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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. Greenwich's Hope Hicks Named Interim Communications Director At White House

    Greenwich's Hope Hicks Named Interim Communications Director At White House

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Hope Hicks, a 2006 graduate of Greenwich High school and a close confidante of President Donald Trump, is the new interim communications director at the White House, according to the Washington Post.  Hicks will fill the role while the administration searches for a permanent replacement for Anthony Scaramucci, who was fired last month after just 10 days on the job, ...

  2. Bridgeport Man Gets 30 Months In Prison For Dealing Heroin In Fatal OD

    Bridgeport Man Gets 30 Months In Prison For Dealing Heroin In Fatal OD

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man will spend 30 months behind bars for distributing the heroin involved in the fatal overdose of a Stratford woman late last year, prosecutors said Wednesday. Ramon "Blade" Killings, 39, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release in connection with the woman's death, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.In the early ...

  3. Murphy Arriving In Newtown For Town Hall Tonight As He Walks Across CT

    Murphy Arriving In Newtown For Town Hall Tonight As He Walks Across CT

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is heading toward Newtown — on foot — in preparation for a Town Hall meeting with voters Wednesday evening.For the second summer in a row, the senator is embarking on a “Walk Across Connecticut.” He has taken to the streets and dirt roads of the state to listen to and get feedback from Connecticut residents. Murphy began his walk in Killingly on Sunday morning, ...

  4. Long Delays On Metro-North After Person Is Hit By Train

    Long Delays On Metro-North After Person Is Hit By Train

    UPDATE: Train service was running on schedule Wednesday afternoon following the fatal accident in Port Chester. GREENWICH, Conn. — Long delays were reported Wednesday morning on the New Haven Line after a person was hit by a train in Port Chester, N.Y., Metro-North said. Service between Rye and Greenwich is experiencing delays of 30 to 40 minutes at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Metro-North ...

  5. Wanted In Redding: Mark Twain Library Seeking Volunteers For Big Book Sale

    Wanted In Redding: Mark Twain Library Seeking Volunteers For Big Book Sale

    REDDING, Conn. – The Mark Twain Library’s annual book sale over Labor Day weekend features tens of thousands of items. And it requires the help of hundreds of volunteers.The library is putting out a call for volunteers for its 57th Annual Book Fair, which will be held over Labor Day weekend at the Redding Community Center, 37 Lonetown Road. Volunteers are needed in the days leading up ...

  6. Blumenthal Condemns 'Disgusting, Indefensible' Trump Comments

    Blumenthal Condemns 'Disgusting, Indefensible' Trump Comments

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) blasted President Donald Trump’s remarks defending racist protesters at a white nationalist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.Blumenthal specifically called out Trump for blaming the violence in Charlottesville on both sides of the conflict, saying, "one side was to blame." One person died over the ...

  7. Little Libraries Pop Up In Monroe Thanks To Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

    Little Libraries Pop Up In Monroe Thanks To Edith Wheeler Memorial Library

    MONROE, Conn. — Book lovers may have noticed a big treat when visiting Wolfe Park and Great Hollow Lake in Monroe. Two "mini-libraries" have popped up on the landscape at the two parks, thanks to the staff at the Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, according to the Town of Monroe. The Wheeler Fund made a financial donation, and Jerry and Kathy Stevens designed and built ...

  8. Sen. Toni Boucher: 'Shaken To The Core' By Events In Charlottesville

    Sen. Toni Boucher: 'Shaken To The Core' By Events In Charlottesville

    WILTON, Conn. — State Sen. Toni Boucher, a Republican, said the events in Charlottesville over the weekend "both saddened and angered me." The largest group of white supremacists and neo-Nazis to gather in a decade descended on the Virginia college town. They were protesting plans to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Hundreds of others then arrived to ...

  9. Milford Man, 18, Charged With Threatening To Harm Unborn Child

    Milford Man, 18, Charged With Threatening To Harm Unborn Child

    MILFORD, Conn. — An 18-year-old Milford man was arrested on charges of threatening to harm an unborn child, police said.Officers went to a home at 73 Wepawaug Drive at 1 p.m. Monday to investigate a possible domestic violence incident, police said. Officers arrested 18-year-old Joshua Armstrong, who was accused of threatening to harm the unborn child of a female inside the home during a ...

  10. Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    Police Seek Whereabouts Of Montville Man, 29, Missing Since May

    MONTVILLE, Conn. — The Montville Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of Bryan Kiggans, 29, who was reported missing on May 4. He was last seen in the Norwich area, state police said.Kiggans has three tattoos: four stars behind his right ear, 'Faith' on his left wrist and 'Loyalty' on his right forearm, state police said. Anyone who knows anything the whereabouts of Kiggans, or ...

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