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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. Wilton Library Goes Solar With Installation Of 408 Panels

    Wilton Library Goes Solar With Installation Of 408 Panels

    WILTON, Conn. – This is the season of lights and at Wilton Library the sentiment rings true with the installation of 408 new solar panels taking place on the library’s rooftop. Installation will take place over the next three to four weeks, depending upon weather. There will be no disruption of library service or hours while the work takes place on the roof top. The total system should ...

  2. Snow On The Way: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Fairfield County

    Snow On The Way: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The weather forecast for Friday in Fairfield County is taking a turn for the worse. Snow may interfere if you are heading out tonight to do Christmas shopping, see the "Stars Wars" movie or attend a holiday party. A Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for southern Fairfield County through 10 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather ...

  3. Parents Launch Petition To Fight Layoff Of 40+ Teachers In Stratford

    Parents Launch Petition To Fight Layoff Of 40+ Teachers In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Parents have launched an online petition drive in an attempt to stop the Stratford Board of Education’s plan to lay off more than 40 teachers in the middle of the school year. Superintendent Janet Robinson announced the layoffs on Tuesday after the town's teacher union rejected a proposal for all school employees to take two unpaid furlough days.The petition, which ...

  4. Light Snow May Sweep Through Westport In Time For Afternoon Commute

    Light Snow May Sweep Through Westport In Time For Afternoon Commute

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — is it too cold to snow? Nope. Temperatures will "heat up" across Fairfield County on Friday — from the teens into the mid-20s anyway. And there's a good chance of a light snowfall just in time to mess up the commute. The National Weather Service has issued a "hazardous weather outlook," calling for light snow to develop late Friday afternoon ...

  5. Trumbull Police Union Makes Donation In Honor Of Sandy Hook Psychologist

    Trumbull Police Union Makes Donation In Honor Of Sandy Hook Psychologist

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — On Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the Trumbull Police Union made a donation to the Mary J. Sherlach Counseling Center. During November, Trumbull Police Officers were allowed to grow beards or goatees to raise money in an effort to support the Counseling Center. They made a donation in the amount of $1,000.Pictured ...

  6. Westport Police: Accused Embezzler Arrested After Missing Court Date

    Westport Police: Accused Embezzler Arrested After Missing Court Date

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man charged with embezzling $23,000 from his Westport employer earlier this year was re-arrested after failing to appear for a September court date, Westport police said.Michael McCrorken, 28, turned himself in to police on Dec. 5 and was charged with first-degree failure to appear. He was held on $25,000 bond for arraignment that day in Norwalk Superior ...

  7. Homeless Man Devoted To His Dog Gets New Place To Live In Norwalk

    Homeless Man Devoted To His Dog Gets New Place To Live In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Remember Joe and his dog, Bronson? Thanks to Diana Paladino Christopher, the next chapter is unfolding in the life of the formerly homeless Norwalk man. Many in the Norwalk community banded together last winter to help Joe, who lived in his van with his black Labrador retriever. (He agreed to be identified by only his first name.) And this week, Joe will be moving into ...

  8. Darien QB Seeks Accelerated Rehabilitation In Disorderly Conduct Arrest

    Darien QB Seeks Accelerated Rehabilitation In Disorderly Conduct Arrest

    DARIEN, Conn. — The Darien High quarterback appeared in court Thursday to face charges from his arrest in connection with an assault of a teen in New Canaan last month, according to the Darien Times. Jack Joyce, 18, a senior at Darien High, was arrested on Thanksgiving Eve and charged with disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer in the Nov. 6 incident. He was freed ...

  9. At Least 40 Stratford Teachers Will Be Laid Off, Superintendent Says

    At Least 40 Stratford Teachers Will Be Laid Off, Superintendent Says

    STRATFORD, Conn. — At least 40 teachers in Stratford will be laid off, starting in January, as part of an effort to cut $700,000 from the budget, according to the Stratford Star.School Superintendent Janet Robinson had proposed a two-day furlough for all district personnel, but that was rejected by the teachers union, the Star said. The unions for the administrators, custodians and ...

  10. Driver Of Car Hit By Train In Redding Under Investigation For Possible DUI

    Driver Of Car Hit By Train In Redding Under Investigation For Possible DUI

    REDDING, Conn. — The driver of car that ended up on the tracks in Redding and was hit by a Metro-North train last week is under investigation by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Police Department. The incident on the evening of Dec. 5 is being investigated "as a possible," MTA spokesman Nancy Gamerman said Thursday.  Related story: Man Recovering After Metro-North ...

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