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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. Nor'easter Blowing In Could Dump Up To 3 Inches Of Rain On Ridgefield

    Nor'easter Blowing In Could Dump Up To 3 Inches Of Rain On Ridgefield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — At least it won't snow. But a nor'easter will bring heavy rain and fierce winds to Fairfield County by late Sunday, which could lead to power outages and flooding, and continue through early Tuesday. The storm, which will bring 1.5 to 3 inches of heavy rain to the area, will be at its strongest from late Monday morning into early Monday evening, according to ...

  2. Police: Newtown Liquor Store Robbed, Vandalized With Swastikas, Set on Fire

    Police: Newtown Liquor Store Robbed, Vandalized With Swastikas, Set on Fire

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Newtown police were searching for two men who robbed a Route 25 liquor store at gunpoint, set it on fire and painted swastikas on the back door late Saturday, forcing the owner to jump out a window to escape, police said.Officers responded at 8:30 p.m. to the Red Roster Liquor store at 113 S. Main St. on a report of a robbery, Newtown police Sgt. Aaron Bahamonde said in ...

  3. Fog First, Then Nor'easter Rolls Into Ridgefield With Heavy Rain & Wind

    Fog First, Then Nor'easter Rolls Into Ridgefield With Heavy Rain & Wind

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It's time to brace for some crazy, wet weather in Fairfield County as a nor'easter heads our way, according to the forecast from the National Weather Service. The January storm is expected to bring heavy rain and sleet to the region, along with strong, damaging winds. Starting on Sunday morning, there is a Dense Fog Advisory in effect until 10 a.m. Visibility ...

  4. Fairfield County Residents Join Hundreds Of Thousands At NYC March

    Fairfield County Residents Join Hundreds Of Thousands At NYC March

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The crowds at the Women's March on New York City were estimated at over 200,000, twice what was expected. And Fairfield County was well represented at the event. Alissa Smith of Fairfield shared some of her photos from the event. Throngs of people marched Saturday, a day after Donald Trump was inaugurated as the nation's 45th president. The event in New York ...

  5. Police Investigate After Man With Trump Sign Yells At Danbury High Students

    Police Investigate After Man With Trump Sign Yells At Danbury High Students

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police confirmed they are investigating after a man holding a Trump sign shouted obscenities at students coming out of Danbury High School on Friday afternoon.A video was posted on Twitter of the man, who carried a Trump sign over his head and yelled, "You'll be out of the country you [expletive] illegals," as he points at passing students in the ...

  6. Police: Two Men With Handguns Rob Newtown Gas Station

    Police: Two Men With Handguns Rob Newtown Gas Station

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Two men armed with handguns robbed a Newtown gas station late Friday night, police said. The robbery at the Citgo at 151 S. Main St./Route 25 was reported at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, police said. Two male suspects, each armed with a gun, stole cash from the register, police said. No injuries were reported, police said. Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to ...

  7. Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Down Embankment In Newtown

    Motorcyclist Killed In Crash Down Embankment In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A motorcyclist who was thrown from his bike was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon on Mt. Pleasant Road/Route 25 in Newtown, police said. The accident was reported at about 3 p.m. Thursday by a 911 caller, said the statement from Newtown police Sgt. Aaron Bahamonde. The crash scene was in the area of Reservoir Road, just west of the flagpole area.Police responded, ...

  8. No One Turned Away: Organizers Moving Women's March On Stamford To Park

    No One Turned Away: Organizers Moving Women's March On Stamford To Park

    STAMFORD, Conn. — With a crowd of nearly 1,000 people expected at the Women's March on Stamford set for Saturday, organizers are scrambling to move the event to Mill River Park and promise to not turn away any participants. The event is now set for the downtown Stamford park due to the overwhelming demand and capacity/safety concerns at UConn-Stamford, which was the original location ...

  9. Danbury Police Make Quick Arrest In Bank Robbery

    Danbury Police Make Quick Arrest In Bank Robbery

    DANBURY, Conn. — A suspect in a North Street bank robbery turned himself in to police early Friday, less than 12 hours after the incident at Union Savings Bank, police said. The suspect was identified as Michael Zemsky, 36, of Brewster N.Y., police said.The robbery occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Union Savings Bank at 126 North St. just off I-84, police said. The ...

  10. Under Questioning By Sen. Murphy, DeVos Refuses To Condemn Guns In Schools

    Under Questioning By Sen. Murphy, DeVos Refuses To Condemn Guns In Schools

    After questioning President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education Tuesday night, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said via Twitter, "Betsy DeVos would not oppose putting guns in our schools. I was shaken to the core by her answer. So should every American parent."Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, pressed ...

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