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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. Whipping Up Treats: Beardsley Zoo Opens New Commissary To Feed The Animals

    Whipping Up Treats: Beardsley Zoo Opens New Commissary To Feed The Animals

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo cut the ribbon Thursday at the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art food preparation facility for animals — replacing a decades-old commissary. Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim joined the zoo at the grand opening of the commissary. To celebrate, the Beardsley Zoo hosted a Commissary Cook Off challenge by eight students from the Trumbull ...

  2. Dad Charged In Death Of 10-Month-Old Son In Bridgeport

    Dad Charged In Death Of 10-Month-Old Son In Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The father of a 10-month-old Bridgeport boy who died of head injuries last month was arrested and charged with first-degree manslaughter, the Connecticut Post said. Derrick Siberon, of Bridgeport surrendered himself to police Thursday and was held on $250,000 bond, the Post said.Related Story: Death Of Baby Boy In Bridgeport Ruled A HomicideBRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The ...

  3. Dueling Fast-Food: Chick-Fil-A & Popeyes Race To Open First In Norwalk

    Dueling Fast-Food: Chick-Fil-A & Popeyes Race To Open First In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Connecticut Avenue in Norwalk will soon be home to not one but two fast-food chicken restaurants. And both are new on the restaurant scene in the city. A construction crew is hard at work at 497 Connecticut Ave. on the Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen. The Louisiana-style eatery is known for its fried chicken and Cajun-style fast food.No opening date has been announced for ...

  4. 1,456 Miles: Appalachian Trail Hiker From Fairfield Makes It To Connecticut

    1,456 Miles: Appalachian Trail Hiker From Fairfield Makes It To Connecticut

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It took nearly three months, but Fairfield's Kristen Geary celebrated as she found herself back in Connecticut on Wednesday after hiking 1,456 miles on the Appalachian Trail.Only 725 miles to go. "Hiking the Appalachian Trail is hard work, harder than any job I will ever have, but there is nothing else I would rather be doing," Geary, who left from Georgia ...

  5. Connecticut State Trooper Helps Deliver Baby In Commuter Parking Lot

    Connecticut State Trooper Helps Deliver Baby In Commuter Parking Lot

    An off-duty Connecticut State Trooper responded to a call for help Tuesday night and ended up helping to deliver a baby in a commuter parking lot off Route 2 in Lebanon. At 7:27 p.m. Tuesday, Connecticut State Police Troop K was notified by Onstar that a woman was actively in labor on the side of Route. 2 eastbound near Exit 22 in Lebanon, state police said. Moments later, Onstar ...

  6. Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

    Police Seeking Mother Of Newborn Baby Found Behind Main Street Store

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury police are searching for the woman who gave birth to a newborn baby who was found late Sunday behind a Main Street market just a block from the police station. A 911 caller alerted police at 11:38 p.m. to the newborn baby boy, who was found wrapped in several pieces of women's clothing in the bushes behind Zaytuna Grocery Store at 397 Main St., police said. The ...

  7. Stamford Woman, 55, Charged With Assaulting 81-Year-Old Woman

    Stamford Woman, 55, Charged With Assaulting 81-Year-Old Woman

    STAMFORD, Conn. — A Stamford woman assaulted an 81-year-old woman and made comments about her race and age, according to the Stamford Advocate.   Holly Uva, 55, was knocking on a glass door at the building and yelling for the victim to let her in on April 19, the Advocate said.The victim told Ulva that she could not open the door to a nonresident, the Advocate said. When another ...

  8. Leave Sea Lions Alone, It's The Law, Says Maritime Aquarium Expert

    Leave Sea Lions Alone, It's The Law, Says Maritime Aquarium Expert

    NORWALK, Conn. — A viral video shows a sea lion grabbing a young girl off a dock in Canada. But the experts at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk say the entire scary incident could have been avoided. "No one should be feeding sea lions — or any wild animal — like those folks were. And no one should get that close to such a large animal; especially their child; especially turning ...

  9. Stamford Startup Incubator To Close At Month's End

    Stamford Startup Incubator To Close At Month's End

    STAMFORD, Conn. — The Stamford Innovation Center will be moving out of the Old Town Hall at the end of the month after a longstanding rent dispute, according to the Stamford Advocate. The historic building may become the new home of the Board of Education and its Adult and Community Education Programs, the Advocate said.The center is leaving after five years of occupying the second ...

  10. Deep Discounts As Radio Shack Closes Doors In Westport, Wilton

    Deep Discounts As Radio Shack Closes Doors In Westport, Wilton

    WESTPORT/WILTON, Conn. — Looking for a bargain on a phone charger or maybe an HDMI cord converter? All the items are on sale at the Radio Shack stores in Westport and Wilton, which will be closing their doors as part of the company's bankruptcy plans.The Westport store is located at 877 Post Road E., near the intersection with the Sherwood Island Connector. The Wilton store is located ...

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