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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.

Karen Tensa's Contributions

  1. Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    Ex-Ridgefield Resident David Cassidy Hospitalized In Critical Condition

    Onetime teenage heartthrob David Cassidy, who once lived in Ridgefield, is hospitalized in Florida in critical condition with organ failure, USA Today reported on Sunday.Cassidy, 67, who is also battling dementia, needs a liver transplant and is in the ICU, USA Today said.In February, Cassidy revealed his devastating diagnosis and stopped touring as a musician. His grandfather and ...

  2. Babysitter's Actions Save Four Kids From Fire In Ridgefield Home

    Babysitter's Actions Save Four Kids From Fire In Ridgefield Home

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — A Ridgefield High senior who was babysitting four kids safely got everyone out of the home at 4 Encampment Place when a fire that started in a closet became out of control, according to the Ridgefield Press.  Firefighters credit the teenager with acting responsibly and calling 911 about the fire, which broke out at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the Ridgefield Press ...

  3. Q-Poll: Support For Background Checks Of Gun Buyers Hits All-Time High

    Q-Poll: Support For Background Checks Of Gun Buyers Hits All-Time High

    After a series of deadly mass shootings, even gun owners are showing nearly unanimous support for universal background checks for those looking to buy guns, according to a new national Quinnipiac University Poll.American voters support the checks by a whopping 95 percent to 4 percent — including 94 percent to 5 percent among voters in households where there is a gun, said the Q Poll, ...

  4. Power Outages Growing As Wind Picks Up Across Fairfield County

    Power Outages Growing As Wind Picks Up Across Fairfield County

    Updated: FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Power outages were growing Sunday as strong winds picked up across Fairfield County. The entire region was under a Wind Advisory until 6 p.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service said. Winds of 15 to 20 mph were reported, with gusts of up to 45 to 50 mph.As of 7:10 p.m., the following power outages were reported by Eversource and United ...

  5. Man Dies In Large Fire In His Stratford Home

    Man Dies In Large Fire In His Stratford Home

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A Stratford man died in a large fire in his home on Melville Street on Saturday evening, the fire department said. The 23 firefighters at the scene had the blaze in the 2.5-story home under control within about 30 minutes, according to an Instagram post. "Unfortunately, one victim succumbed to their injuries," the fire department said. The fire broke out at ...

  6. Wind Won't Stop Balloons In Stamford Parade

    Wind Won't Stop Balloons In Stamford Parade

    UPDATE: Strong winds can't stop the Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular! Parade organizers announced the balloons will go up as planned, and the parade will start 30 minutes late, at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. Original story: STAMFORD, Conn. — For the second year in a row, strong winds are threatening the blockbuster balloon parade in Stamford, one of the biggest events of the year in ...

  7. 3 People, 2 Pets Escape Fire Unharmed In Weston Home

    3 People, 2 Pets Escape Fire Unharmed In Weston Home

    WESTON, Conn. — A crew from the Fairfield Fire Department joined 28 Weston volunteer firefighters in battling a house fire Saturday afternoon on Saw Mill Road, according to a Facebook post. The Weston Volunteer Fire Department found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the home when they arrived at about 1 p.m. Saw Mill Road is shared with the town of Fairfield, and the ...

  8. Traffic Alert: Work Begins Monday On $2M Project On Route 1 In Stratford

    Traffic Alert: Work Begins Monday On $2M Project On Route 1 In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Start checking for an alternative route if you frequently travel on the busy Barnum Avenue in Stratford. Beginning Monday, a nearly mile-long stretch of the roadway, also known as Route 1, will be under construction between Frederick Street and Mary Avenue in Stratford, according to the state Department of Transportation. Periodic road closures could occur throughout ...

  9. I-84 Reopens Following Fiery Crash Involving Two Tractor-Trailers

    I-84 Reopens Following Fiery Crash Involving Two Tractor-Trailers

    This story has been updated.SOUTHBURY, Conn. —  A fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on I-84 just before dawn caused the closure of the highway through early Saturday afternoon in Southbury.  The crash occurred at about 5 a.m. on the eastbound side of I-84 between Exits 16 and 17 after two tractor-trailers crashed and one burst into flames, state police said.  Despite the huge ...

  10. Tracee Ellis Ross Honoring Her Mom, Greenwich's Diana Ross, On 'AMA'

    Tracee Ellis Ross Honoring Her Mom, Greenwich's Diana Ross, On 'AMA'

    GREENWICH, Conn. — It will be a family affair as Golden Globe Award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross hosts the “2017 American Music Awards," where her mother, Diana Ross of Greenwich, will receive a lifetime achievement award. Tracee Ellis Ross, who grew up in Greenwich and is the star of hit ABC comedy series “black-ish” will take the stage to preside over the evening of non-stop ...

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