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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. Sign Of The Times: Fairfield's Iconic Hi-Ho Switches Off Neon, Turns On LED

    Sign Of The Times: Fairfield's Iconic Hi-Ho Switches Off Neon, Turns On LED

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A crew was hard at work last week, replacing the iconic sign atop the roof of the Hotel Hi-Ho along the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield. It was just a few days earlier that the old landmark sign came down from the roof of the hotel.   The recently refurbished hotel on Black Rock Turnpike is replacing the over 55-year-old neon sign with a more modern LED model. Oh, and an ...

  2. Tick-Free Hide Tips Off EnCon Police To Illegally Harvested Deer In Newtown

    Tick-Free Hide Tips Off EnCon Police To Illegally Harvested Deer In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — How did authorities determine that a 24-point buck was shot out of state and illegally brought into Connecticut? There were no tick bites on the hide, the State Environmental Police said in a Facebook post.A 65-year-old Newtown man was charged with illegally harvesting the 24-point buck and importing it from Pennsylvania, State Environmental Police said. In February, an ...

  3. Norwalk Man, 54, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Juvenile

    Norwalk Man, 54, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Juvenile

    NORWALK, Conn. — A 54-year-old Norwalk man was arrested Friday on charges of sexually assaulting a juvenile earlier this month, police said.Rafael Reyes-Santos was picked up by Special Victims Unit detectives in the parking lot at 1 Muller Park. He was charged with first-degree sexual assault and risk of injury to a minor, police said.Reyes-Santos, of 133 Monterey Place B-10 Apt. 103 , ...

  4. Weekend Washout Likely As Fog Rolls In Across Westport

    Weekend Washout Likely As Fog Rolls In Across Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The dreary weekend weather continued Saturday evening with a Dense Fog Advisory issued until Sunday morning for Fairfield County and southern Connecticut, the National Weather Service. The fog rolled in across the area after Saturday that delivered some wet weather. The fog will worsen into the overnight hours, with visibility of a quarter mile or less. Drivers ...

  5. Bridgeport Police Investigating ‘Suspicious’ Death Of Man Found In Driveway

    Bridgeport Police Investigating ‘Suspicious’ Death Of Man Found In Driveway

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport police were investigating the death of a man early Saturday who may have fallen from a third-floor porch, the Connecticut Post reported. Police called the death on Pequonnock Street “suspicious,” the Post said. The man was found dead in a driveway at 3 a.m., police told the Post. Click here for the Connecticut Post website.To sign up for Daily Voice's ...

  6. Stew Leonard Predicts Amazon Purchase Of Whole Foods Will Be Game Changer

    Stew Leonard Predicts Amazon Purchase Of Whole Foods Will Be Game Changer

    NORWALK, Conn. — Amazon's $13.7 billion proposed purchase of Whole Foods will shake up the food industry as the retail giant brings technology and delivery to the table, the president of Norwalk-based Stew Leonard's told NBC Connecticut.  Stew Leonard Jr. said his chain of dairy stores has been looking at new delivery options and more prepared foods — as demanded by millennial ...

  7. Weston, Westport Students Saluted As They Head To Service Academies

    Weston, Westport Students Saluted As They Head To Service Academies

    The Connecticut delegation to Washington announced the slate of students from Connecticut who have been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.The announcement was made by Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and ...

  8. Aspetuck Land Trust Honored For 50 Years As An Environmental Champion

    Aspetuck Land Trust Honored For 50 Years As An Environmental Champion

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – A Shelton High student and the Aspetuck Land Trust were honored as champions of the environment by Bridgeport's Aquarion Water Co. for their volunteer projects to make the Earth a better place.The seventh annual Aquarion Environmental Champion Awards were handed out at a ceremony held Saturday at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo.Aquarion accepted hundreds of nominations ...

  9. 2 Tons Of Fun: Monroe Church Dishes Up Its Annual Strawberry Festival

    2 Tons Of Fun: Monroe Church Dishes Up Its Annual Strawberry Festival

    MONROE, Conn. — Monroe will welcome summer with the 46th edition of its annual Strawberry Festival on the Monroe Green this weekend. The old-fashioned festival run by the Monroe Congregational Church will dish up over 2 tons of tasty treats featuring the fresh fruit. The modern Strawberry Festival follows a tradition started in the late 1800s. What's your favorite way to enjoy ...

  10. NBC Connecticut Won't Air Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

    NBC Connecticut Won't Air Megyn Kelly's Interview With Alex Jones

    The NBC station in Connecticut will not broadcast Megyn Kelly’s controversial interview with Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist who claims the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School didn't happen, according to EW.com. A firestorm erupted in Connecticut and across the nation over the interview, which is to be broadcast on "Sunday Night With Megyn Kelly" at 7 p.m. Families ...

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