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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.

Karen Tensa's Contributions

  1. Brothers From Newtown Named As Winners In Sen. Murphy's MLK Essay Contest

    Brothers From Newtown Named As Winners In Sen. Murphy's MLK Essay Contest

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — Two brothers from Newtown are among the winners in the second annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Essay Challenge sponsored by U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy. “Dr. King inspired us all to fight for justice and equality. For the second year in a row, I’m totally blown away by the essays and ideas of these students. It was hard to pick just a few winners,” said Murphy.Kenneth ...

  2. New Canaan School Chief Offers Reassurances After Death Of 10-Year-Old

    New Canaan School Chief Offers Reassurances After Death Of 10-Year-Old

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Superintendent of Schools Bryan Luizzi is offering reassurances and guidance to parents after a 10-year-old boy from New Canaan died suddenly over the weekend. Nico Mallozzi died Sunday after he became ill at a hockey tournament in Buffalo, N.Y. The cause of his unexpected death has not been determined, but the West School fourth-grader had tested positive for ...

  3. Official: New Canaan Fourth-Grader Who Died Suddenly Had The Flu

    Official: New Canaan Fourth-Grader Who Died Suddenly Had The Flu

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The fourth-grader from New Canaan who died unexpectedly over the weekend had tested positive for Type B Flu, according to the New Canaan Advertiser.Nico Mallozzi, 10, died Sunday after he became ill at a hockey tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., according to multiple reports.According to Dr. David Reed, New Canaan’s director of health, Nico’s brother is now hospitalized ...

  4. Wrong-Way Driver Sideswipes State Police Cruiser On I-95

    Wrong-Way Driver Sideswipes State Police Cruiser On I-95

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 26-year-old Darien woman was charged with drunken driving after drove the wrong way on I-95 and sideswiped a Connecticut State Police cruiser in Darien overnight. Multiple 911 callers reported a wrong-way vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes at about 12:45 a.m. Monday, state police said.  A 2016 Audi A3 was spotted traveling in the wrong direction at a high ...

  5. Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Days In Connecticut On His Holiday

    Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Days In Connecticut On His Holiday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – As Connecticut and the nation mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 15, ConnecticutHistory.org is highlighting the civil rights leader's experiences in the Nutmeg State.ConnecticutHistory.org reminds residents that King's dream had its roots partially in Connecticut, where he worked as a 15-year-old to earn money for school and his family."In the ...

  6. New Canaan Mourns Unexpected Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy

    New Canaan Mourns Unexpected Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy

    UPDATE: The cause of death has not been determined, but the 10-year-old boy had tested positive for Type B Flu. Click here for the updated story at Daily Voice.NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The town of New Canaan is mourning the unexpected death of a 10-year-old boy who died Sunday morning after becoming ill while at a hockey tournament, according to media reports. Nico Mallozzi was a ...

  7. Winter Warmup: Mark Twain Library Reopening Monday After Cold Closure

    Winter Warmup: Mark Twain Library Reopening Monday After Cold Closure

    REDDING, Conn. — The Mark Twain Libary in Redding will reopen Monday after it has been closed with no heat since the start of the New Year. And the staff is inviting patrons to celebrate with hot beverages and goodies as the library opens its doors again Monday. The library will remain open until 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday this week for students who want to study there. Library ...

  8. VIDEO: Bridgeport Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect In Robberies

    VIDEO: Bridgeport Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect In Robberies

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The Bridgeport Police Robbery Squad is asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who has committed several robberies this week in the Ogden Street and Park Street area. A firearm was used in one of the robberies, police said. Bridgeport Police released a video of the suspect on YouTube on Friday evening.  The video shows the suspect wearing a distinct ...

  9. Flu Season Intensifying With 15 Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    Flu Season Intensifying With 15 Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    Flu activity is intensifying in Connecticut, with over 1,000 cases reported and 15 deaths confirmed in what is looking to be a particularly strong flu season, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.This year’s virus has been particularly severe among people age 65 and older, with that age group accounting for 70 percent of all patients who have been hospitalized with ...

  10. 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 ...

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