long, strange trip it’s been. (Well said, Jerry Garcia!) As Mohawk Valley families gather this year, we’re reminded of a post we published on our blog a few years ago. The national news at the […]

    November 23, 2021