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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. Stratford Could See Some Snow, Rain On Wednesday

    Stratford Could See Some Snow, Rain On Wednesday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The weather roller coaster continues to wind across Fairfield County, the National Weather Service warns. Two weekend snowfalls were followed by a blustery Monday, with gusts of up to 65 mph recorded in parts of Fairfield County. The strong winds caused power outages, knocked down trees and blocked roads with fallen debris. And what will follow Tuesday's sunny ...

  2. Hundreds Of Power Outages, High Winds Continue To Plague Fairfield County

    Hundreds Of Power Outages, High Winds Continue To Plague Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Even as a High Wind Warning near its end of 6 p.m. Monday, hundreds of customers remained without power across Fairfield County on a blustery Monday that was wracked by train delays, closed roads and frigid temperatures. According to the National Weather Service, the highest recorded wind gusts for Monday were recorded at:   Bridgeport Airport: 60 mphStamford: ...

  3. Metro-North Clears Trees From Tracks In Connecticut, Restores Harlem Trains

    Metro-North Clears Trees From Tracks In Connecticut, Restores Harlem Trains

    Updated at 4:15 p.m.: GREENWICH, Conn. — All train service was running on or close to schedule on the New Haven Line in Connecticut in time the for the Monday afternoon rush hour, Metro-North said. Trees were cleared from the areas near the Branchville and Old Greenwich stations that caused earlier delays on the Danbury Branch and on the New Haven Line, Metro-North said. Also, in ...

  4. Merritt Parkway Reopens After Tree Smashes Into Car In Greenwich

    Merritt Parkway Reopens After Tree Smashes Into Car In Greenwich

    Updated: GREENWICH, Conn. — All lanes of the Merritt Parkway have reopened late Monday afternoon after a tree smashed into a car because of strong winds, officials said. The southbound stretch of the road in Greenwich was closed for a few hours because of the crash and the tree debris blocking the road, officials said. The Greenwich Fire Department reported that an accident occurred in ...

  5. Busy Intersection Reopens In Shelton After Traffic Light Falls

    Busy Intersection Reopens In Shelton After Traffic Light Falls

    update: SHELTON, Conn. — The intersection of Shelton Avenue/Route 108 and Meadow Street in Shelton has reopened at about 3 p.m. Monday, police said. This was about two hours after a traffic light fell onto the roadway there.original story: SHELTON, Conn. — The busy intersection of Shelton Avenue/Route 108 and Meadow Street — near the police station, Shelton High and the Senior Center — ...

  6. Fairfield County Schools Announce Delays For Monday After Icy Storm

    Fairfield County Schools Announce Delays For Monday After Icy Storm

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The following schools in Fairfield County have announced delayed starts for Monday as a result of Sunday's sleet and snow.Here are the school districts:Bethel Public Schools: two-hour delayBridgeport Public Schools: two-hour delayBrookfield Public Schools: two-hour delayDanbury Public Schools: two-hour delay.Darien Public Schools: two-hour ...

  7. Snow & Sleet Giving Way To Blustery Winds In Stratford

    Snow & Sleet Giving Way To Blustery Winds In Stratford

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The weather forecast is not getting any better for Fairfield County. The snow and sleet from Sunday afternoon is transitioning into freezing rain for the evening and will give way to powerful winds by early Monday morning, the National Weather Service said. Some roads and highways across Fairfield County were icing up Sunday night, causing slippery and ...

  8. Brookfield Woman, 46, Dies Of Injuries From Skiing Collision

    Brookfield Woman, 46, Dies Of Injuries From Skiing Collision

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A 46-year-old woman from Brookfield died from injuries suffered in a skiing collision at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall on Saturday, state police said in a statement Sunday night.State Police identified the woman as Lisa Kelly of Brookfield. Troopers from Troop B were called to Mohawk Mountain at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday on a report that two people had collided ...

  9. Oh No, More Snow! Wintry Mix Making For Slick Conditions In Stratford

    Oh No, More Snow! Wintry Mix Making For Slick Conditions In Stratford

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Another winter storm is once again dumping snow across Fairfield County and causing dangerous travel conditions, according to the National Weather Service. And storm conditions could continue into the workweek, with a Winter Weather Advisory in place until 6 a.m. Monday for the entire area. A wintry mix began to fall Sunday morning, with snow, sleet and ice in ...

  10. Fairfield Police, Firefighters Dig Out Elderly Man's Home From Foot Of Snow

    Fairfield Police, Firefighters Dig Out Elderly Man's Home From Foot Of Snow

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When an elderly Fairfield man suffered a medical emergency on Thursday, there was a foot of snow outside his home. Fairfield Police Officer John McGrath and the crew from Fairfield Fire Department Engine 2 sprung into action, shoveling the man's walkway and a getting a "Great job gentlemen!" shout-out on the police department Facebook page. "Please ...

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