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  • May

    North Country Mushers Host Fun Run at Profile Falls, Franklin Falls Dam

    On March 18, 18 sled dog teams attended the annual Winter Warriors Fun Run Sled Dog Race at Profile Falls, Franklin Falls Dam in Bristol, New Hampshire. This is an annual race that started back in 2008 and on average 10-18 teams attend every year. Mushing is a sport using a sled that is powered by a team of dogs. This is a very popular sport for
  • Corps supports canoeists, rafters on Millers River with Birch Hill Dam, Tully Lake white water releases in Royalston

    Controlled releases of water by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, from Birch Hill Dam and Tully Lake Dam, both in Royalston, Massachusetts, took place on Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15, 2018 to provide adequate river flows for recreational canoeing, kayaking and rafting on the Millers River.The Corps of Engineers provided
  • April

    Keeping employees safe: District utilizes AtHoc system for emergency notifications

    On Monday, January 11, the federal government’s annual spending bill had not yet passed. Millions of federal employees were furloughed and didn’t know if they would work the next day, the day after, or during the weeks ahead.Crises complicate the lives of federal workers and the Americans who depend  on them. Fortunately, the New England District’s
  • Housatonic River dredging finished early

    The New England District team and its contractor, Cashman Dredging and Marine Contracting Company, LLC of Quincy, Massachusetts, completed dredging a portion of the Housatonic River Federal Channel in Connecticut two months ahead of schedule.  The project, originally estimated to cost $9.3 million, came in under budget.  The state of Connecticut is
  • Regional High School science students return to Hodges Village

    For the second winter in a row, science students from Shepherd Hill Regional High School of Dudley, Massachusetts, worked with Park Ranger Nicole Giles to improve Wood Duck habitat at Hodges Village Dam, Feb. 22. The boxes were made in the summer of 2017 by Hodges Village volunteer park hosts. Historically, a small wetland called Stumpy Pond has
  • Travel lane restrictions scheduled for Sagamore Bridge

    Replacement of damaged roadway joints on the Sagamore Bridge spanning the Cape Cod Canal in Bourne, Massachusetts, is scheduled to start April 2 and continue through May 25, according to New England District officials. During the scheduled times for work, travel over the Sagamore Bridge will be reduced from two lanes in each direction to one wider
  • Dredging anticipated to start in spring 2018: District awards contract to conduct Boston Harbor improvement dredging

    Improvement dredging of portions of the Boston Harbor Federal Navigation Project Main Ship Channel in Boston, Massachusetts  will be conducted under the terms of a $122,223,000 contract issued recently by the New England District.Work will be accomplished by Cashman/Dutra, Joint Venture of Quincy, Mass. The contract was awarded on Feb. 15, 2017.
  • February

    North Cove Dredging in Old Saybrook continues

    As one of the predominant small harbors at the mouth of the Connecticut River in the early 1900’s the North Cove Federal Navigation Project in Old Saybrook, Connecticut has seen its use slowly change over the years from a harbor of refuge for light commercial vessels at its inception to a fleet almost entirely comprised of small to medium sized
  • Nantasket Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction Project is set to begin

    A seawall at Nantasket Beach will have its center section fortified as part of the Nantasket Beach Hurricane and Storm Damage Reduction project in Hull, Massachusetts.  George R. Cairns & Sons, Inc., of Windham, New Hampshire will do the work under a $2,696,200 contract.  “The project consists of installing an approximately 2,200-linear-foot stone
  • District awards contract to continue with Elizabeth Mine cleanup

    The Elizabeth Mine in South Strafford, Vermont has transformed from a detriment to aquatic life  to an award winning environmental project. The New England District and its contractors continue to improve the site. The District awarded a $25 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to Nobis Engineering on Dec. 19, 2017 for