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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. Activist Grandmother From Danbury To Challenge For State Senate Seat

    Activist Grandmother From Danbury To Challenge For State Senate Seat

    DANBURY, Conn. – Longtime Danbury activist, mother, and grandmother Julie Kushner is throwing her hat in the ring as a Democratic candidate for District 24 in the Connecticut State Senate.“I am delighted to declare today that I am running for State Senate to represent Bethel, Danbury, New Fairfield, and Sherman," Julie Kushner said. "Our district deserves someone devoted to ...

  2. Senators Fight To Save Tax Break For Newman's Own Foundation In Westport

    Senators Fight To Save Tax Break For Newman's Own Foundation In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Over the past 25 years, Newman's Own Foundation in Westport has donated $512 million to charities. But a provision in ongoing federal budget negotiations could force the nonprofit founded by actor Paul Newman to close its doors due to a disastrous tax.U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) have written to Senate leaders for help for the nonprofit.When ...

  3. New Canaan's Ann Curry Finally Breaks Her Silence On Leaving 'Today'

    New Canaan's Ann Curry Finally Breaks Her Silence On Leaving 'Today'

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Ann Curry of New Canaan has broken her silence on leaving the "Today" show, telling People.com that "it hurt like hell" when she was fired over five years ago. A longer interview with People will hit the newsstands on Friday, but in an online preview, Curry, 61, talks about her exit from the NBC morning show on June 28, 2012. Many speculated at ...

  4. Greenwich's Ned Lamont Joins Race For Governor — Again

    Greenwich's Ned Lamont Joins Race For Governor — Again

    GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich's Ned Lamont officially filed paperwork Wednesday with the Connecticut Secretary of the State to launch his bid to become Connecticut’s next governor. Lamont, a Democrat, made his announcements in emails to supporters and video (above). This is his second run for the governorship. “I am proud to call Connecticut my home, to start my business here and raise ...

  5. Gaze At The Stars With The Ridgefield Discovery Center At New Pond Farm

    Gaze At The Stars With The Ridgefield Discovery Center At New Pond Farm

    REDDING/RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — Imagine looking up into the nighttime sky and seeing a hunter and his dogs, a bull and a charioteer. You can do just that at a stargazing event this weekend with the Discovery Center at Ridgefield and New Pond Farm Observatory in West Redding.Cliff Wattley of Ridgefield will lead the public skywatch on Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at 6:30 p.m.During the live ...

  6. Bridgeport Man Gets Prison Time For Stealing $313K In Postal Money Orders

    Bridgeport Man Gets Prison Time For Stealing $313K In Postal Money Orders

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 33-year-old Bridgeport man will spend 30 months behind bars for his role in two fraud schemes — one involving postal money orders stolen in Old Greenwich worth $313,570.Bernhard Harris was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven.According to court documents and statements made in court, the first scheme involved the theft of postal ...

  7. Norwalk Land Trust Starts Drive To Preserve Historic White Barn Property

    Norwalk Land Trust Starts Drive To Preserve Historic White Barn Property

    NORWALK, Conn. — The Norwalk Land Trust has launched a campaign to raise $4 million to purchase the White Barn Property and preserve the 15.4-acres as woodlands, wetlands, and meadows with the eye-catching Stony Brook running through it. The historic property is located on the Norwalk/Westport border and plays an important role protecting both the quality and quantity of drinking water ...

  8. New Canaan Rallies To Support Family After Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy

    New Canaan Rallies To Support Family After Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The community of New Canaan is rallying to help a local family after a 10-year-old died of complications from the flu. Nico Mallozzi, a 10-year-old fourth-grader at West Elementary School, died unexpectedly Sunday after falling ill during a trip to Buffalo, N.Y., for a hockey tournament. The cause of death was sepsis as a complication of Influenza B and ...

  9. School Closings, Delays Announced In Fairfield County For Wednesday

    School Closings, Delays Announced In Fairfield County For Wednesday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A number of school closures and delays have been announced for Wednesday, Jan. 17, in Fairfield County due to the snowy forecast. Here is the list: Bethel Public Schools: ClosedBrookfield Public Schools: ClosedDanbury Public Schools: ClosedHenry Abbott Tech, Danbury: ClosedJ.M. Wright Tech, Stamford: 2-Hour DelayMonroe Public Schools: ClosedNew Canaan Country ...

  10. Rally Planned To Support New Fairfield Dad Facing Second Deportation Order

    Rally Planned To Support New Fairfield Dad Facing Second Deportation Order

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Supporters are rallying to help a New Fairfield father of two who is facing a second order to return to his native Guatemala.  A peaceful rally is planned for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Hartford federal building, 450 Main St. in hopes of getting a stay of deportation for Joel Colindres.Colindres, 33, fled death threats in Guatemala in 2004 and is now marked for ...

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