County News

Posted: 10/17/2018

Joint Effort to Install Security Cameras Latest in Effort to Improve Experience

UTICA — The Oneida County Department of Motor Vehicles has taken another step in improving security measures at its Utica office that will increase safety and assist local law enforcement to combat illegal activities ranging from... Read more

Posted: 10/16/2018

Oneida County to Pay Over $500,000 to Send Students to FIT

UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has requested that New York State reexamine its process for charging counties for its residents to attend community colleges statewide.

In a letter to SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson,... Read more

Posted: 10/15/2018

Library Initiative Officially Launches at MVHS

Utica — Beginning today, every Oneida County newborn will receive a free book. Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. officially kicked off the Books for Babies program Monday at Mohawk Valley Health System’s Faxton Campus.

Designed to engage parents... Read more

Posted: 10/05/2018

Proposed Budget Calls for No Increase to Property Tax Levy

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. unveiled his 2019 proposed county budget and capital plan on Friday in an address to the County Board of Legislators.

The $419.6 million budget proposal included a balanced budget with no increase in... Read more

Posted: 09/10/2018

Picente Announces 28 Special Patrol Officers Now Covering Six School Districts

With the new school year now underway, returning students and their parents can rest assured that several districts across Oneida County are now safer places to learn and flourish.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr... Read more

Posted: 08/30/2018

Multi-Layered Attack Aims to Alleviate Strain of Industry Crisis

As a result of the Oneida County Dairy Farmers Forum he conducted in the spring, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. introduced a Dairy Farmer Sustainability Action Plan today that will help combat the crippling industry crisis at a local... Read more

Posted: 08/16/2018

“Governor Cuomo’s statement today is disappointing, sad and wrong.  He owes this state and nation an apology.  America is, has always been, and by the grace of God will always be great and exceptional.”

Posted: 08/14/2018

“Yesterday, Oneida County was honored to have President Trump visit the cities of Rome and Utica.  A copious amount of planning went into coordinating this event and making sure everything went off without a hitch.  I would like to thank all of the local agencies for their outstanding efforts including Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol and... Read more

Posted: 08/06/2018

Oneida County Has Assisted a Dozen Municipalities’ Efforts to Recover From Last Summer’s Flooding

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county has paid more than $600,000 to a dozen municipalities to assist in their clean-up efforts from the flooding event of July 2017.

“... Read more

Posted: 07/13/2018

1,100 Youth Participate in Event, 80 in Finals at MWPAI

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has announced the winners from today’s finals of the Youth Bureau’s 10th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica.

This year, 1,100 youth ages 5-18 years-old... Read more

Posted: 07/10/2018

County Will Pay Additional $200 per Mile Due to Harsh Winters

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today an increase of $200 per mile in additional payment to municipalities that have snow plow contracts with the county due to the harsh conditions of the past two winters.

“We have... Read more

Posted: 07/02/2018

More than $500,000 Awarded by Central New York Care Collaborative

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today, that through collaborative efforts facilitated by the county, $538,893 has been awarded by the Central New York Care Collaborative to improve the healthcare of the local refugee... Read more

Posted: 06/29/2018

Elderly, Children & Pets at Highest Risk

With 90-degree weather forecast for the weekend and into next week, and the heat index possibly reaching over 100 degrees, Oneida County is urging residents to take the necessary precautions to remain safe under extreme heat conditions.

“When temperatures climb... Read more

Posted: 06/29/2018

Emergency Services, Information Technology Assessed at Latest Meeting

The Oneida County Shared Services Panel met for the third time this year on Tuesday evening, and discussed several options for the consolidation of public safety and information technology services.

The meeting was once again overseen... Read more

Posted: 06/19/2018

Issue Recognized Worldwide in June, County Fights Year Round

As Elder Abuse Awareness Month is recognized worldwide, Oneida County is doing its part to raise awareness of the issue throughout the community and combat the problem year round.

Since 2006, the World Health Organization has recognized June as... Read more

Posted: 06/18/2018

Eleven Honored for Community Contributions

Eight youth and three adults were honored for their positive impact on the community at the inaugural Oneida County Youth Awards Dinner.

The event was sponsored by the Friends of the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the winners were anonymously selected by a... Read more

Posted: 06/13/2018

Bara Assumes Position Effective Immediately

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that Raymond F. Bara Esq. has been appointed as Public Defender-Civil effective immediately.

“Ray has extensive experience in various arenas of law and has served both the government and people of... Read more

Oneida County New York
Posted: 06/12/2018

I’m very disappointed in Senator Bonacic’s statement today while attempting to rush a gaming bill through both chambers of the legislature. Comparing Native Americans to illegal betters is wrong on every level. At best it is factually incorrect and at worst it is coded racism in an attempt to discredit the partnerships communities like mine... Read more

Posted: 06/07/2018

Fahy-Box Moves from Interim to Permanent Head of Social Services

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has appointed Colleen Fahy-Box as Commissioner of the Department of Social Services effective immediately.

Fahy-Box had been serving as interim commissioner since November 2017.

“Colleen... Read more

Posted: 06/04/2018

Offices Moved From 10th Floor of County Office Building to Ninth Floor for Asbestos Abatement

As of June 4, the offices of the County Executive, County Attorney and the Board Of Legislators have been relocated from the 10th floor of the Oneida County Office Building in Utica to the ninth floor as part of an... Read more

Posted: 05/25/2018

Flags Distributed to More than 75 Oneida County Locations In Honor of Memorial Day

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that 34,140 American flags purchased by the county have been placed at veterans’ gravesites at more than 75 different locations in honor of Memorial Day.

“... Read more

Posted: 05/24/2018

Florence Wood, Bank of America Overall Winners

The Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care presented its 2018 Older American Awards Thursday at Hart’s Hill Inn, recognizing nearly 50 individuals and organizations for their contributions to the community.

The Older American Awards honor... Read more

Posted: 05/24/2018

More Than 30 Farmers Gather to Discuss Concerns, Find Solutions

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. led a forum Wednesday night in which more than 30 local dairy farmers discussed their concerns over their struggling industry and searched for ways to find solutions.

Following up on a pledge... Read more

Posted: 05/15/2018

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and New York State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi today said they have written to U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, expressing their strong disappointment that the proposal from New York State, Amazon and other partners to participate in an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Pilot Program... Read more

Posted: 05/10/2018

The Oneida County STOP-DWI Program today announced the law enforcement award winners at its 24th Annual Recognition Breakfast at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus.

The event — which is sponsored by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Foundation — is designed to honor individual officers and police agencies for their... Read more

Posted: 05/10/2018

Two-Year Allocation Will Help Pay Deferred Maintenance Costs

Oneida County will provide $300,000 to the Utica Zoo over a two-year period to help pay for deferred maintenance and rehabilitation costs that will enable the regional asset to achieve accreditation from the Associations of Zoos and Aquariums.

... Read more

Posted: 05/03/2018

Stellar Credit Ratings Once Again Issued by Fitch, Standard and Poors and Moody’s

Oneida County remains in high financial standing as stellar credit ratings have once again been issued by the three major national credit agencies.

Fitch again rated Oneida County AA for 2018, while Standard and Poors... Read more

Posted: 04/30/2018

Week-long Driver Safety Education and Enforcement Culminate in Baseball Classic 

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol kicked off their respective 2018 Teen Traffic Safety Week and No Empty Chair Campaign events today at Holland Patent High School.

A joint... Read more

Posted: 04/27/2018

Spring Clean-Up Takes Place This Weekend, Fall Clean-Up In October

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will once again join forces for the 10th Annual Intergenerational Clean-Ups.

... Read more

Posted: 04/26/2018

The Oneida County Employee Wellness Fair - Coming Soon!

The Oneida County Wellness Committee is hosting an Oneida County Employee Wellness Fair on May 23, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oneida County Office Building 800 Park Ave, Utica.

We are seeking professionals who provide Health & Wellness... Read more

Posted: 04/13/2018

Building and Employees Go Blue, Pinwheels Placed & Caseworkers Recognized

Oneida County is doing its part to raise awareness all April long in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Oneida County raised awareness of efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect in a variety of ways... Read more

Posted: 04/11/2018

Frank Furno Steps Down After More Than 14 Years of Service

After serving more than 14 years as Oneida County Public Defender-Civil, Frank Furno has retired.

“It truly has been my pleasure to work with the county administration, the other professional department heads and the dedicated workers throughout... Read more

Posted: 04/10/2018

$500,000 Committed for School Special Patrol Officers; Emergency Services Positions & New DSS Safeguards Created

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today several initiatives aimed at strengthening community safety.

The multifaceted approach was introduced last month during... Read more

Posted: 03/27/2018

Nearly $50,000 Allotted for Books for Babies and Summer Reading Programs & eBooks

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., along with the directors of the Mid York Library System, Jervis and Utica Public Libraries and Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter, announced today that nearly $50,000 in... Read more

Posted: 03/09/2018

Ambrose Takes Over Oneida County’s Information Technology, Mail Room and Print Shop

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, announced today that AnneMarie Ambrose has been hired as the new Director of Central Services.

... Read more

Posted: 03/06/2018

Gaming Revenue Remains Strong; Sales Tax Collection Up

The financial foundation of Oneida County continues to strengthen thanks to a steady and increasing stream of revenue from the Oneida Nation’s gaming earnings and sales tax collection.

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that... Read more

Posted: 03/05/2018

In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month the Oneida County Office Building will be lit blue during the month of March. The Health Department is also sponsoring a dress down day on March 23 in which county employees are encouraged to wear blue jeans and purchase a blue bracelet for $5 with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s... Read more

Posted: 03/02/2018

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has declared a state of emergency in Oneida County due the effects of winter storm Riley.

After conferring with emergency officials, Picente made the declaration in order to preserve public safety and render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health... Read more

Posted: 03/02/2018

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory effective immediately and has announced that all Oneida County offices will be closed for business today.

With high snow accumulation levels expected in some areas and poor visibility and road conditions... Read more

Posted: 02/22/2018

Feb. 21, 2018

U.S Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Administrator Brock Long
500 C Street, SW
Washington D.C. 20472

Dear Administrator Long,

Recently you made a determination to deny New York State and Oneida County a disaster declaration for the flooding that... Read more

Posted: 02/21/2018

More than 1,000 Youth Volunteered Over 5,500 Hours in 2017

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that in 2017, 1,323 youth gave back 5,685 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Youth Bureau’s Children Care Initiative.

“The Oneida County Children Care... Read more

Posted: 02/20/2018

New York businesses and residents affected by severe storms and flooding from July 1 through July 24, 2017, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Starting today, SBA’s customer service representatives will be available at Union Station at 321 Main St. in Utica to answer questions about the... Read more

Posted: 02/12/2018

Rates to Fund Initial Upgrades at the Water Pollution Control Plant

Over the past 11 years, Oneida County Sewer District (OCSD) representatives, engineers and member municipalities have worked diligently to identify and implement a cost-efficient strategy to rehabilitate their aging sanitary sewer system.

Extensive camera... Read more

Posted: 02/07/2018

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory effective immediately and has announced that all Oneida County offices will close for business at 1:30 p.m.

With snow expected to continue falling throughout the afternoon, and poor visibility and poor road conditions expected, Picente is urging no unnecessary travel... Read more

Posted: 01/17/2018

“Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget presentation is the first step in a process that will span months. I will continue to take a hard look at this budget and the ways it will affect Oneida County. We need see emerging details in all parts of this budget, including tax policy as we deal with the effect the federal tax bill will have on communities... Read more

Travel Advisory for Oneida County
Posted: 01/13/2018

Oneida County Travel Advisory Lifted as of 1 p.m.

The travel advisory issued this morning by Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. will be lifted as of 1 p.m.

While the snow has tapered off, Picente still urges travels to exercise caution as temperatures will continue to dip and some areas of the county... Read more

Posted: 01/10/2018

As of Jan. 1, No Tobacco or e-Device Use Allowed at Any County Facility

As of Jan. 1, local law prohibits the use of tobacco products and e-devices on property owned or leased by Oneida County and is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine.

The local law prohibits the use of cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing... Read more

Posted: 01/08/2018

Chad Lawrence Assumes Position Effective Immediately

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that Michael “Chad” Lawrence has been appointed as Aviation Commissioner at the Oneida County Griffiss International Airport. Chad has been Deputy Commissioner since 2013.

“Chad has a lifetime of... Read more

Posted: 01/03/2018

Oneida County Health Department Advises Cold Weather, Winter Storm Prevention Tips

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be hazardous. Plan ahead by preparing your home and cars, prepare for power outages and dress warmly if outdoor activity is necessary. Check on older adults as well.

“As extremely... Read more

Posted: 12/27/2017

National Children Alliance Recognizes Center’s High-Quality Service to Child Abuse Victims

UTICA — The Oneida County Child Advocacy Center has been awarded reaccreditation by National Children’s Alliance following an extensive application and site review process.

As the accrediting agency for Children’s... Read more

Posted: 12/07/2017
December 7, 2017

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Administrator Brock Long
500 C Street, SW
Washington D.C. 20472

Dear Administrator Long,

Recently you made a determination to deny New York State and Oneida County a disaster declaration for the flooding... Read more

Posted: 12/07/2017

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Utica College Men’s Basketball Program have partnered for a free basketball clinic will take place on Dec. 9.

The clinic is for co-ed youth ages 8-17 and will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Clark Athletic Center at Utica... Read more

Posted: 12/04/2017

Oneida County hires law firms to investigate legal options

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the county has hired counsel to explore potential litigation in recovering the expenses incurred fighting the opioid epidemic.

Picente said the county has enlisted the Cherundolo... Read more

Posted: 11/20/2017

Global day of giving to be celebrated Nov. 28

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. raised awareness for Giving Tuesday today at an event that took place at Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute in Utica.

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and... Read more

Posted: 11/14/2017

Employees form ‘Human Blue Circle’ at County Office Building

Oneida County employees gathered outside of the County Office Building in Utica today to form a “Human Blue Circle” in honor of World Diabetes Day.

