Talk:Suffolk County, New York
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I hate to criticize what has been done here, but I think that someone needs to start all over and reorganize this page.
This entry doesn't mention Fisher's island at all, but it's part of Suffolk County. The town lists need to include it.
Fisher's Island is indeed part of Suffolk County, however, it is not a town, it is a hamlet. There are only ten towns within the County of Suffolk.
It's been 17 years since I lived there, but I believe that the proposed "new" county would consist of the five eastern towns (Riverhead, East Hampton, Southampton, Shelter Island and Southold) and has been provisionally named "Peconic" county. The idea has been kicking around for...since I left, and probably for quite a long time before that. Probably the best way to confirm this would be to review bills introduced in the State Assembly? Ellsworth 21:50, 21 Jun 2004 (UTC)
- I just changed the wording on the Peconic County mention. I felt that the wording was not neutral. I also added a link to the WP describing the process, so that we do not need to duplicate it here. Hope this meets with approval. -- Alucard (Dr.) | Talk 13:44, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
GoogleEarth shows county boundaries as extending only to 5 miles from "shore". Long Island Sound is more than 10 miles across as some points, so it seems that not every county north of Suffolk would have a water bounsary with Suffolk Co. --JimWae (talk) 20:17, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
- My source, as is almost always the case with my U.S. geographical and population information that I have provided, is the United States Census Bureau. You might take a look at their maps at  (You'll have to pick out a location in particular.) I think that they might be a little more "official" source than Google, from whom I don't know what their ultimate source is. Backspace (talk) 00:23, 23 March 2008 (UTC)
Mr JimWae I would like to add a few Photos of Long Island on the bottom We are blessed with so much water frontage and landscape views that Suffolk has to offer can I add some on the bottom titled photos ? Long Island Suffolk County photos —Preceding unsigned comment added by Praiseandworship (talk • contribs) 06:35, 7 December 2008 (UTC)
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Given the size of Stony Brook, and its importance to the economy of Suffolk, it seems odd that a picture of a very small school is being used to depict this section--JimWae (talk) 19:38, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
- I'm in favor of using Stony Brook too, I doubt any masterplan is behind the current pic from Dowling.--Neighborhoodpalmreader (talk) 01:25, 27 October 2009 (UTC)
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Suffolk County Legislature
OK. Has anyone noticed that the political distribution for the 18 legislative districts doesn't add up to 18? If there are 10 Democrats, 5 Republicans, 1 Independence Party and 1 Working Families Party, what does that add up to? For those bad in arithmetic, the answer is 17. If possible can anyone please help me find the discrepancy? Thank you. Stevenmitchell (talk) 01:51, 24 October 2013 (UTC)
For an obviously erroneous understanding of word use, a "household" is not a "housing unit". I am not going to recalculate the number of units (domiciles) per square mile, but I will mark that inclusion as wrong, since the inability of the Wikipedia contributor to recognize the difference leads to a miscalculated figure. I have not checked yet to see who is responsible for the error and ask them to fix it, but I will attempt to do so... It is a rather elementary cognitive failure. Stevenmitchell (talk) 04:34, 6 March 2014 (UTC)