Google Maps has a weird bug (feature?) in the way it chooses which cities/towns to label at different length scales.
Try this link. It should center around Albany, NY, with the "one grid = 100km" scale.
In New York State: no Buffalo, but yes Boston, Newfane, and Royalton (in a font the same size as Toronto!). I'd never heard of Royalton or Newfane, NY. (Newfane, VT, yes -- we got our marriage license in Newfane, VT.) No Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, or Albany.
In Massachusetts: no Worcestor, but yes to Belchertown. On the Cape, Wellfleet and Truro, but no Provincetown.
In Rhode Island: no Providence. That's basically the entire state!