Coming home: Woodstock’s ‘hippie doctor,’ finds his way back

Here’s a holiday tale. It’s a love story, an allegory, a uniquely Woodstock story that stretches over a generation or two, with a 35-year gap before the circle comes around again. It’s about houses and medical practices and coming home again.

We’re seated in a light-swept Bearsville living room with Stephen Young, Woodstock’s former “hippie doctor,” who was the focus of a story in these papers — as well as a network television documentary — some 35 years ago. He’s talking about what it’s like to have come home to a place he . . .


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