Pandemic swells population of tiny Winhall - New York Times

For what seems the thousandth time since the first big Flatlander Emigration in the 1960’s, big-city New Yorkers and New Jersey-ites are moving to smalltown Vermont in large numbers. The culture clash is so interesting that the New York Times sent a reporter to Winhall.

“Mr. Bushee is one of the half-dozen or so people who run the town of Winhall, with a year-round population, before Covid-19, of 769. He is a cranky dude. That is his brand. At the entrance to his compound, above the sign that warns his fellow residents that they cannot enter after 3:50 NO EXCEPTION, he has affixed a demented-looking baby doll, blank-eyed and with one hand replaced by a plastic fork."


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  • Patrick Finnie
    commented 2020-10-04 12:21:38 -0400
    And here we go again. I remember the late 60s and early 70s very well. I was born and raised just miles from “ground zero Goddard”. If Beanie Sanders, and Ben and Jerry had not have blessed us with their presence, I think we’d be just fine. My grandparents, and parents did not live in caves, and eat dirt, and I am reasonably sure in stating that even if these flatlanders had not blessed this state with their celebrity status, I still would not have had to resort to caveman status to survive. As a matter of fact I believe that I would find life here in the Republic of Vermont infinitely less contentious without them and their minions.
  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-09-28 16:19:01 -0400