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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. Slippery Commute: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Fairfield County

    Slippery Commute: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Fairfield County residents should prepare for a potentially slippery commute on Monday morning, after the National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southern Connecticut. The advisory is in effect from 10 p.m. Sunday until 7 a.m. Monday as another round of winter weather moves through the area overnight. What should you expect? Light freezing ...

  2. Huge Condo Fire, Revolutionary Mexican Fare Top Week's News In New Canaan

    Huge Condo Fire, Revolutionary Mexican Fare Top Week's News In New Canaan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A massive fire ripped through a 54-unit condo building in Norwalk on Monday afternoon, causing widespread damage and leaving over 100 people homeless. Even as residents rallied to help those affected by collecting needed items and money, Investigators said the fire was caused by carelessly discarded smoking materials. Thankfully, no serious injuries were ...

  3. Stamford Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In Crash On Thanksgiving Eve

    Stamford Man, 20, Charged With Manslaughter In Crash On Thanksgiving Eve

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A 20-year-old Stamford man has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the crash of a speeding BMW near Scalzi Park that killed a teenager on Thanksgiving Eve, police said. Kadeem Mitchell, of St. Benedicts Circle, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on a warrant after he was released from medical treatment, police said. Related story: Teen Killed, Driver ...

  4. Grant From Fairfield Will Help Swim ‘N Surf Take The Plunge To Expand

    Grant From Fairfield Will Help Swim ‘N Surf Take The Plunge To Expand

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Swim ‘N Surf of Fairfield is ready to take the plunge to expand and diversify its product line, thanks to a micro-enterprise assistance grant from the Fairfield Department of Community & Economic Development. The grant will allow Swim ‘N Surf to add a new collection of activewear to the store, which has been a fixture in downtown Fairfield since 2006. It sells ...

  5. Police: 2 Teens Arrested In Bridgeport In A Jeep Stolen Out Of Greenwich

    Police: 2 Teens Arrested In Bridgeport In A Jeep Stolen Out Of Greenwich

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Two Bridgeport teens were arrested early Saturday when they were found driving around the city in a Jeep stolen out of Greenwich, the Connecticut Post said. Officers spotted the Jeep on Reservoir Avenue at about 5 a.m., and the two 16-year-olds try to flee on foot after stopping, the Post said.  Both teens were apprehended and charged with first-degree larceny, ...

  6. Firefighters Keep Blaze From Spreading From Garage To Home In Monroe

    Firefighters Keep Blaze From Spreading From Garage To Home In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — Firefighters were able to keep a fire that erupted in a garage from spreading to the attached home on Saturday morning, Monroe firefighters said in a Facebook post. The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department were busy on Saturday. At 7:40 a.m., firefighters were alerted to smoke in the residence at 7 Osborne Lane. While enroute, emergency dispatch advised units that there was ...

  7. Eight Streets Affected By Water Main Break In New Canaan

    Eight Streets Affected By Water Main Break In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — About 50 customers in New Canaan were without water Saturday morning after a break in an 8-inch water pipe at 5 Old Norwalk Road, according to the New Canaan Advertiser. The break was affecting water service on eight streets: Old Norwalk Road, Lincoln Drive, Hollywood Avenue, Holly Road, Old Kings Highway, Birchwood Avenue, Anthony Lane, and Shaker Road, the ...

  8. Olympic Bound: Ridgefield's Tucker West Named To Luge Team For USA

    Olympic Bound: Ridgefield's Tucker West Named To Luge Team For USA

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Tucker West, who learned the sport of luge on a track built in the backyard of his Ridgefield home by his father, will be making his second trip to the Olympics. West was the youngest man ever to represent the U.S. in luge when he went to the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.  Now 22, West is heading to the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, as the top ...

  9. Westport Library Earns Five-Star Rating With Renovation Project Underway

    Westport Library Earns Five-Star Rating With Renovation Project Underway

    WESTPORT, Conn. — For the third year in a row, the Westport Library has earned the prestigious Five-Star Status from the Library Journal, the nation’s premier publication for libraries. "This award is a welcome recognition of the library team’s work and it is a great honor to be designated again this year," Westport Library Executive Director Bill Harmer aid.This annual ...

  10. Hatter Pride: DHS Grad Recalls 'How Danbury Wrestling Defined My Life'

    Hatter Pride: DHS Grad Recalls 'How Danbury Wrestling Defined My Life'

    DANBURY, Conn. — Ryan Peterson, head coach of the Danbury Wrestling elementary team, is recruiting new members.Zach Tepper, a 2013 Danbury High grad, wrote the following piece about how Danbury Wrestling defined his life."It’s difficult to describe what a significant influence Danbury Wrestling has had on my life. It would be an understatement to say that it merely shaped my life; ...

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