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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. Looking For Fireworks? Find A Display Near Darien

    Looking For Fireworks? Find A Display Near Darien

    FAIRFIELD County, Conn. — It's not yet July, but crowds can already begin to enjoy Independence Day fireworks. The summer's fireworks begin Saturday, with many shows scheduled across Fairfield County through the Fourth of July.   Here is the schedule — be sure to mark the date: Saturday, June 24thBridgeport: Barnum Festival at the Seaside Park at 9 p.m. (No rain date)Danbury: Candlewood ...

  2. From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    From Aquarium To Stepping Stones: Stay & Save At Many Norwalk Attractions

    NORWALK, Conn. – Call it the Sounds of Summer Savings: The City of Norwalk is partnering with many area attractions for a new savings initiative for Norwalk residents and visitors. How do you save? Pay full price at one of the 10 participating attractions and receive a special discount at all of the other ones.“The City of Norwalk welcomes residents and visitors to enjoy the many ...

  3. New Canaan's Charles 'Chuck' Gulden, 55, Worked In Financial Industry

    New Canaan's Charles 'Chuck' Gulden, 55, Worked In Financial Industry

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Charles "Chuck" Frederick Gulden of New Canaan, died unexpectedly on June 21. He was 55.Gulden was born Nov. 22, 1961, in New York, N.Y., and raised in Rye, N.Y. He was a graduate of The Hotchkiss School and Denison University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity as well as president of the Interfraternity Council.He had a distinguished ...

  4. Traffic Alert: Rollover Crash Cleared From Main Ave. In Norwalk

    Traffic Alert: Rollover Crash Cleared From Main Ave. In Norwalk

    update: The accident scene has been cleared. NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk police issued a traffic alert on Friday morning for a rollover accident in the area of 580 Main Ave., just over the Wilton line. The area is near the turn for "Super 7," in a busy retail area of WalMart, Subway, LA Fitness and Starbucks. Police ask driver to avoid the area after the 7:15 a.m. crash. There ...

  5. Greenwich Police Divers Resume Search For Evidence At Binney Park

    Greenwich Police Divers Resume Search For Evidence At Binney Park

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich police returned Thursday to the site in Binney Park where human remains were discovered in April to continue to scour for evidence. Officers are continuing to search the waters in Binney Park in connection with the case, looking for evidence or more remains, police said. Divers were on the scene, along with other officers, with the dive van parked nearby on ...

  6. Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    Bridgeport Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting Student Resigns

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A special education teacher at Central High School in Bridgeport charged with sexually assaulting one of her male students has resigned, the school superintendent announced Wednesday.Laura Ramos, 31, of Milford, was charged with second-degree sexual assault on Tuesday. "Although Mrs. Ramos’ submitted a letter of resignation ... the Bridgeport Public Schools had ...

  7. TV Show Puts The Spotlight On Architect's Work On Greenwich Estate

    TV Show Puts The Spotlight On Architect's Work On Greenwich Estate

    GREENWICH, Conn. – A video tour of one of Greenwich’s most stunning and elegant homes shows off the "eclectic but homey" work of Douglas VanderHorn, an award-winning local architect.VanderHorn and the home were recently featured on the “New England Living” television show with host Parker Kelley.  In the episode (watch above or on YouTube), Kelley tours one of one of ...

  8. Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    Police: Dad Pins Down, Screams At 5-Year-Old At Daycare Event in Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. — A man who was invited to a Shelton daycare for a Father's Day event was charged with picking up one of the children, yelling at the boy and pinning him to the ground, police said.Shelton police arrested 33-year-old Lance Churchill, of 26 Sunset Drive, Derby, on Friday, June 16, after the incident at Apple Tree Day Care at 117 Long Hill Cross Roads, Shelton. The daycare ...

  9. New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    New Canaan Man Dies Of Apparent Self-Inflicted Gunshot At Train Station

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A 56-year-old New Canaan man was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound outside his car at the Talmadge Hill Train Station on Wednesday evening, police said. New Canaan police said they are investigating the untimely death, which was reported just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in the upper parking lot of the train station, which is along Metro-North's New ...

  10. Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    Police Identify Avid Mountain Biker, 56, Found Dead In Danbury Park

    DANBURY, Conn. — The mountain biker who was found dead at a Danbury park on Tuesday has been identified as a 56-year-old Bethel man, police said. Preliminary indication are that the experienced mountain bicyclist, Steve Shafer, died of a "medical event," police said Wednesday. The death does not appear to be suspicious, police said. His body was found at about 11:30 a.m. ...

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