‘The great divide’
Those that grew up here usually don’t desire to leave. Many have come here from other places for a variety of reasons. I hear many “locals” talk with disdain about our summer residents, our tourists, our skiers, etc., but where would we as “locals” be without them? This is a good time to pose the question: “Who is local or native?” Webster defines native as “being the place or environment in which a person was born.” Another definition is “one of the people indigenous to a place, especially as distinguished from strangers, foreigners, colonizers, etc.”
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