Dressed in blue — the color that represents diabetes awareness — the group encircled the Oneida... Read more

Posted: 11/09/2017

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations and cities, towns and villages that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development... Read more

Posted: 10/31/2017

Multi-faceted approach includes $100,000 ‘farmer to consumer’ funding and ongoing implementation of Farmland Protection Plan

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., Oneida County Legislator Keith Schiebel and representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County and the Oneida County... Read more

Posted: 10/26/2017

New Syracuse University Law Clinic Locations Announced for Utica and Rome

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today the expansion of legal aid services to local veterans through a partnership with the Syracuse University... Read more

Posted: 10/23/2017

650 youth volunteers served 110 senior citizen homes

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the 9th Annual Oneida County Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up saw 650 youth volunteers serve 110 senior citizen homes.

The county initiative is a partnership between the Oneida County... Read more

Posted: 10/13/2017

Coordinator Named, Survey and Forums Announced

Oneida County’s Livable Communities Project continues to move forward with today’s announcement of the hiring of a project coordinator, the release of two community-wide needs assessment surveys and a series of upcoming... Read more

Posted: 10/12/2017

Will include vehicle demonstrations, flight simulations and data collection

Oneida County has been awarded $2.5 million in additional task orders through its NASA contract with Griffiss International Airport.

The task orders — which are to be completed over the next year — each have unique objectives,... Read more

Posted: 10/05/2017

Proposed Budget Calls for No Property Tax Increase for Fifth Straight Year

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. unveiled his 2018 proposed county budget and capital plan on Thursday in an address to the County Board of Legislators.

The $407.8 million budget proposal included a balanced budget... Read more

Posted: 10/04/2017

Education, Cancer Screenings and Fundraising Takes Place throughout October

All October long, Oneida County will be taking part in a series of events for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month that will educate... Read more

Posted: 09/29/2017

NASA to Advise in Further Development of Drone Corridor and Other Unmanned Aerial Systems Projects in New York State

SRC Plans to Hire 1,000 New Employees in Next Five Years as a Result of Increased Industry Growth and Demand

State Investment in Burgeoning Drone Industry Complements "... Read more

Posted: 09/29/2017

New York State Invests $10.5 Million to Support 21,000 Square-Foot Aud Expansion, Critical to AHL's Decision to Host All-Star Game in Utica
All-Star Weekend Will Attract Thousands of Visitors to Oneida County and Highlight Utica's Revitalization to Global Audience

... Read more

Posted: 09/28/2017

On September 27, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced the 10-year, multi-million-dollar naming rights partnership between The AUD Authority and Adirondack Bank, amending the name of The AUD to the Adirondack Bank Center at the Utica Memorial Auditorium. The naming rights deal is the first in the history of the venue, which... Read more

Posted: 09/21/2017

Oneida Sherriff’s Office’s Contributions Honored

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has proclaimed the week of September 17-23, 2017 to be Sheriff’s Week in Oneida County.

Sheriff’s Week celebrates the significant contributions made by the Office of the Sheriff in county government and in the... Read more

Posted: 09/19/2017

Cornell Cooperative Extension Harvests Garden Planters; Educates Public

Vegetables that have been growing for months in planters at the Oneida County Office Building are now being harvested and provided to those who need them most.

... Read more
Posted: 09/15/2017

Local governments come together to save taxpayers money

After months of collaboration between the cities, towns and villages of Oneida County, a county-wide Shared Services Savings Plan has been finalized that will save taxpayers money for years to come.

The Oneida County Shared Services Panel was overseen by County... Read more

Posted: 08/08/2017

Dear Mr. President,

The comments you recently made to the Wall Street Journal encouraging residents to leave Upstate New York were extremely disappointing and reckless.

I expect more from not only the President of the United States, but a fellow New Yorker. Especially considering you carried much of Upstate New York - including... Read more

Posted: 07/31/2017

“Eleanor and I are deeply saddened by the passing of Bernie Burns and our hearts go out to his family and friends during this difficult time. Bernie was a great friend who served Oneida County well as a Legislator representing parts of Kirkland and New Hartford for more than 20 years. His name was synonymous with Clinton, having dedicated much... Read more

Posted: 07/21/2017

County finishes in the 2017 Digital Counties Survey’s top 10

For the third year in a row, Oneida County has been named one of America’s top digital counties by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties.

Oneida County finished in the top 10 in the 150,000 to 249,000 population category in... Read more

Posted: 07/19/2017

County Executive frustrated by lack of emergency assistance to local flood victims

Frustrated by the lack of federal and state aid in the wake Oneida County’s recent flooding, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has urged federal leaders to loosen the restrictions on FEMA aid and reevaluate the way it is distributed.

... Read more
Posted: 07/14/2017

65 participated in Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute event

The winners of the Ninth Annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest have been announced.

The event took place July 13 at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica. Sixty-five county youth participated through various agencies.

“This... Read more

Posted: 07/05/2017

Funding will assist municipalities, residents and small businesses

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced funding Wednesday morning aimed at mitigating and providing relief for the devastating effects of flooding throughout the area. The announcement was made at the Whitesboro Fire Department.

Picente... Read more

Posted: 07/01/2017

 Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has declared a state of emergency in Oneida County due to the damage caused by yesterday’s flooding.

There is currently no imminent danger due to rain fall, however, in order to begin the process of potentially securing state and federal funds to deal with the damage and... Read more

Posted: 06/29/2017

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... Read more

Posted: 06/22/2017

DSS caseworkers team up with Utica Police Department to provide assistance

The Oneida County Department of Social Services launched an outreach operation this morning to assess the needs of panhandlers throughout the City of Utica and help align them with the proper services.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr... Read more

Posted: 06/21/2017

$1,275 donated through dress down day bracelet sales

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. presented a check to the American Cancer Society this morning representing money raised by county employees for colon cancer research and awareness.

During the month of March, county employees raised $1,275 through colon... Read more

Posted: 06/19/2017

2017 summer session highlighted by several new features

With Phase II of the renovation to the REA Wing at Union Station complete, the Oneida County Public Market has a new look for its summer session and several new features for visitors.

... Read more

Posted: 06/15/2017

The Oneida County Youth Bureau and County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. recognized six honorees today for their volunteerism and leadership contributions to the community.

The Youth Bureau’s inaugural Community Recognition Award Ceremony, which took place just prior to the Board of Legislators monthly meeting, honored five county... Read more

Posted: 06/07/2017

County Executive supports village decision, offers assistance
“I would like to congratulate the residents of the Village of Barneveld on their historic decision in yesterday’s vote.  The... Read more

Posted: 06/05/2017

All mayors and town supervisors invited to state-required meeting 

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that he has invited all of the county’s 46 city and village mayors and town supervisors to participate in a Shared Services Panel that has been required by New York State.

The fiscal year 2018... Read more

Posted: 05/25/2017

Lucretia Hunt, T.R. Proctor NJROTC overall award winners

The Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care and its Advisory Long Term Care Council presented its 2017 Older American Awards Thursday and recognized more than 60 individuals and organizations for their contributions to the community.

The Older... Read more

Posted: 05/16/2017

AUD, craft beer center and gaming facility to serve as epicenter of ‘The U District’

To view the presentation click here

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. laid out his transformative... Read more

Posted: 05/04/2017

23rd Annual Selective Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast Takes Place at MVCC

The Oneida County STOP DWI Program honored local law enforcement members Thursday for their 2016 DWI enforcement efforts at the 23rd Annual Selective Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast at Mohawk Valley... Read more

Posted: 04/28/2017

Oneida County’s Department of Aviation Hosts FAA UAS Test Site Meeting

For the first time ever, Oneida County’s Department of Aviation played host to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Technical Interchange Meeting this week at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome Campus.

The... Read more

Posted: 04/27/2017

Recent strides made in the areas of education and transportation

With one of the classrooms for Mohawk Valley Community College’s newly instituted small Unoccupied Aerial Systems degree program as the backdrop this morning, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. updated the progress being made in his... Read more

Posted: 04/25/2017

Education events take place over the next week; Games this weekend

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., along with Oneida County STOP DWI Program and the Oneida County Youth Bureau, participating school districts, partners and sponsors announced today the details of the 2017 Teen Traffic Safety Week and STOP... Read more

Posted: 04/21/2017

Several events planned leading up to 10th Annual Walk for Autism

National Autism Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about autism, promote inclusion and self-determination for all and assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality... Read more

Posted: 04/20/2017

Spring clean-up takes place this weekend; Fall clean-up in October

UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will once again join forces for the 9th Annual Intergenerational Clean-Ups.

... Read more

Posted: 04/19/2017

Fitch, Standard and Poors and Moody’s maintain high credit ratings; Negative outlook removed by latter

Oneida County’s stellar credit rating has once again been confirmed by the three major national credit agencies, all of which maintained their high assessments, and one of which removed its negative outlook.... Read more

Posted: 04/10/2017

We All Can Play a Part in Building Community, Building Hope, Keeping Our Children Safe

This month and throughout the year, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, and Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol encourage all individuals and organizations to play a role in... Read more

Posted: 04/05/2017

UTICA – Employees of Oneida County donated $21,062.50 to the 2017 fundraising campaign of the United Way, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced Wednesday.

County employees raised the money by a number of means including payroll deductions, one-time contributions, dress down days, raffles and a bake sale.

“I am... Read more

Posted: 03/17/2017

“At this time we are learning more and more about the proposed federal budget every minute. We know this is a fluid process, and I obviously have concerns about funding levels for necessary programs, such as HEAP and home-delivered meals and what their fates might be. We are working diligently to nail down specific details. We will continue to... Read more

Posted: 03/15/2017

For Immediate Release

Due to the continuing winter weather conditions, all Oneida County Offices will be closed Wednesday March 15.

County offices were previously scheduled to open at noon today, but will now be closed for the entire day.

Please continue to check for updates on this evolving situation.

Posted: 03/09/2017

Several events to raise money, awareness take place throughout March

UTICA — The Oneida County Health Department is coordinating several events throughout the month of March to raise awareness and money for the fight against colon cancer.

The Health Department is sponsoring a dress down day on March 10 in which... Read more

Posted: 03/02/2017

Picente launches Twitter account in conjunction with event

For the first time ever, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.’s State of the County Address will be live video streamed on Facebook when he delivers the speech Thursday March 2.

The public can watch the address in its entirety on the new Oneida... Read more

Posted: 02/22/2017

Nearly 1,000 Youth Volunteered Close to 10,000 Hours in 2016

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that in 2016, 990 youth gave back 9,751 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Youth Bureau’s Children Care Initiative.

“Just as Oneida County supports our youth through... Read more

Posted: 01/24/2017

“I recently saw in national reports that global technology company Foxconn is interested in building a flat-panel display screen factory in the United States and is exploring the options that are available.  Because we have a site ready to go in Marcy with a $600 million commitment from New York State behind it, I immediately contacted a... Read more

Posted: 01/19/2017

Change included in governor’s executive budget

“This settlement agreement was reached by four parties after a long negotiation and for New York State and Madison County to now change that arrangement, without including the other two parties, is wrong.  I believe what is outlined in Governor Cuomo’s budget is a breach of that agreement... Read more

Posted: 01/12/2017

Picente calls speech ‘State of Syracuse’; Oneida County absent

“I’m extremely disappointed in the speech given by Governor Cuomo today which was clearly more of a ‘State of Syracuse’ then that of the region. Today, Governor Cuomo laid out an economic development plan for the City of Syracuse that invested in... Read more

Posted: 01/03/2017

“I'm beyond disappointed to see the Governor veto such an important piece of unanimous bi-partisan legislation. Not only would this bill have provided for a fairer form of public justice, as outlined in the Hurrell-Harring court settlement, but would've brought, long sought after,  true mandate relief. I'm also confused by the Governor's... Read more

Posted: 12/28/2016

Picente Invites Krugman To Visit Oneida County And Learn About The Economy

Today, Oneida County Executive responded to “haphazard tweets” from Paul Krugman in regards to Utica, Oneida County and the Economy in an attached letter. Picente outlines the progress made in Oneida County over the past ten years alone and invites Mr.... Read more

Posted: 12/13/2016

County Employees Sponsoring Thea Bowman House 2016 Benefit Drive

County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County Employees are having a benefit drive the week of December 12th to assist the Thea Bowman House. Employees can donate baby supplies, school supplies and personal items to the drive.  Every employee... Read more

Posted: 11/30/2016

The small gray aircraft that has recently appeared in the Griffiss airport traffic pattern is an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufactured by Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) located in Warminster, PA. NASC was contracted by the U.S. Government to build a special version of an existing and proven unmanned aerial vehicle UAV, the... Read more

Posted: 11/22/2016

Oneida County public health department advises the Rome Community that effective today, November 22, 2016, a boil-water advisory has been issued by the City of Rome for areas that are supplied by Rome’s water supply.

A boil water notice is issued to protect consumers from potentially contaminated drinking water.

Any... Read more

Posted: 11/15/2016

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently appointed Sheriff Robert Maciol as a Member of the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council for a term to expire on March 20th, 2018.

The Accreditation Council consists of 17 members appointed by the Governor. The... Read more

Posted: 11/04/2016

Newly Constructed Public Parking Lots Are Open To The Public

Access control (gates) for employee parking lots will be activated on November 7, 2016.

All County and NYS Court employees will be given access.  A County issued identification card will be required to activate card readers/gates. 

... Read more

Posted: 11/01/2016

In 2015 State of the County Address, County Executive Anthony Picente, created a team to develop a County-wide Arrest Diversion Program which can be a model for the rest of New York State and will build upon the success of the Utica School District and Utica Safe Schools Diversion Program. The Utica School District. Utica Police Department and... Read more

Posted: 10/14/2016

October 17th Begins Cancer Screening Week In Oneida County

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Oneida County has a series of events throughout October to assist spreading the word about mammograms and encourage our employees,... Read more

Posted: 09/28/2016

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has released the following statement in regards to Comptroller Dinapoli’s Fiscal Stress Report claiming Oneida County susceptible to fiscal stress based on local government’s or school district’s inability to generate enough revenues within its current fiscal period to meet its expenditures

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Posted: 08/30/2016

First of Two Projects Completed in the Village of Whitesboro, Both Projects Expense is $215,000

Today, surrounded by Representatives from the Village of Whitesboro and the Sauquoit Creek Basin Inter-municipal Commission, County Executive Picente announced the completion of a major flood mitigation project.

