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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. Bodies of 2 Missing Fishermen Recovered Off Coast Of Fairfield

    Bodies of 2 Missing Fishermen Recovered Off Coast Of Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The bodies of two missing men — who had been fishing at Penfield Reef in Fairfield when they were swept out into Long Island Sound — were recovered Saturday afternoon, according to media reports. A group of four men from Yonkers, N.Y., had been fishing together — with three were in the water and one on the beach, Police Chief Gary MacNamara told the Connecticut ...

  2. Find Out How Stratford Would Fare Under Malloy's New School Aid Plan

    Find Out How Stratford Would Fare Under Malloy's New School Aid Plan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — School districts in nearly every town in Fairfield County would lose all of their state funding under a plan released Friday by Gov. Dannel Malloy as he continues to grapple with running a state without a budget. Statewide, the funds — known as the Education Cost Sharing grants — would be completed eliminated in 85 school districts and slashed in another 54 ...

  3. Will You Be Playing, Stratford? Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $500 Million

    Will You Be Playing, Stratford? Powerball Jackpot Eclipses $500 Million

    Feeling lucky? Connecticut residents are lining up to buy Powerball tickets as the jackpot for Saturday's drawing jumped to $535 million.But if you won, the $535 million jackpot would have a cash payout of $340.1 million.The jackpot is the fifth largest prize in the game’s history. The jackpot has jumped $25 million as sales soared after no winning ticket was sold for last Wednesday's ...

  4. Stamford Man, 89, Known For His Garden, Killed While Crossing High Ridge

    Stamford Man, 89, Known For His Garden, Killed While Crossing High Ridge

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Police have identified the man who died after he was struck by a Prius late Thursday while crossing a road in Stamford, but was not releasing his name until his extended family was notified, according to the Stamford Advocate. Neighbors said it was an 89-year-old man who lives in the area and is known for maintaining beautiful gardens on his property, the Advocate ...

  5. Trumbull Police Arrest 3 Teens In Car Stolen Out Of Stamford

    Trumbull Police Arrest 3 Teens In Car Stolen Out Of Stamford

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Three teenagers found driving around town in a stolen car in the middle of the night on Thursday have been arrested, Trumbull police said Friday. At 2:20 a.m. Aug. 17, a Trumbull officer on patrol spotted a 2008 Chevy Cobalt traveling on Old Town Road with the rear plate not illuminated, police said. After the Cobalt was stopped for the equipment violation, the officer ...

  6. Police: Stratford Man, 21, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of His Niece, 27

    Police: Stratford Man, 21, Charged In Fatal Shooting Of His Niece, 27

    UPDATE: STRATFORD, Conn. — A 21-year-old Stratford man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of his 27-year-old niece early Sunday, the Stratford Police Department said Friday.Michael “Buddha” Catchings was charged with manslaughter in the death of Raenetta Catchings, who was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital, Stratford police Capt. Frank Eannotti said. Michael Catchings is the ...

  7. Update: Missing 70-Year-Old Man From Milford Found Safe

    Update: Missing 70-Year-Old Man From Milford Found Safe

    UPDATE: MILFORD, Conn. —  The missing 70-year-old man from Milford was found safe Friday afternoon after he went missing in the morning, according to the Greenwich Fire Department. .He was being evaluated but appeared to be in good condition, officials said.  MILFORD, Conn. — A State Police K-9 is on the scene assisting as the Milford Police Department searches for a missing 70 year-old ...

  8. State Closes Swim Areas At Indian Wells, Silver Sands Due To Bacteria

    State Closes Swim Areas At Indian Wells, Silver Sands Due To Bacteria

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — If you're planning to hit the beach this weekend, you may need to change your plans: The state of Connecticut has closed the swim areas at four state parks due to water quality issues. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released the following beach closure information:   The swim area at Indian Wells State Park in Shelton is ...

  9. Murphy Wraps Up 105-Mile Walk With Sore Feet, Meet-And-Greet In Danbury

    Murphy Wraps Up 105-Mile Walk With Sore Feet, Meet-And-Greet In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — As U.S. Chris Murphy set out Thursday morning for the last 2 miles of his 105-mile walk across Connecticut, he reflected on the differences — and similarities — between the eastern and western sides of the state. "As you're walking through Eastern Connecticut, it's much more agricultural. People there are worried about an aging population and the future of ...

  10. New Home: Massachusetts Transplant Meets Her New Senator, Chris Murphy

    New Home: Massachusetts Transplant Meets Her New Senator, Chris Murphy

    BETHEL, Conn. — When Kristin Dubois and her family moved to Bethel this month for her husband's job, she knew she would miss her native Massachusetts — and Sen. Elizabeth Warren.   But she took some comfort in knowing that Connecticut is represented by Sen. Chris Murphy, another Democrat whose politics she likes. That's why Kristin Dubois headed Thursday morning with her kids, ...

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