Just as a point of reference, something you and other New Englanders might consider, is that the Roscoe Fish-In is about 275 miles from your town. If you haven't yet, take a look at the write-ups and photos of the last couple of Fish-Ins at that location. There will be a Roscoe Fish-In, in 2007, although the specific dates have not been set.

Some approximate distances:

mid Vermont = 250
Springfield, MA = 185
Boston, MA = 265
NYC = 110
Harrisburg, PA = 185
Philadelphia, PA = 205
Rochester, NY = 225

Just something you and others may want to consider.