I don't live in Mass, but I spent one summer there, 1987, working in Middleboro. Welcome to VeggieBoards, LovingGrl!
"There is more wisdom in the song of a bird, than in the speech of a philosopher...." -Oahspe
"The thing is, you cannot judge a race. Any man who judges by the group is a pea-wit. You take men one at a time." -Buster Kilrain, The Killer Angels -Michael Shaara
"Anyone who doesn't believe in miracles isn't a realist." -Billy Wilder
Welcome to veggieboards. I haven't seen anyone post that they live anywhere near me, don't worry about it lots of things apply to everyone/most people - just jump in and talk to anyone and everyone Have you googled local vegan groups if you're looking for local tips/friends? I find Facebook is often useful for stuff like that.
I guess the obvious popular vegan areas are the Vegan Support Forum and Transitioning To Vegan, but you can post anywhere. Have you clicked the 'new posts' button? That way you can view the most recently updated threads from all forums so you don't miss anything you're interested in. I think that's what most people do.