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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. First Bite: Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk Welcomes Fans On Opening Day

    First Bite: Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk Welcomes Fans On Opening Day

    NORWALK, Conn. — Cheers erupted and cow bells rang as dozens of customers went through the doors early Thursday for the grand opening of the new Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk. Most of them had been waiting a long time — a line began to form 24 hours before the opening. And those in line camped out in the parking lot — for fun and for a chance to win a free meal a week for a year. (The prize ...

  2. Lanes Reopen On I-95 In Greenwich After Crash

    Lanes Reopen On I-95 In Greenwich After Crash

    Update: The crash scene has been cleared and the lanes of I-95 have reopened. GREENWICH, Conn. — A one-car rollover crash has closed at least one lane of southbound I-95 in Greenwich on Thursday morning, according to the state Department of Transportation. The crash is between Exits 4 and 3, and the right and center lanes are closed in the area, DOT said. The crash was reported at about ...

  3. Children’s Unit, With Under-The-Sea Theme, Opens At Stamford Hospital

    Children’s Unit, With Under-The-Sea Theme, Opens At Stamford Hospital

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The new Cohen Children’s Unit at Stamford Hospital provides a new space for treating young patients while supporting the whole family — all in a renovated wing of the Whittingham Pavilion.The unit opened earlier this month, with 10 all-private patient rooms with individual bathrooms. Each room is designed with plenty of space to house the latest healthcare technology ...

  4. Darien Asked To Cut Water Use By 10% As Drought Conditions Continue

    Darien Asked To Cut Water Use By 10% As Drought Conditions Continue

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Aquarion Water C. is asking customers in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan and Stamford to shut down irrigation systems and sprinklers for the season.A lack of rainfall led Aquarion to make the request on Wednesday as drought conditions continue in the southwest corner of the state. The Greenwich reservoir system at 48 percent capacity — well below the 67 percent ...

  5. Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Worth The Wait: Campers Get In Line First At New Chick-Fil-A In Norwalk

    Update: Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is now open. Click here for a story from Daily Voice on the grand opening.NORWALK, Conn. — Lyle Allen and Jes Ritchie of East Norwalk were so excited about the new Chick-Fil-A that they camped out for 24 hours before the grand opening on Thursday morning. Their dedication — and willingness to camp in the parking lot at 467 Connecticut Ave. — paid off. ...

  6. State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    State Lawmakers Announce Connecticut Budget Deal — Finally

    Republican and Democratic state lawmakers announced Wednesday afternoon that they have reached a tentative state budget deal, according to the Hartford Courant. The lawmakers offered few details, but said the tentative deal was reached after days of closed-door meetings at the Capitol in Hartford, the Courant said. The deal was made without major input by Gov. Dannel Malloy, the Courant ...

  7. Greenwich Man, 20, Busted On Drug Charges After New Canaan Traffic Stop

    Greenwich Man, 20, Busted On Drug Charges After New Canaan Traffic Stop

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 20-year-old Greenwich man was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday night after officers found pot in his car during a traffic stop in New Canaan, police said.Jack James Portu, of 10 The Ave., was pulled over at 8:55 p.m. on Old Stamford Road after an officer saw that his southbound vehicle had a defective marker light, police said.After pulling over the car, the ...

  8. Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    Fairfield Teen Charged With Assault, DWI In Fiery Crash In Redding

    REDDING, Conn. — The Fairfield teenager who was behind the wheel in a fiery rollover crash that sent him and his five teen passengers to the hospital with serious injuries has been arrested on multiple charges, according to the Easton Courier.   Ryan Capozziello, 18, lost control of the Jeep, which rolled, hit two trees and caught fire, the Easton Courier said.Capozziello turned himself ...

  9. Chick-Fil-A Fanatics Begin Lining Up For Grand Opening In Norwalk

    Chick-Fil-A Fanatics Begin Lining Up For Grand Opening In Norwalk

    Update: The first campers in line say the new Chick-Fil-A in Norwalk is worth the wait. Click here for the story from Daily Voice. And click here for the story on the grand opening.  NORWALK, Conn. — The first Chick-fil-A in Norwalk doesn’t open until Thursday, but that didn’t stop the line from beginning to form before dawn on Wednesday for the grand opening. About 20 people arrived at ...

  10. GNC Of Greenwich Doles Out Special Deals For 20th Anniversary

    GNC Of Greenwich Doles Out Special Deals For 20th Anniversary

    GREENWICH, Conn. – To celebrate two decades of local ownership, GNC / General Nutrition Center of Greenwich is offering special "20-themed" deals for its customers. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the store will be holding a "Thank You Event" with 20 percent off the entire store as well as free goodie bags, samples, prizes and much more.Franchise owner and operator Michael ...

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