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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. I-95 Pileup Began When Truck Hit Light Pole; Driver From Greenwich Injured

    I-95 Pileup Began When Truck Hit Light Pole; Driver From Greenwich Injured

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A massive 10-vehicle chain-reaction pileup occurred as drivers swerved to try to avoid a light pole that was knocked onto I-95 in Fairfield in a previous crash early Tuesday, state police said.      Tom Barberino, 44, of Greenwich, was taken to Bridgeport Hospital with serious injuries after his Hyundai Sonata became wedged under a tractor-trailer as part of the ...

  2. Connecticut To Lift Highway Travel Ban At 5 P.M. As Snowstorm Tapers Off

    Connecticut To Lift Highway Travel Ban At 5 P.M. As Snowstorm Tapers Off

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – The travel ban on state roads that went into effect early Tuesday morning will be lifted effective at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced. But Malloy is still urging motorists to stay off the roads if possible Tuesday evening as travel conditions remain treacherous as snow continues to fall statewide in a late winter blizzard.“By limiting travel on ...

  3. Malloy: Grab A Shovel And Stay Ahead Of The Storm With New Snowfall Totals

    Malloy: Grab A Shovel And Stay Ahead Of The Storm With New Snowfall Totals

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Stay off the roads and stay ahead of the shoveling. That was the message Tuesday morning from Gov. Dannel Malloy to Connecticut residents, who are quickly becoming snowbound by a blizzard."it's a good day to make brownies," said Malloy. "A good day to read a book." But first, you may want to tackle that shoveling, with up to 2 feet of snow ...

  4. Metro-North Suspending All Train Service

    Metro-North Suspending All Train Service

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Metro-North will suspend train service into and out of Grand Central Terminal at noon due to the anticipated impact of the blizzard and due to low ridership Tuesday morning, the MTA announced.The last trains will depart their originating terminals starting at 9:30 a.m. and arrive in Grand Central and at their final outlying destinations by noon. No trains will ...

  5. Metro-North Operating On Reduced Schedule, No Branch Service

    Metro-North Operating On Reduced Schedule, No Branch Service

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As a blizzard began to pound the region on Tuesday, Metro-North Railroad‏ is running on a reduced Sunday schedule.Extra trains will be added as needed on the reduced schedule, the MTA announced via Twitter. Also, there will be no train service on the New Canaan, Danbury, Waterbury, Wassaic branches.A blizzard slamming the entire metro area is expected to drop ...

  6. Blizzard Hits Before Dawn, May Drop 2 Feet Of Snow In Danbury

    Blizzard Hits Before Dawn, May Drop 2 Feet Of Snow In Danbury

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Residents across Fairfield County woke up Tuesday morning to find snow falling and whiteout conditions as a blizzard began to pound the East Coast while they slept.  And by the time it stops snowing when you go to bed Tuesday night, there could be up to 2 feet of snow on the ground, according to the latest forecast from the National Weather Service. Related ...

  7. 9-Vehicle Crash Closes I-95 In Fairfield; Driver Suffers Serious Injuries

    9-Vehicle Crash Closes I-95 In Fairfield; Driver Suffers Serious Injuries

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A massive nine-vehicle crash closed down I-95 northbound in Fairfield as firefighters responded to free the driver of a car wedged under a truck early Tuesday.The crash occurred at 1:16 a.m. in the area of Exit 19 for Route 1/Center Street in Southport, said a statement from Assistant Fire Chief Erik Kalapir. It involved three tractor-trailers and six cars, he ...

  8. Decision Reversed: Daly Remains On The Job As U.S. Attorney In Connecticut

    Decision Reversed: Daly Remains On The Job As U.S. Attorney In Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. attorney for the district of Connecticut, announced in a statement Monday that she will continue to serve as U.S. attorney.“I thank the attorney general and the administration for affording me the opportunity to remain as the U.S. attorney for the district of Connecticut so that I might complete 20 years of service to the Department of Justice in ...

  9. Malloy Orders Travel Ban Across Connecticut Starting At 5 A.M. Tuesday

    Malloy Orders Travel Ban Across Connecticut Starting At 5 A.M. Tuesday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – With the forecast calling for 18 inches of snow or more across Fairfield County, Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered a statewide travel ban beginning at 5 a.m. Tuesday and remaining in effect until further notice.The entire state is under a Blizzard Warning from late Monday until late Tuesday as a powerful nor'easter prepares to slam the area. A Blizzard Warning ...

  10. March Madness: Blizzard Warning Issued, 21 Inches Of Snow Heads For Danbury

    March Madness: Blizzard Warning Issued, 21 Inches Of Snow Heads For Danbury

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It's a head-spinning forecast, especially for March. The National Weather Service overnight posted a Blizzard Warning for all of Fairfield County and increased the projected snowfall totals to 18 inches to 2 feet for the nor'easter headed our way.  The Blizzard Warning extends to the entire metro New York region and all of coastal Connecticut from late Monday ...

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