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Lawley Expands Into Connecticut With Merger of DFM Insurance

Lawley Insurance, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Buffalo, New York, will expand into Connecticut through a merger with DFM Insurance Inc. based in Darien, Connecticut. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. DFM Insurance will formally be known as …

Clark Insurance Acquires James L. Cooney Agency in Massachusetts

Clark Insurance, an employee-owned independent insurance agency with offices in Maine and New Hampshire, has acquired the James L. Cooney Insurance Agency of Lowell, Massachusetts. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The James L. Cooney Insurance Agency began business …

Blizzard Sweeps Northeast U.S., New York Spared Its Brunt

A blizzard swept across the northeastern United States on Tuesday, dropping as much as 2 feet (60 cm) of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut even as its impact on New York City fell short of dire predictions. The governors of …

New Jersey Moving to Demolish Hundreds of Sandy-Damaged Homes

New Jersey officials are moving to demolish hundreds of homes that were ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. State Community Affairs Department spokeswoman Tammori Petty tells the Daily Record that the agency is identifying the owners or lien holders of roughly 600 …

N.Y. Region Revives With Travel Bans Lifted as Blizzard Fizzles

The New York region lurched back to life after a storm advertised as a potentially life-threatening blizzard ended up as a mundane winter snowfall. Travel bans for automobiles in New York and New Jersey were lifted and New York City’s …

Joan Rivers’ Estate Sues N.Y. Surgical Center Over Alleged Negligence

Joan Rivers’ estate sued the New York City surgical center where complications during a medical procedure led to the comedian’s death, saying it provided reckless and negligent treatment, violated her privacy and abandoned her when she needed emergency care. Rivers’ …

Cross Insurance Hires Cellucci as Southern New England Region President

Cross Insurance, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Bangor, Maine, hired Paul J. Cellucci as president of the agency’s Southern New England Region.

Lockton Promotes Manozzi to Executive VP in Boston

Insurance broker Lockton has promoted Chip Manozzi to executive vice president and leader of its Boston office. Manozzi also will join the executive committee of Lockton’s Northeast operations.

SAN Group Hires 2 Agency Development Field Specialists in N.H.

Satellite Agency Network (SAN) Group Inc., an alliance of independent property/casualty insurance agencies in the Northeast, recently hired Lynn Marcou and David Collins as agency development field specialists for its member agency support team.

Brownyard Group Promotes 2 in Beauty & Pest Control Programs in N.Y.

Brownyard Group, a Bay Shore, New York-based program administrator providing specialized insurance coverage for select industry groups, announced two promotions in its beauty and pest control programs. Kathy Lopez was promoted to account manager for the Salon & Spa Specialty …

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