Prices still raise, Mass. average $3.37, up $1.42 in a year.
At noon Thursday the Speedway station on Main Street (Route 39 at Bank St.) in Harwich Center posted a price for regular gas at $3.50, but by Sunday it was lowered to $3.32. One year ago the average price for unleaded regular in Massachusetts was $1.85 a gallon, up $1.42 from September 2004.
Ironically a station in the West End of Hyannis nearest Ted Kennedy's home was charging $3.49, and some Boston suburbs now pay over $4. a gallon while pundits predict we'll be paying $6. a gallon within weeks if not days.
The national web site which audits gas prices around the country shows the lowest and highest prices in Southeastern Massachusetts in the last 84 hours. That site reveals a jump of $1. a gallon in one day in some areas, and the effect on tourism here is possible with panic at the pump already reported in the Herald, people putting off travel in fear of not being able to get gas on the road. By Sunday morning, the cheapest gas on Cape Cod was the Hess station at Rt. 137 & 39 in East Harwich at $3.09 for regular.
Now is the time for all good...
It is finally time for our senior United States Senator to change his mind about whether he will tolerate a renewable energy wind farm on the distant horizon in front of his waterfront home.
Come on, Ted, think of your place in history while you still have the chance.
Cliff Schechtman meets Alec Baldwin
Poor Cliff has only been back on Long Island editing the local fish-wrapper a few weeks and "the bloviator" is already after him. According to a story in today's Long Island Newsday actor Alec Baldwin, who grew up in Massapequa Long Island, has recorded radio spots to be aired on the local stations stressing the need to reduce Long Island's dependence on fossil fuels by adopting clean alternative energy sources, including the proposed offshore wind park in Cliff's new 'hood.
Baldwin says in the radio ads that "harvesting our offshore winds to produce pollution-free energy is a forward-looking solution that protects public health, the environment and the region's quality of life."
Stay tuned to this blog for the further adventures Cliff "Don Quixote" Schectman vs. Alec "the bloviator" Baldwin, and read the current Newsday story here.