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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut ktensa@dailyvoice.com

Karen has lived and worked in Connecticut for more than two decades. Her professional experience includes more than a decade of work as the news editor at The Advocate in Stamford and reporting and editing stints on the staff of The Hartford Courant, among others. She is dedicated to writing local news, enjoying winter sports and reading nonfiction books.

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  1. Coast Guard Marks Anniversary Of Death Of Former Ridgefield Student In Iraq

    Coast Guard Marks Anniversary Of Death Of Former Ridgefield Student In Iraq

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Members of the Coast Guard held a ceremony to honor and celebrate the life of a former Ridgefield High student who was killed 13 years ago in a military attack off the coast of Iraq.Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan "Nate" Bruckenthal, a former Ridgefield resident, was killed April 24, 2004. He was 24. The ceremony was held Friday at Station Eatons Neck on ...

  2. Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Fiery Car Crash In New Fairfield

    Driver Killed, Passenger Injured In Fiery Car Crash In New Fairfield

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A fiery car crash on Route 39 near a bar in New Fairfield early Sunday left the driver dead and a passenger in the hospital with serious injuries, according to the News-Times.  The car was southbound on Route 39 at 12:50 a.m. when it hit a utility pole and burst into flames near the ICONS Sports Bar, state police told the News-Times. Route 39 was closed until ...

  3. Man Shot To Death, Truck Stuck On Tracks Top Week's News In New Canaan

    Man Shot To Death, Truck Stuck On Tracks Top Week's News In New Canaan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Here are some of the top stories of the past week from across Fairfield County as reported by Daily Voice — in case you missed it.Metro-North service was blocked on the Danbury Branch on Monday afternoon when an orange moving van got stuck on a hump in the tracks at Long Ridge Road at the West Redding train service. It took a tow truck and props under the ...

  4. Duo Hit Home Depots Across Fairfield County In Crime Spree, Police Say

    Duo Hit Home Depots Across Fairfield County In Crime Spree, Police Say

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Through an elaborate merchandise-returning scheme, a couple from New York stole about $33,000 worth of items from a dozen Home Depots across Fairfield and New Haven counties, state police said. Kenneth Mathews, 31, and Marissa Ghiazza, 28, both of Brewster and formerly of Bridgeport, were arrested Friday on warrants after a 3-month-long investigation by state ...

  5. Darien's Phyllis Pagano, 91, Part Of Pagano’s Seafood Family

    Darien's Phyllis Pagano, 91, Part Of Pagano’s Seafood Family

    DARIEN, Conn. — Phyllis Elizabeth Pagano, a longtime Darien resident, died Monday, April 17, in Jupiter, Fla. She was 91. Pagano worked  at Pitney Bowes, retiring after 41 years of service. She also enjoyed 15 years of part-time work at the Rolling Hills Country Club. While working, she attended and graduated from Sacred Heart University with an associate's degree in paralegal ...

  6. Driver Runs Red Light; Ambulance Crashes Into Tree In Bridgeport

    Driver Runs Red Light; Ambulance Crashes Into Tree In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A teenager is facing charges after running a red light and causing an ambulance to crash into a tree early Saturday in Bridgeport, according to multiple media reports.The crash happened on North Avenue near Wood Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. when the ambulance veered to avoid colliding with the teen's car, then struck a parked car and a tree, WFSB-TV said. Two EMTs ...

  7. Fans Of Alpaca Gnomes Mourn Death Of Bass Player In Newtown Crash

    Fans Of Alpaca Gnomes Mourn Death Of Bass Player In Newtown Crash

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The members of the Alpaca Gnomes and its fans are mourning the death of the band's bass player in a motorcycle crash in Newtown. Martin V. Amidon IX, 37, a Newtown resident, died late Tuesday afternoon in one-vehicle crash at 195 Riverside Road in Sandy Hook, police said."Thank you for your kindness and outpouring of support and love during this difficult ...

  8. Want A Swiss Army Knife? Victorinox Opens Monroe Warehouse For Sale

    Want A Swiss Army Knife? Victorinox Opens Monroe Warehouse For Sale

    MONROE, Conn. — Have you always wanted an authentic Swiss Army knife? Do you like the Victorinox brand and its high-tech outdoorsy products? Shoppers looking for bargains will find that prices have been slashed at the spring warehouse sale at the Victorinox Swiss Army's headquarters in Monroe"Our Spring Warehouse sale has begun! We hope those who live nearby are able to join ...

  9. Family, Friends Mourn 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Killed In Bridgeport

    Family, Friends Mourn 33-Year-Old Stamford Man Killed In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A GoFundMe effort was launched Thursday afternoon to pay for the memorial service for a 33-year-old Stamford man who was shot to death just hours earlier in downtown Bridgeport.Bridgeport police identified the victim of the fatal shooting as Max Antoine. He was shot in the torso while crossing McLevy Green in downtown Bridgeport after a party at an undisclosed ...

  10. Best Birthday Ever: Trumbull Teacher Celebrates With Unicorn Frappuccino

    Best Birthday Ever: Trumbull Teacher Celebrates With Unicorn Frappuccino

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — At Starbucks, you get a free drink on your birthday. On Thursday, Heatherly Law made the most of that offer by picking up a special limited-edition Unicorn Frappuccino.  The preschool teacher even matched her outfit — and her glittery nail polish — to the multi-colored sugary drink, which has been causing quite a commotion on social media since its debut ...

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