To the Editor:

Every gas station in my town charges the same amount for gasoline and when, due to outside circumstances, gas prices go up, they all go up in unison to the same level.

The price is higher than in any surrounding neighborhood, including those in bordering New York towns.

When I asked a Hess station manager about this phenomenon, she said the owner just told her to charge what all other stations were charging at the time.

She mentioned, too, that his station in Bristol was not engaging in this practice, where prices fluctuated normally.

This collusion appears to violate anti-trust acts in its common-sense interpretation and in its longstanding practice.

Can someone help the people of this town address this odious practice and punish these gougers?

Any more information wanted, take a spin around town some day.

Robert Weston

New Milford