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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. Now Hiring: Danbury Fire Department Looking For More Members

    Now Hiring: Danbury Fire Department Looking For More Members

    DANBURY, Conn. – The City of Danbury Fire Department is looking to add to the ranks. The department is seeking individuals for the position of entry level firefighter.“We are excited to announce the opportunity for dedicated and service-driven applicants to join the Danbury Fire Department. All of our firefighters contribute significantly to the quality of life here in the city. I ...

  2. It's A Snap: McDonald’s Hiring 1,200 Workers In CT This Holiday Season

    It's A Snap: McDonald’s Hiring 1,200 Workers In CT This Holiday Season

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. – Looking for seasonal work? McDonald’s and its independent franchisees are gearing up to hire 1,200 restaurant employees in Connecticut. A recent survey conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of McDonald’s shows that 67 percent of Millennials will look for a seasonal job.Knowing more than half of hires at company-owned restaurants are 24 years old or younger, ...

  3. Greenwich's Dalio Adds To Billions But Drops A Spot On Forbes 400 List

    Greenwich's Dalio Adds To Billions But Drops A Spot On Forbes 400 List

    GREENWICH, Conn. – Greenwich's Ray Dalio, the richest man in Connecticut, dropped a rung on the Forbes 400 Ranking of the Richest Americans — but not as much as President Donald Trump. Dalio, whose net worth increased a whopping $1.1 billion, actually dropped from No. 25 to No. 26 on the list, which was released Tuesday. Trump, who has been trumpeting the gains the stock market has seen ...

  4. Danbury Man Driving Pickup Injured In Head-On Crash In New York

    Danbury Man Driving Pickup Injured In Head-On Crash In New York

    Five people were injured in a head-on crash on Tonetta Lake Road in the Southeast, N.Y., on Sunday, said Putnam County Sheriff Don Smith.The crash occurred at about 1:30 p.m. in front of 349 Tonetta Lake Road, just east of Cooledge Drive. A Dodge minivan occupied by three persons collided with a Chevrolet pickup truck driven by a Danbury man with one passenger onboard, said Capt. ...

  5. Danbury Man Faces DWI, Drug Charges After Traffic Stop In NY

    Danbury Man Faces DWI, Drug Charges After Traffic Stop In NY

    SOUTHEAST, N.Y. — Two Connecticut men are facing a number of charges after being stopped by state police in Southeast while in possession of drugs and driving a car with stolen license plates with a blood alcohol content more than triple the legal limit, police said.New York State Police troopers on patrol in Southeast stopped a vehicle, which was driven by 22-year-old Danbury resident ...

  6. Most Livable: Danbury Ranked As One Of The Best Cities To Live In

    Most Livable: Danbury Ranked As One Of The Best Cities To Live In

    DANBURY, Conn. — When it came to USA Today's list of "Most livable: America’s 50 best cities to live in," only one city in Connecticut made the grade. Danbury, in northern Fairfield County, made the list at No. 34. The city has a population of 85,008, a median home value of $297,600, a poverty rate of 8.9 percent and a population of 31.3 percent with at least a bachelor’s ...

  7. Get In Line: Grand Opening This Week At Norwalk's New Chick-Fil-A

    Get In Line: Grand Opening This Week At Norwalk's New Chick-Fil-A

    NORWALK, Conn. — The long wait is nearly over: The new Chick-fil-A in Norwalk is set to open this week.And true to Chick-fil-A tradition, the opening will be celebrated with a 24-hour campout the night before. The first 100 people in line for the campout could win free food from the new fast-food restaurant for a year. The grand opening for the new Chick-fil- A is set for Thursday, Oct. ...

  8. Stamford's Americares Honors George & Barbara Bush At Airlift, Raises $3M

    Stamford's Americares Honors George & Barbara Bush At Airlift, Raises $3M

    STAMFORD, Conn. – Americares held its 30th Airlift Benefit on Oct. 14 and honored President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush with the inaugural Bob and Leila Macauley Humanitarian Spirit Award. The award is named for the Americares founders, ordinary citizens who saw a profound need and risked everything to make a difference. It recognizes extraordinary courage and commitment to ...

  9. Flu Season Arrives: Cases Are On The Rise In Fairfield County

    Flu Season Arrives: Cases Are On The Rise In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The flu season has begun in Connecticut, and state health officials are advising everyone to get a flu shot.Flu activity has been increasing in Connecticut since the end of August, according to the first weekly report on flu season issued last week by the state Department of Public Health.A total of 23 cases of influenza have been reported from Aug. 27 to Oct. ...

  10. Danbury Fair Mall Hosting College And Vocational Fair Tonight

    Danbury Fair Mall Hosting College And Vocational Fair Tonight

    DANBURY, Conn. — Looking for information on college? Head to the mall first. The Danbury Fair Mall will host the annual College and Vocational Fair from 5 to 8 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 16. It's a great way for students to gather college, vocational and military information in one spot.Representatives from more than 220 two- and four-year colleges and universities, nursing schools, ...

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