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  • 27 February 2020
    Business & Finance

    Massachusetts Senator Bruce Tarr visited dredging operations on the Annisquam River in Gloucester last week. Senator Tarr was instrumental in getting the contributed funds from the MA Dredging Program, allowing USACE to award the dredging contract. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, awarded this contract to Coastline Consulting on October 10, 2019. […]

  • 22 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    Massachusetts State Senator, Kathleen O’Connor Ives, last week participated in the monthly meeting of the Merrimack River Beach Alliance. The state legislative delegation for Newburyport, Salisbury and Newbury – Old Town, Plum Island and Village of Byfield met with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, and other leaders to discuss strategies for improving […]

  • 30 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito yesterday joined state Senate Minority Leader Bruce E. Tarr of Gloucester, state Rep. Brad Hill of Ipswich and Manchester selectmen to announce a $500,000 MassWorks grant in support of the Manchester-by-the-Sea Dredging Project.  The announcement was made at Reed Park, off Beach Street, along the harbor. “Through the very hard work of […]

  • 4 October 2016
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. House recently passed Congressman Seth Moulton’s bill to allow dredging in the Essex River as part of the Water Resource Development Act of 2016 (WRDA). “Dredging the Essex River is critical for public safety. Coast Guard vessels currently can’t reach boats in distress in many parts of the river. By making the channel […]

  • 2 June 2015
    Business & Finance

    A regional meeting on dredging issues will be held Friday, June 19, at 10:30 a.m. at the selectmen’s meeting room in Ipswich Town Hall, announced the Daily News of Newburyport. This meeting, being organized under the auspices of state Senator Bruce Tarr, R-Gloucester, will include presentations on problem areas and potential dredging projects in this oceanfront […]

  • 19 December 2011

    Town officials last week met with state Senator Bruce Tarr, state Representative Brad Hill, and a representative of the state’s Seaport Advisory Council and its Division of Waterways about the potential dredging of parts of Manchester Harbor. The town hopes to have a commercial mooring area off Masconomo Park and an area adjacent to Crocker’s […]

  • 24 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Merrimack River Beach Alliance (MRBA) is continuing discussion about plans to dredge sand from the Merrimack and Piscataqua Rivers, the Daily News of Newburyport informs. MRBA met with Department of Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps Engineers representatives last week to discuss plans for the project, which aims to dredge 600,000 cubic yards of […]

  • 20 October 2011

    Three area communities are stepping up their efforts to get the Army Corps of Engineers to carry out repairs to two jetties at the mouth of the Merrimack River they say are needed to halt erosion of Plum Island and Salisbury beaches. Newbury, Newburyport, and Salisbury have been advocating for repairs to the jetties for […]