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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. Singer/Songwriter Cyndi Lauper Drops The Price On Her Stamford Home

    Singer/Songwriter Cyndi Lauper Drops The Price On Her Stamford Home

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Looking for home provides musical inspiration as well as French Country charm? The home of singer/songwriter Cyndi Lauper in North Stamford may be just want you need. And Lauper just dropped the price on the home — where she wrote five of her albums — by $350,000, according to an updated listing.The 3,885-square-foot home had been listed in spring for $1.25 ...

  2. Restaurant Owned By Sherman Couple Defaced With Racial Slurs, Swastika

    Restaurant Owned By Sherman Couple Defaced With Racial Slurs, Swastika

    SHERMAN, Conn. — A couple from Sherman said they won't shut down their new restaurant in New Milford after it was defaced Wednesday morning with spray-painted racial slurs.David and Senka Thompson opened Thompson’s Fine Comfort Food nine weeks ago on the banks of the Housatonic River, offering traditional family-style foods. But they were "shocked" to get a call from New ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Danbury Firefighters Rescue Dog Before He Goes Down The Drain

    Danbury Firefighters Rescue Dog Before He Goes Down The Drain

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury firefighters came to the aid of a dog with its foot stuck in a tub drain Tuesday in a Main Street apartment, according to a Facebook post. A Shift Engine Co. 22, Truck 1, Squad 1 and Car 30 were dispatched to 51 Main St. for the rescue. "Units worked delicately to remove the dog from the tub," the post said. Squad 1 then used the Dremel tool to remove ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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