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Niagara Falls

Big Budget Isn’t Necessary to Enjoy Big Waterfalls

Besides its amazing falls, perhaps one of the best things about going to Niagara Falls is that there’s something for every budget.

AAA Urges You Not To Drive Intexticated

A father is driving with his three children in the back seat. His left hand is firmly on the steering wheel while his right hand is gripping a beer bottle. Shocking, right? But would you be as shocked if the same man was holding a phone instead? Distracted driving can be as devastating as drivingRead More

Samantha Arteaga’s winning entry. She attends Academy of Our Lady of Grace in Fairview.

New Jersey Student Share Traffic Safety Messages

Seven local students earned first-place awards for their artwork in the annual AAA Traffic Safety Poster & Video Contest. Students were judged in several grade categories and competed against students from across New Jersey. Winners included: Kindergarten Sean Corcoran, Academy of Our Lady of Grace, Fairview Primary (Grades 1-2) Miah Ovando, first grade, Academy ofRead More

Grand-prize poster winner Jing Ren, second from left, with Beebe School interim principal Barbara O’Brien, art teacher Andrea Pellegrino and assistant principal Kevin Kilbride.

Students Share Winning Traffic Safety Messages

More than 3,000 students did their part to help protect cyclists, pedestrians, drivers and passengers through AAA Northeast’s 2018 Traffic Safety Poster and Video Contest. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island submitted entries. Their creations touched on pedestrian, bicycle and school bus safety, distracted driving, child passengerRead More

european vacation

A European Vacation off the Beaten Path

Take your European vacation by river cruise, train or car for a more authentic adventure.

save and splurge montreal

Enjoy Montreal No Matter Your Budget

The city where French and English mingle freely has something for visitors on any budget.

distracted driving

R.I. Ban on Hand-Held Devices Now in Effect

Drivers talking on hand-held phones in Rhode Island can be ticketed by police and fined up to a $100.

distracted driving

Distracted Drivers Make Everyone’s Commutes Slower

The next time you’re a few minutes late for work, you could blame it on distracted drivers. After all, the excuse is backed by science. Distracted drivers can slow down commutes by as much as 10 percent, according to David Strayer, a cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Utah. His research for the AAA FoundationRead More

rental cars

Q&A: Does my auto insurance cover a rental car?

The best way to know for sure if your auto insurance coverage includes rentals is to speak with your insurance agent. He or she can explain how your coverage translates to a rental vehicle. For example, your coverage may only apply for up to 30 days. Or your insurer may or may not cover aRead More

student loans

Do You Know What Student Loans Pay For?

Many students wouldn’t be able to attend college without student loans. About 53 percent of adults ages 18 to 29 with bachelor’s degrees have outstanding student loan debt, according to the Pew Research Center. But student loans don’t cover every college-related expense. Students and their families often have to combine funding sources to cover notRead More

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