Picente Statement on Vernon Downs

County Executive praises joint effort to save 300 jobs 

“I would like to thank Governor Cuomo and the State Legislature — and commend the hard work of Senator Joe Griffo and Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi — for securing the future of Vernon Downs and protecting 300 jobs in Oneida County. This is a prime example of what we can accomplish when we work together on the local and state level. Vernon Downs has been a vital part of this region for many years and I hope it will continue to be for many years to come.”