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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. Police: Teen Busted Smoking Pot In Front Of His New Canaan Home

    Police: Teen Busted Smoking Pot In Front Of His New Canaan Home

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — An 18-year-old man who was caught smoking pot in a car with no license plates in front of his New Canaan home was issued an infraction, police said.At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, officers responded to a complaint on Harrison Avenue, police said.An officer who spoke with the teen noticed the odor of marijuana and saw a bong on the passenger side floor, police said. The ...

  2. Bigelow Teas To Two Roads: CT's Best Brands In The Spotlight At Capitol

    Bigelow Teas To Two Roads: CT's Best Brands In The Spotlight At Capitol

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A number of familiar — and delicious — brands were in the spotlight this week for the “Discover CT” event in D.C., where local Connecticut businesses showcased their products in the Capitol. Some of the brands in attendance were from Fairfield County, dishing up tastes or spreading their wares for a welcoming crowd. The businesses included:Poppy’s Cheesecakes, ...

  3. Deputy Fire Chief Retires After 39 Years Of Service To Westport

    Deputy Fire Chief Retires After 39 Years Of Service To Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Deputy Fire Chief Robert Kepchar is retiring after 39 years on the force in Westport."It's been my honor and pleasure serving Westport all these years," Kepchar said on Facebook. "t's hard to believe something so dear to me is coming to an end. I will not be a stranger in my retirement!! God Bless!!!"He was congratulated on his retirement by First ...

  4. Stamford Teen Busted With Pot, E-Cigarette At Train Station In New Canaan

    Stamford Teen Busted With Pot, E-Cigarette At Train Station In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — A juvenile from Stamford was busted with marijuana, a bong and an e-cigarette at the Talmadge Hill Train Station in New Canaan, police said. At 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, an officer spotted the teen inside a parked car at the Metro-North train station and an investigation turned up the contraband, police said.The teen was issued a summons on a charge of possession of ...

  5. How Does Connecticut Rank When It Comes To The Richest States?

    How Does Connecticut Rank When It Comes To The Richest States?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — It probably comes as no surprise that Connecticut is one of the richest states in the United States.But it might be a surprise to learn that the Nutmeg State ranks only as the sixth richest state in America in the latest “Richest and Poorest States” report from 24/7 Wall St.Here are the statistics on No. 6 Connecticut:Median household income: $73,433 (far more ...

  6. 'It's Working In Wilton:' Economic Video Touts Town

    'It's Working In Wilton:' Economic Video Touts Town

    WILTON, Conn. — "It's Working In Wilton:" That's the message of a new video aimed at companies looking to relocate to Southwestern Connecticut. The Wilton Economic Development Commission released the video, which encourages companies to consider Wilton as their next place to call home. The five-minute video focuses on Wilton’s access to transportation, proximity to Boston and ...

  7. Don't Purchase Used Car With Flood Damage, CT Better Business Bureau Says

    Don't Purchase Used Car With Flood Damage, CT Better Business Bureau Says

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The Better Business Bureau in Connecticut is alerting consumers about vehicles that have been damaged in hurricanes that are expected to inundate the used car market. A used car might look pristine, but it may have hidden, extensive flood damage.Among the hundreds of thousands of cars in flood-ravaged areas after hurricanes, there are vehicles that insurance ...

  8. Woman Busted On Prostitution Charge At Wilton Spa; Norwalk Police Assist

    Woman Busted On Prostitution Charge At Wilton Spa; Norwalk Police Assist

    WILTON, Conn. — A 43-year-old woman was busted on prostitution charges at the In Spa in Wilton on Wednesday evening after complaints that "commercial sex acts" were being conducted there, police said. The Wilton Police Department, with the assistance of the Norwalk Police Department, initiated an investigation into prostitution activity at the In Spa, located on the second ...

  9. Population Of Lone Star Ticks Found On Norwalk's Manresa Island

    Population Of Lone Star Ticks Found On Norwalk's Manresa Island

    NORWALK, Conn. — There's a new tick to worry about in Connecticut: A sizable population of a species that has been linked to an allergy to red meat in humans has been discovered on an island in Norwalk, state environmental officials said.The presence of the lone star ticks was detected in June after a South Norwalk resident reported a deer acting strangely on Manresa Island, according ...

  10. Woman Busted With Pot, Cocaine Near Latham Park In Stamford

    Woman Busted With Pot, Cocaine Near Latham Park In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — An eagle-eyed officer spotted a woman acting in a suspicious manner near Latham Park in Stamford and ended up arresting her on drug charges Wednesday afternoon, police said.   At about 3 p.m., Sgt. Richard Gasparino was monitoring Latham Park on Bedford Street, police said. He saw the woman get out of the rear passenger door of a vehicle parked in an adjacent parking ...

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