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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. Light Snow May Sweep Through New Canaan In Time For Afternoon Commute

    Light Snow May Sweep Through New Canaan In Time For Afternoon Commute

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — is it too cold to snow? Nope. Temperatures will "heat up" across Fairfield County on Friday — from the teens into the mid-20s anyway. And there's a good chance of a light snowfall just in time to mess up the commute. The National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous weather outlook," calling for light snow to develop late Friday afternoon ...

  2. New Canaan Police Hosting 2nd Annual Drive To Collect Toys, Coats, Food

    New Canaan Police Hosting 2nd Annual Drive To Collect Toys, Coats, Food

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The New Canaan Police Union is hosting its second annual Toy, Coat and Food Drive on Saturday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Residents are invited to bring unopened toys, lightly worn coats and nonperishable goods to the New Canaan Playhouse at 89 Elm St.All collected items will all be given to TheVine Cottage of New Canaan for those within the community in need.This ...

  3. Westport Police: Accused Embezzler Arrested After Missing Court Date

    Westport Police: Accused Embezzler Arrested After Missing Court Date

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man charged with embezzling $23,000 from his Westport employer earlier this year was re-arrested after failing to appear for a September court date, Westport police said.Michael McCrorken, 28, turned himself in to police on Dec. 5 and was charged with first-degree failure to appear. He was held on $25,000 bond for arraignment that day in Norwalk Superior ...

  4. Monroe Native, 25, Joins New Canaan Police Force

    Monroe Native, 25, Joins New Canaan Police Force

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A Monroe native with a year of professional baseball under his belt will join the New Canaan Police Department. Robert Rizzitelli, 25, is from Monroe and is a graduate of Masuk High School. Rizzitelli was most recently employed by MEDPATH Partners as a clinical recruiter. Before that, he played one season of professional baseball for the White Sands Pupfish in the ...

  5. Homeless Man Devoted To His Dog Gets New Place To Live In Norwalk

    Homeless Man Devoted To His Dog Gets New Place To Live In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Remember Joe and his dog, Bronson? Thanks to Diana Paladino Christopher, the next chapter is unfolding in the life of the formerly homeless Norwalk man. Many in the Norwalk community banded together last winter to help Joe, who lived in his van with his black Labrador retriever. (He agreed to be identified by only his first name.) And this week, Joe will be moving into ...

  6. Darien QB Seeks Accelerated Rehabilitation In Arrest In New Canaan

    Darien QB Seeks Accelerated Rehabilitation In Arrest In New Canaan

    DARIEN, Conn. — The Darien High quarterback appeared in court Thursday to face charges from his arrest in connection with an assault of a teen in New Canaan last month, according to the Darien Times. Jack Joyce, 18, a senior at Darien High, was arrested on Thanksgiving Eve and charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer in the Nov. 6 incident. He was freed ...

  7. Fairfield County Schools Announce Delayed Starts

    Fairfield County Schools Announce Delayed Starts

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A number of schools and school districts have announced delayed starts for Thursday, Dec. 14, because of the overnight snow. Update: Bullard-Havens Technical High School in Bridgeport and Notre Dame in Fairfield are now CLOSED.Here is the list of delays for Thursday:  Bethel Public Schools: 2 Hour DelayBridgeport Public Schools: 2 Hour Delay Brookfield Public ...

  8. Wall Of Remembrance Honors Sandy Hook Shooting Victims On 5th Anniversary

    Wall Of Remembrance Honors Sandy Hook Shooting Victims On 5th Anniversary

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A Wall Of Remembrance — a temporary exhibit of photos of the victims — is on display at the Newtown Municipal Center as the town marks the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook School shooting.The black-and-white photos were installed Monday to offer a space for reflection as the town honors the 26 victims of the deadly attack on Dec. 14, 2012.A sign on a table welcomes ...

  9. $50 Million Moment: CEO Of Norwalk's Datto Makes Big Donation To Alma Mater

    $50 Million Moment: CEO Of Norwalk's Datto Makes Big Donation To Alma Mater

    NORWALK, Conn. — The CEO of a billion-dollar data protection company company based in Norwalk made a record $50 million donation to the Rochester Institute of Technology, the place where he got his start.    It's the largest donation the private college in New York has ever received.Austin McChord, a member of the Class of 2009, said RIT is where the idea for Datto came to him.“My goal ...

  10. Service Set For Vincent Aitoro, 88, Former Owner Of Norwalk Appliance Store

    Service Set For Vincent Aitoro, 88, Former Owner Of Norwalk Appliance Store

    NORWALK, Conn. — Services have been set for Vincent Aitoro, owner of Aitoro Appliance Co. until his retirement. The longtime Westport resident died on Dec. 10. He was 88. Born in Norwalk, he was the son of Anthony and Anna Signore Aitoro.Aitoro was a member of the Kiwanis Club and the Westport Y’s Men’s Club and a past member of the Silvermine Golf Club, Longshore Country Club and Shore ...

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