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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. Danbury Student Athletes Get Shoe Recycling Project Up And Running

    Danbury Student Athletes Get Shoe Recycling Project Up And Running

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two members of the track team at Danbury High realized that as runners, they have a shoe problem. They replace their training shoes often — but the shoes often still have a lot of life left in them. Leah Sarkisian and Daniel Nichols, who are both DHS juniors, are hosting a Soles4Souls fundraiser at the FCIAC championship track meets next week. The shoe drive will give ...

  2. Pickup Truck Nearly Crashes Onto Preschool Playground In Fairfield

    Pickup Truck Nearly Crashes Onto Preschool Playground In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The driver of a pickup truck was hospitalized Friday evening after nearly crashing into a preschool playground on Grassmere Avenue, according to the Fairfield Sun. The crash occurred at about 7 p.m., when a black Nissan Frontier struck a sign, went onto the sidewalk, hit a parked car and slammed into a fence surrounding Pumpkin Preschool, the Sun said.The preschool is ...

  3. Warning: Dry Season Can Speed Spread Of Blue-Green Algae On Lake Zoar

    Warning: Dry Season Can Speed Spread Of Blue-Green Algae On Lake Zoar

    MONROE, Conn. — The Lake Zoar Authority has issued a public health warning that blue-green algae is likely to present a threat to swimmers and pets this summer on the lake. The threat level is contingent on the summer weather. A dry season intensifies the toxicity, but a rainy climate diminishes the hazard, diluting the presence of the bacteria-like growth. Exposure in high levels ...

  4. New Canaan Dad, Son Arrested After Teen Was Hurt At Underage Drinking Party

    New Canaan Dad, Son Arrested After Teen Was Hurt At Underage Drinking Party

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 59-year-old New Canaan man and his 18-year-old son were arrested Thursday in connection with an underage drinking party held nearly eight weeks ago in their home where a 17-year-old was injured, police said.Douglas Knight was charged with interfering with a 911 call. His son, Andrew Knight, was charged with delivery of alcohol to a minor and permitting minors to ...

  5. HBO Movie Puts Spotlight On Ruth Madoff, Now Living In Exile In Greenwich

    HBO Movie Puts Spotlight On Ruth Madoff, Now Living In Exile In Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — With the premiere set for this week for HBO's "The Wizard of Lies," the story of Bernie Madoff and the Ponzi scheme that took him down, the New York Post set out to find his widow, Ruth Madoff. She now lives in the gated condominium complex called The Gables in Old Greenwich, making a daily walk to the nearby Upper Crust Bagel Company for breakfast, ...

  6. Newtown Police Seeking Witnesses To Fatal Motorcycle Crash In January

    Newtown Police Seeking Witnesses To Fatal Motorcycle Crash In January

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Newtown Police is asking for help in its investigation of a motorcycle crash over the winter that killed a Southbury man.  Michael Defusco, 42, was killed in the crash on Mount Pleasant Road/Route 25 in the area of Reservoir Road on Jan. 19. Police are now looking for witnesses to the crash and the first people who arrived on the scene as they seek more ...

  7. 12 Injured, Four Hospitalized After Train Derailment, Metro-North Says

    12 Injured, Four Hospitalized After Train Derailment, Metro-North Says

    At least a dozen passengers were injured when a commuter train derailed Thursday near the Metro-North station in Rye, N.Y. — and four people were sent four to the hospital, an MTA spokesman said Friday.But that information conflicted with earlier reports from Metro-North, including ones sent out on Twitter, that there were no injuries. At 5:15 p.m. Thursday, a New Haven Line train ...

  8. It's A Whale Of Sale At Vineyard Vines' Annual Event In Danbury

    It's A Whale Of Sale At Vineyard Vines' Annual Event In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Do you love the preppy styling of the Vineyard Vines clothing — and its pink whale logo — but find that the prices are a bit out of your league?Bargain hunters can buy clothing and accessories from the Stamford-based company at its annual Whalehouse Sale — get it? — that will be held from May 19 to May 29 in Danbury. The preppy brand — founded and still owned by ...

  9. All Aboard: Metro-North Running Substitute Bus Service On Danbury Branch

    All Aboard: Metro-North Running Substitute Bus Service On Danbury Branch

    DANBURY, Conn. — Metro-North will run buses in place of trains on select trips between South Norwalk and Danbury this weekend to accommodate work in the vicinity of Catherine Street. Metro-North will be making grade crossing and infrastructure improvements at the crossing along the Danbury Branch. Buses will be used for select trains between Danbury and South Norwalk on Friday, May 19, ...

  10. Metro-North Works Overnight To Restore Full Train Service After Derailment

    Metro-North Works Overnight To Restore Full Train Service After Derailment

    Updated: With repair crews on the scene Thursday night of a "slow-speed minor" train derailment in Rye, N.Y., Metro-North said it would be working overnight to restore full train service for the Friday morning rush-hour commute.   MTA chief Veronique "Ronnie" Hakim toured the scene late Thursday and was "cautiously optimistic for near-normal" Metro-North ...

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