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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. Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King Joining The Lineup On Brookfield's Federal Road

    Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King Joining The Lineup On Brookfield's Federal Road

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — Federal Road in Brookfield is already filled with places to shop and eat. And it will soon get two more fast-food options: Burger King and Dunkin' Donuts.  Burger King will be returning to Federal Road, with renovation now underway on a round building, which was previously a Webster Bank, near the intersection of Candlewood Lake Road and Federal Road. A banner on the ...

  2. Vote Now: Ridgefield Rower In The Running For Junior Athlete Of The Year

    Vote Now: Ridgefield Rower In The Running For Junior Athlete Of The Year

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Kaitlyn Kynast of Ridgefield, a rower with the Connecticut Boat Club, has been nominated for Junior Athlete of the Year in the Fan's Choice Awards for US Rowing. Online voting by fans closes at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24. The winner of Junior Athlete and other categories will be announced Wednesday, Oct. 25.Kaitlyn Kynast, 18, graduated this year from Ridgefield ...

  3. Horse Saved From Deep End Of Pool In Fairfield

    Horse Saved From Deep End Of Pool In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A horse that fell through the cover of an in-ground pool at a home on Mill Hill Lane on Sunday afternoon was rescued by Fairfield police and firefighters, according to the Fairfield Citizen.The 6-year-old horse wandered into the pool area when a fence was left open while the lawn was being mowed, the Citizen said. Dash was in the deep end, struggling to keep his head ...

  4. Have You Seen Her? Danbury Police Searching For Missing Woman, 53

    Have You Seen Her? Danbury Police Searching For Missing Woman, 53

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police are searching for a missing 53-year-old woman who has not been seen since Friday. Laelcira DeLima, 53, was last seen wearing a black v-neck shirt and blue jeans. She was last seen on Friday, Oct. 20 at 5 p.m., police said.She could be driving a red 2016 Honda Accord with Connecticut license plates of AC98150.No further information was released by ...

  5. Traffic Alert: I-84 In Waterbury Reopens After Serious Crash

    Traffic Alert: I-84 In Waterbury Reopens After Serious Crash

    Update: I-84 reopened to traffic after 2 p.m. Monday, according to Connecticut State Police. WATERBURY, Conn. — Westbound I-84 is closed in Waterbury at midday Monday due to a serious crash involving a tractor-trailer and a car, state police said. There are life-threatening injuries in the crash between Exits 19 and 20, state police said. The crash occurred at about 10:15 a.m., and the ...

  6. 3 Teens Arrested In Stolen BMW; Fourth Flees Into Woods In Southbury

    3 Teens Arrested In Stolen BMW; Fourth Flees Into Woods In Southbury

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Three teenagers were apprehended and fourth fled as state police troopers recovered a stolen car from New Canaan in Southbury. At 12:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, troopers from Troop A in Southbury and officers from the Southbury Police Department were dispatched to the area of Woods Way Road in Southbury to attempt to locate a stolen motor vehicle believed to be in the ...

  7. Need Coffee? Another New Starbucks Takes Shape In Danbury

    Need Coffee? Another New Starbucks Takes Shape In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — It's hard to miss the large construction project underway in the front of the parking lot of the Berkshire Shopping Center in Danbury. There's no sign on the fence, but Mayor Mark Boughton confirms that the under-construction building is slated to be the fifth Starbucks location in Danbury. The site was previously the home of a small drive-thru coffee hut that had long ...

  8. Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Barn In New Canaan

    Three-Alarm Fire Destroys Barn In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Flames soared 40 feet into the area as a three-alarm fire completely destroyed a barn in New Canaan on Sunday night, according to the New Canaan Advertiser. The 1,472-square-foot barn was located at 986 South Ave. on a property with a house built in 1790, according to the Advertiser.Blowing embers sparked small fires on three neighboring structures and in nearby ...

  9. Traffic Alert: Shelter Rock Road Closed In Bethel For Work On Storm Drains

    Traffic Alert: Shelter Rock Road Closed In Bethel For Work On Storm Drains

    BETHEL, Conn. — Drivers who use Shelter Rock Road in Bethel near Meckauer Park in Bethel near the Danbury border will need to find a detour. The town of Bethel issued a traffic alert for the road in a Facebook post. Starting Monday, Shelter Rock Road will be closed to all vehicles except for local traffic.The road will be closed for about a half-mile from Walnut Hill Road to Payne Road ...

  10. This Is The Most Popular Fast Food Chain In Connecticut

    This Is The Most Popular Fast Food Chain In Connecticut

    There's no doubt Americans are passionate about fast food, but which chain is the favorite?Business Insider and Foursquare teamed up to determine the most popular fast-food chain in each state. And the hands down winner was Chick-fil-A, which is No. 1 in 40 states, including Connecticut.That might come as a surprise in Connecticut, where there are only eight:Brookfield, Danbury Fair ...

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