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Vermont’s Winooski Insurance Adds Heaslip to Its Leadership Team

Winooski Insurance of Williston, Vermont, a commercial insurance agency of nearly 40 years, is growing its leadership team with the addition of Ryan Heaslip. Heaslip joins the team as the director of Commercial Lines – Sales. He is an insurance …

Cross Insurance Partners with Connecticut’s Daigle & Travers Insurance

Cross Insurance, a subsidiary of Cross Financial Corp., based in Bangor, Maine, and an independent insurance provider in New England, has partnered with Daigle & Travers Insurance of Fairfield County, Conn. The Daigle & Travers team of insurance experts offer …

NYPD Adopts Clearer Penalties for Excessive Force, Racial Bias

The New York City Police Department enacted new disciplinary rules on Friday that call for terminating police officers found to use racial profiling or “excessive deadly force.” The so-called “disciplinary matrix,” as Mayor Bill de Blasio called it, also lays …

Bus Driver Placed on Probation After Plea in Fatal Accident

A Port Authority bus driver has been placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a University of Pittsburgh student struck by the bus she was driving a year ago. Shavonne James, …

World Insurance Associates Acquires Bush Insurance Agents & Brokers

World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA), acquired Bush Insurance Agents & Brokers of Cambridge Springs, Penn., on December 31, 2020. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 1918, Bush Insurance is a provider of loss and risk management products. …

MMG Insurance Company Promotes Dill to VP of Marketing, Business Development

MMG Insurance Company has promoted Kayla O’Malley Dill to vice president of Marketing and Business Development, effective January 4, 2021. Dill is based in Maine. Dill joined the Company in 2013 as senior marketing representative. Throughout her tenure with MMG, …

Vermont Man Facing Eight Arson Charges for Stowe Fires

A Stowe man is facing eight arson charges that he set a series of fires over nearly two years that caused more than $1.5 million in damage, police said Wednesday. Police say Jeffrey Nolan, 62, admitted to setting a fire …

Hub International Acquires Massachusetts’ Alpha Pension Group

Hub International Limited (Hub), a full-service global insurance broker, has acquired Alpha Pension Group Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Boston, Mass., Alpha Pension Group is a retirement consulting firm that provides investment analytics, fiduciary governance …

World Insurance Associates Acquires New Jersey’s True & Associates

World Insurance Associates LLC (WIA) acquired True & Associates of Westfield, N.J. on December 31, 2020. True & Associates is its largest property/casualty acquisition to date. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. True & Associates is a multi-line full-service …

Maine Fishing Boat Owner Says Its Not at Fault for Sinking

The owner of a Maine boat carrying four fishermen that sank off Cape Cod last fall has asked a court to declare it is not at fault. The owner of the 82-foot Emmy Rose wants a Maine federal court judge …

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