New England News Releases

USACE hosts open house August 1 in Oxford, Mass., for Hodges Village Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house August 1, 2024, in Oxford, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1976 Hodges Village Dam Master Plan for the Hodges...
USACE hosts open house July 31 in Monson, Mass., for Conant Brook Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 31, 2024, in Monson, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 1998 Conant Brook Dam Master Plan for the Conant...
USACE hosts open house July 30 in Uxbridge, Mass., for West Hill Dam Master Plan revision
7/5/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District will host an open house July 30, 2024, in Uxbridge, Mass., to kick off a process to revise the 2011 West Hill Dam Master Plan for the West Hill...

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Local bird watchers descended upon West Hill Dam armed with pen, paper and a few binoculars to participate in West Hill Dam’s annual Backyard Bird Count.
Construction of the System Management Engineering Facility (SMEF), the 40,000 square foot, 2-story addition, is well underway and progressing rapidly.
For vessels wanting to enter Plymouth waters, dredging to remove shoals from the Plymouth Harbor federal navigation project in Massachusetts is currently underway and on schedule.

News From Around the Corps

ERDC names new Geotechnical Structures Laboratory director
6/14/2024
Nick Boone has been selected to serve as the director of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)...
Corps installs navigation safety signs for upcoming demolition of 117-year-old dam on Monongahela River
6/14/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District is adding navigation safety signs and buoys upstream and downstream of Monongahela River Locks and Dam 3 to warn boaters and industry of hazardous...
Honolulu District stays engaged with community at Waikoloa Maneuver Area RAB meeting
5/31/2024
Members of the Waikoloa Village community took part in the spring 2024 Waikoloa Maneuver Area Formerly Used Defense Site Restoration Advisory Board meeting May 22 in Waikoloa Village on the Island of...

Feature Stories

Distinguished Civilian Gallery Member receives prestigious award from Alma Mater

USACE, New England District
Published Oct. 31, 2016
Richard Reardon, retired Chief of Engineering/Planning was inducted into the New England District's Distinguished Civilian Gallery during the Founder's Day awards ceremony, June 11, 2000.

Richard Reardon, retired Chief of Engineering/Planning was inducted into the New England District's Distinguished Civilian Gallery during the Founder's Day awards ceremony, June 11, 2000.

Richard Reardon, retired Chief of Engineering/Planning and Distinguished Civilian Gallery Member, received the Academy of Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.  The induction recognizes the outstanding contribution he made to the engineering profession as judged by the Civil and Environmental Engineering Advisory Council and reviewed by current civil and engineering faculty, according to the event program.

An inaugural banquet took place at the Amherst campus on Sept. 23.  Reardon graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.  UMASS Amherst faculty member Don DeGroot announced Reardon’s name at the banquet.  “Mr. Reardon spent his professional career working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with projects on disaster relief, flood control, navigation and hydroelectric power services,” he said.

This is not the first honor the college has presented Reardon.  According to DeGroot, the College of Engineering honored Reardon as Alumnus of the Year in 1993.   Reardon was inducted into the New England District Distinguished Civilian Gallery on June 11, 2000.  He retired in April 1998 with more than 30 years of service.  He joined the District in 1958 as a trainee following graduation from UMASS, Amherst.  Over the years his responsibilities included serving as Chief, Program Development Office, Special Assistant to the Division Chief and the Manager for the Dickey-Lincoln School Lake Project.  He became Assistant Chief, Engineering Division in 1980 and was Chief from 1984 until his retirement in 1998.  Mr. Reardon embodies those qualities that are the hallmark of the Corps of Engineers:  integrity, professionalism and caring.


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