News Stories

  • October

    Distinguished Civilian Gallery Member receives prestigious award from Alma Mater

    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
  • New England District team commemorates Surry Mountain Lake Dam's 75th anniversary

    For the last 75 years, Surry Mountain Lake Dam in Surry, New Hampshire has stood at the ready to protect New Hampshire residents from flooding.  The District team members who operate the project held a 75th anniversary event on October 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., to commemorate the opening of the dam.  “Among the participants that came to the event
  • District, volunteers celebrate National Public Lands Day

    National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest single-day volunteer effort for public lands in the United States, and New England citizens did an incredible job at this year’s events.  Connecticut’s Black Rock Dam hosted their NPLD clean-up on September 17, while three Massachusetts sites, West Hill Dam, Buffumville Lake and Hodges Village Dam,
  • September

    District to construct new dormitory at Hanscom Air Force Base

    Beginning in October, design work will commence on a new, state-of-the-art dormitory at Hanscom Air Force Base in Bedford, Massachusetts.  The U.S. Air Force had authorized New England District to award a design and construction contract for the new, three-story, 66-room, 25,000-square-foot military dormitory at Hanscom Air Force Base. The existing
  • New England District engineer sits on career panel during MassBay STEM event

    New England District Project Engineer Michelle O’Donoghue, Construction Division, traveled to Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts to sit on a career panel at MassBay Community College, Aug. 23.  O’Donoghue joined representatives from Sanofi-Genzyme and Mathcounts on the three person panel.The career panel was part of the MassBay Community College STEM
  • West Hill holds fun STEM activities for young visitors

    West Hill Dam hosted back-to back-events July 20 that focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  The first event, Beginning Bridges Five Senses and Solar Power Day took place on July 20.  The second event, for Junior Rangers only, featured Professor Brandi VanRoos from Framingham State University.About 56 children and their
  • Westville Lake holds annual fishing derby

    Local families enjoyed a beautiful morning of fishing at Westville Lake in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, June 18.  Seventy-five parents and kids enjoyed learning to fish and all about water safety.  Held at the Westville Recreation Area Boat Ramp for the second year in a row, the event was a big success.    Participants were able to catch and release
  • Corps of Engineers Director of Military Programs tours military construction projects at Hanscom Air Force Base

    Mr. Lloyd Caldwell, USACE Director of Military Programs, paid a visit to several New England District projects on Hanscom Air Force Base while he was in the area, Aug. 11.Prior to heading to Hanscom, Mr. Caldwell visited Col. Christopher Barron, New England District Commander, in the early morning.  There he met with members of the New England
  • Bill Scully retires with over 50 years of federal service

    In a ceremony on Aug. 11 the career of New England District’s most senior and distinguished employee was celebrated as over 145 people, some who flew in from as far away as Arizona, traveled to the Café Escadrille Restaurant in Burlington, Massachusetts to honor William C. Scully, Deputy District Engineer, Programs and Project Management.Bobby
  • Archeologists conduct survey near Ball Mountain Dam

    A team of New England District archeologists and assistants traveled to Jamaica State Park, downstream of Ball Mountain Lake in Vermont, to conduct an archeological survey at a site that is part of a potential District project.The survey took place on June 27-30 and again on July 19-22.  “There is a proposed project to widen certain sections of the