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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. No One Turned Away: Organizers Moving Women's March On Stamford To Park

    No One Turned Away: Organizers Moving Women's March On Stamford To Park

    STAMFORD, Conn. — With a crowd of nearly 1,000 people expected at the Women's March on Stamford set for Saturday, organizers are scrambling to move the event to Mill River Park and promise to not turn away any participants. The event is now set for the downtown Stamford park due to the overwhelming demand and capacity/safety concerns at UConn-Stamford, which was the original location ...

  2. Under Questioning By Sen. Murphy, DeVos Refuses To Condemn Guns In Schools

    Under Questioning By Sen. Murphy, DeVos Refuses To Condemn Guns In Schools

    After questioning President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of education Tuesday night, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said via Twitter, "Betsy DeVos would not oppose putting guns in our schools. I was shaken to the core by her answer. So should every American parent."Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, pressed ...

  3. Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Days In Connecticut On The Holiday

    Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.'s Days In Connecticut On The Holiday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – As Connecticut and the nation marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 17, ConnecticutHistory.org is highlighting his civil rights leader's experiences in the Nutmeg State.ConnecticutHistory.org reminds Connecticut residents that King's dream had its roots partially in Connecticut, where he worked as a 15-year-old to earn money for school and his ...

  4. Darien Teen Skates To Silver Medal In Intermediate At National Championship

    Darien Teen Skates To Silver Medal In Intermediate At National Championship

    DARIEN, Conn. — For the second time in her skating career, Emilia Murdock, a 14-year-old from Darien, has found herself on the podium at the national championships in figure skating.On Sunday, Emilia skated two clean programs to capture silver in the Intermediate Ladies category at nationals for the U.S. Figure Skating Association. The event was held at the Silverstein Arena in Kansas ...

  5. Metro-North Trains Back On Schedule After Delay Due To 'Fire Activity'

    Metro-North Trains Back On Schedule After Delay Due To 'Fire Activity'

    update: Trains were running on time by late Sunday afternoon after hours of delays, Metro-North said. original story: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Trains on the New Haven Line were experiencing up to 90-minute delays early Sunday afternoon due to earlier "fire department activity" in the vicinity of South Norwalk, Metro-North said on its website and on Twitter. The problems were ...

  6. Viewers Lose Out As WFSB Disappears From Optimum Lineup In Fairfield County

    Viewers Lose Out As WFSB Disappears From Optimum Lineup In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Some television viewers in Fairfield County found themselves without local CBS programming on Saturday after WFSB/Channel 3 was dropped from the Optimum channel lineup in a financial dispute. In a statement posted on its website, WFSB said Optimum from Altice was to blame for the loss of the local CBS programming for its viewers in Fairfield County. Optimum ...

  7. Norwalk Police: Food Deliveryman Shot, Car Stolen In Armed Robbery

    Norwalk Police: Food Deliveryman Shot, Car Stolen In Armed Robbery

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Chinese food deliveryman was shot and his car on was stolen on Kent Road on a snowy Saturday night, according to a Twitter report from the Norwalk Police Department.  He suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound in his leg in the incident near Norwalk Community College, according to Twitter. Norwalk police detectives are investigating. The deliveryman was robbed ...

  8. Shelton Firefighters Free Victim Trapped In Vehicle After Rollover Crash

    Shelton Firefighters Free Victim Trapped In Vehicle After Rollover Crash

    SHELTON, Conn. — Firefighters from the Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Co. in Shelton responded early Saturday evening to a rollover crash on East Village Road during a snow squall, according to a Facebook post.  Squad 1 and Engine 2 responded to the crash, where one victim was trapped in the vehicle, the post said. The crash was just before 6 p.m.  Saturday. The crash was just one of ...

  9. Snow Showers Causing Slippery Travel Conditions In Fairfield

    Snow Showers Causing Slippery Travel Conditions In Fairfield

    UPDATED: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Slippery road conditions were reported late Saturday afternoon across Fairfield County as snow began to fly through the area, the Connecticut Department of Transportation said.A two-vehicle crash was reported on I-95 southbound in Westport between Exits 18 and 17, DOT said. The slippery conditions were reported on I-95 and I-84 as well as Route 7 and ...

  10. Man, 69, Dies After Jumping From Burning Building In Shelton

    Man, 69, Dies After Jumping From Burning Building In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A 69-year-old man found badly burned at the foot of a burning commercial building early Saturday in Shelton has died from his injuries, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel.The fire, which fully engulfed the fourth floor of the building at 33 Hull St., was reported at about 5 a.m. Saturday, police told the Valley Independent Sentinel.Randol Rios, a Shelton ...

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