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Hey Everyone,

I was wondering how many people on the forum are from Western Mass...My name is Brian, I'm 24 years old, and I live in Westfield. I'd love to hear from anyone else in the area, especially anyone around my age. :)

-Brian

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I go to one of the five colleges (inc) in western Mass., and there is really a lot for us gluten-free people here. It's amazing.

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I went to U-Mass. There's definitely so much for us gluten-free people out there. It's a great area. I live in Westfield, but someday I'd like to move up there.

-Brian

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I live near Worcester, which is only about an hour away, but I'm a junior at URI for school right now. Unfortunately neither Worcester or RI have many gluten free restaurants haha.

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Hey. I'm from Agawam, its nice to see atleast ONE other person close by. Dont know too many people in the area who have celiac! Hope all is going well.

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I'm in the Berkshires for college. (Williamstown)

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I'm in southern Vermont but am hoping to get well sooner than later so I can move to Western Mass. I have a lot of friends in that area and love the Berkshires. Its harder in southern Vermont to find gluten-free restaurants or even options but its definitely not hard at the supermarket.

Hope you are well!

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