To the Editor:
I was stunned recently to find that the Kid’s Place water fountain at the Bridgewater playground [on Commons Way] had been removed and replaced with a large Pepsi vending machine hawking, of all things, unhealthy soft drinks to our kids.
In today’s depressing economy, families should not be forced into buying products from a vending machine when the water fountain previously worked well to serve our community.
I contacted the mayor’s office regarding this concern, but never received a reply and hope that Patch can make this issue visible and restore the water fountain.
Vending machines like this have no place in our community-based playgrounds and schools.