... Read more
Posted: 07/18/2016

Annual Report Details 2015 Progress, Achievements

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has released a progress report detailing the accomplishments of the Vision 2020 initiative to date and action items for 2016.

Vision 2020 is a collaborative, multi-phased effort to ensure that Oneida County is... Read more

Posted: 07/11/2016

An integral part of the Heroin Opiate Education Program of Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc., Oneida County, in collaboration with the Oneida County Opiate Task Force, is continuing to combat opioid and heroin use in the community. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports 20% of people ages 12 and older have used prescription drugs... Read more

Posted: 07/01/2016

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau will be hosting a FREE Baseball Skills Clinic for youth ages 9-12yrs. old.  The Skills Clinic will be presented by the Utica Blue Sox and Accelerate Sports staff and players at historic Murnane Field, Wednesday July 6th from 9am-12pm.

... Read more

Posted: 07/01/2016

Crackdown on impaired driving throughout the 4th of July Holiday

The Oneida County STOP DWI Program announced today that Oneida County Police Agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving throughout the FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.  The... Read more

Posted: 06/01/2016

Flags Are Distributed to 41 locations and placed at gravesites throughout the county

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced that for Memorial Day Oneida County purchased 32,724 12”x18” Flags that were distributed to over 40 locations throughout the County and placed at Veteran’... Read more

Posted: 05/18/2016

Canned Food Drive/Dress Down Day for County Employees Will Be May 20th In Honor of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced that in honor of Armed Forces Day and upcoming Memorial Day there will be a dress Down Day this Friday, May 20th to support the Central New... Read more

Posted: 05/10/2016

Fitch Ratings Upgraded Oneida County From A+ to Higher AA Rating.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced the final reporting of Oneida County’s fiscal position at the end of 2015 as well as the findings of the three national credit rating... Read more

Posted: 05/05/2016

The Oneida County STOP DWI Program said thank you, today, to the men and women who protect our communities and roadways with a Recognition Breakfast, which was held at MVCC.  The breakfast is designed to honor individual officers and Police Agencies in Oneida County for their outstanding DWI Enforcement efforts.

... Read more
Posted: 04/20/2016

Events Include the Safety and Education Programs and 5th  Annual Baseball Classic

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Youth Bureau and Oneida County Stop DWI, participating school districts, partners and sponsors announced Teen Safety and Education Week. Teen Safety and... Read more

Posted: 04/14/2016

Program Is Funded With $50,000 in Partners in Prosperity Public Safety Funding

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr outlined new program aimed at combating opioid and heroin use in the community. The program, funded with $50,000 in Partners in Prosperity Public Safety money will be implemented in... Read more

Posted: 04/01/2016

“With the Governor’s Budget now set into motion, we look forward to continuing to move this region forward together. With the Governors continued commitment, backed with 300 million for our state of the art hospital and 585 million for the AMS Chip Fabrication Plant Oneida County is poised for unprecedented once in a generation growth. I... Read more

Posted: 03/03/2016

The Event Is Hosted By The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce

What: State of the County Address by Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr.

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

            7:30 AM Event Begins

            8:30 AM– State of the County Address... Read more

Posted: 02/18/2016

In 2015, 4,421 youth gave 1,704 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that in 2015, 4,421 outstanding Oneida County youth gave back an amazing 1,704 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida... Read more

Posted: 01/26/2016

FD Donates Fire Vehicle to Oneida County Origin & Cause Fire Investigation Team

Upon learning that the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services was looking for a multi-purpose vehicle for the county fire Origin& Cause Fire Investigation Team and for Emergency Responses for disasters, on January 12... Read more

Posted: 12/31/2015

Picente Lays Out Vision For a 3rd Term And The Future Of the Region

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, joined by family friends, supporters as well as members of the Board of Legislators, Elected Officials and many others, was sworn into office to begin an unprecedented 3rd... Read more

Posted: 11/20/2015

F.A.T.S. System Funded Through Partners In Prosperity Program. First Demonstration by Mohawk Valley Police Academy will also take place. 

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, joined by Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol and Utica Police Chief Mark Williams and the Mohawk Valley Police Academy trainees will announce and... Read more

Posted: 10/23/2015

Animal Science Center Will Be Funded Through Partners In Prosperity Program

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, joined by Superintendent Martha Group and the V.V.S. Agriculture Department will announce the location, funding and scope for the VVS Animal Science Center, an instructional facility used to teach STEM... Read more

Posted: 09/30/2015

As a part of National PrepaAthon! Day the Oneida County Health Department is releasing its animated B’Ready Family Walk the World Prepared YouTube disaster preparedness videos in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bosnian, Russian, Karen and Burmese. “Oneida County is a highly diverse community and we want to ensure... Read more

Posted: 09/15/2015

Project Completion Next Component of Comprehensive Countywide Arrest Diversion Program

Members of the Oneida County team attended an Information sharing Certificate Program late 2014 and were recently admitted to the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Fellows Network following the approval of their capstone project. The Oneida... Read more

Posted: 09/09/2015

Dental Network is a Partnership between Oneida County and New York State Association of Counties.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, joined by Department Heads and the Board of Legislators will announce Oneida County’s partnership with the New York State Association of Counties to provide residents with a new... Read more

Posted: 09/03/2015

Paying Off Amortization Bill Early Saves Taxpayers Half A Million Dollars

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that Oneida County paid off $4,315,349 in amortized state retirement payments from 2015, 10 years ahead of schedule. The amortization of retirement bills has been an approach used since... Read more

Posted: 09/01/2015

New Configuration Will Increase Downtown Utica Parking by Creating 178 Additional Spots

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, announces the parking project for the Oneida County Office Building’s, located at 800 Park Ave in downtown Utica, outdoor parking lot has begun.

The parking project aims to alleviate some... Read more

Posted: 08/24/2015

We have all been told at one time or another that waiting is the hardest part of any good thing. Such was the case with the Marcy Nanocenter project.  While many have questioned a process over the years that has involved numerous officials from all levels of government as well as tens of millions of dollars of investment in infrastructure and... Read more

Posted: 08/13/2015

Residents are invited to participate in a public health emergency preparedness POD (Point of Distribution) exercise at MVCC Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center (1101 Sherman Dr. Utica, NY) on Tuesday, September 1st, from 1:00 -2:30 pm Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.  “The Health... Read more

Posted: 07/31/2015

Oneida County Executive Releases Video Footage Of Train Crash at Union Station

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, has released a statement in regards to the July 21st Rail Car incident that culminated with a wreck at Union Station in Utica as well as video footage captured, at Union... Read more

Posted: 07/14/2015

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has appointed Kevin Green to fill the recently vacated position of Director of the Oneida County Youth Bureau.  Former Director Robert Roth retired in April of 2015 and had held the position since 2008.

Kevin Green comes to the position from Notre Dame High School where he was a Physical Education... Read more

Posted: 07/10/2015

Oneida County, NY, has been named one of America’s top digital counties by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties. The survey identifies best technology practices among counties nationwide.

Oneida County’s District Attorney’s office recently became the first in the State of New York to go paperless.... Read more

Posted: 07/07/2015

The Oneida County Public Market has again made the list of the “101 Best Farmers Markets in America for 2014” developed by an online food and drink website, The Daily Meal, for a third consecutive year.  The site covers food related news and events happening across the country including restaurant ratings, wine and beverage recommendations,... Read more

Posted: 06/24/2015

Test flights advance NUAIR’s mission of safely integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace

Today, the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) announced that Aurora Flight Sciences successfully flew multiple unmanned test flights of the company’s Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (... Read more

Posted: 06/19/2015

28 projects will be funded through Partners In Prosperity Funding

County Executive Picente announced today 28 individual projects impacting arts, culture and STEM education that are funded through the Partners In Prosperity Funding.

The County budget allocated $830,000 in grant funding for 2015. $330,000... Read more

Posted: 06/15/2015

Oneida County to Partner with The Community Foundation to Expand Arts and Culture Investment

County Executive Picente announced today 35 projects impacting arts, culture and STEM education will be funded through the Partners In Prosperity Funding as allocated in the county’s 2015 budget.

“The requests... Read more

Posted: 06/11/2015

Four new Deputy Sheriffs and one new Correction Officer were sworn in this morning at a ceremony held at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.  Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol administered the Oath of Office to the new members and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente addressed them and their families, who were also present at this morning’... Read more

Posted: 05/19/2015

Two Projects Will Be Completed This Season, One In Town Of Paris, The Other In The Village of Whitesboro

Today, surrounded by Representatives from the Village of Whitesboro and the Sauquoit Creek Basin Inter-municipal Commission, County Executive Picente announced funding for two flood... Read more

Posted: 05/12/2015

New Contract Improves Quality, Reduces Waiting List and Restores Hot Daily Meals

County Executive Picente today, announced a new contract to provide meals to seniors in Oneida County that take part in the Senior Nutrition Program. Currently there are approximately 700 persons receiving home delivered meals... Read more

Posted: 05/08/2015

Increase Payment Is Due To Prolonged Harsh Winter Conditions

County Executive Picente announced today, and increase of $200 per mile in additional payment for this past winter to municipalities that have snow plow contracts with the county.

County Executive Picente said “we have built a strong financial base in our County and... Read more

Posted: 05/08/2015

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente officially recognized the Corrections Officers and employees that work at the Oneida County Jail in conjunction with this week being “National Corrections Officers and Employees Week” all across America.

County Executive Picente issued a proclamation in... Read more

Posted: 05/05/2015

Strong Management and Sound Fiscal Discipline lead to 5.1 Million dollar Surplus

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced that final reporting of Oneida County’s fiscal position at the end of 2014 show that the county has achieved an unaudited operating surplus of $5.... Read more

Posted: 04/30/2015

First Disbursements of Partners In Prosperity Public Safety Funding From Historic Oneida Nation Settlement

Today, County Executive Picente presented Body Armor to local Police Agencies. The Body Armor was purchased with Partners In Prosperity Public Safety Funding that was allocated in the 2015 budget through funds received from the... Read more

Posted: 04/27/2015

Mercy Flight Central Will Be Located At Griffiss International Airport

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced the arrival of a new, air medical base operation by Mercy Flight Central at Griffiss International Airport which will begin this June.  The agreement calls for a temporary base of operation from June through... Read more

Posted: 04/23/2015

Events Include the Safety and Education Programs and 4th Annual Baseball Classic

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Youth Bureau and Oneida County Stop DWI, participating school
districts, partners and sponsors announced Teen Safety and Education Week. Teen Safety and Education Week is the week of April 27th.

... Read more
Posted: 04/16/2015

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month in Oneida County.

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Department of Social Services and community partners announced Child Abuse Awareness Month for the Month of April.

County Executive Picente said “We remain diligent all year long, but in April, we... Read more

Posted: 04/15/2015

National Telecommunicator Week celebrated April 12-18

ORISKANY – April 12-18 is designated as National Telecommunicators Week. As such, the Oneida County 911 Center will host an open house on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Nationwide, telecommunicators will be recognized for their role as... Read more

Posted: 04/07/2015

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced that the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA) in furtherance of the Oneida County Vision 2020 – “Path Toward Prosperity Initiative,” has created a Uniform Tax Exemption and Agency Benefits Policy to encourage development of specific types of market rate rental housing. 

“... Read more

Posted: 04/06/2015

In recognition of National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 6th – 11th, Oneida County Health Department invites the public to Chat Live with Health Department staff on April 9th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to get their questions answered on... Read more

Posted: 04/02/2015

Oneida County Sewer District to Host Earth Day Celebration April 18 at Jay-K Lumber in New Hartford

Oneida County Sewer District representatives invite homeowners and businesses to learn how they can help reduce sanitary sewer overflows into the Mohawk River at the Operation Ripple Effect Earth Day Celebration starting... Read more

Posted: 03/13/2015

National Weather Service officials have recognized Oneida County N. Y. as a StormReady® County.

The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding. StormReady counties have made a strong commitment to implement the infrastructure and systems needed to... Read more

Posted: 02/26/2015

New Building Is a Multipurpose Terminal and Customs Inspection Building

Today Oneida County Executive was joined by Chairman of the Board of Legislators Gerald Fiorini and surrounded by elected officials, tenants of Griffiss International Airport and the Business and Technology Park as well as representatives of... Read more

Posted: 02/19/2015

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that in 2014, 951 Oneida County youth gave back an amazing 1,995 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative that began in 2009.

“As Oneida County supports our youth through programs and... Read more

Posted: 02/06/2015

Focus Of The Region Should Be On Winning Competition

County Executive Anthony J. Picente released the following statement on the proposed Upstate Revitalization Fund:

“The process and procedure of The Upstate Revitalization Fund has been debated since the Governor announced the proposal in his address on... Read more

Posted: 01/30/2015

Paying Off Amortization Bill Early Saves Taxpayers Half A Million Dollars

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that Oneida County paid off $5,614,826 in amortized state retirement payments from 2014, 9 years ahead of schedule. The amortization of retirement bills has been an approach used since... Read more

Posted: 01/22/2015

The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce

is proud to host the
State of the County Address
with
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr.

