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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. Looking For Fireworks? Find A Display Near Westport

    Looking For Fireworks? Find A Display Near Westport

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. — It's not yet July, but crowds can already begin to enjoy Independence Day fireworks. The summer's fireworks begin Saturday, with many shows scheduled across Fairfield County through the Fourth of July.   Here is the schedule — be sure to mark the date: Saturday, June 24thBridgeport: Barnum Festival at the Seaside Park at 9 p.m. (No rain date)Danbury: Candlewood ...

  2. From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    NORWALK, Conn. – Call it the Sounds of Summer Savings: The City of Norwalk is partnering with many area attractions for a new savings initiative for Norwalk residents and visitors. How do you save? Pay full price at one of the 10 participating attractions and receive a special discount at all of the other ones.“The City of Norwalk welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy the many ...

  3. Three-Peat: Saugatuck Junior Women Row To Third Youth National Championship

    Three-Peat: Saugatuck Junior Women Row To Third Youth National Championship

    WESTPORT, Conn. – To cap off a three-year undefeated streak, the Saugatuck Rowing Club’s women's youth 8+ raced to the gold at the USRowing Youth National Championships, scoring a groundbreaking third straight national title. Saugatuck Rowing Club Juniors sent five crews to the national competition June 9 to 11 in Sarasota, Fla.. In addition to the women's youth 8+ win, the women's ...

  4. Two Black Bear Sightings Reported In Easton

    Two Black Bear Sightings Reported In Easton

    EASTON, Conn. — Two bear sightings were reported in Easton in the past week, police said. At 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, a resident reported a black bear along Route 136, police said. Later, at 12:51 p.m., another resident reported seeing a black bear a bit closer to home — in her backyard on Banks Road, police said.Related story: Bear Claws Its Way Through Screen, Enters Weston Home In Search ...

  5. 3 Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes In New Haven Harbor

    3 Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes In New Haven Harbor

    The Coast Guard rescued three people from New Haven Harbor after their 22-foot fishing vessel capsized late Thursday night.Just before midnight, West Haven emergency dispatch received a 911-call from a person aboard the vessel, who said three people swam to the middle break wall after several waves capsized their boat in the harbor, the Coast Guard said.The dispatchers notified ...

  6. Trumbull Man Found In Ex-Girlfriend's Home Charged With Stalking

    Trumbull Man Found In Ex-Girlfriend's Home Charged With Stalking

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A Trumbull man who was found in an ex-girlfriend's home in Milford has been arrested on multiple charges, including stalking, police said Friday.  The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. June 4, when Robert Rubino, 23, of 14 Mohawk Drive, Trumbull, entered the home, looking to make contact with an ex-girlfriend who was not there at the time, police said. Rubino was found by ...

  7. Easton Driver Clocked At 71 mph On Route 59 Charged With DUI

    Easton Driver Clocked At 71 mph On Route 59 Charged With DUI

    EASTON, Conn. — A driver who was traveling 71 mph through Easton was charged with drunken driving as well as a felony count of refusing to be fingerprinted after failing to cooperate with an officer during the arrest process, police said. The June 20 incident began when an Easton officer on stationary radar on Route 59 north of North Park Avenue clocked a motor vehicle traveling south ...

  8. Traffic Alert: Rollover Crash Cleared From Main Ave. In Norwalk

    Traffic Alert: Rollover Crash Cleared From Main Ave. In Norwalk

    update: The accident scene has been cleared. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police issued a traffic alert on Friday morning for a rollover accident in the area of 580 Main Ave., just over the Wilton line. The area is near the turn for "Super 7," in a busy retail area of WalMart, Subway, LA Fitness and Starbucks. Police ask driver to avoid the area after the 7:15 a.m. crash. There ...

  9. Bridgeport Kidnapping Case Of Parole Officer, Boyfriend Moves To New Court

    Bridgeport Kidnapping Case Of Parole Officer, Boyfriend Moves To New Court

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The case involving a state parole officer and her boyfriend who were charged with kidnapping a 1-year-old boy has been transferred to a court in Waterbury, according to the Connecticut Post.Superior Court Judge Earl Richard moved the case because of possible conflicts in the Bridgeport courthouse, the Post said.Gladys Marquez, 51, the parole officer, was charged with ...

  10. Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport charged with sexually assaulting one of her male students has resigned, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Tuesday. "Although Mrs. Ramos’ submitted a letter of resignation ... the Bridgeport Public Schools had ...

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