A new year is about to begin. While 2012 certainly had its good moments, it also had its share of bad and many people are ready for a fresh start. YNN's Carmella Mataloni checked in with businesses and shoppers to see what they hope to see in the New Year.
WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Out with the old and in with the new.
With 2013 right around the corner, many are hoping to see the New Year start off on the right foot. Businesses are stocking their shelves and preparing for the rush of people coming out to buy their party supplies.
Greg Connell is the store manager of The Wine Seller in Watertown. He says that this holiday is a busy time for his store and that he and his family are looking forward to the New Year to celebrate a business milestone.
"It's going to be a big year. We just took over. It will be a year in February. It's been really fun and everything is going good so far so we are looking forward to the New Year," said Greg Connell, Wine Seller Manager.
Businesses that are throwing New Year celebrations are also happy to ring in the New Year. Watertown Mayor Jeff Graham owns Pearl Street Pub. His bar will be opened all night long. He says that while 2012 was a good year, he's anxious to see what 2013 will bring.
"I think people look forward to 2013 like they would any year. It's a year full of opportunities and hopefully some better times for folks. There's a lot of things we are excited to see across the state of New York," Mayor Jeff Graham.
People around town say in light of the tragedies of 2012 they are happy to see the year come to an end and hope that 2013 will be a much better year.
"Definitely looking forward to a fresh start and hopefully across the board it will be a pretty happy year for everyone," Meighan Mustizer, a Watertown resident.
"I hope everyone realizes that we need to crack down on some laws so none of this happens again and hope that we have a better year so we can start fresh," Nicole Morgia, a Watertown resident.
"Celebrate that we are starting new. That there is hope that things can get better and we can work to help people be better," said Mustizer.