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Posted: 01/15/2015

“I am a strong believer in collaborative approaches to economic development – because the success of a business owner in one part of Oneida can easily translate to jobs or economic activity in another part of the State. That’s why I am very excited about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to create a new $1.5 billion economic development competition... Read more

Posted: 01/13/2015

“I thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for this responsibility and look forward to being a member of the Board of Trustees and serving in the governance and oversight of the Authority.  The New York Power Authority is America's largest state power organization working with businesses, non-profits and municipalities while supporting thousands of jobs... Read more

Posted: 01/07/2015

County Executive Picente will be on hand to discuss national strategies for Transportation, Infrastructure, Legislative priorities and other topics effecting Counties with a National Perspective

On Friday County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. along with NYSAC Executive Director will be... Read more

Posted: 01/05/2015

County Executive Picente has made available an RFP for Funding Arts and Culture and STEM Education Via Oneida Settlement Money

On Monday County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced Oneida County’s Requests for Proposals for funding that has been allocated in the 2015 budget for Arts and... Read more

Posted: 01/02/2015

"I was saddened to hear of the loss of Governor Mario Cuomo. He was truly one of the great giants of the Empire State. In my encounters with the former Governor I found him to be a genuine and humble man who cared deeply about New York and its residents. A first generation Italian American, Mario Cuomo has been a shining example of what we all... Read more

Posted: 12/12/2014

Testing capabilities being deployed in region are first in US One of the first cross-regional projects to receive REDC funding

Syracuse, NY – Today, the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) and Griffiss International Airport announced they were awarded $4 million in grant funding... Read more

Posted: 12/03/2014

1 Millionth Fresh Fuel Gallon Sold

Today County Executive Picente announced the 1millionth fresh fuel gallon sold this year. This is the first time that Griffiss has sold/dispensed 1 million gallons of fresh fuel we have met this goal ahead of projections. Through the combined efforts of Million Air and Griffiss... Read more

Posted: 11/24/2014

“Eleanor and I are saddened by the passing of Charles Lanigan. Mr. Lanigan was the very first County Executive here in Oneida County in 1963. The legacy he left is in the example he set as the Chief Executive of our County. He had vision and leadership abilities that every County Executive should try to emulate. His accomplishments were... Read more

Posted: 11/05/2014

Oneida County Emergency Services Is Now Employing New Technology To Allow For Texting.

On Wednesday County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced a new service where people can text 911 to alert the nature of an emergency and its location.

County Executive Picente said “When we began our consolidation of a countywide 911... Read more

Posted: 11/03/2014

First unmanned aircraft system flies at Griffiss FAA test site, part of testing to integrate UAS into class D airspace

Syracuse, NY – Today, the Griffiss International Airport (Federal Aviation Administration) FAA (unmanned aircraft systems) UAS Test Site and the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research... Read more

Posted: 09/30/2014

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that once again the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will join forces to unite area youth with the elderly to deliver general yard clean-up services through their 6th Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up... Read more

Posted: 09/30/2014

As a part of National Preparedness Month, Oneida County Health Department is kicking off the first phase of the “Walk the World Prepared” campaign, announced Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr. The campaign includes short web-based videos in multiple languages that make preparedness manageable through the... Read more

Posted: 09/23/2014

County delegates from across the state today unanimously elected Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. as the next president of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC). The election was part of NYSAC’s Annual Fall Seminar and educational program help in Erie County from September 22-24, 2014.

“I am honored to be... Read more

Posted: 09/22/2014

Literacy Coalition hosts inaugural Alexandra G. Kogut Spelling Bee Fundraiser

WHO:               Literacy Coalition of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

WHAT:             Alexandra G. Kogut Spell-a-Palooza - Spelling Bee Fundraiser

WHERE:           ... Read more

Posted: 09/17/2014

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente today announced the launch of the new, free, “Have a Plan” mobile APP , which encourages people to have a plan to get home safely if they are impaired by alcohol or drugs.

The “Have a Plan” app operates on iPhone, Android, and Windows platforms, and targets the 18 – 34 age... Read more

Posted: 08/04/2014

Oneida County has launched a new downloadable online tool that will help residents create their own personal preparedness plan County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.  The Ready Oneida County Family Preparedness Planner is a short, interactive document that residents can download and complete by filling out important... Read more

Posted: 07/31/2014

USA Luge Search Returns To Utica August 16th and 17th

Joined by Woman’s Luge Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin of Remsen and Mayor Robert Palmieri of Utica, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, today announced that young Oneida County athletes who want to... Read more

Posted: 07/30/2014

Vision 2020 Full Report Will Include Website Launch and Action Plan

In 2013 County Executive Picente created The Vision 2020 Initiative, a team chaired by MVCC President Randall VanWagoner and Oneida County Workforce Development Director David Mathis. Vision 2020 brought together stakeholders from all over the... Read more

Posted: 07/24/2014

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Approves Wetlands Permit, Paving the Way for Major Development and Significant Job Creation at Marcy anocenter

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a Section 404 permit for the Marcy Nanocenter site, enabling the next phase of the Nano... Read more

Posted: 06/27/2014

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the 6th Annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest will take place the week of July 7th at Oneida County municipalities and youth serving agencies. Children in age specific categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 will have the opportunity to draw a positive scene... Read more

Posted: 06/27/2014

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations and cities, towns and villages that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development... Read more

Posted: 06/13/2014

Volunteer Fire Service Needs New Members

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Posted: 06/12/2014

$500,000 Being Awarded To Combat Future Flooding

County Executive Picente announced the first projects aimed at mitigating the devastating effects of flooding throughout the area. The announcement was made at the Oriskany Creek where one of the projects will take place.

Picente... Read more

Posted: 05/30/2014

Joined By Historical Societies Picente Unveiled The Commissioned Centennial Plaque

County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. alongside members of Oneida County’s Board of Legislators, Elected officials and historical preservation organizations such as the Landmark society and the Historic Railroad... Read more

Posted: 05/20/2014

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced that final reporting of Oneida County’s fiscal position at the end of 2013 show that the county has achieved an unaudited operating surplus of $1.5Million

“We have ended the year once again with an operating surplus by... Read more

Posted: 05/20/2014

Under the ‘Mohawk Valley and Niagara County Assessment Relief Act,’ home and business owners in Oneida County whose properties sustained major damage in the flooding of 2013 can apply for a property tax reassessment, if their 2013 assessed value did not reflect this damage. This legislation is important tax relief for local property owners who... Read more

Posted: 05/13/2014

ROC2VOTE Initiative Aimed At Registering Voters County Wide

The Oneida County Executive along with the Oneida County Board of Elections announced at a press conference on Tuesday, that Thursday, May 15th, 2014 ROC2VOTE Day in Oneida County. ROC2VOTE is an initiative to register residents throughout the County.... Read more

Posted: 05/12/2014

Picente: “We’ll Address Health Issues Associated with Some Aged Housing Stock”

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced a grant of more than a million dollars being awarded to the Oneida County Health Department for the purposes of improving environmental health surveillance in... Read more

Posted: 05/08/2014

S&P Upgrades Oneida County Credit Rating To AA-

County Executive Anthony J. Picente and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph Timpano announced today a raise in Oneida County’s credit rating from A+ to AA- by Standard and Poors, one of three major credit rating institutions in the United States. The... Read more

Posted: 05/02/2014

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, the Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit will be offering three additional New York State Boater Safety Course classes.  These additional classes are being held due to the high demand and need from the residents of Oneida County .

The three upcoming classes and their locations are:

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Posted: 05/01/2014

The Oneida County STOP DWI Program said thank you, today to the men and women who protect our roadways with a Recognition breakfast, which was held at MVCC. The breakfast is designed to honor individual officers and Police Agencies in Oneida County for their outstanding DWI Enforcement efforts.

“Today we recognize those Police Officers... Read more

Posted: 04/21/2014

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month in Oneida County

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Department of Social Services and community partners announced Child Abuse Awareness Month for the Month of April.

County Executive Picente said “We remain diligent all year... Read more

Posted: 04/21/2014

Russell Stark New Aviation Commissioner

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that Russell Stark has been appointed as Aviation Commissioner at the Oneida County Griffiss International Airport. Russell Stark is retired from the United States Army. Over an accomplished 32 year career Russell Stark... Read more

Posted: 04/10/2014

Events Include the Safety and Education Programs and 3rd Annual Baseball Classic

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Youth Bureau and Oneida County Stop DWI, participating school districts, partners and sponsors announced Teen Safety and Education Week. Teen Safety and... Read more

Posted: 04/01/2014

Oneida County residents may contact the CNYSPCA Animal Cruelty Investigations Division, beginning April 1st, by calling CNYSPCA through their Animal Cruelty Hotline at 315-454-3469. Residents may also file an online complaint at www.crueltyinvestigations.org... Read more

Posted: 03/19/2014

According to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, the Sheriff’s Marine Patrol Unit will be offering three upcoming New York State Boater Safety Course classes. They will be held at the Oneida County Stop DWI Office located at 200 Base Road in Oriskany. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch or snacks with them as the class will take eight... Read more

Posted: 03/06/2014

SPCA To Conduct Animal Cruelty Investigations in Oneida County

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced at a press conference today an agreement with Central New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (CNYSPCA). The agreement creates a relationship between the County of Oneida and... Read more

Posted: 03/04/2014

Picente: An historic day for Oneida County

Today, March 4, United States District Court Northern District of New York, United States District Judge Lawrence Kahn approved the settlement agreement between the State of New York, Madison County, Oneida County and the Oneida Indian Nation.

Statement from... Read more

Posted: 02/19/2014

2013 Utilized 833 Youth Volunteers and 3700 Hours of Service.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that in 2013, 833 Oneida County youth gave back an incredible 3,070 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau... Read more

Posted: 02/19/2014

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol is pleased to announce that the presentation of the New York State Sheriff's Association's Civil Deputy of the Year was awarded to Lt. Sandra Easton on February 17, 2014 during the New York State Sheriff's Association annual award ceremony currently being held during the Sheriff's Winter Conference in Albany... Read more

Posted: 02/11/2014

“I and all of Oneida County would like to congratulate new Olympic Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin of Remsen today. Her unshakable determination and dedication has led to this unbelievable accomplishment. Erin is the first American to medal at the Olympics in the Individual Luge Event. As a community we all stand to give her the ovation she has... Read more

Posted: 01/15/2014

YDVPC Next Step in Community Involvement in Youth Development and Violence Prevention

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today the creation of the Oneida County Youth Development and Violence Coalition. The YDVPC will be created by the current Oneida County Youth Services Council. The announcement was... Read more

Posted: 01/14/2014

NUAIR, an Alliance of public, private and academic partners in both states will lead development of civil and commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)

UAS test sites could create more than 2,600 jobs in New York and Massachusetts by 2017

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Posted: 12/11/2013

Paying Off Amortization Bill Early Saves Taxpayers Half A Million Dollars

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today his plan to pay off $2,907,482 in amortized state retirement payments. The amortization of County retirement bills, required by law to be paid annually to the State, has been an approach... Read more

Posted: 12/10/2013

On December 6, 2013, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente was elected to serve as president of the New York State County Executives Association, a statewide bipartisan association made up of county executives from across the State.

“County Executive Picente is a thoughtful leader who has command of the issues facing our counties, and... Read more

Posted: 12/09/2013

County Executive Picente announces money to begin construction on new parking in Downtown Utica

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that he will ask the Oneida County Board of Legislator’s to approve $500,000 to be transferred to the Upper Mohawk Valley Memorial Auditorium Authority for the... Read more

Posted: 12/09/2013

Joined by government and community officials, Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol today presided over a unique graduation at the Oneida County Jail as a group of  inmates completed GED classes as well as Anger Management and Life Skills counseling. In all since July of this year, seven inmates earned GED Diplomas, one inmate earned a high... Read more

Posted: 10/30/2013

County Executive Picente, Assemblymen Brindisi as well as School Officials and Labor Unions Support The Gaming Referendum.

New Yorkers currently spend more than $1.2 billion a year at destination casinos in neighboring states. Allowing casinos in New York will help generate economic activity, fund our schools,... Read more

Posted: 10/24/2013

County Executive Picente along with Countywide Law Enforcement Elected Officials Call For Passage of Cyber-Bullying Legislation

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, surrounded by the Oneida County Sheriff, Oneida County District Attorney, members of the education community and Oneida County Legislators... Read more

Posted: 10/10/2013

Investment by leading technology companies will create 1,000 new jobs, establish computer chip commercialization consortium to jump-start Nano Utica under construction at SUNYIT

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that six leading global technology companies will invest $1.5 billion to create ‘Nano Utica,’ the state’s... Read more

Posted: 09/26/2013

Oneida County Government Flags To Be Flown At Half-Staff

Statement on the Passing of Associate Justice John T. Buckley From Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.

“Associate Justice Buckley was a fair and wise man who approached his time on the bench with humility and honor. He was a permanent... Read more

Posted: 09/09/2013

Picente Asks Board of Legislators for $500,000 For Program

Oneida County Executive has announced a new County Program aimed at building Oneida County back better after the flood of 2013. Picente has asked the Oneida County Board of Legislators to commit $500,000 to address the public works projects within the... Read more

Posted: 09/04/2013

Acting Director Appointed While Search For New OHM Commissioner Set To Begin

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. announced that Oneida County Commissioner of Mental Health Linda Nelson has accepted a position as the Director of the Central New York Field Office of the New York State Office of Mental Health. 

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Posted: 08/19/2013

"There are numerous agencies that are working together to help restore the lives of our neighbors who suffered damage to their homes and properties,” Picente said.  He added, “We want residents to be aware of any and all available assistance and encourage all those impacted by the flood to review the resources available at this link to support ... Read more

Posted: 08/13/2013

Oneida County Commissioner of Personnel, John P. Talerico, was elected President of the New York State Public Employers Labor Relations Association (NYSPELRA) at the 39th annual training conference held July 16-19 at Saratoga Springs New York.  Talerico has been a NYSPELRA member since 1998 and has held various board positions since 2006 most... Read more

Posted: 07/31/2013

Learning about their home region has made this summer unique for Oneida County College Student Corps interns Emma Garcia, left, of SUNY Fredonia and Kelsey Wooldridge of Randolph Macon College. They’ve been working at the Clinton Historical Society on a new exhibit. “We are surrounded by so much history on a daily basis and sometimes I think we... Read more

Posted: 07/25/2013

New Billboard Campaign starts Thursday July 25th

Joined by Law Enforcement officials from the New York State Police, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Utica Police Department and the Rome Police Department and members of the Traffic Safety Board, County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. will reveal the launch of the new STOP DWI advertising... Read more

Posted: 07/23/2013

Picente Announces Phyllis D. Ellis New Oneida County Health Director
County Executive Also Announces Restructuring Of Health Department

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has tapped Phyllis D. Ellis for the new Director of the Oneida County Health Department. The position has been vacant since August 2012. Current Interim... Read more

Posted: 07/22/2013

New York State and Oneida County Flood Recovery Center To Open In New Hartford on Sunday July, 21st.

