Heart of the Country

Five examples of urban-to-rural culture shock

Home sweet home Photo by Kathy Copeland Padden

In 2007, I moved to my father’s bucolic hometown on the MA/NH/ VT border from Boston, my hometown. Located out here in the hinterlands of western Massachusetts, our beautiful burg boasts a population of 700 or so. We are greatly outnumbered by trees as most of the town is state forest and conservation land. We don’t have a single traffic light, never…

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Kathy Copeland Padden

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