Talk:Fairfield County, Connecticut

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Unsourced & essentially wrong[edit]

I refer to following passage:

"The Taconic Mountains and the Berkshire Mountains ranges of the Appalachian Mountains run through Fairfield County. The Taconics begin roughly in Ridgefield and the Berkshires begin roughly in Northern Trumbull, both running north to Litchfield County and beyond. A portion of the Taconics also is in rural Greenwich and rural North Stamford in Fairfield County and run north into Westchester County, New York, eventually re-entering Fairfield County in Ridgefield. Also a small portion of the Appalachian Trail runs through the county. The Appalachian Trail enters Connecticut in the northernmost and least populous town in the county, Sherman, and moves east into Litchfield County which encompasses the majority of the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut. The section of the Taconic Mountains range that runs through Greenwich and North Stamford of Fairfield County is also the part of the Appalachians that is closest to the coast out of the entire Appalachian Mountains."

In general, the Berkshires are on the east side of the Housatonic, regardless of where one thinks their southern end lies. Typically one thinks of the Berkshires as a part of Massachusetts, occasionally northwestern Connecticut.

To say the Taconic Mountains run through Greenwich and North Stamford is silly & plainly contradicts statement in the immediately earlier sentence that they begin in Ridgefield (also doubtful).

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)