In conjunction with New York State 2013 Flood Recovery Assistance Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. encourages all residents affected by flooding to go to the Oneida County Flood Recovery Center located at the New Hartford... Read more

Posted: 07/17/2013

On June 28, 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo issued a Disaster Declaration in response to the devastating floods that occurred between June 26th and July 3rd in the Mohawk Valley and Niagara County. On July 17, 2013, in response to the impact of these floods and the lack of approved federal disaster aid for individual assistance, the Governor... Read more

Posted: 07/12/2013

Oneida County’s Summer Youth Program is an important part of Oneida County’s commitment to helping local agencies through community service. Multiple severe storms during June and early July left culverts and drainage areas on the Utica Zoo’s property plugged with debris, creating the potential for flooding and erosion. The Oneida County Summer... Read more

Posted: 07/12/2013

Building upon the success of his collaborative effort to develop a world-class home-grown workforce, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that the SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition will return for a second summer. Picente said the project, which helps local teachers inspire and educate students in key skill areas needed... Read more

Posted: 07/10/2013

Designation Will Retain At Least 80 Jobs And Make Oneida County An RCE Hub

Today, New York State Office of Mental Health released a new Regional Center of Excellence Plan. The OMH is moving to a Regional Center of Excellence Model that will focus on an integrated health network, providing the most advanced... Read more

Posted: 07/03/2013

For Mackenzi VanSlyke of Lee Center, her internship at Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) has provided her more than just something to do this summer, it’s provided her with real world experience she will use in her future career. VanSlyke, who graduated from MVCC this spring, finds that the internship has helped reinforce what she learned... Read more

Posted: 07/02/2013

The Oneida County Health Department is urging residents impacted by recent flooding conditions to take precautions when dealing with flood waters resulting from the heavy rains and overflow conditions.

County Executive Picente said "In our ongoing effort to assist and inform those impacted by the flooding we ask that everyone take the... Read more

Posted: 07/01/2013

The Oneida County Executive and the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services have released the following information for all Oneida County flood victims.

Any financial assistance that could come from the Federal government will not be available until a Presidential Declaration has been announced for disaster areas, including Oneida... Read more

Posted: 06/27/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., today kicked off the Oneida County 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program with the program’s annual Work Readiness Day held at the Utica campus of Mohawk Valley Community College.

“To help young people make the most of this work experience, we are offering a day to help them prepare for work... Read more

Posted: 06/27/2013

The Oneida County College Student Corps is helping Oneida County-based students learn about great opportunities in their home region. Intern Kathleen Marscher of New Hartford is shaping her future this summer at the Central Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Utica, one of Oneida County’s great employers.

Kathleen Marscher... Read more

Posted: 06/27/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the 5th Annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest will take place the week of July 8th at Oneida County municipalities and youth serving agencies. Children in age specific categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 will have the opportunity to... Read more

Posted: 06/14/2013

County urges local governments to follow like steps.

Oneida County government has long held a standard for obtaining outside counsel. By law, the County Attorney’s office must solicit at least three separate proposals and follow the County’s procurement policy to hire outside counsel on a contract basis. In most... Read more

Posted: 06/11/2013

Picente and Officials from Mohawk Valley Edge To Meet With Legislators on Local Issues.

Oneida County Executive, Anthony Picente and Mohawk Valley EDGE President, Steven J DiMeo will be attending the 2013 Defense Communities National Summit in Washington D.C. on June 12th through the 14th.... Read more

Posted: 06/11/2013

Program Will Regularly Advise Residents Offender’s Addresses

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente will announce that the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office will join over 1500 law enforcement agencies nationwide and more than 40 New York agencies in using the ... Read more

Posted: 06/11/2013

Picente: “Feature Permits Residents to Join Existing Garden or Develop New Ones”

A multi-phase project which partners the Oneida County Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention Program with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), and designed to transform vacant lots into community gardens and park spaces... Read more

Posted: 05/30/2013

Oneida County Board Legislators ratified the settlement 16-13

On May 28th the Oneida County Board of Legislators ratified the Historic settlement between the State of New York, Oneida County, Madison County and the Oneida Indian Nation. The agreement was passed in a special section by a vote of 16-13... Read more

Posted: 05/14/2013

Picente and Timpano: Oneida County Finishes 2012 With Surplus
Strong Management and Sound Fiscal Discipline lead to 8.4Million dollar Surplus

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced that final reporting of Oneida County’s fiscal position at the end of 2012... Read more

Posted: 05/14/2013

Picente and Fusco actively pursuing East Coast Anti-Missile Defense System
Joint letter sent to Secretary of Defense officially expressing interest in the project

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced today that Mayor Fusco and himself have sent an official letter to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel requesting that... Read more

Posted: 04/23/2013

Picente says possible center could bring 800-1200 New Jobs

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Griffiss Business & Technology Park received a site visit by FAA for potential siting of FAA’s new Air Traffic Control Center facility.  The FAA site visit was in response to a... Read more

Posted: 04/23/2013

PROCLAMATION COUNTY OF ONEIDA, NEW YORK
 

WHEREAS:         children are our greatest resource and deserve to grow up in surroundings that are safe and nurturing,
 
WHEREAS:         victims of child abuse and neglect can suffer a lifetime of... Read more
Posted: 04/17/2013

PROCLAMATION, COUNTY OF ONEIDA, NEW YORK

WHEREAS:         Stop DWI will be partnering with Oneida County School Districts to offer Teen Education Programs in schools to educate teens on the... Read more

Posted: 04/11/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County is partnering with Mohawk Valley Community College and Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Ltd. to provide two fast-track aviation skills training programs that can help area men and women who have been laid off find work in the high-growth field of aviation.

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Posted: 04/11/2013

Herkimer-Oneida Counties Census Data Affiliate Officially Opens Blog

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced today that they are now operating a census and data related blog in order to make information more readily available to the public, private agencies, businesses and policy makers. The blog can be found at:... Read more

Posted: 04/11/2013

Picente urges FAA to take closer look at Griffiss Tower

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it will delay the closures of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers until June 15. Last month, the FAA announced it would eliminate funding for these towers as part of... Read more

Posted: 04/11/2013

Oneida County Youth Bureau and Office for Aging, today, announced that volunteers and participants can sign up for the 5th Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up that will take place the weekend of Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st. The clean-up, which takes place during National Volunteer Week, is... Read more

Posted: 04/11/2013

On April 1, 2013, Oneida County Department of Public Works will close Pleasant Street to through traffic due to the replacement of a box culvert over a Branch of Starch Factory Creek. The structure is at the end of its life expectancy and needs to be replaced. The replacement will allow for more efficient water run off making... Read more

Posted: 03/28/2013

County Executive Picente announced today he is actively pursuing options allowing the Griffiss International Airport Tower to remain open for business. On March 22nd the FAA announced it would close the FAA Control Tower at Griffiss Airport due to automatic budget cuts that were triggered by sequestration.   

Picente met with his... Read more

Posted: 03/13/2013

Picente working with state and federal legislators to pursue every option

Today, Anthony Picente delivered to the FAA an official letter of appeal laying out the specific reasons the Air Control Tower at Griffiss should remain open.  The FAA is considering one rationale for keeping certain towers open; National Interest. 

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Posted: 02/27/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he and Oneida County Court Judge Michael L. Dwyer will further explain the County’s position on FOIL requests of pistol permit records.      

Time:  10:30 a.m.

Date:   Thursday February 28, 2013

Place:  ... Read more

Posted: 02/26/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention Program has received a $30,000 increase in  funding provided by the New York State Department of Health’s Lead Primary Prevention grant and will use that money to increase inspections in the areas... Read more

Posted: 02/19/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that in 2012, 926 Oneida County youth gave back 560 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative that began in 2009.

“In these hard times when the community’s needs have never been greater, the... Read more

Posted: 02/14/2013

In another measure of the outstanding work done at Oneida County’s 911 Emergency Operations Center, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the New York State Sheriff’s Association has bestowed its coveted accreditation upon Oneida County’s center.

Accreditation by the NYS Sheriff’s Association requires that... Read more

Posted: 02/12/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., this week presided over the annual New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) Legislative Conference, and noted that the conference resulted in a strong show of unity in favor of reforms that can help property taxpayers.

“For all that you hear about difference between regions of the... Read more

Posted: 02/08/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that over the next several months Air National Guard C-17s will conduct periodic night training at Griffiss International Airport in Rome. 

Members of the 137th Air Lift Squadron, 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburg will be... Read more

Posted: 01/17/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County College Corps Internship Program is accepting applications from potential interns and employers. Last year, 145 interns worked at 51 Oneida County employers in the highly successful internship program.

Applications for college students who want to be... Read more

Posted: 01/16/2013

Picente: “Another ‘Tool in the Toolbox’ to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning”

The Oneida County Lead Poisoning Prevention field staff is employing innovative technology solutions to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of their home inspection activities, County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr.... Read more

Posted: 01/14/2013

As Oneida County’s 911 Center marked its first year of fielding emergency calls made from all Oneida County communities, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today called the year of successful operations a major step in protecting the public and developing strong inter-governmental partnerships.

Picente also released figures... Read more

Posted: 01/08/2013

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County’s Personnel Department will be using Facebook and Twitter to post new employment opportunities.

The sites will provide updates and information on Civil Service Examination announcements. Civil Service lists established from examination results are used to fill... Read more

Posted: 12/26/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney today signed the contract that will regionalize Oneida County’s medical examiner services. The contract was passed by both the Oneida County Board Legislators and the Onondaga County Legislature, and will take effect on January 1st.

The... Read more

Posted: 11/28/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the 16th Annual Miles for Meals Jingle Bell Run and Walk will take place this Saturday, December 1st in Rome. The event is sponsored by the Roman Runners, Rome Family Y, and International House of Pancakes. Proceeds will benefit the Oneida County Office... Read more

Posted: 11/21/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that he has appointed Thomas Giruzzi as Oneida County STOP DWI Coordinator. He will begin work in the position on Monday, November 26th.

County Executive Picente said, “Giruzzi brings experience to the position from his time in education and outreach with STOP DWI.... Read more

Posted: 11/16/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that the 2012-2013 Home Energy Assistance Program, HEAP, will open November 19, 2012 for regular benefits and January 2, 2013 for emergency benefits. The heating equipment repair and replacement component of HEAP began October 1, 2012. The scheduled closing date for all three... Read more

Posted: 11/16/2012

Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr., is pleased to announce that the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care and the Oneida County OFA/OCC Advisory Long Term Care Council will be holding several public forums to address the needs of seniors in our community. 

Oneida County Executive Picente said, “It is... Read more

Posted: 11/16/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that Camille Tauroney Kahler and William Calli Jr. have been appointed to the Mohawk Valley Community College Board of Trustees as appointments from Oneida County, the sponsoring county of MVCC.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. said, “I am confident that both Camille... Read more

Posted: 11/01/2012

County OCHD to Partner With State Center Of Environmental Health in ATSDR Grant 

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today announced that the site of the former Kemble Street School in the City of Utica’s Cornhill will be a key feature of a new two-year grant obtained by the New York State Department of Health’s Center... Read more

Posted: 11/01/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced Oneida County’s Regional Medical Examiner Project is moving forward with the beginning of the process to hire Assistant Forensic Investigators who will provide forensic death investigation services within Oneida County on behalf of the Onondaga County Medical Examiner.

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Posted: 10/27/2012

>> NYSEG and RG&E urge customers to stay away from downed power lines – even lines that appear “dead” can be deadly. NYSEG customers should call 1.800.572.1131 to report downed power lines or other hazardous situations; RG&E customers should call 1.800.743.1701.

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Posted: 10/02/2012

Residents and business owners within portions of the Oneida County Sewer District will be asked to temporarily refrain from water use as crews work to rehabilitate local sewer mains.

Oneida County has contracted with Insituform Technologies, a specialized provider of sewer rehabilitation services, to install a new, jointless sewer pipe... Read more

Posted: 09/18/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., announced today that the flags at all Oneida County buildings will be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of former Oneida County employees William Calli and Richard Edwards, who recently passed away.  

William, or Bill as he was called by most, served as County Attorney for... Read more

Posted: 09/17/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today presented a proclamation to Oneida County Sherriff Robert Maciol in honor of Sheriff’s week, which is September 16th-22nd.

“Nothing tells us the importance of the office of Sheriff in Oneida County as much as looking back at the start of this county,” Picente said... Read more

Posted: 09/14/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has been named First Vice President of the New York State Association of Counties. The announcement came at NYSAC’s annual meeting which took place in Syracuse.

As First Vice President, County Executive Picente is part of the executive committee which sets the direction the association takes... Read more

Posted: 09/14/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County has received re-designation under the Military Airport Program (MAP) so that Griffiss Airport can receive federal funding set aside for capital projects that are transforming former military facilities. The airport has been re-designated for a period of five years,... Read more

Posted: 09/13/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that Richard Gifford has been named the new aviation commissioner for Oneida County.

“Richard Gifford has had a successful military career where he demonstrated success in both management and the aviation field,” Picente said. “He also brings valuable experience and proven... Read more

Posted: 09/04/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. will join representatives of local community partners, including the Community Foundation, Mohawk Valley Community College, and the Literacy Coalition at a news conference to announce an exciting new program aimed at helping young people achieve the dream of college.

