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Rhode Islanders Ring in 2016 In Quiet Revelry And Crowded Parties

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This New Year’s Eve, we wanted to find out how some Rhode Islanders plan to celebrate. At Providence Place Mall, we found revelers browsing for party...

This New Year’s Eve, we wanted to find out how some Rhode Islanders plan to celebrate. At Providence Place Mall, we found revelers browsing for party clothes and mall workers trying to find a little peace on their lunch breaks.  

At the mall kiosk where she works, Providence resident Hena Krinsky was philosophical about the New Year, “I can’t believe a whole year has passed already. It kinda sucks. Time’s flying!”

Krinsky had a lock of brown hair wrapped around a curling iron as she prepared for a night of bar-hopping, but she planned to stay away from bigger cities.

Christian Romero, from Central Falls, was getting ready to work a long night for an entertainment promotion company.

“We have the convention center rented out for tonight. We’re throwing a huge new year’s party there," said Romero, hoping  for a good crowd of people, dressed to impress.

Meanwhile, for Johnson and Wales student Haley Russell, Providence just wasn’t offering enough affordable celebrations. “I’m actually headed to Boston with a few of my friends, because we didn’t find anything up to par for here to do, so…” So they planned to take the train.

Jim DeWaule from Chepachet planned to spend the evening at a favorite restaurant with his wife. For the New Year, he’s hoping for…“An entertaining election.” We're pretty sure that wish will come true.

Happy New Year!

Haley Russell, a Johnson and Wales student about to graduate, planned to take the train to Boston with friends for a free outdoor celebration.
Haley Russell, a Johnson and Wales student about to graduate, planned to take the train to Boston with friends for a free outdoor celebration.