Talk:Fairfield County, Connecticut

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Delete all articles on CT "counties"[edit]

Oh my god. Please. They are a waste of space, and embarrassing to the people of CT. Kind of like counties themselves.

Thousand Islands of Reservoir[edit]

I removed this section since these aren't towns and more importanly, none of these places are built near a reservoir. I see it has been put back. Can anyone provide a source for this? Rigel0 (talk) 02:40, 17 September 2010 (UTC) I also can't seem to find where "Stony Islands" is. I think this addition is a hoax. Rigel0 (talk) 02:57, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

Redundant, useless, and excessive knowledge[edit]

I find much of the information in this article either redundant, excessive, or of little use. Especially for a state where counties play such a little roll. This article really needs to be cleaned up. I find most of the information in the Government section to be useless. To sum it up in a nutshell, one could just say that county governments were eliminated in Connecticut in 1960. State Sheriff's continued to be organized at the county level until 2000. Redding and Easton have a joint school district. Other than that everything in that article is excessive, much of it is common-knowledge. Many of the external links should not be there IMHO, this is a wikipedia page not a link directory. 67.87.55.248 (talk) 02:45, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Closing merge: Consensus is that the scope of the pages is not identical. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 13:45, 28 February 2012 (UTC) (UTC)

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Merge[edit]

I am proposing that Greater Bridgeport be merged into this article. My reason is that Greater Bridgeport is redundant of Fairfield County as Greater Bridgeport is the same thing as Fairfiled County. OIFA (talk) 03:33, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose - Greater Bridgeport does not include Greater Danbury, which is also in Fairfield County, and only consists of the 5 towns surrounding Bridgeport. Only the MSA includes the whole county. Thus these are two different things. Best, Markvs88 (talk) 03:51, 19 November 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose - I agree with Markvs that Greater Bridgeport does not encompass a large enough geographic area for inclusion into the Fairfield County article. The article itself should definitely be expanded and organized to mirror the Greater New Haven article, which I feel is pretty well organized for such a broad topic. Lrkleine (talk) 21:37, 7 January 2012 (UTC)