Time:... Read more

Posted: 08/29/2012

Premier Aviation in Rome Cited as a Success Story
In Region’s Efforts to Find Jobs for Laid-Off Workers

Citing the success story of Premier Aviation, USA in Rome, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today urged other employers to participate in the On The Job Training Program operated by the Workforce Investment Board... Read more

Posted: 08/23/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County Government will be supporting a regional service project aimed at helping needy veterans and their families.

“Oneida County will join the Mohawk Valley Regional Volunteer Center, other government and community partners from across the Region and across the... Read more

Posted: 08/08/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. issued a proclamation to Regional Primary Care Network today in honor of National Health Center Week. Picente issued the proclamation to staff of the facility at their Utica Community Health Center office on Oneida St. in Utica.

The proclamation stated that, “America's community health centers... Read more

Posted: 08/07/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that the Oneida County ebay program of using surplus items as a revenue-generating mechanism for the county has hit $2 Million in revenue.

The program began in July of 2004 as a way to sell off surplus items that County Departments were no longer going to use, but which could... Read more

Posted: 08/01/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today praised Upstate Cerebral Palsy for its efforts to support the Oneida County College Student Corps and help grow the human services workforce of the future.

“There is a tremendous need for trained, understanding, compassionate human services workers who can deal with the needs of our... Read more

Posted: 07/31/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced  that a two-day teacher training program has begun to provide middle and high-school educators training and information on the high-growth career fields of science and technology.

The 2012 SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition kicked off its two days of training at Oneida-Herkimer... Read more

Posted: 07/25/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he has asked the Oneida County Board of Legislators to adopt a countywide local law banning the synthetic drugs that are used in chemical compounds referred to as “bath salts.”

“What we are seeing is an epidemic of illegal drug use that is not only taxing our law... Read more

Posted: 07/24/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has enhanced its Internet presence with a newly redesigned Web site. The address of www.ocgov.net does not change.

The redesigned website is easier to navigate and more user friendly, said Oneida County Executive... Read more

Posted: 07/19/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., joined by Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi as well as Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol, stressed the theme of moving on to higher education and avoidance of substance abuse at the Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program’s annual Work Readiness Day held at the Utica campus of Mohawk Valley... Read more

Posted: 07/09/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., Oneida County Department of Social Services Commissioner Lucille Soldato and Sandra Soroka, Executive Director of The Neighborhood Center are excited to announce that The Neighborhood Center has joined the National Circles™ Campaign to be the Lead Organization to help create  community and... Read more

Posted: 07/05/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the 4th Annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest will take place the week of July 9th. The event will take place in municipalities across the county and in partnership with the many youth serving agencies throughout Oneida County.

... Read more

Posted: 06/29/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr .today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development opportunities during 2013.

“The... Read more

Posted: 06/28/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Public Market at Utica’s Union Station will begin a shuttle service for seniors beginning Saturday, June 30. 

“We believe that the Oneida County Public Market is a wonderful opportunity for the senior citizens who live in downtown Utica’s residential... Read more

Posted: 06/27/2012

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced that Griffiss Airport will receive a long-awaited $5.3 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) via Airport Improvement Program Funding (AIP). The funding was authorized over a year ago when the FAA authorized the County’s design... Read more

Posted: 06/20/2012

As part of the region’s transformative strategy to grow its own high-tech workforce, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the kickoff for the 2012 SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition, in partnership with officials from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Workforce Investment Board, Mohawk Valley EDGE... Read more

Posted: 06/19/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. will make an important announcement about an innovative program coming to Oneida County as part of his efforts to build partnerships that will develop the high technology workforce of the future.

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 20th... Read more

Posted: 06/18/2012

As a point of information, the Oneida County Department of Health has announced that there have been six confirmed cases of Cryptosporidium. The Oneida County Health Department is currently investigating the origin of the outbreak. Officials are looking into the possibility of the outbreak stemming from the recent Farmfest event, but caution... Read more

Posted: 06/15/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County has been awarded a National Emergency Grant through the New York State Department of Labor to assist in efforts to remove debris from Sauquoit Creek and its tributaries as the result of damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in the summer of 2011.... Read more

Posted: 06/15/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., in collaboration with the Oneida County Bar Association, today oversaw the rededication of the Oneida County Courthouse upon the completion of a multi-phase, multi-year renovation project that totaled about $25 million. Picente and the Bar Association also held the unveiling of portraits of five... Read more

Posted: 06/11/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente said today that more than 400 inner city houses have been surveyed by the Oneida County Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention program for chipped and peeling paint since May of this year as part of its March to the Middle program.

Picente said the LPP team conducts visual... Read more

Posted: 06/11/2012

Oneida County Disaster Planning Committee volunteers are currently developing a contingency plan regarding emergency companion animal services, followed by a plan for livestock and horses in the event of a local disaster. The Committee is looking to form an active emergency County Animal Response Team (CART) that would be ready when needed. The... Read more

Posted: 05/17/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has completed months of renovation work at the REA (Railway Express Agency) Wing of Union Station on Bagg’s Square in Downtown Utica. The REA Wing will house the Oneida County Public Market and will also be developed for use for other potential community... Read more

Posted: 05/10/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that a resolution was passed by the Board of Legislators naming the Pinnacle Road Bridge in the Town of Paris in honor of former Oneida County legislator and former Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, John “Jack” Williams. The resolution was sponsored by Chairman of the... Read more

Posted: 05/07/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County Workforce Development will be holding an outreach session for the 2012 Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program at several locations in Utica and Rome.

“Oneida County’s Summer Youth Employment Program is offering young people from all parts of the... Read more

Posted: 05/01/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the first steps of a coordinated, inter-agency response to the needs of Orion Bus workers will begin Wednesday, with representatives of the Oneida County Office of Workforce Development and Working Solutions Consortium providing information and assistance outreach to Orion... Read more

Posted: 05/01/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that an inspiring video featuring the life stories of three Oneida County senior citizens will have its premier on Thursday, May 3rd, at 10 a.m. at the Parkway Senior Center in Utica. The video was developed by the Greater Mohawk Valley Community Elderwellness Council,... Read more

Posted: 04/19/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that the most recent estimates of Oneida County’s fiscal position at the end of 2011 show that the county expects to compile a surplus of $6,044,000.

“Let me tell you what we did: we spent less,” Picente said. “Even before the year began, we were making reductions in a very... Read more

Posted: 04/19/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County will host the inaugural STOP DWI High School Baseball Classic. The event is free to the public and will take place Friday, April 20th, and Saturday, April 21st at Murnane Field in Utica.

The tournament will involve high school... Read more

Posted: 04/11/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and County Comptroller Joseph Timpano today announced the release of strong credit ratings from three agencies.

“Putting our fiscal house in order has been one of my top priorities as County Executive, and these ratings are a reflection of the hard work we have done to solidify our... Read more

Posted: 04/11/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that he is scheduling an educational forum on hydrofracking to provide area residents with the opportunity to hear both sides of the issue.

The event will be held at Mohawk Valley Community College’s theater in the IT Building on Saturday April 21 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Doors... Read more

Posted: 04/10/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. today announced that as part of the county’s annual observance of National Telecommunicators Week, the Oneida County 911 Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14th for tours and information during the annual Open House. The Center is located at 120 Base Road in... Read more

Posted: 04/04/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that applications for any component of the 2011-2012 Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) must be filed within the next 8 days. This includes regular, emergency, and heating equipment repair and replacement benefits.   

In person applications will be accepted through close... Read more

Posted: 04/03/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that a number of problems have surfaced after a recent independent audit of the Board of Elections that Picente had called for in December.

“When I called for this action, there were concerns that I felt had to be investigated by a third party in order to uphold my... Read more

Posted: 04/02/2012

The loss of water to a block of downtown buildings has resulted the interruption of services at Oneida County Government offices located in the 200 block of Elizabeth Street in downtown Utica, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. said today.

Picente said that the Oneida County Law Library Building at 235 Elizabeth Street and... Read more

Posted: 03/30/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today urged local business owners who suffered damages in two severe storms of 2011 to contact the Oneida County Department of Planning as a first step in a process that could result in funding to address damages caused by Hurricane Irene and/or Tropical Storm Lee. The money is being made available by... Read more

Posted: 03/28/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr .and UNHS NeighborWorks® HomeOwnership Center CEO Janice Forte today announced the county has secured $750,000 in funds from New York State Office of Community Renewal that will be used by The HomeOwnership Center to fund the County’s Housing Rehabilitation Program for Seniors living in Oneida... Read more

Posted: 03/26/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today reminded eligible residents across the Oneida County region of the Wednesday, March 28th deadline for the county’s upcoming Public Safety Telecommunicator  (911 dispatch) Civil Service Examination.

“With the extensive responsibilities that our 911 Center handles, we are looking... Read more

Posted: 03/20/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today encouraged Oneida County residents who know remarkable senior citizens or employers and community partners that strongly support seniors to nominate those individuals and organizations so that the county can honor them during “Older Americans Month” in May.

“Across this county, there... Read more

Posted: 03/19/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., announced today that the flags at all Oneida County buildings will be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of former Oneida County Commissioner of Social Services, Michael McGuirl.

Michael, or Mike as he was called by most, served as Oneida County Commissioner of Social Services... Read more

Posted: 03/16/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the signing of the legislation to reform New York’s pension system and create a new Tier VI for newly hired public employees. County Executive Picente was also among those asked to speak by Governor Cuomo, along with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

... Read more

Posted: 03/14/2012

Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care is pleased to announce the Life Stories grant award by The Community Foundation of Herkimer& Oneida Counties, Inc. The Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $8,991 for the production of the Life Stories project. “Everyone has a story: Telling the story of Oneida County Seniors... Read more

Posted: 03/13/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County College Corps Internship Program is accepting applications from potential interns and employers.

Applications for college students who want to be hired as interns are available on line at ... Read more

Posted: 03/09/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol today announced that Oneida County has donated a surplus car to the Clark Mills Volunteer Fire Department to help the Department reduce its costs.

“When cars are taken out of the sheriff’s fleet once the miles pile up, they still have a useful life,... Read more

Posted: 03/06/2012

Calling Oneida County’s sound fiscal stewardship a foundation that can help the region accomplish its goals for economic and community growth, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced a wide-ranging program of efforts to grow jobs, enhance the region’s workforce, and continue to promote efficiency in government.

... Read more

Posted: 03/01/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. took his effort to reduce the burden of pension costs on local governments and county taxpayers to Albany yesterday, speaking in support of Governor Cuomo’s proposed Tier VI retirement system. The County Executive was asked by Mayor Bloomberg to speak as part of a coalition of pro-reform elected... Read more

Posted: 02/28/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that in 2011, 733 Oneida County youth gave back almost 700 hours to the community through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative that began in 2009.

“As Oneida County supports our youth through programs and activities at some of... Read more

Posted: 02/27/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., joined by representative of the Rome Area Chamber of Commerce, Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce and School and Business Alliance today announced that Oneida County’s Office of Workforce Development will be offering a Summer Youth Employment Program in 2012. He called upon local employers and... Read more

Posted: 02/17/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., along with Oneida County Tourism President Kelly Blazosky today announced that Oneida County’s vital hospitality sector had a strong showing in 2011.

“We are working very hard to make Oneida County a destination for tourists and a center for travelers of all kinds,” Picente said. “We have... Read more

Posted: 02/16/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., yesterday urged the New York State Legislative Task Force on demographic research and reapportionment to keep Oneida County whole in the upcoming redistricting process at the state and federal levels.

On congressional redistricting, Picente said, “Currently, all of Oneida County, with the... Read more

Posted: 02/13/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. announced today that a public hearing for the proposed local law Introductory A, which calls for reducing the size of the Board of Legislators by 6 members, will be held on February 24th. The hearing will be held at 10 a.m. on the 10th floor of the Oneida County Office building... Read more

Posted: 02/02/2012

The Oneida County Department of Water Quality and Water Pollution Control is accepting bids for sanitary sewer manhole rehabilitation. The construction work will occur across the municipalities that are served by the Sauquoit Creek Pumping Station. The project is estimated to cost $1.8 million.

“Oneida County is committed to moving... Read more

Posted: 01/26/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that he has issued a proclamation honoring Charles “Jeff” Scherz of Boonville, who was inducted into the New York State Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame in 2010 and who passed away January 20th.

“Charles “Jeff” Scherz of Boonville played in vital role in America’s... Read more

Posted: 01/11/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., announced today that the flags at all Oneida County buildings will be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of Judge John Murad. Judge Murad served our community as a Judge for over 35 years as a Utica City Court Judge, an Oneida County Court Judge, and as a state Supreme Court Justice in... Read more

Posted: 01/11/2012

Noting that Oneida County’s 911 Center today began fielding all 911 calls made from the City of Utica, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today called the transition a landmark step in governmental collaboration.

“We in the county have worked diligently and ceaselessly to bring about the consolidation of 911 services... Read more

Posted: 01/04/2012

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County is taking an important step to determine the future of commercial air service from Griffiss International Airport in Rome by hiring an expert consultant to assess the feasibility of launching regularly scheduled, passenger air carrier service at the Airport.... Read more

Posted: 01/03/2012

“Joint Initiative Partners MVCC, LPP and Workforce Development”

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced a free training program designed to provide as many as ten persons with construction experience who are currently unemployed the necessary skills to work on pre-1978 built houses that... Read more

Posted: 12/29/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. will be taking the Oath of Office for his second full four year term. The event will take place on Friday, December 30th at 10 a.m., and will be held in the Legislative Chambers of the Oneida County Office Building on the 10th floor. Congressman Richard Hanna... Read more

Posted: 12/27/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., announced today that the flags at all Oneida County buildings will be lowered to half-staff through Friday in honor of Legislator Patricia Hudak. Patricia, or Patty as she was known by many, served for over 11 years on the Oneida County Board of Legislators. While serving on the Board, she was... Read more

Posted: 12/13/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he is seeking an external audit of the Oneida County Board of Elections and has asked the Oneida County Comptroller’s Office to arrange for and oversee the process.

