News Stories

  • October

    New England District moves forward with plans for new headquarters at Hanscom Air Force Base

    Although still in the very early planning stages, the New England District is moving forward with its plan to move to Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts. The District is currently headquartered in Concord, Massachusetts, not far from the base. The District moved from the dilapidated Waltham Federal Center to Concord Park on March 16, 1998.
  • Boy Scouts Complete Eagle Projects at Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam

    Three Boy Scouts successfully raced the clock, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout by completing their projects at Buffumville Lake/Hodges Village Dam before each turned 18. The scouts took over Buffumville/Hodges Village, performing community service projects, large in scope and grand in benefit.
  • West Hill Dam holds graduation ceremony for 2018 Junior Ranger Program

    Team members at West Hill Dam in Uxbridge, Massachusetts, held a graduation ceremony for 29 Junior Rangers and six Junior Rangers Level 2, July 27 at the Dam. During the ceremony, graduates made presentations and then took questions at the end of their presentations.
  • Former Peace Corps volunteers serve at New England District

    There are those in the District who have always wanted to make a difference in the world. They are people of action, people who will travel any distance and endure any environment to bring comfort and assistance to others. People like that join the Peace Corps. Planning Division is home to four former Peace Corps volunteers – Elizabeth Decelles, Kevin Foster, Sharon Pailler and Mike Penko – and served in different parts of the world before arriving at the New England District.
  • Corps of Engineers, MassDOT announce cooperation agreement memorandum and new Bourne Bridge maintenance schedule

    The New England District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) are announcing that scheduled maintenance on the Bourne Bridge over the Cape Cod Canal is being shifted to the spring season next year.
  • District, partners, teach children the importance of safe drinking water during Connecticut STEM event

    Most children take safe drinking water for granted, but not the seventh graders at the Strong Middle School in Durham, Connecticut. Their school is only steps away from the Superfund Site that has contaminated their drinking water. In the near future, thanks in part to the New England District, a new, clean water solution will be in place and their drinking water will be safe.
  • July

    District hosts day of Bioengineering Symposium

    The New England District coordinated with educational partners, Schools to Careers to cohost one of the three days of School To Careers’ Bioengineering Symposium.  Participation in the annual Symposium is part of the District’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program.The New England District hosted 30 students who gave up a day of
  • Sen. Shaheen, District Engineer tour Hampton Harbor

    Col. William Conde, New England District Commander, toured Hampton Harbor in New Hampshire with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, May 11 to see the condition of the harbor and to talk about the possibility of dredging it.  The area has not been dredged since 2012.“The winter storms have added quite a bit of shoaling to the anchorage and also damaged the jetty,”
  • New England District projects celebrate Earth Day

    New England District is steeped in tradition – from ceremonies of old to current annual events.  One of these traditions – celebrating Earth Day – has become as time honored as reciting the District’s history during Founder’s Day.Three New England District projects – West Hill Dam, Hodges Village Dam and the Cape Cod Canal – all held Earth Day
  • Cape Cod Canal's Samantha Gray selected as 2018 Legend by American Recreation Coalition

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Washington, D.C., recognized what most in the New England District already knew: Samantha Gray, Lead Interpretive Ranger at the Cape Cod Canal is a "legend."