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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. 17 Rescued After Schooner Runs Aground Near The Mystic River

    17 Rescued After Schooner Runs Aground Near The Mystic River

    GROTON, Conn. – A Coast Guard boatcrew safely transferred 17 passengers from a grounded schooner near the mouth of the Mystic River on Sunday evening.The schooner was a charter boat carrying 14 seventh-graders and three chaperones from New York on a field trip, according to NBC Connecticut.  At 6:15 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Command Center were notified ...

  2. Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered From Long Island Sound Off Stratford

    Body Of Missing Kayaker Recovered From Long Island Sound Off Stratford

    STRATFORD, Conn. — The Stratford Police Department recovered the body of a missing kayaker from the waters of Long Island Sound on Monday afternoon following a daylong search, the Coast Guard said. The deceased man was identified as Gregory Blanco, 41, of Northport, N.Y., the Coast Guard said.His unresponsive body was found at about 4 p.m. by Stratford police in the water south of ...

  3. Storm Slams Bridgeport, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Thunder

    Storm Slams Bridgeport, Bringing Heavy Rain, Flooding, Thunder

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — A series of strong storms were blowing across Fairfield County late Monday afternoon, bringing heavy rain, lightning strikes, rumbles of thunder and street flooding. A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in place for Fairfield County until 8 p.m. Monday, with heavy rain, hail, winds of up to 60 mph and flooding possible, the National Weather Service said. The severity ...

  4. Search Begins After Empty Kayak Is Found In Long Island Sound; Man Missing

    Search Begins After Empty Kayak Is Found In Long Island Sound; Man Missing

    Update: The body of the missing kayaker has been recovered from Long Island Sound. Click here for the latest from the Daily Voice. original story: STRATFORD, Conn. – An empty kayak found in Long Island Sound that may be linked to a missing New York man has triggered a Coast Guard search near Stratford on Monday. The Coast Guard and other agency crews were searching for a possible person ...

  5. Greenwich High Junior Identified As Boy Killed By Metro-North Train

    Greenwich High Junior Identified As Boy Killed By Metro-North Train

    GREENWICH, Conn. — Greenwich school officials offered condolences as they identified a 17-year-old boy who was hit by a train over the weekend as a junior at Greenwich High School. “We were saddened to learn yesterday of the untimely death of one of our Greenwich High School students from the Class of 2018, a current junior," said Superintendent of Schools Sal Corda said. ...

  6. 17-Year-Old Male Hit, Killed By Metro-North Train At Cos Cob

    17-Year-Old Male Hit, Killed By Metro-North Train At Cos Cob

    Update: School officials have identified the victim as a Greenwich High junior. Click here for an update from Daily Voice.Original story: GREENWICH, Conn. — A 17-year-old male was hit and killed by a Metro-North train over the weekend in Greenwich, according to a railroad spokesman. He was hit near the Cos Cob station at 12:01 a.m. Sunday by a southbound train that departed New Haven at ...

  7. Gubernatorial Hopeful David Walker To Address Bridgeport Rotary

    Gubernatorial Hopeful David Walker To Address Bridgeport Rotary

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — David Walker, a gubernatorial hopeful, will speak on "Creating a Better Future in the U.S., Connecticut and Bridgeport" in an address Tuesday to the Bridgeport Rotary. Walker, a resident of Bridgeport, is a CPA with over 40 years of leadership experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He received appointments from Presidents Reagan, Bush and ...

  8. 4-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Metro-North Tracks In Milford

    4-Year-Old Girl Rescued From Metro-North Tracks In Milford

    MILFORD, Conn. — A 4-year-old girl who fell onto the Metro-North tracks near the Milford Train Station was quickly rescued by her parents and other witnesses on Sunday afternoon, according to NBC Connecticut.  The Milford Fire Department also responded to help the girl, who was not seriously injured and did not require medical treatment, NBC said. The accident happened as she was ...

  9. Flash Flood Watch Issued For Bridgeport As Big Storms Move In On Monday

    Flash Flood Watch Issued For Bridgeport As Big Storms Move In On Monday

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Strong storms could dump over 2 inches of rain on Fairfield County on Monday, prompting a Flash Flood Watch for the entire area from the afternoon and into the night, according to the National Weather Service. The storm could bring strong thunderstorms, strong winds, flash flooding and even the threat of a tornado to Fairfield County.There is a chance of ...

  10. Connecticut Mourns Death Of Sailor In USS Fitzgerald Collision

    Connecticut Mourns Death Of Sailor In USS Fitzgerald Collision

    A sailor from Connecticut was one of the seven killed when the USS Fitzgerald collided with a cargo ship off the coast of Japan over the weekend, the U.S. Navy announced.  U.S. Navy Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T. Truong Huynh of the Oakville section of Watertown was 25. "This young sailor's death is a reminder of the risks our brave military men and women face each and every ...

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