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 stories:

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

   Why is there still such a long wait at the DMV after the time & money spent to install the new computer system a few years ago? It seems like the wait is still just as long, if not longer.


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Past CuriousCT stories

Should we wear masks and gloves to the grocery store?

Readers ak questions about grocery shopping, people who have recovered from COVID-19, ibuprofen, and more.

Curious CT: Norwich, Old Saybrook among DMV locations with the longest wait times in the state

For The Day's Curious CT series, Stonington resident Mark Lash asked the question: "Why is there still such a long wait at the DMV after the time & money spent to install the new computer system a few years ago? It seems like the wait is still...

Former Groton golf course reverts to farmland

John Ackley had developed Birch Plain Golf Course with his brother Ted Ackley, after they gave up potato farming in the 1950s. Now it is farmland once again.

What's the deal with that vacant mill complex in New London?

New London mill complex sold; former restaurant still on the market

Go fish: Niantic school decorations gone for good

"They can't go back on," Superintendent Jeff Newton had said. "They were Styrofoam, so they crumbled." But the Board of Education is considering other exterior fish displays to commemorate the ones torn down.

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.