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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. Mosquito Infected With West Nile Confirmed In Another Fairfield County Town

    Mosquito Infected With West Nile Confirmed In Another Fairfield County Town

    MONROE, Conn. — Mosquitoes trapped at the Garder Road trapping station in Monroe last week tested positive for West Nile virus, according to a state Mosquito Management Program statement released Monday night.This is the first positive test for West Nile in Monroe identified by the state Agricultural Experiment Station this year, said Dr. Philip Armstrong, director of the ...

  2. Designs Sought For Memorial To 26 Victims Of Sandy Hook School Shooting

    Designs Sought For Memorial To 26 Victims Of Sandy Hook School Shooting

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Design submissions are now being accepted for a permanent memorial to the 20 first-graders and six educators killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012.Kyle Lyddy, chairman of the Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission, said they are looking for a design that will be sensitive to everyone affected by the tragedy.“With your ...

  3. Shop A Mile In Her Shoes: Trumbull Event Supports Important Message

    Shop A Mile In Her Shoes: Trumbull Event Supports Important Message

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Trumbull Police Department, in cooperation with The Center for Family Justice and the Westfield Trumbull shopping mall, is holding its second annual Shop A Mile In Her Shoes event on Saturday, Sept. 30, on the eve of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.Also sponsored by the Trumbull Rotary Club, Shop a Mile was launched last year by Trumbull Police Chief Michael ...

  4. Two Houses Damaged In Huge 5-Alarm Fire Near Stamford Hospital

    Two Houses Damaged In Huge 5-Alarm Fire Near Stamford Hospital

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Two houses were severely damaged in a massive five-alarm fire near Stamford Hospital on Monday evening, according to firefighters.The large fire broke out at about 5:30 p.m. Monday in a home at 46 Alden St. and spread to a second home in the densely populated neighborhood beside the hospital, firefighters said. Stamford firefighters were battling the massive blaze for ...

  5. Update: Two Homes Burning In 5-Alarm Fire Near Stamford Hospital

    Update: Two Homes Burning In 5-Alarm Fire Near Stamford Hospital

    Updated: STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford firefighters were battling a massive five-alarm blaze that had engulfed at least two houses on Alden Street, near Stamford Hospital, into Monday evening, according to Twitter reports from the fire department."All companies [will be] operating for some time," the Stamford Fire Department said via Twitter @SFDPIO.The fire was first reported on ...

  6. Fairfield Man Seeks Help Burying Mom, Who Was Murdered By Boyfriend In Va.

    Fairfield Man Seeks Help Burying Mom, Who Was Murdered By Boyfriend In Va.

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 24-year-old Fairfield man is asking for help in bringing his 40-year-old mother back to Connecticut after she was murdered in a domestic violence hit-and-run in Virginia."This past weekend, I lost my mother unexpectedly to domestic violence. She was taken from this world tragically and way too soon," Joseph Muratori said in a post on a GoFundMe page. His ...

  7. Man Charged With Interfering With Police Probe Into Death Of Easton Man

    Man Charged With Interfering With Police Probe Into Death Of Easton Man

    EASTON, Conn. — A Waterbury man is facing charges of interfering with police in the investigation into the untimely death of an Easton man last month, police said. Nicholas Goyer, 33, of 30 Wyoming Ave., Waterbury, turned himself in to police on Sept. 18 after learning there was a warrant for his arrest, police said. Goyer was charged with tampering with evidence, interfering with ...

  8. Police: Danbury Drug Dealer Busted; 'Substantial Quantity' Of Drugs Found

    Police: Danbury Drug Dealer Busted; 'Substantial Quantity' Of Drugs Found

    DANBURY, Conn. — A 24-year-old suspected drug dealer was busted on a host of charges after officers with a warrant stopped a car he was a passenger in on Main Street, police said.  On Saturday, members of the Danbury Police Department’s Special Investigations Division were conducting a surveillance of Jason Allan Perez of 70 Town Hill Ave., police said. Perez was stopped on Main Street ...

  9. Funeral Services Set For Drowning Victim, 17, Fairfield Ludlowe Student

    Funeral Services Set For Drowning Victim, 17, Fairfield Ludlowe Student

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Funeral services have been scheduled for Nagee S. Crowder, the17-year-old senior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School who drowned earlier this month. Nagee died Saturday, Sept. 16, after being pulled from the water of Perry Hill Pond in Fairfield. Several juveniles were swimming in the pond that day, and Nagee jumped into the water from a paddleboard at about 6 p.m., ...

  10. Get In Line: Chick-Fil-A Sets Date For Big Opening In Norwalk

    Get In Line: Chick-Fil-A Sets Date For Big Opening In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Can't wait any longer? The new Chick-Fil-A has set they date for its grand opening. The long-anticipated Chick-Fil-A, located at 467 Connecticut Ave. will throw open its doors to its fans finally on Thursday, Oct. 19, the restaurant announced on Facebook. And you might want to get Wednesday, Oct. 18, off from work. The restaurant plans to hold the chain's traditional ...

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