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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut

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. Fairfield County High Schools Among Top 50 For Athletes In CT

    Fairfield County High Schools Among Top 50 For Athletes In CT

    A total of 15 schools in Fairfield County are among the best 50 public high schools for athletes in Connecticut – including Fairfield Warde High School, which ranks first – according to a new list released by Niche.com.The website analyzes data sets and reviews to produce rankings, report cards and profiles for schools, colleges and places to live.The 2018 rankings are “based on student ...

  2. Photographer Writing Book On Weir Farm — Connecticut’s First National Park

    Photographer Writing Book On Weir Farm — Connecticut’s First National Park

    WILTON, Conn. — The first book about Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut’s first national park unit and the only one dedicated to American painting, will be authored by Xiomaro, a visiting artist at the park. About 150 of Xiomaro’s photographs will be accompanied with captions that, he said, “tell the big story of a small park.” The 60-acre national historic site, nestled in ...

  3. Girl Scouts Kick Off 101st Season Of Cookie Sales Across Fairfield County

    Girl Scouts Kick Off 101st Season Of Cookie Sales Across Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Girl Scouts of Connecticut has entered a new century of selling cookies as sales kicked off this month for the beloved snacks. The Girl Scout Cookie Program not only teaches girls essential entrepreneurial skills but also powers amazing experiences for them across the United States.After last year’s 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts selling cookies, troops in ...

  4. Two Injured In Car Crash & Explosion Overnight In Danbury

    Two Injured In Car Crash & Explosion Overnight In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two people who suffered burns in a car explosion overnight in Danbury were sent to the hospital for treatment, fire officials said.  A car rolled over, exploded and was destroyed by fire in an accident at about 3:40 a.m. Saturday near 167 Long Ridge Road, said James Gagliardo, public information officer for the Danbury Fire Department.The Danbury Fire Department's “A” ...

  5. Bridgeport Police Arrest Teen In December Shooting Death

    Bridgeport Police Arrest Teen In December Shooting Death

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport teenager was arrested Friday in a December murder related to gang activity and held on $1 million bond, police said. "An arrest warrant was obtained for Jarod Hamilton charging him with the murder of Khali Davis," police said. "This murder occurred at the Maple Street Mini Market at 717 Kossuth St. on Dec. 23. Investigation showed that ...

  6. Stratford Native Seeks Donor For Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

    Stratford Native Seeks Donor For Life-Saving Kidney Transplant

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford native Patrick Pantalone, a 1997 graduate of Stratford High, is reaching out to his hometown in hopes of finding a kidney donor for a life-saving transplant. Pantalone was diagnosed nearly four years ago with IgA nephropathy, also known as Berger's disease. He must undergo dialysis treatment two to three days per week for five to six hours at a time. He has ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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