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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. Monroe Man Steps Up As New Planning And Zoning Director In Fairfield

    Monroe Man Steps Up As New Planning And Zoning Director In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Longtime assistant James R. Wendt is stepping up into the top job as Fairfield's Planning and Zoning Director following the retirement of another longtime town employee. First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced Tuesday that Wendt's appointment as director is effective April 1. Wendt replaces longtime director Joseph Devonshuk, who recently retired after serving the town ...

  2. Newtown Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Sandy Hook

    Newtown Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash In Sandy Hook

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — A 37-year-old Newtown man was killed in a motorcycle crash late Tuesday afternoon in Sandy Hook, police said. Officers responded at 5:26 p.m. April 18, to a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 195 Riverside Road, police said. The operator and only rider on the bike was identified as Martin Amidon of Glover Lane in Newtown, police said.Related story: Report: Man killed ...

  3. 90-Unit Assisted Living Community Could Spring Up At Former Wilton Nursery

    90-Unit Assisted Living Community Could Spring Up At Former Wilton Nursery

    WILTON, Conn. — A Fairfield developer is seeking to build a 90-unit assisted living and memory care community on the former Young’s Nursery property on Route 7 in Wilton. Senior Living Development LLC of Fairfield applied to the Wilton Land Use Commission last week for approval for the three-story building at the corner of Danbury Road/Route 7 and Orem’s Lane in south Wilton.“This is a ...

  4. Bridgeport Man Gets Prison After Stolen Gun Ends Up At Stepson's School

    Bridgeport Man Gets Prison After Stolen Gun Ends Up At Stepson's School

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man will serve nearly six years behind bars for stealing a safe filled with guns from a Shelton home, trading five of the weapons for heroin and leaving two firearms at home, one of which his stepson took to school, prosecutors said. Walter Gonzalez, 45, was sentenced Tuesday to 71 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, said ...

  5. Metro-North: Train Clips Car That Cut Through Crossing In Danbury

    Metro-North: Train Clips Car That Cut Through Crossing In Danbury

    Updated: DANBURY, Conn. — No one was hurt, but service was suspended Tuesday night for nearly three hours after a car cut through a crossing and was clipped by a train near the Danbury station, a Metro-North spokesman said. The incident occurred at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday, involving a train that had just left the Danbury station and was headed toward South Norwalk on the Danbury Branch, the ...

  6. Motorcyclist Killed In Crash In Newtown

    Motorcyclist Killed In Crash In Newtown

    Update: Police have identified the man who died in the crash. Click here for the updated story in the Daily Voice.NEWTOWN, Conn. — One person was killed in a motorcycle crash Tuesday afternoon on Riverside Road in Newtown, according to Fox 61.The accident happened at about 5 p.m. in the Sandy Hook neighborhood, Fox 61 said. Click here to read the story at Fox 61. Check back with Daily ...

  7. Cops: Owners Of Danbury Auction House Stole $700K In Collectible Toy Trains

    Cops: Owners Of Danbury Auction House Stole $700K In Collectible Toy Trains

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two Danbury residents have been charged with stealing nearly $700,000 worth of toy trains while running an auction house for antique toys, police said.   Danbury police detectives began an investigation into the case back in November with the state Department of Consumer Protection and the Connecticut attorney general's office after receiving complaints. There were over ...

  8. Police: Wilton Man Slices Himself During Domestic Dispute

    Police: Wilton Man Slices Himself During Domestic Dispute

    WILTON, Conn. — A Wilton man was arrested on threatening charges after cutting himself during a domestic dispute at a local home Monday, The Hour said. Jae Koo Yun, 47, arrived at the home where he was once a tenant and argued with a resident there while brandishing a knife, police told The Hour.  Several police cars and an ambulance were dispatched to the home on Ivy Road after another ...

  9. Police: Renter From Easton Steals $28,000 In Jewelry, Cash From Home

    Police: Renter From Easton Steals $28,000 In Jewelry, Cash From Home

    EASTON, Conn. — A 24-year-old Easton man has been charged with stealing $28,000 in cash and jewelry from a Milford home where he lived as a renter, police said.In December, Milford Police Department received a complaint about missing money and jewelry from a Milford residence.The police investigation led to the arrest of Nicholas Bodine, 24, of 558 Morehouse Road, Easton.Numerous pieces ...

  10. Stratford House Damaged, Two Cars Destroyed In Fire

    Stratford House Damaged, Two Cars Destroyed In Fire

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Two cars and the garage were destroyed and the house was severely damaged in a fire Tuesday morning in Stratford, according to the Connecticut Post. No one was home when the fire broke out at the one-story home on North Peters Lane near the Roosevelt Forest at about 7:25 a.m. Tuesday, the Post said.No one was injured in the fire, but heavy smoke could be seen in the ...

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