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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 First Transgender Lawmaker Elected To Board Of Reps

    Stamford’s First Transgender Lawmaker Elected To Board Of Reps

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Raven Matherne, who was elected Tuesday to the Stamford Board of Representatives, is making history as the city's first openly transgender lawmaker, according to the Stamford Advocate.   Matherne, 29, is also believed to be the first transgender lawmaker in the state, the Advocate said. She was elected to represent North Stamford's District 19, along with fellow ...

  2. Stamford Police Investigate 3 Deaths Apparently Tied To Heroin In Past Week

    Stamford Police Investigate 3 Deaths Apparently Tied To Heroin In Past Week

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The growing opioid crisis took its toll in the past week in Stamford, with police investigating the fatal overdoses of three men in apparently unrelated incidents, according to the Stamford Advocate. Stamford police also warned drug users to be careful buying drugs in the streets after the apparent fatal overdoses, the Advocate said. Capt. Richard Conklin told the ...

  3. Weston's Christopher Plummer Reshoots Kevin Spacey's Role In Getty Movie

    Weston's Christopher Plummer Reshoots Kevin Spacey's Role In Getty Movie

    WESTON, Conn. — Longtime Weston resident and Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer latest role in Hollywood is an unusual one. Plummer has been cast to replace embattled actor Kevin Spacey in the already completed movie "All the Money in the World," according to the Hollywood Reporter. Plummer will now play the role of J. Paul Getty in the movie about the infamous 1973 ...

  4. After 75 Years, New Canaan Man Wants To Find WWII Crash Site Of Hero Father

    After 75 Years, New Canaan Man Wants To Find WWII Crash Site Of Hero Father

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — An 84-year-old New Canaan man wants the remains of his father, a hero from World War II, found and brought home — nearly 75 years after he went missing during a bombing run over a remote island in the South Pacific. U.S. Army Air Forces Brig. Gen. Kenneth Walker, who was 44 and received the Medal of Honor, is the highest-ranking officer still listed as missing from ...

  5. Veterans Day Salute From One Navy Seal To Another At Maritime Aquarium

    Veterans Day Salute From One Navy Seal To Another At Maritime Aquarium

    NORWALK, Conn. – Retired Navy Capt. Peter Wikul, a longtime and decorated Navy SEAL, got a kiss from Rasal the harbor seal for Veterans Day during a seal-training demonstration at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk on Saturday.Wikul, a resident Ridgefield, participated in each seal-training demonstration Saturday as part of the aquarium’s Veterans Day Weekend. He assisted aquarists Azzara ...

  6. Food Truck Driver Charged With DUI After Two Hit-And-Run Crashes In Norwalk

    Food Truck Driver Charged With DUI After Two Hit-And-Run Crashes In Norwalk

    NORWALK,Conn. — A Norwalk man was arrested on drunken-driving charges after crashing his food truck into cars and speeding off in two separate accidents on Friday night, The Hour said. The first crash involving a white GMC Sierra pickup truck with a canteen food trailer occurred at about 7:15 p.m. in a Woodward Avenue parking lot, police told The Hour. The victim took a photo of the ...

  7. Stratford Woman Charged In Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Route 8

    Stratford Woman Charged In Wrong-Way DUI Crash On Route 8

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A 40-year-old Stratford woman slammed head-on into another car when she was driving the wrong way on Route 8 in Derby on Friday night, Connecticut state police said.Jessica Carrafiello was traveling north on the southbound side of Route 8 near Exit 15 at about 10 p.m. in a Ford Edge SUV, state police said. The driver of a Subaru Crosstrek SUV heading south in the same ...

  8. Missing 17-Year-Old Boy From Milford Found Safe

    Missing 17-Year-Old Boy From Milford Found Safe

    MILFORD, Conn. — A 17-year-old boy from Milford who was reported missing on Wednesday has been found safe, according to police.Anthony DeBenedet, who had last been seen on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at around 7 p.m., was located in Jay, Maine, police said Friday.Police had been looking for Anthony since told his mother that he was headed to Branford to see his father and then left Milford ...

  9. Firefighters Douse Burning Barn On Route 58 In Redding Near Joel Barlow

    Firefighters Douse Burning Barn On Route 58 In Redding Near Joel Barlow

    Update: Route 58 reopened at about 12:20 p.m. Friday.Original story: REDDING, Conn. — Route 58 in Redding was closed late Friday morning as firefighters battled a blaze in a barn, according to Redding police dispatch and the News-Times.The closure on Route 58/Black Rock Turnpike is between Meeker Hill and Giles Hill Road, Redding police dispatch said via Twitter.The fire, which broke ...

  10. Weir Farm National Historic Site Salutes Veterans With Gifts, Tours

    Weir Farm National Historic Site Salutes Veterans With Gifts, Tours

    RIDGEFIELD/WILTON, Conn. — In honor of Veterans Day, Weir Farm National Historic Site will be offering special tours and a gift to all military veterans who visit the park on Saturday, Nov. 11. The park will be open from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Although the buildings would nornally closed for the season, Weir Farm will be opening up the Visitor Center, Weir House, Weir Studio, and Young ...

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