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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. Stamford's Americares Honors George & Barbara Bush At Airlift, Raises $3M

    Stamford's Americares Honors George & Barbara Bush At Airlift, Raises $3M

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Americares held its 30th Airlift Benefit on Oct. 14 and honored President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush with the inaugural Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award is named for the Americares founders, ordinary citizens who saw a profound need and risked everything to make a difference. It recognizes extraordinary courage and commitment to ...

  2. Flu Season Arrives: Cases Are On The Rise In Fairfield County

    Flu Season Arrives: Cases Are On The Rise In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The flu season has begun in Connecticut, and state health officials are advising everyone to get a flu shot.Flu activity has been increasing in Connecticut since the end of August, according to the first weekly report on flu season issued last week by the state Department of Public Health.A total of 23 cases of influenza have been reported from Aug. 27 to Oct. ...

  3. Services Set For Peter Woods Sterne Sr., 57, Of Old Greenwich

    Services Set For Peter Woods Sterne Sr., 57, Of Old Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Peter Woods Sterne Sr. died Friday, Oct. 13, at his home in Old Greenwich after suffering sudden cardiac arrest. He was 57. In accordance with his wishes, his organs were donated to the New England Organ Bank to help those in need.Sterne, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, was the son of Richard Guy Sterne and the late Barbara Kenyon Sterne. He graduated from Greenwich ...

  4. Malloy Releases New ‘Bare-Bones’ Budget Proposal

    Malloy Releases New ‘Bare-Bones’ Budget Proposal

    As Connecticut enters its fourth month without a state budget, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday released his fourth proposal for the Fiscal year 2018-19 biennium. Built off the administration’s latest "compromise" budget, this new budget eliminates numerous tax increases, cuts additional spending, and pares down implementer language to focus only on structural changes ...

  5. Firefighters Tackle Small Blaze At Olympia Sports In Westport

    Firefighters Tackle Small Blaze At Olympia Sports In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport firefighters doused a blaze early Monday at Olympia Sports on Post Road East, according to Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Cohen. The fire was reported at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at 403 Post Road E., Cohen said.When the Westport Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at Olympia Sports, they found an odor of burning at the rear of the structure, ...

  6. 90-Year-Old Darien Man Killed In Car Crash

    90-Year-Old Darien Man Killed In Car Crash

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 90-year-old Darien man died in a two-car collision in Wallingford on Sunday evening, according to NBC Connecticut.Edward Carabillo of Darien was traveling west on Northfield Road at about 6:40 p.m. when he went to turn left onto South Colony Road/Route 5, according to NBC Connecticut. Carabillo's Audi collided with a Nissan Titan pickup truck headed north on South ...

  7. Woman Says Weinstein Interviewed Her For Job In Boxers At Westport Home

    Woman Says Weinstein Interviewed Her For Job In Boxers At Westport Home

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Actress, comedian and writer Sarah Ann Masse said that Harvey Weinstein was in his underwear when he interviewed her at his Westport home in 2008 for a job as a nanny, according to Variety. Masse, who was working as a nanny at that time, is the latest woman to come forward and accuse the movie mogul of sexual harassment. It is the first accusation that took place in ...

  8. Shelton Woman Files $10M Suit Against Driver In Crash That Killed Husband

    Shelton Woman Files $10M Suit Against Driver In Crash That Killed Husband

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton woman has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the driver of the other car in a head-on crash that killed her husband in July, according to the Connecticut Post. The lawsuit was filed in Milford Superior Court by Jill Kwochka says her husband, John Kwochka, died as a result of negligence and carelessness of Amanda Cashmore of Cheshire, according to the ...

  9. Don't Fall For The Jury Duty Scam, Fairfield Police Warn

    Don't Fall For The Jury Duty Scam, Fairfield Police Warn

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A new “Jury Duty” scam is going around, prompting a warning from police in Fairfield."The Jury Duty scam remains one of the most successful intimidation/imposter schemes," said a post on Facebook. "Scammers can not only get a quick payoff but also enough personal details for future identity theft."In the jury duty scam, a caller claims to be ...

  10. Sen. Murphy Talks Fair Trade In Visit To Wind Hardware In Newtown

    Sen. Murphy Talks Fair Trade In Visit To Wind Hardware In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy visited Wind Hardware in Newtown on Friday. The Democratic junior senator toured the facility and talked with employees about "making sure we have fair trade policies," according to a Tweet at @ChrisMurphyCT. Murphy had worked with Newtown-based engineering company Wind Hardware to combat trade fraud and grow business opportunities for ...

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