NE winters are bad , but one thing I remember a co-worker telling me when I lived in Maine . This guy liked winter , and he told me one time why . ” Winter is a filter ” , and I asked what he meant by that . He then told me that people dont flock to areas during winter , all the noisy summer vehicles like motorcycles , drunks in the street , etc. go away during winter time . Harsh , but things are peaceful lol .