Our non-profit neighbors at Pyramid Shrine Temple are hosting an Oktoberfest this Saturday!

Good beer, good food, good people, good cause.  Contact the Temple directly at 203-876-2811 to RSVP and make payment or contact us and we’ll handle it for you.  Need to RSVP by Wednesday so we know how much food to get.   2428 Main St., Stratford.  You can park in front of our office.



Stratford Center School Forum Tonight and Thurs., Sept. 26 and 28

The future use of the former Center School in Stratford is up to you!

If you’re interested in having your suggestion heard there is a public forum tonight from 6:30 to 8 at Mill River C.C. at 4567 Main St., Stratford and another one on Thursday, Sept. 28th, same times, at Birdseye Center, 468 Birdseye St., Stratford.

We’re interested because this property is in Stratford Center right near our office. We look at it every day.

Join Kyle Dougherty and the Transit Oriented District Sub-Committee to join in the discussion abut the future potential of this property.




We’ve got foam footballs imprinted with our agency logo to help get football season underway. “Like” us if you haven’t already and stop by to pick up a Dougherty Insurance foam football – free to customers and future customers who want to get a quote.

Flood Insurance – Now There Are Options

Private insurers are entering the flood insurance marketplace. That means competition with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which means you may be able to get a lower price for the same coverage!

We’re seeing lower pricing come in on policies that have a premium of $1000 or more annually. And they’re coming in about 15 to 20% lower than NFIP! This is on policies that are in most “A” zones (high-risk) and even “V” zones (subject to potential flooding by wave action; i.e., shorefront). Commercial properties, too!

If Hurricane Harvey didn’t get you thinking about flood insurance maybe saving a few bucks will.

Grab your current policy and call us. We’ll see if you might be in line to save some significant $ at your next renewal!

Got Flood? Hurricane Harvey should have you thinking.

Lives, homes and businesses have been destroyed by the thousands by Hurricane Harvey. And even more tragic is that it is not over. Get Flood Insurance.  At least find out how much it would cost you.

The best way to fight a disaster is to be prepared for one.  Call us.  Now.


Auto Insurance in CT Minimum Limits to Increase

The state mandatory liability limits for personal auto policies will increase as of Jan. 1, 2018, after Gov. Dannel Malloy signed Public Act 17-114. The current state minimum limits are $20,000 for injury or death of one person;$40,000 for damages by reason of bodily injury or death per accident; and $10,000 for property damage. Beginning Jan. 1, all automobile liability insurance policies delivered, issued for delivery, renewed, amended or endorsed in Connecticut must have at least $25,000, $50,000 and $25,000 respectively. Uninsured/underinsured minimum limits also will increase to match the new 25/50 limits.

Go here to view the bulletin issued by the CT Insurance Department earlier this month.

We urge you to consider higher limits than the state minimums.  Call us now at 203-377-4394 to get pricing or more info on this!


Phone Scam – Fake Dept. of Insurance call

On August 10th, CT Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. Wade released a warning advising consumers to be aware of an individual posing as a Connecticut Insurance Department employee and calling residents to ask for their insurance information.

You make be getting contacted by your insurance company by email to make you aware of this.

Call us if you have any questions!

For more information about the incident, please visit the CID website .

Happy Hour! Join us!

Join us this Thursday, Aug. 10th at Stone’s Throw riverside in Seymour (337 Roosevelt Dr., Seymour for a Dougherty Insurance happy hour. (rsvp appreciated)

We’d love to get to know you a little better in a “non-business” setting. I can’t promise we won’t talk insurance, but we’ll try.

We know…it’s a little out of the way. If you can’t make this one make sure you join us next time!

Guide to Fireworks Displays in our Area!


BOOM!  Here’s your list of fireworks displays in Stratford, CT and nearby towns:

Fireworks at Short Beach Park
When: June 30th – 9pm
Rain Date: July 5th
Where: Stratford, CT

Milford Fireworks
When: July 1st – 9pm
Where: Downtown Milford – Milford, CT

Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Display
When: July 2nd – 9:30pm
Rain Date: July 3rd
Where: Orange Fairgrounds – Orange, CT

Independence Day Fireworks Show
When: July 2nd – 9:15pm
Rain Date: July 3rd & 4th
Where: Fairfield, CT

Independence Eve Celebration / Fireworks Extravaganza
When: July 3rd
Where: Ballpark at Harbor Yard – Bridgeport, CT

Derby Independence Day Concert and Fireworks Display
When: July 3rd TBD
Where: Downtown Derby/Shelton – Derby, CT

Savin Rock Fireworks Spectacular
When: July 3rd – 9pm
Rain Date: July 5th
Where: Bradley Point Park – West Haven, CT

Have a happy and safe July 4th holiday.  See our post from June 27 for how to get your free copy of a pocket Declaration of Independence and Constitution of the United States!


Independence Day office hours


Happy 4th of July!

Our office will be open from 9 AM to 3 PM on Monday, July 3rd and closed on Tuesday, July 4th for the holiday.

We have pocket copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States…see our post from yesterday to get yours, free.

Have a great and safe July 4th weekend!


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