2012-05-25 / Front Page

News briefs around Cape Elizabeth and South Portland

Gas prices low; South Portland softball heads to playoffs

 

Cape Elizabeth gas stations offer prices well below state and national averages

 

Two gas stations in Cape Elizabeth are selling gas at prices far below the state and national averages.

 As of May 29, gas at the Mobil station at 298 Ocean House Road and the Gulf station next door at 287 Ocean House Road was selling gas for $3.33 per gallon, according to website MaineGasPrices.com. These prices are below the state average of $3.69 per gallon, as well as the national average of $3.65 per gallon. The next lowest gas price in the area is $3.53 per gallon, at the Irving station in South Portland at the corner of Westbrook Street and Western Avenue.

 

South Portland softball wins 13 straight, headed to playoffs

 

The South Portland High School softball team will head to the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in Western Maine Class A after winning 13 games to finish the regular season.

The Red Riots closed the regular season with an 8-1 victory over Gorham High School on May 28. Their first game will be on June 7 against the winner of Gorham’s first-round match-up with Massabesic High School, played on June 5. The Red Riots trail only the Scarborough Red Storm in the Maine Principle’s Association Heal Point Standings. Scarborough finished the regular season undefeated at 16-0 and defeated South Portland 14-6 on April 24.

 

Work progresses on South Portland High School renovation project

 

Contractors and construction workers continued progress on the South Portland High School renovation project. During the week of May 21 to 25, workers removed trees and stumps where the new primary power feed will be located.

Routine use of the area near the auditorium was restricted while the work was being done. Griffin Electric employees also worked in the kitchen and café areas to open up a route above the temperature and electrical feed. Work began on the reconstruction project the week of May 14 after a groundbreaking ceremony May 7. The length of the project is expected to be about two years, with renovations finishing in late 2014.

 

– Compiled by Staff Writer Jack Flagler

 

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