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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. Take The Plunge: State Reopens Swim Areas At Indian Wells & Silver Sands

    Take The Plunge: State Reopens Swim Areas At Indian Wells & Silver Sands

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Based on results of retests, the swim areas have reopened at three state parks, according to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.   The newly reopened swim areas are at these state parks: Silver Sands in Milford, Indian Well in Shelton, and Lake Waramaug in Litchfield County.The three swim areas had been closed due to high bacteria ...

  2. Blumenthal Blasts 'Big-Beer Merger' During Tour At Two Roads Brewery

    Blumenthal Blasts 'Big-Beer Merger' During Tour At Two Roads Brewery

    STRATFORD, Conn. — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal paid a visit to Two Roads Brewery in Stratford on Tuesday to check out its expansion and to make his case against anti-competitive practices by "big beer." Stratford Mayor John Harkins joined Blumenthal for the tour at Two Roads, the Stratford landmark where a $12 million expansion project is underway.Blumenthal said big beer ...

  3. Stamford Cop's Husband Charged With Selling Drugs Out Of Their Monroe Home

    Stamford Cop's Husband Charged With Selling Drugs Out Of Their Monroe Home

    MONROE, Conn. — The husband of a Stamford police officer was arrested on charges of selling drugs out of their Monroe home after a bust last week, police said. Michael Pinto, 56, was arrested Friday, Aug. 18, after a joint investigation of the Stamford Police Department Narcotics Unit and the Monroe Police Department. Officers armed with a search warrant went to Pinto's home at 17 ...

  4. Southbury Woman, 32, Arrested On Warrant After Crash In Easton

    Southbury Woman, 32, Arrested On Warrant After Crash In Easton

    EASTON, Conn. — A 32-year-old Southbury woman was arrested on an active arrest after she crashed her car on Rock House Road last week, Easton police said.  Krystal Leigh Loomis, of 434 Kettletown Road, veered off the roadway on Rock House Road at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 14, police said. She was issued a misdemeanor summons for no insurance and failure to drive right in the crash, police ...

  5. Rain Postpones Fairfield American's Rematch Against New Jersey

    Rain Postpones Fairfield American's Rematch Against New Jersey

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The hometown fans were ready Tuesday night for the rematch of Fairfield American vs. New Jersey at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. But the weather wasn't ready to cooperate. The game — a crucial rematch in the consolation bracket at the World Series — has been postponed until 11 a.m. Wednesday.  The game will be streamed and broadcast on ...

  6. Connecticut Woman Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Hutch

    Connecticut Woman Killed In Wrong-Way Crash On Hutch

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. — Westchester County Police have identified the people involved in a wrong-way crash on the Hutchinson River Parkway over the weekend that killed a woman from Connecticut and sent others to the hospital.At 4:35 a.m. Sunday, 56-year-old Damita Mathis of Beacon Falls, Conn., was driving her 2014 Kia Sorento south in the northbound lanes of traffic when she struck ...

  7. Stratford Man, 21, Held On $500K Bond In Shooting Death Of His Niece

    Stratford Man, 21, Held On $500K Bond In Shooting Death Of His Niece

    STRATFORD, Conn. — A 21-year-old Stratford man charged was manslaughter in the shooting death of his 27-year-old niece was held on $500,000 bond after his arraignment Monday, according to the Connecticut Post.Michael “Buddha” Catchings is charged with first-degree manslaughter, first-degree assault, attempted murder, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a ...

  8. Shelton Man, 33, ID'd As Victim Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield

    Shelton Man, 33, ID'd As Victim Killed By Metro-North Train In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The man who was struck and killed by a Metro-North train shortly after midnight last Thursday has been identified as a 33-year-old Shelton resident, according to the Connecticut Post. Daniel Scott Kurimsky was hit a few hundred feet down the tracks from Geronimo Southwest Grill and Tequila Bar, where he worked, the Post said. His death was ruled an accident by the ...

  9. Police Identify Driver Who Died On Merritt Accident After An Earlier Crash

    Police Identify Driver Who Died On Merritt Accident After An Earlier Crash

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — The man has been identified who died last week when his car — which had been involved in an earlier accident — slammed into a tree off the Merritt Parkway, according to the Connecticut Post. Jervon Winston, 22, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was declared dead at the scene of the crash at 11:35 p.m. Aug. 14, the Post said.Winston's rented 2015 Chrysler 200 was heading south near ...

  10. Bridgeport Man Dies After Delivery Accident In Ansonia

    Bridgeport Man Dies After Delivery Accident In Ansonia

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 47-year-old Bridgeport man died after a tow motor he was using to deliver wood overturned onto him, according to the Valley Independent Sentinel. At 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Mazhar Khan was making a delivery in Ansonia as a subcontractor of Lowe’s when the accident occurred, the Valley Independent said. He was transported to Griffin Hospital and then to Yale-New Haven ...

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