The Connecticut state government: Fishers Island, NY should be part of Connecticut again!
  • Petitioned The Connecticut state government

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The Connecticut state government
Connecticut Governor
Connecticut State Senate
Connecticut State House
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Connecticut
Gov. Dannel Malloy
Connecticut
Sen. Richard Blumenthal
Connecticut
Sen. Chris Murphy
Connecticut-02
Rep. Joe Courtney

The Connecticut state government: Fishers Island, NY should be part of Connecticut again!

    1. Petition by

      William Vincent

      Meriden, CT

Fishers Island was at one time part of Connecticut. In 1879, it became recognized as part of New York, despite its proximity to Connecticut, and Connecticut's claims to the island that date back to John Winthrop, Jr. in the 1600s, as stated in colony's Charter. Fishers Island has many more connections to Connecticut than it does to New York.

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    1. NY State Troopers in CT

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      Ever see a New York State trooper on I-95 and wonder why he/she was there? Most likely, he/she was on his/her way to Fishers Island. The only way for state troopers to get to Fishers Island is to go through Connecticut.

    2. Reached 50 signatures
    3. from fishersisland.net

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      A joint commission in 1889 finally resolved the ownership dispute between Connecticut and New York. Since then, Fishers Island has been a hamlet of New York, despite its close proximity and later ferry connection to Connecticut.

    4. Reached 25 signatures
    5. How about recycling on the island?

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      The islanders act like Connecticut residents. Check out the link:

    6. FI trash in Wallingford, CT!

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      The Island's trash gets transported to Connecticut. Wallingford is the lucky recipient.
      Help make Fishers Island part of CT!

    7. FI School 9-12 students coming to Connecticut?

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      Check out this survey being taken concerning Fishers Island School.

    8. New Londoners think Fishers Island should be part of Connecticut

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      The first line from the "New London Gazette" reads as follows: It is obvious to anyone looking at a map that Fishers Island Should be part of Connecticut and not New York.
      ...

    9. New London Main Street...

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      New London, CT is hoping to attract tourists from Fishers Island.

    10. Long distance

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      Fishers Island is the only point in Suffolk County, NY for which long distance fees are charged for phone calls from the greater New York City area.

    11. How mail gets to Fire Island...

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      Fire Island has a Connecticut zip code! Read this New York Times article:

    12. Charles B. Ferguson

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      One of Fishers Island's most famous artists, Charles B. Ferguson, taught at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, worked in New Britain, CT, and lived in Bloomfield, CT.

    13. Fishers Island Hospital?

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      There is no such thing as Fishers Island Hospital. Fishers Island residents need to go to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London, CONNECTICUT (860) 442-0711.

      Check out the directory for the attached link. You'll see lots of 860 numbers. (860 is a Connecticut area code by the way.)

    14. The Fishers Island School athletics schedule

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      Does the Fishers Island School play against anyone in New York? Apparently not. Every team on the most recent boys' basketball schedule is from Connecticut. In fact, EVERY team sport that the school participates in plays only against CONNECTICUT teams. Isn't Fishers Island part of New York though? Let's return this island to the state to which it belongs.

      Check out the link:
      http://fishersisland.intand.com/index.php?type=list&action=reports

    15. Fishers Island Community Theater

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      The Fishers Island Community Theater is asking for help with preserving and maintaining their facility from New England Theater Service, Inc. who is located in Beacon Falls, Connecticut. (See links)

      https://www.fiferry.com/Minutes/FFITNewsletterDec2011.pdf

    16. Fishers Island Ferry

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      Most people get to Fishers Island via ferry. Guess where the only ferry that goes to Fishers Island can be found? You guessed it! Connecticut! New London to be exact.

    17. Fort H.G. Wright

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      The federal fort on Fishers Island, Fort H.G. Wright is named after a Union Civil War commander who was from - you guessed it - Connecticut! Clinton, CT in 1820 to be exact when Fishers Island was NOT part of New York.
      Check out the link:
      http://www.spiderzweb.net/~hgwright/life.html

    18. Reached 10 signatures
    19. Read the wiki page for Fishers Island.

      William Vincent
      Petition Organizer

      While it is supposed to be non-biased, this page certainly does not lead to the conclusion that Fishers Island should be part of New York. The number of factual connections (historically, geographically, and culturally) that the island has with the State of Connecticut are obvious.

      Link:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishers_Island,_New_York

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Richard Dey MANSFIELD, MA
      • 11 months ago

      Descendent of the founders

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    • William Trabakino STAMFORD, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      Why would NY even want F.I.?

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    • Scott Kirwin VERNON, CT
      • about 1 year ago

      I have a beach house in New London and often go to Fisher's

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    • William von Zehle RIDGEFIELD, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      Fishers Island was part of Connecticut and still has far more in common with that state than with New York, with all connections to the mainland through Connecticut.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Ronald Egnor UNCASVILLE, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      Fishers Island Judo Club is part of New London County Judo. They cannot participate in the Nutmeg State Games and the Empire State Games would be much more distant.

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