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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. Looking For Fireworks? Find A Display Near Stratford

    Looking For Fireworks? Find A Display Near Stratford

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. — It's not yet July, but crowds can already begin to enjoy Independence Day fireworks. The summer's fireworks begin Saturday, with many shows scheduled across Fairfield County through the Fourth of July.   Here is the schedule — be sure to mark the date: Saturday, June 24thBridgeport: Barnum Festival at the Seaside Park at 9 p.m. (No rain date)Danbury: Candlewood ...

  2. From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    NORWALK, Conn. – Call it the Sounds of Summer Savings: The City of Norwalk is partnering with many area attractions for a new savings initiative for Norwalk residents and visitors. How do you save? Pay full price at one of the 10 participating attractions and receive a special discount at all of the other ones.“The City of Norwalk welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy the many ...

  3. 3 Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes In New Haven Harbor

    3 Rescued After Fishing Boat Capsizes In New Haven Harbor

    The Coast Guard rescued three people from New Haven Harbor after their 22-foot fishing vessel capsized late Thursday night.Just before midnight, West Haven emergency dispatch received a 911-call from a person aboard the vessel, who said three people swam to the middle break wall after several waves capsized their boat in the harbor, the Coast Guard said.The dispatchers notified ...

  4. Trumbull Man Found In Ex-Girlfriend's Home Charged With Stalking

    Trumbull Man Found In Ex-Girlfriend's Home Charged With Stalking

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A Trumbull man who was found in an ex-girlfriend's home in Milford has been arrested on multiple charges, including stalking, police said Friday.  The incident occurred at 2:30 a.m. June 4, when Robert Rubino, 23, of 14 Mohawk Drive, Trumbull, entered the home, looking to make contact with an ex-girlfriend who was not there at the time, police said. Rubino was found by ...

  5. Bridgeport Kidnapping Case Of Parole Officer, Boyfriend Moves To New Court

    Bridgeport Kidnapping Case Of Parole Officer, Boyfriend Moves To New Court

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The case involving a state parole officer and her boyfriend who were charged with kidnapping a 1-year-old boy has been transferred to a court in Waterbury, according to the Connecticut Post.Superior Court Judge Earl Richard moved the case because of possible conflicts in the Bridgeport courthouse, the Post said.Gladys Marquez, 51, the parole officer, was charged with ...

  6. Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport charged with sexually assaulting one of her male students has resigned, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Tuesday. "Although Mrs. Ramos’ submitted a letter of resignation ... the Bridgeport Public Schools had ...

  7. Male Volunteer Honored For Work To Fight Domestic Violence In Stratford

    Male Volunteer Honored For Work To Fight Domestic Violence In Stratford

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Bridgeport resident Bill Van Ollefen was named Volunteer of the Year at The Center for Family Justice for his service and commitment to the nonprofit’s mission of transforming victims of domestic and sexual violence into survivors. Van Ollefen received CFJ’s annual Beatrice Boucher award for outstanding volunteer services from Debra A. Greenwood, CFJ’s president and ...

  8. Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A man who was invited to a Shelton daycare for a Father's Day event was charged with picking up one of the children, yelling at the boy and pinning him to the ground, police said.Shelton police arrested 33-year-old Lance Churchill, of 26 Sunset Drive, Derby, on Friday, June 16, after the incident at Apple Tree Day Care at 117 Long Hill Cross Roads, Shelton. The daycare ...

  9. New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 56-year-old New Canaan man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound outside his car at the Talmadge Hill Train Station on Wednesday evening, police said. New Canaan police said they are investigating the untimely death, which was reported just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the upper parking lot of the train station, which is along Metro-North's New ...

  10. Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    DANBURY, Conn. — The mountain biker who was found dead at a Danbury park on Tuesday has been identified as a 56-year-old Bethel man, police said. Preliminary indication are that the experienced mountain bicyclist, Steve Shafer, died of a "medical event," police said Wednesday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, police said. His body was found at about 11:30 a.m. ...

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