News Stories

  • November

    Engineer earns praise for work on International Levee Handbook

    Rosemary Schmidt, Chief, Geology and Chemistry Section for Engineering/Planning, received a plaque from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Levee Safety Program during the Nov. 6 Command and Staff Meeting held in the Concord Park theater in Concord, Massachusetts.Schmidt, who is a supervisory geologist and has been with the New England District since
  • District Observes Disabilities Awareness Month event

    Sheila Radziewicz, published author and award winning advocate, speaker and educator served as keynote speaker during the New England District's Disabilities Awareness Month event, Oct. 6 in the Concord Park Theater.Radziewicz has Thrombocytopenia Absent Radius (TAR) Syndrome, a rare disorder the affects fewer than one in 100,000 newborns.
  • October

    Butterfly Garden Improvements Made at Black Rock Lake for Public Lands Day

    Several Girl Scouts and Park Rangers gathered at Black Rock Lake on Sept. 14, to winterize and enhance the native butterfly garden and walking path at the Black Rock Lake in Thomaston, Connecticut."This event creates a wonderful opportunity to work with the Girl Scouts in order to enhance and preserve our public lands and resources," said Marissa
  • District Completes Construction of Two Firing Ranges at Fort Devens

    Members of the New England District team, in partnership with the Louisville and Huntsville Districts, as well as the Security Construction and Range Control teams at Fort Devens recently completed two firing ranges at Fort Devens, Massachusetts.Dave O’Connor, Project Engineer and Chris Caisse, Construction Representative from the Central Resident
  • Celebrating National Public Lands Day

    Citizen stewardship and volunteerism are two very important aspects in keeping New England District projects maintained and looking beautiful. Although this takes place many times throughout the year, it is most concentrated during National Public Lands Day. Every year a call goes out to local residents asking that they come help celebrate their
  • Vermont Projects Perform Fall Water Releases For Public Enjoyment

    For Vermont canoeists, kayakers and rafters, there was one last water release along the West River at New England District’s Ball Mountain and Townshend Dams to end a successful and enjoyable summer water season at the projects. Controlled releases were made on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28 to provide desired waterflows for watercraft fun. Approximately
  • May

    Sustainability topic of New England District’s Women’s History Month

    “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” served as the theme for the 2013 Women’s History Month event, sponsored by the Federal Women’s Program and the Equal Employment Opportunity Office, March 27 in the theatre.Kathy Loftus, Global Leader of Sustainable Engineering,
  • Emphasis on Water Safety at Federal Recreation Areas this Summer

    With warmer weather more people will be recreating near or in the water through the summer months. Now is the time to start thinking about water safety. Each year, an average of 3,880 people drown in the United States. In fact, drowning is the leading cause of injury death for children aged 1 - 4. Yet, it is possible – just by wearing a life jacket
  • Repairs Made to South Jetty in Newburyport

    The New England District and its contractor, Hugo Key and Son of Newport, R.I., recently completed a phase of repair and maintenance work on the South Jetty of Newburyport Harbor, Mass.  Maintenance work on the jetty has not been performed since 1970.“We’ve repaired approximately the first 600 feet of the 1,400-foot-long South Jetty in Newburyport
  • Celebrating Earth Day Around New England

    Team members at New England District projects throughout the region hosted events in celebration of Earth Day.Local remote control flying enthusiasts from Nutmeg R/C Flyers, Inc., of Thomaston, Conn., came out to the District’s Thomaston Dam to do some cleanup work, April 6. Volunteers from the club cleared a 10’x50’ long area from debris.