Yeah be weary if your neighbors are the ones telling you that info! They may just no want you to hunt this year! I have a neighbor like that. "OH, those turkeys are all dead this year, ain't no use huntin' them at all!" guess who'll be out opening morning? THAT SAME GUY! haha TURD.
Here in MO we had ALOT of snow this year (not like you all up in the NE did though). But I've had turkeys showing up on trail cams ALOT this year.... much more than usual.