David W. Griffin, Jr., promoted to vice president at The Dowd Insurance Agencies

The Dowd Insurance Agencies, a leading insurance provider serving New England for more than 118 years, today announced David W. Griffin, Jr., has been promoted to vice president of The Dowd Insurance Agencies. Griffin is based out of the Holyoke office and works with the other branches based in Hadley, Southampton, Ludlow and Indian Orchard. “The Dowd Insurance Agencies is

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What’s driving your monthly premium?

How auto coverage costs are determined, and how you can help control them  The whirlwind weekends spent online and on lots are behind you at last; you’ve got yourself a new vehicle. You did the math, worked your sales-defense savvy and settled on a manageable loan payment. Hopefully, your number crunching considered that other monthly payment, the one that goes

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Five generations later, Holyoke’s Dowd Agencies stays true to insurance roots

Written by Keith O’Connor, Special to The Republican No story about the Dowd Agencies – the oldest insurance agency in Massachusetts under continuous family ownership – and its tremendous growth over the years can be told without a little background history first. Like many Irish immigrants who came to settle in Holyoke, James J. Dowd arrived in the Paper City

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Bridging the GAP- Don’t Let Depreciation Put You at Risk!

  We’ve all heard it before: a brand-new car loses 30% of its value when it’s driven off the lot. That means if your car is totaled or stolen, your insurance company will only pay out what your car is worth at the time of the claim. The purpose of Guaranteed Asset Protection—better known as GAP insurance—is to cover the

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Learning the Facts of Life (Insurance, That Is)

The most important policy you may think you don’t need You lock up your home at night. You secure your children in 5-point harness car-seat systems and make sure you buckle up, too. You keep emergency numbers posted on the fridge, right near the phone. Then, with these things in place, you carry on. And that’s our segue to a

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