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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. Shopping Alert: Malls In Danbury & Trumbull Will Be Open On Thanksgiving

    Shopping Alert: Malls In Danbury & Trumbull Will Be Open On Thanksgiving

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As the Christmas shopping season officially kicks off this week, bargain hunters have a big decision to make: Head out on Thanksgiving evening or get up early on Black Friday? Bargains will be offered throughout the weekend — but if you are looking to hit the stores at the malls in and around Fairfield County, here are their holiday hours:Danbury Fair Mall in ...

  2. Swastika Found Drawn On Classroom Door At Ridgefield High

    Swastika Found Drawn On Classroom Door At Ridgefield High

    RDGEFIELD, Conn. — A swastika was found drawn on the inside of a classroom door at Ridgefield High School, according to the Ridgefield Press. The swastika was found on Tuesday, Nov. 21, and a full investigation was done, according to the Ridgefield Press.Principal Stacey Gross called it an unacceptable incident of prejudice, the Press said.This is the second incident this school year ...

  3. Drunken Driver Hits, Seriously Injures 2 Pedestrians In Norwalk, Police Say

    Drunken Driver Hits, Seriously Injures 2 Pedestrians In Norwalk, Police Say

    NORWALK, Conn. — A drunken driver was arrested after hitting and seriously injuring two pedestrians in Norwalk early Wednesday, police said in social media posts.The accident happened on West Avenue at about 1 a.m., near the Waypointe Apartments, police said.  "NPD Crash Investigators investigated a car vs 2 pedestrian accident early this morning on West Avenue," police said ...

  4. Funeral Services Set For Michael Borucki, Longtime Trumbull Police Officer

    Funeral Services Set For Michael Borucki, Longtime Trumbull Police Officer

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Services have been scheduled for Michael J. Borucki, a 22-year veteran of the Trumbull police force who died Monday, Nov. 20. He was 47. Borucki, the husband of Kristine Wilson Borucki of Trumbull, died at Connecticut Hospice in Branford after a courageous four-year battle with cancer. Born in Bridgeport on Feb. 15, 1970, he was the son of Joseph M. Borucki Sr. of ...

  5. There's No 'Rhyme Or Reason' In New Beer From Stamford's Half Full

    There's No 'Rhyme Or Reason' In New Beer From Stamford's Half Full

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford's Half Full Brewery has made a name for itself by brewing up its signature beers. And its newest product will hit the bar on Wednesday — and this one is just a bit different. It's dubbed "Without Rhyme or Reason," and it's the inaugural offering in a limited edition series of new beers. It's what happens if a brewer creates a new flavor — you guessed ...

  6. Teen Fleeing Waterbury Police Hits Pedestrians In Crash, Killing 3-Year-Old

    Teen Fleeing Waterbury Police Hits Pedestrians In Crash, Killing 3-Year-Old

    WATERBURY, Conn. — A car driven by a teenager fleeing Waterbury police on Tuesday afternoon went up onto a sidewalk after a collision with another car, plowing into a group of pedestrians and killing a 3-year-old, Connecticut state police said. At 3:45 p.m., Waterbury police officers in an unmarked car attempted to stop an 18-year-old male suspect who was driving an Acura and was wanted ...

  7. Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy, '70s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

    Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy, '70s Teen Idol, Dies At 67

    David Cassidy, a 1970s teen idol who once lived in Ridgefield, died Tuesday night, according to NBC News. He was 67 and had been hospitalized in Florida since last week with organ failure.“On behalf of the entire Cassidy family, it is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, our uncle, and our dear brother, David Cassidy,” Jo-Ann Geffen, president and CEO of JAG ...

  8. Smoky Fire Shuts Down McDonald's In Trumbull For Several Hours

    Smoky Fire Shuts Down McDonald's In Trumbull For Several Hours

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The McDonald's on Hawley Lane in Trumbull was closed for several hours on Tuesday after a smoky fire in a frialator, according to a Facebook post from the Nichols Fire Department.The Nichols Fire Department responded to the fire on Tuesday morning. The manager kept the fire in check by using a portable extinguisher, the Facebook post said. Firefighters found a moderate ...

  9. Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Looking to catch a train for an early escape from work on Wednesday? Want to head into New York City on Thursday for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or to go shopping on Friday?Check the Metro-North holiday schedule for service changes from Wednesday through Sunday before you head out to the train station. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, take flight on an early ...

  10. Westport Entrepreneur's Tree Transporter Makes Christmas Tradition Easier

    Westport Entrepreneur's Tree Transporter Makes Christmas Tradition Easier

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Two old friends who share a love for all things Christmas found out that they also shared a common problem when it came to buying a tree — how do you get it home?Three years ago, Bobby Donofrio of Fairfield said he was out at a Christmas tree farm, enjoying the ritual of cutting his own tree with his family. But after tying the tree to the roof of his car, he ...

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