CuriousCT - Ask The Day

At The Day, we strive to cover stories our readers care about. Now, through our new project Curious CT, we're making it easier for you to tell us what you want to know about people, places and issues in southeastern Connecticut. All you have to do is submit your question in the form below.

Not sure what to ask? You can ask questions big or small, such as: "Who's the biggest taxpayer in Groton?" or "How often do legislators travel outside of Connecticut for work?" or "What's the average wait time at the local DMV?"

After each submission period, we'll select a few questions and kick it back to you, the readers, to vote on your favorite. Once a winner is selected by reader votes, we'll contact the person who submitted the winning question to be part of the reporting process, if they so desire. Then we'll report back what we learn. This could be in a story, a podcast, a video or a combination.

 

Our next CuriousCT story:

We are currently working on our next CuriousCT stories based on the following questions:

  What is happening to the former 3 par golf course in Groton.

  What happened to the fish mural on the Niantic Center grammar school? It was removed at the start of renovations but has not been returned.

  What is happening with the State Street Saloon?

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Here's how it works:

Submit your question


Past CuriousCT stories

CuriousCT: Tribes' slot payments end up in state's General Fund, municipal coffers

A CuriousCT respondent suggested The Day provide a “thorough accounting” of the slot-machine revenue the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes have been forking over to the state for the better part of three decades.

Readers curious about taxes, union membership, slot revenue

Readers seem to have government on their minds, so we've culled these four questions for you to consider in our next round of CuriousCT voting.

Where the heck is Mystic? And other pressing questions

Since The Day started CuriousCT in February, readers have submitted more than 350 questions. These three questions we're calling "This and That."

Connecticut tops continental U.S. in electricity prices: what gives?

The average retail price of electricity in Connecticut is 17.55 cents per kilowatt hour, about 7 cents higher than the national average. Here are some reasons why.

Bill libraries in Groton, Ledyard united by family history

Two libraries, commonly mistaken for each other, are connected by family history.

Restaurants stand long vacant in Old Lyme, North Stonington

As part of The Day's CuriousCT initiative, we've received quite a few questions about specific buildings in the area. Today, we're answering questions about two area properties.

Two boats: one grounded, one sank

CuriousCT answers to marine-related questions.

Bins to bales: Recycling 'still working' despite fiscal stress

As part of The Day's CuriousCT initiative, we answered Gales Ferry resident Bob Gwin's question: What really happens to all the material in our recycling bins?

Examining 27 years of taxes and spending

As part of The Day's CuriousCT initiative, Ledyard resident Bill Hakkinen asked about state taxes and expenditures since 1991.

What's the deal with that place? (Part 2)

CuriousCT readers are wondering about blighted properties in Groton and Quaker Hill, an abononed restaurant in Noank and a proposed restaurant on a pier in New London.

How does school spending break down?

This was the question a Lyme resident asked as part of The Day's CuriousCT initiative.

What’s the Deal with That Place?

As part of The Day's CuriousCT initiative, we've received quite a few questions about specific buildings in the area. Today, we're answering four readers' questions and plan on tackling more in the future.

City tackles blight but holds off on fines

The city has not handed out a single blight-related fine in at least a year, a fact that city officials claim has not hindered the success of an initiative designed to address quality-of-life issues.

Shedding light on New London's blight enforcement

Clifford Marlow doesn’t make a habit of driving around the city with a clipboard and camera to document properties not adhering to the city’s property maintenance code. But he takes pride in his Ocean Avenue property and is frustrated...

The rise and fall of the Capitol Theater

The old movie palace hovers in an open-ended afterlife, stuck between sepia-toned dreams of yesterday and the imagined promise of tomorrow.

CuriousCT: Does state lottery revenue support local schools?

The Connecticut Lottery Corp. turned over $345 million in last fiscal year, none of it earmarked for anything specific.