Safekeeping Tips - Vehicles & Recreational Vehicles

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

By Jay Waitte | September 13, 2021

National POW/MIA Recognition Day falls on Friday, September 17 this year. Established in 1979 by then-President Jimmy Carter, the day was first recognized in June but is now held annually on the third Friday in September (Time.com). In 1997, this became one of six days when the POW/MIA flag is displayed in specific locations as … Read more

Empty Nesters

Empty Nesters

By Jay Waitte | September 8, 2021

Your kids have been a focal point in your home life and schedule for the past two decades or more. For many of us, however, the physical presence of a child in the home will no longer be part of the equation as the youngest (or in some cases only) child moves on to college, … Read more

History of Labor Day and Some Sobering Statistics

History of Labor Day and some Sobering Statistics

By Jay Waitte | September 2, 2021

In the late 19th century, labor activists fought for and won their battle for a national holiday recognizing the myriad contributions workers have made to the “strength, prosperity, and well-being” of our great nation (U.S. Department of Labor). Every year since 1894, Americans have celebrated the contributions of our laborers.  Picnics, parties, parades, and other … Read more

Do I Need to Purchase Insurance for my Rental Car

Do I Need to Purchase Insurance for my Rental Car?

By Jay Waitte | August 30, 2021

You’re finally getting out and enjoying the freedom of vacation and exploring new places or returning to some old favorites! Renting a car allows you to go where you want when you want. But are you taking unnecessary risks if you don’t purchase extra coverage for a rental car? Or are you throwing money away … Read more

Winter Fun and Adventure

Winter Fun and Adventure

By Jay Waitte | January 4, 2021

This year many of us were experiencing some degree of cabin fever before the winter season even began. Fortunately, here in Connecticut there are so many opportunities for outdoor fun that everyone should be able to try something new or rediscover an old pastime.  The Connecticut Office of Tourism (see link below) offers information about … Read more

Snowmobile fun and safety

Snowmobile Fun and Safety

By Jay Waitte | December 28, 2020

Those who have never tried it may wonder what is so appealing about riding a 500 pound machine that initially may be hard to control and often leaves even experienced riders stuck in snow. However, new riders are often hooked after just one run on the sled. The scenery, the variety, and the friendly people … Read more

Deer on the edge of the road just before vehicle

Deer and Driving: a Recipe for Disaster

By Jay Waitte | October 23, 2020

As the lazy days of summer give way to the chill of fall, humans are not the only creatures who start to move around more. As vegitation begins to die off, deer increase their range in search of food. This typically leads them to more open areas where they feel unsafe during daylight and so … Read more

Roasting Marshmallows Over Campfire

Enjoy the Fall Without Getting Burned

By Jay Waitte | October 12, 2020

Enjoy the Fall Without Getting Burned As the leaves begin to change and the cooler weather of fall approaches, we renew our appreciation for fire. The warmth of a fire brings with it images of cozy gatherings and good food. Backyard fire pits have grown in popularity over the years and now offer a great … Read more

Teen Drivers- How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe

Teen Drivers: How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Teen Drivers- How to Help Keep Them and Our Community Safe It is a sobering fact that motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teens. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every day about six teens die, and hundreds more are injured in car crashes. Along with the loss … Read more

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle

By Jay Waitte | September 26, 2020

Hit the Road in a Recreational Vehicle Many of us are thinking about finally taking the vacations that have been on hold for so long, and we might be considering new ways to travel. The assets of recreational vehicles merit their consideration, especially now. An RV allows for a great deal of flexibility–you can go … Read more

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Waitte’s Insurance wishes you and your family a safe and happy Labor Day

By Jay Waitte | September 7, 2020

Waitte’s Insurance wants to wish you a safe and Happy Labor Day On September 5, 1882, ten thousand union workers gathered for a parade in New York City. This event inspired the creation of the official federal Labor Day holiday in 1894. While initially created to celebrate the achievements of the American labor force, Labor … Read more

POV shot of young man riding on a motorcycle. Hands of motorcyclist on a street

Life is meant to be lived! Get out and enjoy the ride!

By Jay Waitte | August 27, 2020

Life is meant to be lived! Get out and enjoy the ride! For some, the word “bike” conjures up images of childhood and that first delicious spin on two wheels. Many adults recapture this thrill riding a motorcycle. For non-riders, the pull of the bike may be hard to comprehend. What is the draw? Sam … Read more