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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. Stamford's Americares Honors George & Barbara Bush At Airlift, Raises $3M

    Stamford's Americares Honors George & Barbara Bush At Airlift, Raises $3M

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Americares held its 30th Airlift Benefit on Oct. 14 and honored President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush with the inaugural Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award is named for the Americares founders, ordinary citizens who saw a profound need and risked everything to make a difference. It recognizes extraordinary courage and commitment to ...

  2. Uber Designates Passenger Pickup Spot At Westfield Trumbull Mall

    Uber Designates Passenger Pickup Spot At Westfield Trumbull Mall

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — To make it easier and safer for passengers, Uber has designated a permanent spot for passenger pickup at the Westfield Trumbull Mall. The pickup area is at the East Entrance, Door 6 — between Cheesecake Factory and Target, according to Uber officials. The designation of a permanent pickup spot is part of a nationwide partnership between Uber and and the Westfield ...

  3. Flu Season Arrives: Cases Are On The Rise In Fairfield County

    Flu Season Arrives: Cases Are On The Rise In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The flu season has begun in Connecticut, and state health officials are advising everyone to get a flu shot.Flu activity has been increasing in Connecticut since the end of August, according to the first weekly report on flu season issued last week by the state Department of Public Health.A total of 23 cases of influenza have been reported from Aug. 27 to Oct. ...

  4. Bear Sighting Reported By Easton Homeowner

    Bear Sighting Reported By Easton Homeowner

    EASTON, Conn. — An Easton resident reported a black bear sighting on Oct. 11, police said. The black bear was walking on the caller’s property toward Staples Road, police said.Multiple black bear sightings have been reported in town. On Monday, Sept. 11, a black bear was spotted in the area of Rock House Road, police said.Then on Tuesday, Sept.12, multiple callers to police reported a ...

  5. Police: Bridgeport Man Threatened To 'Put A Bullet' In Woman's Head

    Police: Bridgeport Man Threatened To 'Put A Bullet' In Woman's Head

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man who threatened to “put a bullet” in a woman’s head during a domestic violence incident in Milford has been arrested, police said. Joseph Palmer, 47, of 109 Westfield Ave., Bridgeport, was arrested on an active warrant early Sunday and charged with second-degree threatening.He was released on $5,000 bond for a court appearance Monday, Oct. 16. Palmer ...

  6. Malloy Releases New ‘Bare-Bones’ Budget Proposal

    Malloy Releases New ‘Bare-Bones’ Budget Proposal

    As Connecticut enters its fourth month without a state budget, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on Monday released his fourth proposal for the Fiscal year 2018-19 biennium. Built off the administration’s latest "compromise" budget, this new budget eliminates numerous tax increases, cuts additional spending, and pares down implementer language to focus only on structural changes ...

  7. Firefighters Tackle Small Blaze At Olympia Sports In Westport

    Firefighters Tackle Small Blaze At Olympia Sports In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Westport firefighters doused a blaze early Monday at Olympia Sports on Post Road East, according to Assistant Fire Chief Matthew Cohen. The fire was reported at 6:45 a.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at 403 Post Road E., Cohen said.When the Westport Fire Department responded to an activated fire alarm at Olympia Sports, they found an odor of burning at the rear of the structure, ...

  8. 90-Year-Old Darien Man Killed In Car Crash

    90-Year-Old Darien Man Killed In Car Crash

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 90-year-old Darien man died in a two-car collision in Wallingford on Sunday evening, according to NBC Connecticut.Edward Carabillo of Darien was traveling west on Northfield Road at about 6:40 p.m. when he went to turn left onto South Colony Road/Route 5, according to NBC Connecticut. Carabillo's Audi collided with a Nissan Titan pickup truck headed north on South ...

  9. Female Auto Shop Teacher At Bullard-Havens Named Finalist For Tool Prize

    Female Auto Shop Teacher At Bullard-Havens Named Finalist For Tool Prize

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A teacher who was the first woman to graduate from Bullard-Havens Technical High School in auto shop is now a finalist in a national competition for teaching excellence in the skilled trades.Auto shop teacher Roxanne Montarro Amiot has received a $30,000 prize for her and the school after she was named a finalist in the 2017 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for ...

  10. Woman Says Weinstein Interviewed Her For Job In Boxers At Westport Home

    Woman Says Weinstein Interviewed Her For Job In Boxers At Westport Home

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Actress, comedian and writer Sarah Ann Masse said that Harvey Weinstein was in his underwear when he interviewed her at his Westport home in 2008 for a job as a nanny, according to Variety. Masse, who was working as a nanny at that time, is the latest woman to come forward and accuse the movie mogul of sexual harassment. It is the first accusation that took place in ...

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