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Karen Tensa

Managing Editor, Connecticut

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. Flu Complications Confirmed As Cause Death For 10-Year-Old New Canaan Boy

    Flu Complications Confirmed As Cause Death For 10-Year-Old New Canaan Boy

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — Flu and pneumonia followed by sepsis was the cause of death of a 10-year-old boy from New Canaan who died suddenly over the weekend, according to the New Canaan News Online. Nico Mallozzi began to feel ill last Thursday, Jan. 11, and traveled to Buffalo, to be with his hockey team over the weekend, New Canaan Director of Health Dr. David Reed told New Canaan News ...

  2. Greenwich's Hope Hicks Expected To Meet With House Intel Committee

    Greenwich's Hope Hicks Expected To Meet With House Intel Committee

    White House Communications Director Hope Hicks, a 2006 graduate of Greenwich High School, is expected to meet with the House Intelligence Committee this week as part of the Russia investigation, according to CNN. Hicks, 28, was usually by President Donald Trump's side during the campaign, attending nearly every rally as his press secretary, CNN said. The House panel wants to ask Hicks ...

  3. Official: New Canaan Fourth-Grader Who Died Suddenly Had The Flu

    Official: New Canaan Fourth-Grader Who Died Suddenly Had The Flu

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The fourth-grader from New Canaan who died unexpectedly over the weekend had tested positive for Type B Flu, according to the New Canaan Advertiser.Nico Mallozzi, 10, died Sunday after he became ill at a hockey tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., according to multiple reports.According to Dr. David Reed, New Canaan’s director of health, Nico’s brother is now hospitalized ...

  4. Wrong-Way Driver Sideswipes Police Cruiser On I-95

    Wrong-Way Driver Sideswipes Police Cruiser On I-95

    DARIEN, Conn. — A 26-year-old Darien woman was charged with drunken driving after drove the wrong way on I-95 and sideswiped a Connecticut State Police cruiser in Darien overnight. Multiple 911 callers reported a wrong-way vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes at about 12:45 a.m. Monday, state police said.  A 2016 Audi A3 was spotted traveling in the wrong direction at a high ...

  5. Fourth-Grader Dies After Becoming Ill Playing Hockey In New Canaan

    Fourth-Grader Dies After Becoming Ill Playing Hockey In New Canaan

    UPDATE: The cause of death has not been determined, but the 10-year-old boy had tested positive for Type B Flu. Click here for the updated story at Daily Voice.NEW CANAAN, Conn. — The town of New Canaan is mourning the unexpected death of a 10-year-old boy who died Sunday morning after becoming ill while at a hockey tournament, according to media reports. Nico Mallozzi was a ...

  6. Westchester Man Killed In Plane Crash With Family Was Hedge Fund Exec

    Westchester Man Killed In Plane Crash With Family Was Hedge Fund Exec

    Related story: Community Mourns Loss Of Prominent Scarsdale Family In Costa Rica CrashA 50-year-old Westchester man who died in a plane crash with his family on New Year's Eve in Costa Rica was a senior executive at Bridgewater Associates, a large hedge fund based in Westport, Conn."The Bridgewater family lost Bruce Steinberg (a senior investor at Bridgewater and a wonderful man) ...

  7. Westchester Family Welcomes First Baby Of 2018 At Greenwich Hospital

    Westchester Family Welcomes First Baby Of 2018 At Greenwich Hospital

    GREENWICH, Conn. – It's a boy! Greenwich Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2018 just after midnight on Monday.Baby boy Mason Raphael Mederos made his debut Jan. 1 at 12:08 a.m., weighing in at 7 pound and 14 ounces.This is the second baby for parents Emily and TJ Mederos of Port Chester, N.Y., who were high school sweethearts at Port Chester High School.Mason joins big brother Matthew ...

  8. Hudson Valley Boy, 10, Skates To Silver Medal At US Nationals

    Hudson Valley Boy, 10, Skates To Silver Medal At US Nationals

    His goal is the 2026 Olympics. And 10-year-old Jacob Sanchez of Montgomery in Orange County took his first big step in that direction by winning his first national figure skating medal on Friday.Jacob, a member of the Hudson Valley Figure Skating Club, took the silver medal in the Juvenile Boys category in the opening day of the 2018 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships at ...

  9. Services Set For Anthony J. Packes, 36, Formerly Of Hawthorne

    Services Set For Anthony J. Packes, 36, Formerly Of Hawthorne

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Services have been set for Anthony J. Packes of Stamford, who died peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, Dec. 30. He was 36. He was born Oct. 31, 1981, to John and Patricia (Batiste) Packes in Mount Vernon, N.Y., and formerly lived in Hawthorne, N.Y. Packes loved music, sports and above all, his wife, Toni (Maldonado) Packes. He was a project manager for ...

  10. Where's Santa Now? NORAD Tracks His Trip Around The Globe

    Where's Santa Now? NORAD Tracks His Trip Around The Globe

    You can follow Santa Claus online as he takes his magical journey around the world on Christmas Eve and makes his way closer to the area, thanks to the folks at NORAD.Every Christmas Eve for over 60 years the North American Aerospace Defense Command has scrambled its high-tech systems for the special mission of tracking the exact location of Santa Claus as he makes his way around the ...

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