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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. Easton Residents Report Mailbox Vandalism Spree

    Easton Residents Report Mailbox Vandalism Spree

    EASTON, Conn. — Easton police report receiving a complaint from a resident that a number of mailboxes on their street were damaged by vandals. The complaint was made on Oct. 10, by caller who said their mailbox was damaged overnight on Saturday, Oct. 7. The caller said that several other mailboxes on the street were also damaged.

  3. Uber Designates Passenger Pickup Spot At Westfield Trumbull Mall

    Uber Designates Passenger Pickup Spot At Westfield Trumbull Mall

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — To make it easier and safer for passengers, Uber has designated a permanent spot for passenger pickup at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. The pickup area is at the East Entrance, Door 6 — between Cheesecake Factory and Target, according to Uber officials. The designation of a permanent pickup spot is part of a nationwide partnership between Uber and and the Westfield ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. Bear Sighting Reported By Easton Homeowner

    Bear Sighting Reported By Easton Homeowner

    EASTON, Conn. — An Easton resident reported a black bear sighting on Oct. 11, police said. The black bear was walking on the caller’s property toward Staples Road, police said.Multiple black bear sightings have been reported in town. On Monday, Sept. 11, a black bear was spotted in the area of Rock House Road, police said.Then on Tuesday, Sept.12, multiple callers to police reported a ...

  6. Crash, Stopped Car Lead To Two DUI Arrests In Easton

    Crash, Stopped Car Lead To Two DUI Arrests In Easton

    EASTON, Conn. — Easton police made two recent arrests on charges of driving under the influence — one after a crash on Route 136 and the other after a "traffic jam" on Route 59. One arrest came Oct. 10 at about 6:55 p.m. when an Easton officer saw a motor vehicle stopped in the travel portion of Route 59, impeding traffic, police said. When the officer approached to see ...

  7. Danbury Fair Mall Hosting College And Vocational Fair Tonight

    Danbury Fair Mall Hosting College And Vocational Fair Tonight

    DANBURY, Conn. — Looking for information on college? Head to the mall first. The Danbury Fair Mall will host the annual College and Vocational Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 16. It's a great way for students to gather college, vocational and military information in one spot.Representatives from more than 220 two- and four-year colleges and universities, nursing schools, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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