In a letter to Comptroller Joseph Timpano, Picente called for “a full financial and compliance audit of... Read more

Posted: 12/06/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he is appointing Attorney Gregory J. Amoroso of Rome as Oneida County Attorney, replacing Linda Dillon who will retire from the position at the end of 2011.

“Greg Amoroso has significant experience working with government and a reputation for integrity and... Read more

Posted: 12/05/2011

The Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care in collaboration with the North Utica Senior Citizen Community Center and the Parkway Senior Center is calling for volunteers to prepare to assist older community residents with snow shoveling.

Office for the Aging/Continuing care works closely with both the Parkway Senior Center’s... Read more

Posted: 12/05/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr.  announced today that new resources have been made available by state government, which has been working in partnership with local governments to address the damage caused this summer by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.

“The damage caused by these storms was extensive, and although... Read more

Posted: 11/21/2011

End Date of the Consent Order Extended to December 31, 2021

Oneida County will have until December 31, 2021 to eliminate the sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) from its Sauquoit Creek Pump Station under an enforcement order announced by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today.

... Read more
Posted: 11/10/2011

“Program Aids Employment in Construction Field’
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the tuition for EPA mandated training and certification for two veterans seeking employment in the construction field upon returning from service in Afghanistan or Iraq will be absorbed by the... Read more

Posted: 11/07/2011

The 2011-2012 Home Energy Assistance Program, HEAP, will open November 16, 2011 for regular benefits and January 3, 2012 for emergency benefits. The heating equipment repair and replacement component of HEAP began October 3, 2011. The scheduled closing date for all three components of the program is March 16, 2012.          

HEAP assists... Read more

Posted: 11/01/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., is seeking assistance in resolving flooding problems that have impacted communities located along the Sauquoit Creek. Picente has sent a letter to U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kristen Gillibrand, and Congressman Richard Hanna calling for them to work with federal officials and... Read more

Posted: 10/31/2011

Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr, is pleased to announce that several Aging Public Forums will be held throughout the community by the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care and the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care Long Term Council to address the needs of seniors in the county. Michael J. Romano,... Read more

Posted: 10/27/2011

 

(Town of Annsville,NY)  Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that Fish Creek Cabin Resort, LLC has received an Oneida County Microenterprise Grant in the amount of $34,200 to assist its startup operations.

The Oneida County Microenterprise Grant program, administered by Mohawk Valley EDGE,... Read more

Posted: 10/26/2011

 

Contact Person:  Donna DeRosa Nurse Coordinator Oneida County Office for the Aging/ Continuing Care

Phone:  315-798-5456

 

ONEIDA COUNTY HEALTHY LIVING NY Program Workshop begins in Boonville on Thursday, October 27, 2011

The ONEIDA COUNTY LIVING HEALTHY NY Program has a... Read more

Posted: 10/24/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. emphasized the need to maintain the County’s aggressive approach to dealing with the childhood lead poisoning year round, as he issued a proclamation commemorating National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 23rd-29th.

“Throughout my... Read more

Posted: 10/21/2011

 

What: Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. will be issuing a proclamation to recognize Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Where: Oneida County Executive’s Office, Conference Room

              800 Park Ave.
              Utica, NY

When: Monday October 24... Read more

Posted: 10/21/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today urged Utica residents who will be impacted by the County’s operation of 911 emergency services to use the time prior to next month’s transition of 911 calls to the County to update their phones and directories with key numbers needed to contact the Utica Police Department.

“The... Read more

Posted: 10/20/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente was elected to serve as 2nd Vice President of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) by county delegates from across the State at the NYSAC annual meeting last week.

“County Executive Picente brings thoughtful leadership and experience to our executive team,” said NYSAC... Read more

Posted: 10/20/2011

“One Shot Offers Protection From H1N1 and Seasonal Flu”

Oneida County Health Department officials are reminding County residents now is the time for all persons six months and older to get vaccinated against influenza. 

“Flu season has begun and you should be mindful that it takes about two weeks after... Read more

Posted: 10/18/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service through the Farmers' Market Promotion Program that will allow Oneida County to move forward with the next phases of the public market located at Union Station. The $68,... Read more

Posted: 10/17/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., was joined today by the region’s state senators, local and statewide county leaders and the sponsors of an important piece of legislation that would shift the burden of Medicaid off of county property taxpayers once and for all. Specifically, they are calling for passage of Senate bill 5889,... Read more

Posted: 10/10/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., joined by Chairman of the Board of Legislators Gerald J. Fiorini, Majority Leader David J. Wood, Minority Leader Patricia A. Hudak, Oneida County Clerk Sandra J. DePerno and Rome Mayor James Brown, announced today that the proposal to consider the Oneida County-operated Department of Motor... Read more

Posted: 10/03/2011

Indoor aquaponic farm in Sherrill produces organic seafood, produce

Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hanna (NY-24) and Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. welcomed a new business to the Mohawk Valley: Aqua Vita Farms in Sherrill.

Aqua Vita Farms grows safe,... Read more

Posted: 10/03/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. today announced the opening of additional hangar space at Griffiss International Airport as part of Oneida County’s long-range plan to maximize the potential of the airport.

“The construction taking place at the airport to add hangars and other essential facilities has always been part of the... Read more

Posted: 09/27/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that he has written an urgent letter to State Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director Judy Drabicki calling for a meeting between the state and the Sauquoit Creek Basin Intermunicipal Commission regarding flood control measures along the waterway.

“The... Read more

Posted: 09/23/2011

“Cancer Services Program Reaches Out to Uninsured Tri-County Women”

Uninsured women 40-years of age and older living in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties can register for free cancer screenings, win prizes and receive a free gift bag for participating in the Love Yourself Screening Event  scheduled... Read more

Posted: 09/23/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the efforts of a multi-county partnership led by Oneida County’s Office of Workforce Development, the Workforce Investment Board and Mohawk Valley Community College have succeeded in securing a $300,000 state grant to provide job training for Food Stamp recipients. The grant... Read more

Posted: 09/21/2011

“Info on Flu, Emergency Preparedness, Cancer Services and More"

County Executive Anthony J. Picente said the Oneida County Health Department will this week join the growing list of vendors and exhibitors at the Public Market held each Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the historic Union Station in... Read more

Posted: 09/21/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that once again the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will join forces to unite area youth with the elderly to deliver general yard clean-up services through their 3rd Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up... Read more

Posted: 09/15/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced a state-supported appliance grant program that should be explored by Oneida County residents impacted by Hurricane Irene or Tropical Storm Lee.

“There are a number of efforts taking shape to help the people in our communities who have been affected by the destruction from... Read more

Posted: 09/09/2011

“Sewage Back-up Adds to Flood Volume”

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente said residents need to be aware of the health hazards posed by possible raw sewage in the water flooding many basements after touring flood damaged areas of Whitesboro.

“The heavy rainfall we’ve experienced over the past 24... Read more

Posted: 09/08/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today declared a State of Emergency in Oneida County as County government and all of its local municipalities are dealing with the effects of heavy rainfall.

There have been reports of flash flooding throughout the County, which has led to blocked storm drains and surface street closings.... Read more

Posted: 09/07/2011

“Virus Suspected in Two More Horse Deaths ”

The Oneida County Health Department today reported that test results on a suspected case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in the north Rome/Lee Center has confirmed that the animal was infected with the disease when it was euthanized last week after... Read more

Posted: 09/06/2011

Rochester, NY – With the possibility of heavy rain and flooding as Tropical Storm Lee bears down on the Northeast, NYSEG encourages customers in flood-prone areas – and even customers who experience persistent basement flooding – to consider how their electricity and natural gas services could be affected by high water. By... Read more

Posted: 08/31/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a toll-free number for individuals seeking assistance from damage as a result of Hurricane Irene.
The number is  1-800-621-3362.

“The first step for anyone who may want assistance for... Read more

Posted: 08/31/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today declared a State of Emergency in Oneida County as County government and all of its local municipalities are dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irene.

There have been reports of flash flooding throughout the County, which has led to blocked storm drains and surface street closings... Read more

Posted: 08/30/2011

In the ten weeks since they began, the ninety-seven participants taking part in the “A Better Me: Fit, Healthy and Happy” fitness program sponsored by the Oneida County Health Department have cumulatively walked the equivalent of 39-hundred miles while learning about the benefits of proper nutrition and the prevention of diabetes and... Read more

Posted: 08/30/2011

Oneida County’s Lead Primary Prevention Program (LPP), in cooperation with the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA), will partner with other community agencies to provide medical and dental screenings and services for children enrolled in the HeadStart Program , Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today... Read more

Posted: 08/23/2011

What: The New York State County Executives Association will be meeting Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in Oneida County to discuss 2012 County Budgets, the State’s property tax cap law, and the need for meaningful mandate relief at the county level.
Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney and Monroe County Executive Maggie... Read more

Posted: 08/18/2011

Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Alice J. Savino today announced that the WIB.  Has received $169,204 in supplemental funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to continue the operation of its highly successful Wage Subsidy Program aimed at helping public assistance recipients in the tri-county... Read more

Posted: 08/18/2011

Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Alice J. Savino today announced that the WIB.  Has received $169,204 in supplemental funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to continue the operation of its highly successful Wage Subsidy Program aimed at helping public assistance recipients in the tri-county... Read more

Posted: 08/10/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and CountyComptroller Joseph Timpano today announced that despite serious fiscal pressures on all governments, Oneida County’s positive credit rating has been affirmed by three ratings agencies.

 

“Putting... Read more

Posted: 08/09/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that for a 3rd consecutive year, USA Luge will conduct Slider Search Clinics in Utica August 20th. This year’s Slider Search is being sponsored by Saranac Soft Drinks. This one day only Slider Search will give young Oneida County (11-14) athletes the opportunity to experience the... Read more

Posted: 08/09/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that for a 3rd consecutive year, USA Luge will conduct Slider Search Clinics in Utica August 20th. This year’s Slider Search is being sponsored by Saranac Soft Drinks. This one day only Slider Search will give young Oneida County (11-14) athletes the opportunity to experience the... Read more

Posted: 08/08/2011

First Time Sampling Technician Course Available in August

Area contractors are again being offered EPA mandated training in lead safe work practices through a partnership between Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) and the Oneida County Lead Primary Prevention program (LPP).

Pre-registration for both... Read more

Posted: 08/08/2011

Positive Mosquito Pool Found in Western Oneida County

The first case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Oneida County this year has been confirmed, Oneida County Health Department officials said today. 

A horse in Westmoreland, which was suffering from neurological symptoms associated with EEE, was... Read more

Posted: 07/28/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that Central New York (CNY) Pipeworx, LLC, has received an Oneida County Microenterprise Grant in the amount of $15,000 to assist with its expansion into geothermal technology sales & service. The Oneida County Microenterprise Grant program, administered by Mohawk Valley EDGE,... Read more

Posted: 07/22/2011

During the course of the next few days, Oneida County as well as the rest of the Region will be facing extreme temperatures and very high heat indexes.

“Unfortunately, dangerous increases in body temperatures are more likely to occur in the elderly,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. He went on to say, “I urge seniors,... Read more

Posted: 07/22/2011
“Raccoon and Grey Fox Responsible for Separate Incidents” 

An Oneida County youth and several family pets are undergoing post exposure treatment for rabies after being attacked by a raccoon and a grey fox in separate incidents earlier this week, Health Department officials... Read more

Posted: 07/19/2011
County Executive: Toxin Levels No Longer a Public Health Risk
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced that water samples collected by the Health Department today show that toxin levels are no longer a public health risk at... Read more
Posted: 07/12/2011
County Executive: ‘Public’s Health Our Priority’
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today confirmed that the Health Department is continuing to monitor the situation daily at Sylvan Beach, a situation that has resulted in a portion... Read more
Posted: 07/07/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development opportunities during 2012.

“The... Read more

Posted: 07/05/2011

“The fact that we ended the year with a budget surplus is... Read more

Posted: 06/15/2011

“A Better Me: Fit, Happy and Healthy Tracks Participants’ Steps’ 
More than 100 participants comprising teams from seven area agencies and the community-at-large will be taking part in a fitness program designed to reduce health disparities among minority and underserved women and girls, Oneida County Health... Read more

Posted: 06/15/2011

What: Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. will be participating in Community Readers Day
 
Time: 9:30- 10:30 a.m.
 
Date: Thursday June 16, 2011
 
Place: Watson Williams Elementary School Utica, NY
Posted: 06/09/2011
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., is calling for all flags flown within Oneida County to be lowered to half staff on Monday, June 13, 2011 in honor of Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt Wyman. Deputy Wyman was killed in the line of duty on June 7, 2011. The funeral service for Deputy Wyman will be held on Monday, June 13... Read more
Posted: 06/07/2011

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol regretfully announces that earlier this morning June 7, 2011, Deputy Sheriff Kurt Wyman, 24, was shot and killed in the line of duty.

At approximately 8:08 p.m. on June 6, 2011, Deputy Wyman and Deputy Mark Chrysler were dispatched by the 911 center to a domestic incident at Christian... Read more
Posted: 06/07/2011

 

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol regretfully announces that earlier this morning June 7, 2011, Deputy Sheriff Kurt Wyman, 24, was shot and killed in the line of duty.
At approximately 8:08 p.m. on June 6, 2011, Deputy Wyman and Deputy Mark Chrysler were dispatched by the 911 center to a domestic incident at Christian... Read more
Posted: 06/01/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that Noble Wood Shavings has received an Oneida County Microenterprise Grant in the amount of $20,000 to assist its startup operations. The Oneida County Microenterprise Grant program, administered by Mohawk Valley EDGE, utilizes Community Development Block Grant... Read more
Posted: 05/26/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Sherriff Robert Maciol announced today that Oneida County is donating a boat formerly used by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office to the Town of Western Fire Department for the Fire Department’s use in rescue situations on Delta Lake.

“This particular... Read more

Posted: 05/26/2011

Bats found in living spaces of the home should be tested for rabies before releasing or disposing of them the Oneida County Health Department warns.

