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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. Kayaker Who Fell Into Long Island Sound Found Safe In Westport

    Kayaker Who Fell Into Long Island Sound Found Safe In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — A kayaker who was reported in distress off the coast of Compo Beach in Westport was found uninjured on Saturday, police said.At 11:55 a.m. Saturday, Westport police received a 911 call about a kayaker possibly in distress. The caller said she saw a yellow kayak in the water off Soundview Avenue in Westport and that a person appeared to be clinging to it, police ...

  2. Whole Foods Slashing Prices At Fairfield, Westport Stores And Beyond

    Whole Foods Slashing Prices At Fairfield, Westport Stores And Beyond

    "Whole paycheck" no more — Whole Foods Market is about to get a whole lot cheaper, the New York Post reports.Cheaper competition has forced the organic grocer to slash its prices, starting with frozen food, milk and butter, the article says.In Fairfield County, Whole Foods has stores in:DanburyDarienFairfieldGreenwichWestportClick here for the full New York Post story.

  3. Be On The Lookout: Black Bear Sightings Reported In Shelton

    Be On The Lookout: Black Bear Sightings Reported In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — Residents should be cautious after bear sightings were in the area of Dexter Drive, Walnut Tree Hill Road, and Cardinal Drive in recent days, the Shelton Police Department warned Friday. Residents are asked to report bear sightings to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's Wildlife Division at 860-424-3011 or online. Residents may also contact the ...

  4. Funeral Services Set For Bunnell Student Shot By Bridgeport Police Officer

    Funeral Services Set For Bunnell Student Shot By Bridgeport Police Officer

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Funeral services have been set for Jayson J. Negron, the 15-year-old from Bridgeport who was shot to death Tuesday a city police officer Tuesday afternoon after police said he slammed a stolen car into the officer. Calling hours will be Tuesday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Funeraria Luz de Paz (Peaceful Light Funeral Home) 426 E. Washington Ave. in Bridgeport. ...

  5. Cops: Reckless Driver From Bridgeport Busted With Loaded Gun, Taser, Knife

    Cops: Reckless Driver From Bridgeport Busted With Loaded Gun, Taser, Knife

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 20-year-old Bridgeport man who was driving recklessly on the Wilbur Cross Parkway and struck a vehicle was found with a loaded gun, other weapons and drugs in his car, State Police said.At 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, troopers from Troop I in Bethany were dispatched to reports of a motor vehicle being operated erratically on the northbound Wilbur Cross Parkway. The ...

  6. Singer, Songwriter Cyndi Lauper Puts Her Stamford Home On The Market

    Singer, Songwriter Cyndi Lauper Puts Her Stamford Home On The Market

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The North Stamford home where singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper wrote five albums as well as the Tony Award-winning musical "Kinky Boots" is now up for sale. The 3,885-square-foot home is listed for $1.25 million with Michael B. Leventhal at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties. The stone French Country Colonial home has three bedrooms and 3.5 ...

  7. U.S. Voters Send Trump Approval To Near-Record Low In New Q Poll

    U.S. Voters Send Trump Approval To Near-Record Low In New Q Poll

    American voters, who gave President Donald Trump a slight approval bump after the missile strike in Syria, are now giving him near-record negative job approval ratings, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released Wednesday. "There is no way to spin or sugarcoat these sagging numbers," said Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.The job ...

  8. Boat Engulfed By Flames During Test Run On Housatonic River

    Boat Engulfed By Flames During Test Run On Housatonic River

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A 29-foot Formula boat was destroyed by fire when one of its engines exploded Tuesday while the vessel was out for a test run on the Housatonic River, multiple media reports said. Crews from Stratford Fire Marine 233 extinguished the blaze with assistance from the Sikorsky Aircraft Fire Department, according to the Stratford Fire Department. The manager of the Beacon ...

  9. University Of Bridgeport Leader Prepares To Retire After Years Of Growth

    University Of Bridgeport Leader Prepares To Retire After Years Of Growth

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — After ushering the University of Bridgeport through 17 years of growth, President Neil A. Salonen said Wednesday that he will step down as president on June 30, 2018.“It has been my great privilege and joy to serve the University of Bridgeport,” Salonen said. “UB has much to be proud of, and as it looks to celebrate its Centennial Anniversary in 2027, much to look ...

  10. Autopsy Shows Bridgeport Teen Died From Gunshot Wounds To Chest

    Autopsy Shows Bridgeport Teen Died From Gunshot Wounds To Chest

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The 15-year-old boy who was shot by a Bridgeport officer Tuesday afternoon died from gunshot wounds to the chest, the Office of the state's Chief State Medical Examiner said Thursday.Jayson Negron was shot by a police officer after slamming a vehicle into the officer during a stolen car case, police said. The officer has not yet been identified by police. Negron died ...

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