Frigid Night Has Many in New England Longing for Spring

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(NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Boston) - A windy and chilly day turned to a blustery, bitterly freezing night Thursday as New England was blasted with another burst of cold air.

But it didn’t stop many on Boston Common from venturing out.

“Some days I think it’s exciting and some days I think it’s a pain in the neck, and it’s usually better and more exciting when I dress properly,” said Brigid Williams of Boston.

Jatin Bhandari recently moved south to Boston from Toronto, and even he was surprised with the unseasonable weather.

“You know what, it’s almost like summer time in Canada,” said Bhandari. “No, I’m kidding, actually it’s pretty cold, I’m pretty surprised that Boston can get this cold.”

But some people have gotten so used to the cold it doesn’t faze them to have wind chills below zero in mid-March.

Dog walkers like Christian Kafentzis of Somerville say they have no choice but to deal with it.

“If you bundle up it’s not too bad, you know, lots of layers. Dogs don’t seem to mind it, some of them have coats and everything,”said Kafentzis.

Daniel and Eteline Brotman of Boston say they’re ready to trade the snow boots and scarfs for swimsuits and sunglasses.

“Oh, it doesn’t feel like spring’s ever going to come,” said Daniel.

“Because it’s not warm like it used to be, and it doesn’t have flowers because the snow covers up the flowers,” said 5-year-old Eteline.

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