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Dallas Ernst

Buying a New Car

Tips and tricks to get you through every step of buying a new car, whatever “new” means to you.

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Connecticut’s New Seat Belt Law Goes Into Effect Oct. 1

The new law requires everyone in a vehicle to wear a seat belt, including those in the back seat.


Tea Time! A Guide to Teas and Their Health Benefits

Let’s spill the tea about one of the world’s most popular beverages.

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Joining Forces With State Police Units for Shifting Gears Program

AAA Northeast is partnering with local State Police to educate young people on the effects marijuana has on driving.

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Things to Do Without Internet During a Power Outage

Hurricane season is peak time for power outages. Spend your time unplugged in creative, constructive and fun ways.

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A Quick Guide on How To Recycle Properly

Are you recycling the right way? Knowing how to recycle common household items takes us one step closer to a cleaner planet.

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Explore the History of Saratoga, New York

Saratoga is more than just racing. National landmarks, museums and other notable sites abound in this historic gem of upstate New York.

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Local Restaurant Foragers Search to Bring Freshness to the Table

Foraging is more than a fad. Restaurant foragers bring a new, exciting variety of wild plants to restaurant menus.

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The 10 Most Beautiful Places in the Northeast

From lush forests and flowing waterfalls to hike-worthy mountains and glimmering lakes, discover our region’s most awe-inspiring scenic spots.


Hiker’s Guide to Fall Foliage in North Central Mass.

Hikers of various skill levels can discover some amazing autumn views in North Central Massachusetts.

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Got (Plant-Based) Milk? A Guide to Nondairy Milk Options

Plant-based milks can be made from nuts, legumes, grains and more – but which type is right for you?