Student heavy-equipment operators from Westbrook Regional Vocational Center last- John C.L. Morgan
week were geared up as they constructed a parking lot at the sports dome in
Gorham. "This is the real thing," Ellis Oliver, a Westbrook senior, said just
before he climbed up into the cab of a gigantic, half-million-dollar dump truck.
Oliver was one of several students in the crew, most who arrived in a Westbrook
school bus at the non-profit YourSpace in Gorham to man heavy equipment donated
by local companies for use on the project. The students excavated, relocated,
leveled and rolled materials, shaping a parking lot.
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