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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. Fun In The Park Eclipses The Main Event At Ridgefield's Ballard Park

    Fun In The Park Eclipses The Main Event At Ridgefield's Ballard Park

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Crowds came to Ballard Park for the eclipse, but they stayed to play. There was a very long line on Monday winding around the park and down the sidewalk as the Ridgefield Library handed out free solar glasses that made for safe viewing of the eclipse, the first in the U.S. in four decades. They handed out 500 pairs, but even more people poured into the park for the ...

  2. Didn't Get Your Eclipse Glasses? Norwalk Library Offers A DIY Solution

    Didn't Get Your Eclipse Glasses? Norwalk Library Offers A DIY Solution

    NORWALK, Conn. — It's Monday morning and the solar eclipse is hours away. But did you forget to buy solar viewing glasses?Ordering from Amazon isn't an option at this point, and everyone seems to be sold out — but the Norwalk Library is here to help.All you'll need is a shoebox, scissors, tape, aluminum foil and paper."Thanks to quick thinking from staff, who are always eager to ...

  3. What To Expect & Where To Watch The Eclipse Across Fairfield County

    What To Expect & Where To Watch The Eclipse Across Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The whole nation is catching eclipse fever — and Fairfield County is no exception. The Nutmeg State will not experience a total solar eclipse on Monday — it will be about 68 percent. To safely view the partial eclipse here, you must use protective eyewear throughout the event.  The weather is expected to cooperate: the forecast calls for clear and sunny skies, ...

  4. Find Out How Danbury Would Fare Under Malloy's New School Aid Plan

    Find Out How Danbury Would Fare Under Malloy's New School Aid Plan

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — School districts in nearly every town in Fairfield County would lose all of their state funding under a plan released Friday by Gov. Dannel Malloy as he continues to grapple with running a state without a budget. Statewide, the funds — known as the Education Cost Sharing grants — would be completed eliminated in 85 school districts and slashed in another 54 ...

  5. Game Day: Fairfield American Returns To The Field After Tough Loss

    Game Day: Fairfield American Returns To The Field After Tough Loss

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The pressure is on for Fairfield American on Monday. After a tough loss Sunday afternoon, the boys from Connecticut will return to the field at 8 p.m. Monday at the Little League World Series. They will take on Walla Walla Valley Little League, the Northwest champions, in the losers bracket.That game will be broadcast and stream online on ESPN2. Related ...

  6. Norwalk Woman Charged With Leaving Dog In Hot Car While Shopping

    Norwalk Woman Charged With Leaving Dog In Hot Car While Shopping

    NORWALK, Conn. — A Norwalk woman who left her dog in a very hot car while she went shopping at Walmart on Friday afternoon was arrested on animal cruelty charges, The Hour said.  When police arrived at the store on Connecticut Avenue at 5 p.m. Friday, the dog showed visible “physical indications of stress,” the Hour said.The car had heated up to 96 to 99 degrees even though the windows ...

  7. Ready For Back-To-School Shopping? It's Tax-Free Week In Connecticut

    Ready For Back-To-School Shopping? It's Tax-Free Week In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Just in time for back-to-school shopping, it's time for the “Sales Tax Free Week” across Connecticut — saving residents from the 6.35 percent sales tax on a number of items. The special shopping event, which runs from Sunday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 26, according to the state Department of Revenue Services.  Items of clothing and footwear that cost less than ...

  8. 69-Year-Old Man Hurt After He Falls Overboard Near Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    69-Year-Old Man Hurt After He Falls Overboard Near Penfield Reef Lighthouse

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A 69-year-old man suffered cuts when he fell out of a malfunctioning boat and was hit by the propeller while he was fishing Sunday afternoon off the coast of Fairfield, according to police and media reports. Marine units from the Fairfield and Westport police departments assisted the boater in the water of Long Island Sound near Penfield Reef Lighthouse. When officers ...

  9. Fairfield American Falls, 6-3, To Texas In Little League World Series

    Fairfield American Falls, 6-3, To Texas In Little League World Series

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It was a tough loss Sunday for Fairfield American as the boys from Connecticut lost to Texas, 6-3, in their second game of the Little League World Series.Christian Mumphrey led the drive for Lufkin, Texas, hitting two home runs as the Southwest champions moved on step closer to the title game. It was the first tournament loss for Fairfield American, which had 19 ...

  10. Top Stories In Danbury: Mother & Daughter Tase Clerk, Arrests In Murders

    Top Stories In Danbury: Mother & Daughter Tase Clerk, Arrests In Murders

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Many of the top stories this past week in Fairfield County involved arrests in serious crimes. Two teens were charged with felony murder in Danbury, a Stratford man was charged with manslaughter in the death of his niece and a family of four were charged in the murder of a Bridgeport man. And a woman and her young daughter were charged with using a taser on a ...

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