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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut

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. 15 Public Fairfield County High Schools Among Top 50 For Athletes In CT

    15 Public Fairfield County High Schools Among Top 50 For Athletes In CT

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A total of 15 schools in Fairfield County are among the best 50 public high schools for athletes in Connecticut – including Fairfield Warde High School, which ranks first – according to a new list released by Niche.com.The website analyzes data sets and reviews to produce rankings, report cards and profiles for schools, colleges and places to live.The 2018 ...

  2. Top News In Newtown: DMV Worker Arrested, Best Friends Killed In Crash

    Top News In Newtown: DMV Worker Arrested, Best Friends Killed In Crash

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The arrest of a DMV worker in Bridgeport on charges of stealing money and the death of two best friends in a head-on crash on Route 1 in Norwalk topped the week's news in Fairfield County. Here are the top stories of the week, as reported by Daily Voice: Kimberly Brown of Bridgeport was arrested after police said she stole $79,000 while working for the DMV by ...

  3. Fire Erupts Laundry Room Of Home In Fairfield

    Fire Erupts Laundry Room Of Home In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A fire broke out in the laundry room of a Fairfield home on Saturday, but quick action by the homeowner kept it from spreading, according to the Fairfield Fire Department. The homeowner closed interior doors, preventing the smoke and fire from extending into the $650,000 single-family home on Lampwick Lane, according to a Facebook post from the fire department.Upon ...

  4. Sunrise Senior Living Saves Historic Wilton Barn Before Construction Starts

    Sunrise Senior Living Saves Historic Wilton Barn Before Construction Starts

    WILTON, Conn. — Young’s Nursery is gone, but a historic 19th-century barn on the Wilton property will be saved and donated to the Wilton Historical Society. Sunrise Senior Living, which is about to begin construction on its new assisted living community on the property at 211 Danbury Road/Route 7, is preserving the historic barn. “This was simply the right thing to do, and we are ...

  5. College Application 101: Trumbull High Offers Guidance To Parents, Students

    College Application 101: Trumbull High Offers Guidance To Parents, Students

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — School Superintendent Gary Cialfi hosted a forum for Trumbull High School students and their parents last week to help them better understand what colleges seek in their incoming students.Eight students were presenters — four recent THS graduates and four seniors. All said Trumbull High is a great academic resource, and all took advantage of and applaud its wide range ...

  6. How Much Rain Did You Get? Town-By-Town Totals For Fairfield County

    How Much Rain Did You Get? Town-By-Town Totals For Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Some parts of Fairfield County saw over 3 inches of rain in the pounding storm that pelted Connecticut on a dreary Friday. At least it wasn't snow! But it was enough rain to wash away most of the snow from a storm a week ago.  How much rain did your town get? Here are rainfall totals from the National Weather Service for the Friday morning into Saturday morning ...

  7. Video: Bridgeport Police Ask For Help Identifying Arson Suspects

    Video: Bridgeport Police Ask For Help Identifying Arson Suspects

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police are seeking help in identifying the suspects in two attempted arsons at Sunshine Kitchen on Park Avenue in the past week. Bridgeport posted a video on YouTube from the two incidents.The first part of the video shows an incident from the night of Jan.. 9. A suspect in a dark hoodie and carrying a gas container walks up and starts a fire on the ...

  8. Metro-North Train Hits Unoccupied Car On Danbury Branch In Redding

    Metro-North Train Hits Unoccupied Car On Danbury Branch In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — A Metro-North train hit an unoccupied car on the tracks in Redding along the Danbury Branch late Friday, according to the News-Times.  No injuries were reported in the incident, but train service was suspended until early Saturday, the News-Times said. The accident happened at about 11:25 p.m. Friday at the crossing at Topstone Road in Redding, the News-Times ...

  9. Fight Breaks Out At Trinity Vs. Norwalk High Basketball Game

    Fight Breaks Out At Trinity Vs. Norwalk High Basketball Game

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A coach was issued a summons and one player was injured when a fight broke out Friday at a freshman boys basketball game between Trinity Catholic and Norwalk High, according to the Connecticut Post. The junior varsity and varsity games were then postponed at Trinity, the Post said. A rough play during the game led to a brief fight, but a larger fight broke out after ...

  10. Fan Frenzy: Camila Cabello To Sign Debut Album At Westfield Trumbull Mall

    Fan Frenzy: Camila Cabello To Sign Debut Album At Westfield Trumbull Mall

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Her debut solo album just dropped on Friday — and now you can get her to sign your copy at the FYE at the Westfield Trumbull Mall.  Hit singer Camila Cabello will appear from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the music store in celebration of her self-titled album, "CAMILA."Just hours after its release, her album topped the iTunes Top 100 in over 90 countries ...

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