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  • wikify format to split into multiple articles
  • cleanup list of famous people from connecticut into a list
  • update with sources
  • copyedit history section to match with History of Connecticut article
  • verify sources for the Transportation section
  • clarify latin translation of state motto
  • expand econonmy section and represent more of the state
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Expanded History section[edit]

As of mid-May, noting the alerts on missing citations and need to expand the history section, I have done so, relying in part on the "History of Connecticut" Wikipedia page to create matching subsections. There is still much work to be done on this section -- major periods lack chronologies, including Civil-War reconstruction era, roaring 20s/Depression, and Civil Rights era.

Casoulman (talk) 16:35, 17 May 2014 (UTC)

Famous Residents section[edit]

As of mid-May, in an attempt to address the alert on improper inclusion of some people on the Famous Residents list, I have removed some whose careers did not match those of others while ensuring they were included on the Wikipedia page "list of people from Connecticut," which is a more appropriate page for their names. Several more are borderline -- namely Michael Bolton, Phil Donahue, Mia Farrow, Florence Griswold, Henry Lee, Patty LuPone, John Mayer, Marlo Thomas, and Mo Vaughn -- but I've left them intact as others clearly felt strongly enough to include them, and they have a record of excellence in their fields if not quite to match achievements or legacies of others on the list. I have no issues with anyone reviewing my edits and reinstating some that were listed; but ask that their comparative achievements be given full consideration before doing so.

Casoulman (talk) 19:11, 18 May 2014 (UTC)

Historical Population[edit]

The state of Connecticut website and its publications like the Connecticut State Register and Manual list three census taken prior to the US national census in 1790. The years and populations listed are
1756: 130,612
1774: 197,910
1782: 208,850

I have no idea how that data could be put into the table. Here are some sources:
http://vvv.sots.state.ct.us/RegisterManual/SectionVII/Population1756.htm
http://www.ct.gov/ecd/cwp/view.asp?a=1106&q=250670

AJPEG (talk) 08:05, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Recent Lead Edits[edit]

I contend the edits recently made the IP that removes New England from the lead. Yes, Connecticut is very closely related to NY, and the lead says that already, but there's no doubt that it's part of New England and it always has been considered a New England state. It retains many characteristics of a New England state, such as the heavy emphasis on towns. As it stands now, the lead doesn't mention New England at all, and that seems like an odd omission. Scarlettail (talk) 01:23, 22 June 2015 (UTC)

Who Changed the Article? Why New England first?[edit]

The article was better written months ago when it had a better compromise between CT being in metro NYC vs New England. This article reads like New England/Boston propaganda and Boston desperation to put CT in it's fold. Allow me to make the case for CT in NYC Tri-state and not NE.

CT is mostly surrounded by NY - more so than any other state. CT is in metro NYC which is a REAL region, as opposed to New England, which is more of a name CT get's NYC and NJ TV stations and media as it's LOCAL channels - ZERO from Boston or NE. CT's transportation system is designed around NYC NY Police patrol CT Boston is light years away from CT No part of CT is in the Boston metro region CT is as much NE as West VA is the south

So the bottom line is, the emphasis on CT has to be that it is in the metro NYC region first, New England second. These are the facts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 23.24.74.10 (talk) 23:01, 23 June 2015 (UTC)


Connecticut has a longer land border with Massachusetts than with New York by about 10 miles. The NYC Metro area only includes 3 of Connecticut's 8 counties - Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven. In truth, New York's influence is less than that. About the only influence NY has on New Haven County is support for its sports teams. Fairfield County and maybe parts of Litchfield County are definitely in New York's sphere of influence. The rest of the state, not so much. I certainly never watched a local NY TV station when living in New Haven County. I could be wrong, but I don't even remember there being one. New Haven and Hartford have their own local stations. Never saw a NY cop there, either. CT's transportation system is only based around NYC in lower Fairfield County. With a few exceptions, almost all major highways in the rest of the state lead to Hartford or New Haven. And, while no part of CT is in the Boston Metro region, some towns are in the Springfield Metro region. The Springfield and Hartford Metro regions are very intertwined. Windham County is included in the Worcester NECTA.
The state is split. East and North are New England. Southwest is NY-NJ-CT tristate. Nothing illustrates it more clearly than this map: https://harvardsportsanalysis.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/connalt1.png — Preceding unsigned comment added by AJPEG (talkcontribs) 03:05, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
New England propaganda? Is this serious? And I concur with the above comment. Scarlettail (talk) 11:22, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Sir above, you are incorrect and you are only injecting your own, false bias into facts. YOU wrote land border, but NY borders almost all of CT, so stop the lie. NYC's influence on CT is VERY strong and that is the reason CT's is the wealthiest state. Boston has ZERO influence on CT - it is simply too far away. New Haven County and even Hartford (city) supports NYC sports teams and New Haven County is on the Metro-North line, which I do not think that Litchfield is, so I know you are only guessing these things and are not on the ground in CT.
NHC has always had NYC channels until recently when some Hartford stations tried to get them (WNYW) kicked off of cable systems, but they remain on the former ATT uverse. New Haven's TV station would have been in the NYC market, but since it exists, they put it in the Hartford market. If you think that Metro-North is only in lower Fairfield County, than it is a safe bet that you have never been to CT! Springfield, MA is an unspectacular city with no pull and they did not even have their own TV stations until Hartford helped.
There is no split and it is uneven because no matter is the entire state of CT loved Boston teams, the fact remains that Boston sports teams are out of market teams to ALL of CT. CT's teams and markets are NYC and Hartford only.
It is not a lie to say that CT has a longer land border with MA than NY. That's true. Long Island's influence on CT so minimal that it's almost irrelevant. By most measures, CT is no longer the wealthiest state and hasn't been in several years. For example, it is 4th in GDP per Capita (5th if you include D.C.) New York's contribution to that is nothing to brag about. For a long time CT simply tried to attract high income NYC workers by offering a slightly lower top tax rate than NY. I did not claim Boston had a strong economic influence on Connecticut. No one did. That's a straw man argument. The issue is that there is a historical, cultural, and economic split within Connecticut between New York and New England. That's New England, not just Boston.
You're really going to bring up railroads? They're only a big thing in Fairfield County and I already acknowledged that CT's transportation system was based around NYC in lower Fairfield County. Trains run in other areas of the state, but they aren't used nearly as much as they are in Fairfield County. I did not say one way or the other that Litchfield was on the Metro-North line - I'm not sure why you brought that up. All I mentioned were highways going to New Haven and Hartford.
The local Fox station was out of NYC? Maybe that's why I never watched it. I rarely watched any TV, but I'm pretty sure ABC was out of New Haven and CBS was out of Hartford. Or maybe you were just getting local New York stations because you lived close to New York? I lived in the center of the state - Meriden, Wallingford, and Durham.
Most of Connecticut is included in the Red Sox, Yankees, and Mets market. All of them are subject to MLB's blackout policy in, I believe, all areas of Connecticut except Fairfield County and a few towns in Southwestern Litchfield County, where the Red Sox are not. If you live in Hartford, it's closer to go to a Red Sox game than a Yankee game. I'm not sure why you insist that the entire state is a market claimed by NY teams alone.AJPEG (talk) 05:28, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

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