I am outraged by The Day's editorial, "Water, water everywhere - except water fountains (Aug. 9) and David Collins' column, "Water fountains dry up at rest areas," (Aug. 8).
These rest areas serve as visitor centers but the state and food plazas do not seem to be going out of their way to make them welcoming ones. To get a drink, a thirsty traveler must buy a soda or bottle of water.
Alternatively, perhaps they could cup their hands and get a drink out of a restroom faucet. I doubt the fast-food places would be willing to give away cups for this purpose. One can only conclude that the state and the fast-food franchises want to make money even at the risk of alienating tourists to Connecticut.
The last I heard was that our gas prices were the highest in the contiguous United States because of taxation, another bad mark. Is the Nutmeg State deliberately antagonizing people? It's working out that way with me, and I live here.