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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.

Karen Tensa's Contributions

  1. Man Dies After Boat Hits Buoy, Throws Him Into Long Island Sound

    Man Dies After Boat Hits Buoy, Throws Him Into Long Island Sound

    A 43-year-old man who was thrown from a boat into the water of Long Island Sound after it hit a buoy late Saturday has died of his injuries, according to the New Haven Register.   The Milford, Conn., man was driving the 24-foot Seaswirl boat, the story said. The only passenger, a 47-year-old man from Guilford, Conn., was also ejected but swam back to the boat and radioed for help, the ...

  2. Friend & Stranger Team Up To Save Young Man On I-95 Overpass

    Friend & Stranger Team Up To Save Young Man On I-95 Overpass

    Two compassionate and quick-thinking people were honored as Good Samaritans after they prevented a tragedy and saved a life last week.    At first, 19-year-old Kashawn Caleb Beatty was reluctant to speak at a Friday press conference at the Stamford Government Center to honor him and Michele Kulis. "Not really," he said when asked if he wanted to speak. But when Beatty went on ...

  3. Selfie With A Whale: Boater Spots Humpback On Long Island Sound

    Selfie With A Whale: Boater Spots Humpback On Long Island Sound

    Ever since police marine units reported whale sightings on the Long Island Sound this week, eagle-eyed boaters have been looking for the humpback. And Madelyn and Jim Cummings of Fairfield, Conn., were not disappointed Friday evening. They spotted the humpback feeding in the Sound off the coast of Norwalk. "We were out for a cruise on our boat and had heard there was a whale in the ...

  4. Boat Sinks Near Lighthouse Off Long Island Sound

    Boat Sinks Near Lighthouse Off Long Island Sound

    A 30-foot trawler sank into the waters of Long Island Sound after hitting rocks near the Penfield Reef Lighthouse off the coast of Fairfield at about noon Sunday, according to the Connecticut Post. None of the six passengers aboard was injured, police told the Post.Fairfield police and firefighters, as well as Bridgeport police, rescued the passengers, the Post said.Click here for the ...

  5. Search Intensifies For Man Swept Off Sandbar On Long Island Sound

    Search Intensifies For Man Swept Off Sandbar On Long Island Sound

    The search resumed Saturday in the waters of Long Island Sound for the body of a 28-year-old man who was swept by a wave off a sandbar at Silver Sands State Park as he walked from the shore out to Charles Island, according to multiple media reports. The man, now identified by police as 28-year-old George Swaby of Bridgeport, is presumed dead, according to NBC Connecticut.Officials ...

  6. Check Your Fridge, Pelham: Nearly 7.2M Pounds Of Hot Dogs Recalled

    Check Your Fridge, Pelham: Nearly 7.2M Pounds Of Hot Dogs Recalled

    A voluntary recall of nearly 7.2 million pounds of hot dogs by Sabrett/Marathon Enterprises includes Sabrett brand and Stew Leonard’s brand refrigerated hot dogs.The recalled hot dogs have a sell through date of 6/25/17 to 10/6/17 in a 16-ounce package.The recall was issued Friday, July 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said.Click here for the ...

  7. Four Injured As Fire Destroys Car In I-95 Crash

    Four Injured As Fire Destroys Car In I-95 Crash

    One car was destroyed by fire after a three-vehicle crash on I-95 in Westport that sent four people to the hospital on Sunday, fire officials said. The crash occurred at about 5:40 p.m. on  I-95 southbound between Exits 17 and 16, Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Gootman said. Westport Engines 4 & 2, Car 3 and Rescue 3 responded to the call along with units from the Norwalk Fire ...

  8. Misbranded Tuna Recalled At Whole Foods

    Misbranded Tuna Recalled At Whole Foods

    Check your shelves: Willow Tree Poultry Farm is recalling 440 pounds of tuna salad that was mislabeled as buffalo style chicken salad, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced. Tuna is a known allergen that is not declared on the product label, the USDA said. The problem was discovered by Whole Foods Market employees while they unpacked the ...

  9. Police Come To Rescue Of Sinking Boat Off Long Island Sound

    Police Come To Rescue Of Sinking Boat Off Long Island Sound

    A boat was saved from sinking off Tod's Point and no injuries were reported, thanks to the Greenwich Police Department's Marine Section. Police received a report early Saturday morning of a boat in Long Island Sound that was possibly on fire and was taking on water and going down at the stern, police said. When officers from the Marine Section arrived, they found no fire and deployed ...

  10. Metro-North Warns Riders To Brace For Long Rush-Hour Delays, Cancellations

    Metro-North Warns Riders To Brace For Long Rush-Hour Delays, Cancellations

    A bad day for Metro-North riders is about to get even worse at the Thursday evening commute approaches. Commuters can expect canceled and combined trains for the commute, with Metro-North warning about continued lengthy delays, crowded conditions and station changes for the rest of the day. The brunt of the delays are expected on Fairfield County stations on the New Haven Line.  Regular ...

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