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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. Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Pumps Up Norwalk River Valley Trail

    Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club Pumps Up Norwalk River Valley Trail

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Get ready to Ramble: The Ridgefield Bicycle Sport Club has donated $2,500 to the Norwalk River Valley Trail’s campaign to create the trail plan for the first 2 miles of the NRVT in Ridgefield. The NRVT is now up to $10,000, halfway to the $20,000 goal for the plan for the trail, which will be known as the Ridgefield Ramble,.“We are honored to be a part of the NRVT in ...

  2. Body Recovered On Charles Island Off Silver Sands State Park

    Body Recovered On Charles Island Off Silver Sands State Park

    MILFORD, Conn. — A body was located on the shore of Charles Island off Silver Sands State Park, and officials were trying to determine whether it was a Bridgeport man who was swept off a sandbar there last week, Milford police said via Twitter.The body was removed to the beach at Silver Sands Beach on Sunday evening by officials from the state Department of Energy and Environmental ...

  3. Woman Dies In Overnight House Fire In Bridgeport

    Woman Dies In Overnight House Fire In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — One woman died and two other residents were hospitalized after a fire destroyed a house early Sunday in Bridgeport, according to city spokeswoman. The Bridgeport Fire Department was dispatched to the home at 335 Seltsam Road at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, July 23, according to a statement from Bridgeport spokeswoman Rowena White.Three residents were in the home at the ...

  4. Norwalk Man Charged With Trying To Sell Opioid-Laced Crack; 7 ODs Reported

    Norwalk Man Charged With Trying To Sell Opioid-Laced Crack; 7 ODs Reported

    NORWALK, Conn. — A man fought with officers as he was arrested on charges of trying to sell Fentanyl-laced crack cocaine on Saturday, the same day that the Norwalk Police Department dealt with seven overdoses— two of them fatal, police said. At 9 p.m. Saturday, Eric Frank was arrested during an undercover drug buy by members of the Norwalk Police Department's Special Services Division ...

  5. Boat Sinks Near Lighthouse Off Coast Of Fairfield

    Boat Sinks Near Lighthouse Off Coast Of Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 30-foot trawler sank into the waters of Long Island Sound after hitting rocks near the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield at about noon Sunday, according to the Connecticut Post. None of the six passengers aboard was injured, police told the Post.Fairfield police and firefighters, as well as Bridgeport police, rescued the passengers, the Post ...

  6. New Fairfield Woman Fights To Save Her Husband From Deportation Next Month

    New Fairfield Woman Fights To Save Her Husband From Deportation Next Month

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A New Fairfield woman is fighting to try to keep her husband in the country after he was ordered to be deported despite working for years and spending tens of thousands of dollars in an attempt to get legal status.  Joel Colindrés, 33, was born in Guatemala and came to the United States without documentation in 2004. He married his wife, Samantha, 35, a U.S. ...

  7. Felon With A Gun, Hot Dogs & GoFundMe Top The Week's News In Trumbull

    Felon With A Gun, Hot Dogs & GoFundMe Top The Week's News In Trumbull

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A fatal shooting in Norwalk, the arrest of a felon with a loaded gun, a huge GoFundMe for a Bridgeport man, a Norwalk mother who took refuge in a church to avoid deportation and a survey of top hot dog stands were among the top stories this past week in Fairfield County. Here are some of the most-read stories at the Daily Voice:Jonas Labaze, a ...

  8. Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

    Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Dr. Raymond Sackler of Greenwich, a co-founder of the Stamford-based drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, died July 17 after a brief illness. He was 97 1/2 years old.Sackler was a philanthropist, physician, entrepreneur and business leader. With his brothers, they grew the Purdue Pharma drug empire, becoming wealthy through the development of drugs for pain management, ...

  9. Opiate-Laced Crack Leads To 5 Overdoses, 2 Fatal, In One Day In Norwalk

    Opiate-Laced Crack Leads To 5 Overdoses, 2 Fatal, In One Day In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Two people died and three others were hospitalized after they suffered drug overdoses on Saturday in five separate incidents across the city, Norwalk police said. The overdoses appeared be linked to crack cocaine that was laced with an opiate, police said.The first three drug overdoses occurred between 8 and 9 a.m. Saturday, police said. The first occurred on Quaker ...

  10. Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    Grand Jury Indicts Bridgeport Felon On Federal Gun, Ammunition Charge

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 30-year-old convicted felon from Bridgeport has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a federal gun and ammunition charge after he was found with two semi-automatic weapons, prosecutors announced. Tyeshon King was indicted on one count of possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly announced Friday. The indictment ...

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