New England News

Police In New Hampshire Searching For Missing Riders

NEWPORT, NH – A New Hampshire man and his grandson haven’t been seen since Labor Day after going on a motorcycle ride, and police here are seeking the public’s help in finding the missing riders. Jerry Proper, 69, and his grandson, 22-year-old Cody Pillsbury, left the Newport area shortly after …

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Southampton Harley Dealer Posts Closing Announcement

SOUTHAMPTON, MA – The Springfield market and Pioneer Valley will be without a Harley-Davidson dealership next week after Harley-Davidson of Southhampton shuts its door after more than two decades in town. In a message posted on its website and on its Facebook page, the dealership announced, “We’re closing our doors …

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Review: “Kaplan America” Is Solid Take On Reality Format

There’s nothing new on television, and the new reality special “Kaplan America” that is set in Connecticut is the latest example to confirm this thesis. It premieres at 10 tonight on The Discovery Channel and unabashedly cribs elements from “American Pickers,” “American Chopper” and even “Counting Cars” with self-imposed deadline …

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“Kaplan America” Becomes Discovery Channel Special

New England Motorcycle Museum owner Ken Kaplan is putting on his “Kaplan America” vigilante crimefighter garb for a new television special that will appear on the Discovery Channel next week. In the just-released promo for the show titled “Kaplan America,” he introduces himself by declaring, “I’m a motorcycle-flipping, ass-kicking, American …

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Laconia Proved To Be OK “All Things Considered”

Laconia Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire concluded its run on Sunday and “The Laconia Daily Sun” has a wrap-up story: By Michael Mortensen, The Laconia Daily Sun LACONIA — When Laconia Motorcycle Week promoter Charlie St. Clair and City Manager Scott Myers were asked to give their assessment of the …

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OMG, An Actual Show Staged By Eagle Riders In Connecticut

WALLINGFORD, CT – It has been a riding season without swap meets or motorcycle shows because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but members of the Eagle Riders clubs from Naugatuck and Wallingford stared down the death count today by staging a show for frustrated riders. “We were tired of sitting home. …

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Laconia Impacted By Fears Stirred By Sturgis Rally

Attendance at Laconia Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire is down this week, possibly because of the reported spread of COVID-19 by the recent Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. “The Laconia Daily Sun” has the story: By Rick Green, The Laconia Daily Sun LACONIA — Normally, the NASWA Resort, the official hotel of …

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Actor William Gillette Was A Daredevil On Motorcycles

EAST HADDAM, CT – He was best known for playing consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and he lived in an opulent, odd-looking castle above the Connecticut River. Off-stage, actor William Gillette was a motorcycle enthusiast and a new video debuting today on the YouTube channel of the non-profit organization Friends of …

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Laconia Motorcycle Week Different From The Past

Laconia Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire is underway and “The Laconia Daily Sun” has a report on how it’s going: By Micheal Mortensen, The Laconia Daily Sun LACONIA — Weirs Beach was bustling Saturday, the first day of Laconia Motorcycle Week, but it did not look like other bike weeks. …

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“Cookery” Book Coming Soon From Toymakers Cafe

FALLS VILLAGE, CT – While a date for publication and a price still haven’t been determined yet, work continues on the soon-to-be released cookbook from the owners of Toymakers Cafe here and the editor of RIDE-CT & RIDE-New England. As first reported in mid-July, Toymakers Cafe owners Ann and Greg …

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Broken Spoke To Close For Laconia Motorcycle Week

The biggest biker bar in the area won’t be open during Laconia Motorcycle Week, which begins Saturday in the New Hampshire town. “The Laconia Daily Sun” has the story: By Adam Drapcho, The Laconia Daily Sun LACONIA — With Laconia Motorcycle Week approaching, you might expect that bars in the …

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Laconia Motorcycle Week Reiterates Safety Precautions

With Laconia Motorcycle Week a week away, organizers are pushing the need for safety precautions, while declaring as misplaced any criticism of the event being held amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “The Laconia Daily Sun” has the story. By Michael Mortensen, The Laconia Daily Sun LACONIA — Organizers of Laconia Motorcycle …

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