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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. 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 ...

  2. $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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Two Busted With Unmarked Heroin In Fast-Food Parking Lot In Stamford

    Two Busted With Unmarked Heroin In Fast-Food Parking Lot In Stamford

    STAMFORD — Stamford officers operating on a tip arrested two people in the parking lot of fast-food restaurant while they were making a heroin delivery, police said. On Dec. 7, officers in the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad staked out the McDonald's on East Main Street, Capt. Richard Conklin said.A man matching the suspect’s description in a Ford Expedition threw an object onto the ...

  5. 3 Arrested, Large Amount Of Pot Seized In Bust Of Home In Norwalk

    3 Arrested, Large Amount Of Pot Seized In Bust Of Home In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Thick smoke from the burning of a significant amount of marijuana greeted Norwalk officers as they executed a search-and-seizure warrant Tuesday at a Norwalk residence, police said. Officers from the Special Services Division executed the warrant at 8 Muffin Lane, and Zachary Fisher, Sean Michalski and Michael Doyle were found inside, police said . The kitchen area was ...

  6. Paris Firm Buys Westfield Trumbull Mall As Part Of $16 Billion Deal

    Paris Firm Buys Westfield Trumbull Mall As Part Of $16 Billion Deal

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Westfield Trumbull Mall will soon have a new owner as part of a nearly $16 billion transaction announced Tuesday.The Australian-based Westfield Corp. has been acquired by Unibail-Rodamco, headquartered in Paris, for $15.7 billion.Westfield Corp. owns 30 malls in the country, including the Westfield Trumbull Mall and the shopping center at the World Trade ...

  7. Sandy Hook Promise Releases Video On Warning Signs Ahead Of 5th Anniversary

    Sandy Hook Promise Releases Video On Warning Signs Ahead Of 5th Anniversary

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Just days before the fifth anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Newtown, the nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise has released a powerful public service announcement showing the warning signs of gun violence. In the video, which is posted above and on YouTube, a reporter does a story for “Tomorrow’s News,” explaining the details of another mass casualty shooting ...

  8. Norwalk Woman Charged With Reckless Driving In Rollover Crash In New Canaan

    Norwalk Woman Charged With Reckless Driving In Rollover Crash In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A Norwalk woman was charged with reckless driving and drunken driving in connection with a rollover crash in New Canaan last month, police said. Emily Anne Hogan, 37, of 500 West Ave., was arrested late Monday afternoon after turning herself in to police on an active warrant. The one-car crash occurred just after 9 p.m. Nov. 21 near 120 Parade Hill Road in New ...

  9. First Flu Fatality Of The Season Reported In Connecticut

    First Flu Fatality Of The Season Reported In Connecticut

    Connecticut is reporting the first flu-related fatality of the season, the state Department of Public Health announced. The latest update from the Public Health Department reports that 197 people in Connecticut have tested positive for flu so far this season, and "one influenza-associated death in an individual greater than 65 years of age has been reported."No further details ...

  10. Photos: Dozens Left Homeless After Huge Fire At Norwalk Condo Building

    Photos: Dozens Left Homeless After Huge Fire At Norwalk Condo Building

    NORWALK, Conn. — Dozens of people were left homeless after a massive fire ripped through a four-story condo building in Norwalk on Monday evening, officials said.  The fire in the building at 100 Richards Ave. began at about 4:30 p.m. and quickly spread through the StoneWood Condominium, with flames shooting through the roof and heavy smoke visible for blocks, according to witnesses. No ...

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