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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. Dueling Fast-Food: Chick-Fil-A & Popeyes Race To Open First In Norwalk

    Dueling Fast-Food: Chick-Fil-A & Popeyes Race To Open First In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk will soon be home to not one but two fast-food chicken restaurants. And both are new on the restaurant scene in the city. A construction crew is hard at work at 497 Connecticut Ave. on the Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen. The Louisiana-style eatery is known for its fried chicken and Cajun-style fast food.No opening date has been announced for ...

  2. 1,456 Miles: Appalachian Trail Hiker From Fairfield Makes It To Connecticut

    1,456 Miles: Appalachian Trail Hiker From Fairfield Makes It To Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It took nearly three months, but Fairfield's Kristen Geary celebrated as she found herself back in Connecticut on Wednesday after hiking 1,456 miles on the Appalachian Trail.Only 725 miles to go. "Hiking the Appalachian Trail is hard work, harder than any job I will ever have, but there is nothing else I would rather be doing," Geary, who left from Georgia ...

  3. Connecticut State Trooper Helps Deliver Baby In Commuter Parking Lot

    Connecticut State Trooper Helps Deliver Baby In Commuter Parking Lot

    An off-duty Connecticut State Trooper responded to a call for help Tuesday night and ended up helping to deliver a baby in a commuter parking lot off Route 2 in Lebanon. At 7:27 p.m. Tuesday, Connecticut State Police Troop K was notified by Onstar that a woman was actively in labor on the side of Route. 2 eastbound near Exit 22 in Lebanon, state police said. Moments later, Onstar ...

  4. Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

    Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police are searching for the woman who gave birth to a newborn baby who was found late Sunday behind a Main Street market just a block from the police station. A 911 caller alerted police at 11:38 p.m. to the newborn baby boy, who was found wrapped in several pieces of women's clothing in the bushes behind Zaytuna Grocery Store at 397 Main St., police said. The ...

  5. Leave Sea Lions Alone, It's The Law, Says Maritime Aquarium Expert

    Leave Sea Lions Alone, It's The Law, Says Maritime Aquarium Expert

    NORWALK, Conn. — A viral video shows a sea lion grabbing a young girl off a dock in Canada. But the experts at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk say the entire scary incident could have been avoided. "No one should be feeding sea lions — or any wild animal — like those folks were. And no one should get that close to such a large animal; especially their child; especially turning ...

  6. Deep Discounts As Radio Shack Closes Doors In Westport, Wilton

    Deep Discounts As Radio Shack Closes Doors In Westport, Wilton

    WESTPORT/WILTON, Conn. — Looking for a bargain on a phone charger or maybe an HDMI cord converter? All the items are on sale at the Radio Shack stores in Westport and Wilton, which will be closing their doors as part of the company's bankruptcy plans.The Westport store is located at 877 Post Road E., near the intersection with the Sherwood Island Connector. The Wilton store is located ...

  7. Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store In Danbury

    Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — A newborn baby boy was found wrapped in women's clothing behind a Main Street grocery store in Danbury, police said. The case began at 11:38 p.m. Sunday when the Danbury Police Department received a 911 phone call from someone saying they had found a baby near the Polla Supermarket at 399 Main St. Patrol officers arrived and were directed by the caller to the rear of ...

  8. Police Identify 71-Year-Old Redding Woman Who Died After Dog Attack

    Police Identify 71-Year-Old Redding Woman Who Died After Dog Attack

    REDDING, Conn. — Police identified a 71-year-old Redding woman as the victim who died last week after being attacked by her own dog in her home, according to the Redding Pilot. Sandra Kaiser of Deacon Abbott Street died May 12 at Danbury Hospital after the attack by the dog, which is a “mixed breed” and “rescue” dog but “not a pitbull,” Police Chief Doug Fuchs told the Redding ...

  9. Norwalk Man Indicted For Evading Taxes As CFO Of 'Soup Nazi' Business

    Norwalk Man Indicted For Evading Taxes As CFO Of 'Soup Nazi' Business

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk man who serves as CFO at the "Soup Nazi" restaurants made famous on "Seinfeld" was indicted Tuesday on charges of tax evasion, according to prosecutors.  The indictment was unsealed at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., charging Robert N. Bertrand, of Norwalk, with 20 counts of failure to pay Medicare, Social Security, and federal ...

  10. Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe About To Welcome All To Downtown Danbury

    Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe About To Welcome All To Downtown Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — The new concept eatery Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe will literally "welcome" everyone as it holds its soft opening this weekend at 274 Main St. in Danbury. The interior walls of the cafe feature the word "welcome" in every language spoken in the city. "Pour Me Coffee & Wine Cafe will provide best-ingredient food and drink to fuel and ...

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