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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. Rain Postpones Fairfield American's Rematch Against New Jersey

    Rain Postpones Fairfield American's Rematch Against New Jersey

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The hometown fans were ready Tuesday night for the rematch of Fairfield American vs. New Jersey at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. But the weather wasn't ready to cooperate. The game — a crucial rematch in the consolation bracket at the World Series — has been postponed until 11 a.m. Wednesday.  The game will be streamed and broadcast on ...

  2. Connecticut Woman Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Hutch

    Connecticut Woman Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Hutch

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Westchester County Police have identified the people involved in a wrong-way crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway over the weekend that killed a woman from Connecticut and sent others to the hospital.At 4:35 a.m. Sunday, 56-year-old Damita Mathis of Beacon Falls, Conn., was driving her 2014 Kia Sorento south in the northbound lanes of traffic when she struck ...

  3. Stratford Man, 21, Held On $500K Bond In Shooting Death Of His Niece

    Stratford Man, 21, Held On $500K Bond In Shooting Death Of His Niece

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A 21-year-old Stratford man charged was manslaughter in the shooting death of his 27-year-old niece was held on $500,000 bond after his arraignment Monday, according to the Connecticut Post.Michael “Buddha” Catchings is charged with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, attempted murder, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a ...

  4. Shelton Man, 33, ID'd As Victim Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield

    Shelton Man, 33, ID'd As Victim Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The man who was struck and killed by a Metro-North train shortly after midnight last Thursday has been identified as a 33-year-old Shelton resident, according to the Connecticut Post. Daniel Scott Kurimsky was hit a few hundred feet down the tracks from Geronimo Southwest Grill and Tequila Bar, where he worked, the Post said. His death was ruled an accident by the ...

  5. Police Identify Driver Who Died On Merritt Accident After An Earlier Crash

    Police Identify Driver Who Died On Merritt Accident After An Earlier Crash

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The man has been identified who died last week when his car — which had been involved in an earlier accident — slammed into a tree off the Merritt Parkway, according to the Connecticut Post. Jervon Winston, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was declared dead at the scene of the crash at 11:35 p.m. Aug. 14, the Post said.Winston's rented 2015 Chrysler 200 was heading south near ...

  6. Bridgeport Man Dies After Delivery Accident In Ansonia

    Bridgeport Man Dies After Delivery Accident In Ansonia

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 47-year-old Bridgeport man died after a tow motor he was using to deliver wood overturned onto him, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel. At 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Mazhar Khan was making a delivery in Ansonia as a subcontractor of Lowe’s when the accident occurred, the Valley Independent said. He was transported to Griffin Hospital and then to Yale-New Haven ...

  7. Fairfield American Tops Walla Walla, 14-6, At Little League World Series

    Fairfield American Tops Walla Walla, 14-6, At Little League World Series

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It was a wild and high-scoring game Monday night for Fairfield American as they beat Walla Walla, 14-6, to advance at the Little League World Series. At the start, the game had a lengthy delay due to lightning and heavy rain at the stadium in Williamsport, Pa. And then the boys from Connecticut fell behind by the middle of the game, trailing Walla Walla, 5-2, in the ...

  8. Fun In The Park Eclipses The Main Event At Ridgefield's Ballard Park

    Fun In The Park Eclipses The Main Event At Ridgefield's Ballard Park

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Crowds came to Ballard Park for the eclipse, but they stayed to play. There was a very long line on Monday winding around the park and down the sidewalk as the Ridgefield Library handed out free solar glasses that made for safe viewing of the eclipse, the first in the U.S. in four decades. They handed out 500 pairs, but even more people poured into the park for the ...

  9. Bridgeport Woman Charged With Shoplifting With Young Child

    Bridgeport Woman Charged With Shoplifting With Young Child

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport woman — who was in Burlington Coat Factory in Orange with a young child —  was charged with shoplifting last week, police said. Officers responded to the store at 80 Boston Post Road at 5:54 p.m. Thursday hours for a report of a shoplifting. A female suspect had taken over $100 worth of clothing from the store without paying, while accompanied by a small ...

  10. Didn't Get Your Eclipse Glasses? Norwalk Library Offers A DIY Solution

    Didn't Get Your Eclipse Glasses? Norwalk Library Offers A DIY Solution

    NORWALK, Conn. — It's Monday morning and the solar eclipse is hours away. But did you forget to buy solar viewing glasses?Ordering from Amazon isn't an option at this point, and everyone seems to be sold out — but the Norwalk Library is here to help.All you'll need is a shoebox, scissors, tape, aluminum foil and paper."Thanks to quick thinking from staff, who are always eager to ...

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