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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. Strong Winds Could Ground Balloons In Stamford Parade

    Strong Winds Could Ground Balloons In Stamford Parade

    STAMFORD, Conn. — For the second year in a row, strong winds are threatening the blockbuster balloon parade in Stamford, one of the biggest events of the year in Fairfield County. A Wind Advisory was issued by the National Weather Service for all of Fairfield County and the entire region through 6 p.m. Sunday.Southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph are predicted, with gusts of 45 to 50 mph, ...

  2. 3 People, 2 Pets Escape Fire Unharmed In Weston Home

    3 People, 2 Pets Escape Fire Unharmed In Weston Home

    WESTON, Conn. — A crew from the Fairfield Fire Department joined 28 Weston volunteer firefighters in battling a house fire Saturday afternoon on Saw Mill Road, according to a Facebook post. The Weston Volunteer Fire Department found heavy fire and smoke coming from the rear of the home when they arrived at about 1 p.m. Saw Mill Road is shared with the town of Fairfield, and the ...

  3. Traffic Alert: Work Begins Monday On $2M Project On Route 1 In Stratford

    Traffic Alert: Work Begins Monday On $2M Project On Route 1 In Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Start checking for an alternative route if you frequently travel on the busy Barnum Avenue in Stratford. Beginning Monday, a nearly mile-long stretch of the roadway, also known as Route 1, will be under construction between Frederick Street and Mary Avenue in Stratford, according to the state Department of Transportation. Periodic road closures could occur throughout ...

  4. Q-Poll: Support For Background Checks Of Gun Buyers Hits All-Time High

    Q-Poll: Support For Background Checks Of Gun Buyers Hits All-Time High

    After a series of deadly mass shootings, even gun owners are showing nearly unanimous support for universal background checks for those looking to buy guns, according to a new national Quinnipiac University Poll.American voters support the checks by a whopping 95 percent to 4 percent — including 94 percent to 5 percent among voters in households where there is a gun, said the Q Poll, ...

  5. Aquarion Repairs Major Water Main Break In Stratford Center

    Aquarion Repairs Major Water Main Break In Stratford Center

    Update: Water service was restored and Main Street reopened late Saturday afternoon after Aquarion Water Co. completed repairs on a broken water main. About 30 customers lost water due to break, which closed Main Street between Broadbridge Avenue and West Broad Street for much of the day on Saturday.original story: STRATFORD, Conn. — Aquarion is working on repairing a major water main ...

  6. I-84 Reopens Following Fiery Crash Involving Two Tractor-Trailers

    I-84 Reopens Following Fiery Crash Involving Two Tractor-Trailers

    This story has been updated.SOUTHBURY, Conn. —  A fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers on I-84 just before dawn caused the closure of the highway through early Saturday afternoon in Southbury.  The crash occurred at about 5 a.m. on the eastbound side of I-84 between Exits 16 and 17 after two tractor-trailers crashed and one burst into flames, state police said.  Despite the huge ...

  7. Tracee Ellis Ross Honoring Her Mom, Greenwich's Diana Ross, On 'AMA'

    Tracee Ellis Ross Honoring Her Mom, Greenwich's Diana Ross, On 'AMA'

    GREENWICH, Conn. — It will be a family affair as Golden Globe Award-winning actress Tracee Ellis Ross hosts the “2017 American Music Awards," where her mother, Diana Ross of Greenwich, will receive a lifetime achievement award. Tracee Ellis Ross, who grew up in Greenwich and is the star of hit ABC comedy series “black-ish” will take the stage to preside over the evening of non-stop ...

  8. Parade Comes To Life: Join The Fun At Stamford's Balloon Inflation Party

    Parade Comes To Life: Join The Fun At Stamford's Balloon Inflation Party

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Before the 24th annual Stamford Downtown Parade Spectacular can step off on Sunday, there's still one big task to complete: inflating the 16 giant, helium-filled balloons. And on Saturday, the night before the big parade, you can join the fun as Point72 Asset Management hosts a Balloon Inflation Party from 3 to 6 p.m.at Hoyt Street and Summer Street in downtown ...

  9. Police: Suspect In Bridgeport Robbery Arrested After Shooting At Officer

    Police: Suspect In Bridgeport Robbery Arrested After Shooting At Officer

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The suspect in a violent armed robbery at a clothing store was arrested after exchanging gunshots with a Bridgeport police officer on Thursday morning, police said.A 911 caller at 9:35 a.m. Thursday reported the EbLens store at 586 Pequonnock St. was being robbed, police said. A Bridgeport police officer, who was working an outside job at a major water main break at ...

  10. Walmart Cancels Plans For Supercenter Store In Monroe

    Walmart Cancels Plans For Supercenter Store In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — After working for years to get permits and to fight of challenges from neighbors, Walmart announced it has canceled its controversial plan to build a supercenter store in Monroe, according to the Monroe Courier.  Walmart officials informed Monroe-based developer Kimball Landing Holdings that it has decided to no longer pursue building a 150,000-square-foot store on the ...

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