Tag: Fort Hancock

Turning ‘Beach Sweep’ Trash Into Art

 Sandy Hook to Display Work by Local Environmental Artists   Story and photos by Joseph Sapia SANDY HOOK – Sculptures crafted from trash materials will be featured at Sandy Hook’s...

September 12, 2016 | comments

First of Fort Hancock Buildings Are Leased By Private Owners

By Liz Sheehan SANDY HOOK- After attempts reaching back to 1999, The National Park Service (NPS) announced on May 9 that it has finally issued the first lease on a...

May 16, 2016 | comments

Fort Hancock Lessees Would Pay Levies On Properties To Middletown

  By Liz Sheehan SANDY HOOK – As the National Park Service (NPS) continues negotiations with potential lessees for three of the 32 buildings available for leasing at Fort Hancock, Middletown...

February 19, 2016 | comments

Fort Hancock’s Officers Row Buildings Eyed For Residential Use

By Liz Sheehan | SANDY HOOK – The National Park Service is negotiating with potential lessees for the first three of 32 available properties, in historic Fort Hancock. The residential...

December 13, 2015 | comments

On Your Mark! Upcoming 5K Race/Walks in May

DISCOUNT AND GIVEAWAYS are available to those who register early for these local events. MAY 2 – Sandy Hook Lighthouse 5K Run/Walk for the Blind at Fort Hancock, sign- in...

April 10, 2015 | comments

Gateway Improvements Under Way

SANDY HOOK – Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock are undergoing positive changes and upgrades that will have a significant effect on the park’s future. Representatives of the National Park Service (NPS)...

March 27, 2015 | comments

39 Proposals for Ft. Hancock Buildings

FORT HANCOCK – The National Park Service has received 39 responses to its request for Expressions of Interest for future uses and rehabilitation proposals for structures at Fort Hancock. According...

January 3, 2014 | comments

Fort Hancock: Home Sweet Home?

By John Burton FORT HANCOCK – Some of the aging and deteriorating structures along Fort Hancock’s officer’s row could eventually wind up as family homes. The 21st Century Fort Hancock...

November 22, 2013 | comments

SH Child Care Seeks Students and Solutions

By John Burton FORT HANCOCK – It’s been a tough year for the Sandy Hook Child Care Center. “It’s been a series of unfortunate events,” the center’s executive director, Jessica Long,...

November 15, 2013 | comments

MAST Heads Back to School – and Sandy Hook

By John Burton SANDY HOOK – After being tossed from their school buildings by Super Storm Sandy last year, students and staff of the Marine Academy of Science and Technology...

August 23, 2013 | comments

Time is Ticking as Fate of Ft. Hancock Still Being Debated

By John Burton FORT HANCOCK – No one disputes the condition of most of the structures at Fort Hancock: they are aging, deteriorating and maybe precariously close to the point...

July 19, 2013 | comments

Environmental Groups Move Back to Sandy Hook

SANDY HOOK – It’s back home to Fort Hancock for a couple of local environmental organizations displaced by Super Storm Sandy. Clean Ocean Action and the American Littoral Society, which...

April 12, 2013 | comments

Committee Focuses on Fort Hancock Repair, Future Use

By John Burton SANDY HOOK – In what is expected to be a two- or three-year process, a citizens’ committee studying the future of Fort Hancock and its historic structures...

February 1, 2013 | comments

Fort Hancock Use Committee Formed

By John Burton SANDY HOOK – The U.S. Secretary of the Interior has appointed 20 area people to serve on a committee intended to again look at the future uses for buildings at...

September 14, 2012 | comments

BCC to Close Longtime Sandy Hook Facility

By John Burton FORT HANCOCK – Brookdale Community Col­lege has decided to walk away from its longstanding use of a facility at Fort Hancock. Linda Milstein, the college’s vice president...

May 3, 2012 | comments

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