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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. Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    Heading To The Parade Or Going Shopping? Metro-North Adds Extra Trains

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Looking to catch a train for an early escape from work on Wednesday? Want to head into New York City on Thursday for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade or to go shopping on Friday?Check the Metro-North holiday schedule for service changes from Wednesday through Sunday before you head out to the train station. On Wednesday, Nov. 22, take flight on an early ...

  2. Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Make Christmas Easier With Tree Transporter

    Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Make Christmas Easier With Tree Transporter

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Two old friends who share a love for all things Christmas found out that they also shared a common problem when it came to buying a tree — how do you get it home?Three years ago, Bobby Donofrio of Fairfield said he was out at a Christmas tree farm, enjoying the ritual of cutting his own tree with his family. But after tying the tree to the roof of his car, he ...

  3. Holiday Shoppers: Check The Hours For The Malls In Fairfield County

    Holiday Shoppers: Check The Hours For The Malls In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As the Christmas shopping season officially kicks off this week, bargain hunters have a big decision to make: Head out on Thanksgiving evening or get up early on Black Friday? Bargains will be offered throughout the weekend — but if you are looking to hit the stores at the malls in and around Fairfield County, here are their holiday hours:Danbury Fair Mall in ...

  4. Trumbull Teen Charged With Selling Pot After Traffic Stop

    Trumbull Teen Charged With Selling Pot After Traffic Stop

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — A 17-year-old local boy was arrested on drug charges after an early morning traffic stop in Trumbull turned up pot, scales, packaging and a large amount of cash, police said. A Trumbull officer on patrol at 2 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, spotted a vehicle on Main Street with an improperly displayed registration plate, police said. Upon stopping and approaching the car, the ...

  5. Stamford Mother's Stay Of Deportation Denied — But She's Not Leaving

    Stamford Mother's Stay Of Deportation Denied — But She's Not Leaving

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A stay of deportation was denied Monday for a Stamford woman with two daughters — one of whom needs constant care for diabetes — Miriam Martinez Lemus says she does not plan to leave. The next step is uncertain after U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement ruled that it would not grant Lemus another stay of her deportation – stays it had been granting to her since ...

  6. Bridgeport Gets $1.875M Grant From Feds To Grow Community Policing Efforts

    Bridgeport Gets $1.875M Grant From Feds To Grow Community Policing Efforts

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Bridgeport has received a $1.875 million federal grant to help boost community policing in the state's largest city.Proceeds from the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services program grant can be used to "hire community policing officers, develop and test innovative policing strategies, and provide training and technical assistance ...

  7. Trumbull Police Department Mourns Death Of Veteran Officer

    Trumbull Police Department Mourns Death Of Veteran Officer

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — The Trumbull Police Department is mourning the death of a veteran officer with 22 years of service on the force. Officer Michael Borucki died after battling cancer since 2013. "It is with heavy hearts that the Trumbull Police Department announces the passing of Officer Michael Borucki," the department said in a Facebook post on Monday afternoon. "Officer ...

  8. Trumbull Police Bust Big Drinking Party Filled With Students From SHU

    Trumbull Police Bust Big Drinking Party Filled With Students From SHU

    TRUMBULL, Conn. — Officers busted an underage drinking party with up to 70 participants — many of whom are students from Sacred Heart University — and issued a summons to the host, Trumbull police said. Officers received an anonymous tip via the Internet about the party shortly after midnight Sunday, police said. They went to a home on White Plains Road and confirmed that there was a ...

  9. Connecticut's Latest Budget Cuts Hit Hard In Shelton

    Connecticut's Latest Budget Cuts Hit Hard In Shelton

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The General Assembly finally passed a $41 billion two-year state budget at the end of last month, but that wasn't the end of cuts in aid funding to towns and cities in Connecticut. On Friday, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced a decision to hold back $91 million in state aid to keep the budget balanced.With the budget changes from Malloy, a total of 160 ...

  10. Shelton Woman Charged With Harassing Man With 30 Texts In One Day

    Shelton Woman Charged With Harassing Man With 30 Texts In One Day

    MILFORD, Conn. — A Shelton woman was arrested on charges of violating a protective order after she sent 30 text messages and made seven phone calls to a man in one day, Milford police said. The man has a protective order against Ileena Zamfino, 31, barring her from contacting him, police said.Zamfino was arrested Friday and charged with violation of a protection order and second-degree ...

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