Is Your Chimney ‘No Good’ ?



The above vintage postcard is cute, but on a serious note chimney fires are dangerous and proper maintenance and regular inspections can help prevent them. The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CISA) is all about advancing public awareness about the dangers of chimney fires. The article The Facts About Chimney Fires has many useful maintenance […]

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5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon Monoxide - Be Alarmed

Every year, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning (not linked to fires) sends 20,000 people to the emergency room and causes more than 4,000 hospitalizations. And, you might consider them the fortunate ones. CO also is responsible for more than 400 deaths in America each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. […]

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Now Is the Time to Prepare for Winter Driving



The winter months in Maine can be tough.  Driving in snow, sleet, freezing rain and ice becomes something of the norm.  These conditions increase risk of fatal car crashes by 34 percent. It usually takes a few storms before you can comfortably get your bearings back when on the road.  Why not take a look […]

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Cyber Insurance



Cyber liability is a question of “When” not “If” In an earlier blog post we discuss cybersecurity trends in 2020 and how these impact small businesses.  The pandemic has influenced how we conduct business, increasing opportunity for cybercrime.  As owners implement more technologies to better serve customers and manage their businesses, their risks change.  More […]

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Congratulations to Our President Suzanne Strachan!



At Cheney Insurance, we are very fortunate to have Suzanne Strachan as President.  She manages our day to day operations and sets our course for the future.  In addition, Suzanne assists Dennis Hilton, CEO in the overseeing and operating of Newcastle Realty and Newcastle Vacation Rentals, which along with Cheney Insurance comprise the Cheney Financial […]

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Why You Need Liability Insurance for Your Golf Cart

Golf carts used in wedding ceremonies

Headline: ‘Drunken wedding guests may ruin island golf carts for everyone else’ – Bangor Daily News published on June 6, 2017. From Peak’s Island.info.com: “Golf Carts are motor vehicles, not toys.  Many islanders view golf carts as a menace and will report infractions to the island police—who will pull you over and ticket you, lights, sirens, and […]

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