Readers Respond: 6 views on Common Ground, Common Good

Many readers have responded with praise and gratitude for the new Common Ground, Common Good feature in Commentary, and for Sen. Olympia Snowe's inaugural column. We've collected some of their remarks here.

2. Common ground in Maine

Bravo on your new feature in the Monitor’s Commentary section called, “Common Ground, Common Good”! And the first commentary by Olympia Snowe of Maine most certainly hit the mark about the necessity to find common ground for the common good. It struck me as quite serendipitous, therefore, when I read about the long-term and amazing struggle of several public and private parties in Maine with very different agendas as they came together to revitalize the life of the Penobscot River against all odds of it ever happening. The report by Virginia Wright was published in the October issue of Down East, the Magazine of Maine.

Successful collaborations like this one need to be made known to all thinking people in positions to get things done for the common good. It deserves to be celebrated as to what can be accomplished when caring people commit to working together to solve problems.

Thanks for continuing to supply the concerned public with fresh and thought provoking ideas on how to most effectively and peacefully benefit the world’s citizens.

Nancy Root

Lansdale, Penn.

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