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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. Looking For Fireworks? Enjoy A Display Tonight In Danbury

    Looking For Fireworks? Enjoy A Display Tonight In Danbury

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. — It's not yet July, but crowds can already begin to enjoy Independence Day fireworks. The summer's fireworks begin Saturday, with many shows scheduled across Fairfield County through the Fourth of July.   Here is the schedule — be sure to mark the date: Saturday, June 24thBridgeport: Barnum Festival at the Seaside Park at 9 p.m. (No rain date)Danbury: Candlewood ...

  2. From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    NORWALK, Conn. – Call it the Sounds of Summer Savings: The City of Norwalk is partnering with many area attractions for a new savings initiative for Norwalk residents and visitors. How do you save? Pay full price at one of the 10 participating attractions and receive a special discount at all of the other ones.“The City of Norwalk welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy the many ...

  3. Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport charged with sexually assaulting one of her male students has resigned, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Tuesday. "Although Mrs. Ramos’ submitted a letter of resignation ... the Bridgeport Public Schools had ...

  4. Have You Spotted A Bear? Brookfield Police Say Leave Them Alone

    Have You Spotted A Bear? Brookfield Police Say Leave Them Alone

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — A number of black bears have been spotted recently in town — and that's completely normal, according to the Brookfield Police Department. "We have been getting reports of some black bear sightings in town. Please be aware that this is consistent with a bear's normal behaviors as they forage for food," Brookfield police said in a Facebook post. In the past ...

  5. Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A man who was invited to a Shelton daycare for a Father's Day event was charged with picking up one of the children, yelling at the boy and pinning him to the ground, police said.Shelton police arrested 33-year-old Lance Churchill, of 26 Sunset Drive, Derby, on Friday, June 16, after the incident at Apple Tree Day Care at 117 Long Hill Cross Roads, Shelton. The daycare ...

  6. New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 56-year-old New Canaan man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound outside his car at the Talmadge Hill Train Station on Wednesday evening, police said. New Canaan police said they are investigating the untimely death, which was reported just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the upper parking lot of the train station, which is along Metro-North's New ...

  7. Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    DANBURY, Conn. — The mountain biker who was found dead at a Danbury park on Tuesday has been identified as a 56-year-old Bethel man, police said. Preliminary indication are that the experienced mountain bicyclist, Steve Shafer, died of a "medical event," police said Wednesday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, police said. His body was found at about 11:30 a.m. ...

  8. Bethel Educator Named Principal At Immaculate High In Danbury

    Bethel Educator Named Principal At Immaculate High In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — The new principal at Immaculate High School in Danbury has previously been a teacher at Ridgefield High School, dean of students at Joel Barlow High School in Redding and principal at St. Jude in Monroe. On July 1, Patrick D. Higgins, a Bethel resident, will take over the top job at Immaculate, which is part of the Diocese of Bridgeport’s parochial school system.Higgins ...

  9. 3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    3 Senators In A Cab, Or How Sen. Murphy Tried To Track Down Healthcare Bill

    At times it look liked a new low-budget Netflix reality series called "3 Senators In Cab," as one wag put it. But the Facebook Live event was actually an effort by three Democratic senators to track down the Republican healthcare bill. The Facebook Live began Tuesday afternoon as Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Brian Schatz of Hawaii decided to ...

  10. State Police Investigate Death Of Woman, 59, Found On I-95

    State Police Investigate Death Of Woman, 59, Found On I-95

    STAMFORD, Conn — The death of a 59-year-old woman who was found lying in the northbound lanes of I-95 late Monday in Stamford is under investigation by the Connecticut State Police. The body of the woman, identified as Harriet R. Okura, of Eastchester, N.Y., was found near Exit 9, state police said.  She was declared dead at about 10:30 p.m. Monday by Stamford emergency services after ...

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