New England News Releases

City of New Haven seeks USACE permit for proposed work in waters of New Haven Harbor
2/27/2024
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the City of New Haven Engineering Department for proposed work...
USACE seeks comments on proposed work in Prospect Reservoir in Prospect, Connecticut
2/27/2024
 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the South-Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority for...
Town of Temple seeks permit for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook off Mitchell Brook Road in Maine
2/15/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District received a permit application to conduct work in waters of the United States from the Town of Temple for proposed work in Henry Mitchell Brook...

Top Rotator

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

New Safety Helmet – The Transatlantic Middle East District Leads USACE in Protecting its People
2/21/2024 UPDATED
TAM Introduces the new safety helmet to the field...
Mobile District, partners work to repair Demopolis Lock
2/6/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District and several Corps partners are working around the clock to repair the breach in the Demopolis Lock in Demopolis, Alabama, Jan. 16, 2024...
USACE's ERDC and SWG Team Up To Provide Important Federal Acquisitions Training To Joint Audience
2/21/2024 UPDATED
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Galveston District (SWG), hosted PROSPECT (Proponent-Sponsored Engineer Corps Training) Course 183, Formal Source Selection, at the Jadwin Building in...

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.


Yankee Engineer newsletter

To view edition please click here.

Past Issues

SocialMediaTabs