Rizzo Mattson

Blog :: 10-2013

Living in Vassalboro, Maine

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Known for its rich farmlands and its vibrant mill town past, Vassalboro sits between the banks of the Kennebec River and the West Basin of China Lake.  It borders the city of Augusta to the south, and the towns of China to the east, Winslow to the north, and across the Kennebec River, Sidney to the west.  Before Sidney became a town in 1792, [...]

5 Trick or Treat Safety Tips

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Whether you're going trick or treating with the kids, or you're giving away candy, here are some ways to stay safe and avoid a real scare on Halloween night.

Trick or Treating Securely

A safe journey begins before you hit the street.

1. Costumes

What everyone wears and how they wear it affects their comfort and their safety.

  • Costumes shouldn't be too big or too small.  To avoid trips and rips, they also shouldn't be too
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Is Natural Gas Right For Your Home?

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With the expansion of natural gas pipelines in Maine, more residents are expected to convert their homes to natural gas.  If you're thinking about switching to this form of energy, here's what you need to know to see if it's the best choice for your [...]

Questions to Consider When Deciding How to Heat Your Home

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How you decide to heat your home shouldn't just depend on the cost of fuel and installation.  Other important aspects to consider are convenience, safety, efficiency, the structure of your home, and how you want it to look, feel, and operate.  In the end, the right decision can save you money and make your life [...]

How to Properly Close up Your Camp

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If you do it right, closing your camp and preparing it for winter will make your life easier when you return in the spring. Here's how.

Utilities: Water, Electricity, Phone, Gas, and Heat

Water: To prevent pipes from freezing, drain them instead of using antifreeze, which is toxic to ground and surface water and to pets. Adding antifreeze [...]

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