“This is the time of year that we begin receiving phone calls concerning bats getting into people’s homes; in many cases residents are releasing the bats outdoors... Read more
Posted: 05/25/2011

“Keep Children Safe by Following Simple Rules”    
With schools soon closing and the mercury rising, backyard and municipal swimming pools throughout Oneida County will soon be luring youngsters with the promise of summer fun and relief from the seasonal heat. However, without... Read more
Posted: 05/24/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the naming of four Oneida County Assistant Fire Coordinators to help serve as liaisons between the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services and local volunteer fire departments, as well as to work with the volunteers on critical fire protection and fire safety issues.

... Read more
Posted: 05/24/2011

County Executive On Hand for ‘Kickoff’ Event
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. was joined by about seventy Oneida and Herkimer County employees taking part in the ‘Get Moving’ health initiative born out of the 2009-2010 Regional Health Summit and first announced by Picente last November... Read more

Posted: 05/16/2011

State and Federal officials were in Oneida County on Thursday to assess storm damage, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. announced today. Among those visiting was the State Director of the New York State Office for Emergency Management, Andrew Feeney.

The team visited several local sites that had been severely... Read more
Posted: 05/02/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. announced today that The City of Sherrill’s Community Activity Center will be the site of Women’s Health Day, a health and wellness event sponsored by the Oneida County Health Department on Monday, May 9th from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
... Read more
Posted: 04/28/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today declared a State of Emergency in Oneida County as County government and all of its local municipalities are dealing with the results of the last several days of severe thunderstorms and tornado level activity. 

Downed trees and damaged buildings have caused power... Read more
Posted: 04/28/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. and the Oneida County Board of Legislators honored the Rome Grizzlies girls 14-and Under ice hockey team at Wednesday evening’s Board meeting.

County Executive Picente presented a proclamation to the team, which commended them for, “bringing distinction and... Read more
Posted: 04/25/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County will be taking its Teen Traffic Safety Program on the road to local schools this year to maximize the numbers of young people who are reminded about traffic safety practices that can help save lives.

“Statistics remind us... Read more
Posted: 04/15/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., Senator Joseph A. Griffo, Senator David Valesky, Member of Assembly Claudia Tenney, Marcy Supervisor Brian Scala, and City of Rome Mayor James F. Brown joined leaders and members of the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association and other local elected... Read more
Posted: 04/14/2011

“Oneida County Health Urges Alternatives to Video” 
Oneida County parents and children are encouraged to turn off their televisions and video games and lace up their walking shoes during “Screen Free Week,” April 18th through the 24th

Residents are invited to participate... Read more

Posted: 04/14/2011

“Studies indicate that one of the best investments a... Read more

Posted: 03/31/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that New York Custom Processing, LLC, has received a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) in the amount of $210,000. The ... Read more
Posted: 03/31/2011
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced the 3rd Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up will take place the weekend of Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. The clean-up, collaboration between the Oneida County Youth Bureau, the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care, Oneida County colleges, school... Read more
Posted: 03/30/2011

“The New York Mills High School Basketball Team represented the entire New York Mills School District community and all the... Read more
Posted: 03/29/2011

What: Oneida County Executive Picente will be making an announcement regarding expansion at New York Custom Processing.
 
When: Thursday March 31, 2011 @ 10 a.m.
 
Where: New York Custom Processing 430 Route 8, Bridgewater, NY 13313
Posted: 03/22/2011

“Workforce Development Institute Partners with MVCC and County LPP” 
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced a new initiative that will partner New York State’s Workforce Development Institute with the County’s Lead Primary Prevention Program and Mohawk Valley... Read more
Posted: 03/18/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County College Corps Internship Program is accepting applications from potential interns and employers. 

Applications for college students who want to be hired as interns are available on line at... Read more

Posted: 03/14/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr., announced today that flags will be flown at half-staff in memory of Army Corporal Frank W. Buckles, and in remembrance of all of our World War I veterans. Corporal Buckles was the last surviving American veteran of WWI. Picente also issued a proclamation honoring all World War I... Read more
Posted: 03/14/2011

‘Public Awareness Initiatives Include Open House’
Oneida County’s Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program, in conjunction with Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Eat Smart New York (ESNY), has planned a variety of initiatives designed to raise public awareness of the role of proper nutrition in... Read more

Posted: 03/11/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. issued a proclamation to the American Cancer society today recognizing the month of March as Colorectal Cancer Prevention Month in Oneida County.

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second most common cause of cancer deaths for men and... Read more

Posted: 03/10/2011
The State of the County Speech
Oneida County Executive
Anthony J. Picente Jr.
March 10, 2011

Before we begin, I want to ask all of you here today to take a moment of silence in the name of our military families and... Read more

Posted: 03/08/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that assessment data for Oneida County properties will now be available online. The Real Property Database provides users with the ability to search by various criteria such as parcel ID, street address, etc. throughout the entire County.  

Previously this... Read more

Posted: 03/02/2011

“CABVI to Partner in Two-Day Session” 
County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Health Department is the recipient of a $5,000 grant and has been selected to participate with its community partner, the Central Association for the Blind and... Read more
Posted: 02/24/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today theintroduction of the Oneida CountyOffice for the Aging Senior Health and Wellness Digital Delivery System.
 
The Senior Health and Wellness Digital Delivery System utilizes a closed circuit network though Vizion, LLC. The network will... Read more
Posted: 02/23/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative of civic engagement implemented in 2009, recently completed a very successful second year. The initiative is collaboration between the Youth Bureau and community agencies who receive... Read more
Posted: 02/15/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. and Rome Mayor James Brown announced today that Oneida County and the city of Rome have been asked to be co-applicants for a NYS Department of State Local Government Efficiency Grant that is being applied for by the City of Rome School District.

The grant would... Read more
Posted: 02/11/2011

Hosted by Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce on March 10th 
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. will deliver his 2011 State of the County Address on Thursday, March 10th. The event will be hosted by the Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce, and will take place at the Radisson Hotel, 200 Genesee St... Read more
Posted: 02/04/2011

As part of the initiative, employees participated by... Read more
Posted: 01/28/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that McDonough Hardwoods, LLC, has received a $315,000 community development block grant. The Office of Community Renewal... Read more

Posted: 01/18/2011

“Method of Cost-Effective Interim Lead Hazard Control Sought”
The Oneida County Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention Program (LPP), through its New York State Department of Health grant, will conduct a pilot project designed to study the impact of using new paints containing... Read more
Posted: 01/11/2011

As a result of the consolidation of the New Hartford and Utica Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) into a single PSAP for the entire county, the Oneida County PSAP is in need of staff. The position of a Public Safety Telecommunicator is a civil service position within Oneida County government. The civil service examination for this... Read more
Posted: 01/05/2011

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Johnson Park Center will host a no-cost introductory training seminar on renewable energy beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 10th at JPC, located on Johnson Park in Utica’s Cornhill neighborhood. 

“The entire field of renewable energy is... Read more
Posted: 01/04/2011

The Utica offices for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program will be relocated to better serve those currently participating in the program and to facilitate added enrollment, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.
 
“I believe WIC clients will find... Read more
Posted: 01/03/2011

No year in local government is without challenge. That statement rings especially true for Oneida County in 2010. As budgets are stretched and the economy suffers, there is more of a demand on the services that Oneida County provides. As these challenges have multiplied over the past few years, County government has responded.... Read more
Posted: 01/03/2011

What: Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr., and Health Director Dr. Gayle Jones will be announcing the completion of the relocation of the Utica Woman, Infant, and Children (WIC) offices. A tour of the new location will follow.  

When: Tuesday, January 4,2011 at 9:30 a.m.
... Read more
Posted: 12/27/2010

Mohawk Valley Community College today kicked off the MVCC CyberJobs program, a training opportunity for area residents who seek new skills in high-growth job fields such as information technology and cybersecurity. The free-of-charge program helps people at any stage from entry level to expert. Its custom training programs are designed to fit... Read more

Posted: 12/21/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente honored two during a lunch at the Parkway Senior Center on December 15th.

Tony Artessa, Sr., reached his 100th birthday, and was given a proclamation read by County Executive Picente. The proclamation honored Tony on his birthday, and mentioned accomplishments... Read more
Posted: 12/21/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr., along with the Oneida County Board of Legislators honored the Remsen High School Varsity girl’s soccer team at a recent Board of Legislators meeting. December 15th was proclaimed “Remsen Champions Day” in Oneida County. 

The soccer team won the Section 3 Regional... Read more
Posted: 12/13/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., announced today that the flags at all Oneida County buildings will be lowered to half staff through Friday in honor of John J. Williams. John, or Jack as he was known by many, served for over 17 years as a legislator on the Oneida County Board of Legislators. He later became Chairman... Read more
Posted: 12/08/2010

Multi-lingual Series of Classes Target Utica Houses ‘At Risk’ for Lead Poisoning 
Home owners in Cornhill and West Utica are again being offered free instruction on the proper replacement of windows using lead-safe work practices through the County’s Lead Primary Prevention Program,... Read more
Posted: 12/07/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced a recently formed partnership between Oneida County and the Veterans Health Care Administration to provide consumer directed care to Oneida County Veterans. The partnership comes as a result of New York being named one of 10 states selected to participate in a grant by the... Read more
Posted: 12/06/2010

What: Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. will be announcing a pilot program in partnership with the Veterans Health Care Administration.
 
When: Tuesday December 7, 2010 at 10:30 a.m.
 
Where:  Oneida County Office Building, 10th FloorConference... Read more
Posted: 12/03/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today the beginning of a new billboard advertising campaign designed to curb drinking and driving incidents.

Billboards reading “Give Someone Else the Reins. Have a Plan,” will be going up in several locations throughout the County beginning today. The billboard also... Read more

Posted: 11/30/2010

“Oneida and Herkimer Counties Launch ‘Get Moving!’ and ‘MAINTAIN – Don’t Gain’ A campaign intended to address obesity and proper nutrition is the product of the Regional Health Council,(RHC), a collaborative born out of the 2009-2010 Regional Health Summit which conducted county-wide health assessments and prioritized health... Read more

Posted: 11/23/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., announced today that the flags at Oneida County’s buildings will be lowered to half staff through Monday in honor of Richard A. Fahy, a former Oneida County Commissioner of Finance, who died on November 20th.

“Richard Fahy was a dedicated public servant... Read more
Posted: 11/17/2010
Mohawk Valley Community College will offer a special lead safety training class for Spanish speaking individuals. This training will meet the requirements for the 8-hour Initial Lead Renovators Certification which is required by the EPA of all contractors and landlords working in pre-1978 housing, schools, or child-occupied facilities.... Read more
Posted: 11/15/2010
“More than 300 Addresses Cited for Chipped, Peeling Paint” 
The exterior of more than 300 houses in some West Utica and Cornhill neighborhoods designated as ‘high risk’ for lead poisoning have been inspected by the Utica Fire Department over the past several months for chipped and... Read more
Posted: 11/08/2010

“Program Enhances Employment Opportunities’ 
In honor of our local Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan Oneida County’s Lead Primary Prevention (LLP) Program will make available two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) training slots at no cost to returning vets seeking employment in construction, County... Read more

Posted: 11/03/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. submitted a letter to Board of Legislator’s Chairman Gerald Fiorini requesting that a committee investigate the conduct and procedures of the Board of Elections. 

The letter comes after results from Oneida County elections were not made available until after 11:00pm on election... Read more

Posted: 11/02/2010
Oneida County Executive Anthony J Picente Jr. and United Public Service Employees Union Regional Vice-President Gary Hickey announced today that the parties have reached a tentative agreement for a 2 year contract covering the Oneida County Blue Collar Unit.
 
The contract covers the... Read more
Posted: 10/27/2010

The 2010-2011 Home Energy Assistance Program, more commonly known as HEAP, will start November 1, 2010.

This program assists eligible low-income households with heating costs, heat related utility costs and applicant owned heating equipment repair or replacement.
 
Eligibility for a... Read more
Posted: 10/25/2010

“County’s Lead Primary Prevention Expands HEPA Vac Loaner Program” 
Ways to reduce the incidence of childhood lead poisoning caused by the ingestion of lead paint chips or the inhalation of lead-laden dust is the theme of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, October 24th through the 30th, Oneida County Executive... Read more

Posted: 10/21/2010

Oneida County ‘Stop ACEs’ Hosts Renowned Expert at SUNY IT 
The co-principal investigator of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente ACE Study, Dr. Vincent Felitti, will present an overview of the study which examines the implications of adverse childhood experiences on long-term health... Read more

Posted: 10/14/2010

A pitbull terrier in Rome that had not received a rabies vaccination was euthanized after exhibiting symptoms characteristic of the disease, Oneida County Health Department officials reported today.

It had been reported on September 13th that the dog had killed a skunk. Because the dog... Read more
Posted: 10/14/2010
Posted: 10/12/2010

“Colt Euthanized After Symptoms Appear” 
A year old colt in the town of Vernon had to be euthanized after it was observed to be suffering neurological symptoms that were later determined to be the result of the Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) arbovirus, Oneida County Health Department... Read more
Posted: 10/11/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced the Oneida County will be participating in a smoke alarm installation project.   

Funded by a Fire Prevention and Safety Grant provided to the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control by the Federal... Read more

Posted: 10/04/2010

Thursday, October 7, 2010 has been designated as National Depression Screening Day (NDSD). Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. is pleased to announce a local schedule of screenings for depression (and anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD, too) held in conjunction with this event. 

Linda M. Nelson,... Read more

Posted: 10/01/2010

Today marks the official transition in the move that the New Hartford 911 Center has taken to Oneida County Emergency Services, County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today. This was done in an effort to consolidate services and produce a cost savings to taxpayers.   

As a result of the two year long collaborative... Read more
Posted: 09/29/2010

What: Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., along with New Hartford Police Chief Michael Inserra, Oneida County Director of Emergency Services Kevin Revere, and a representative from the New Hartford Volunteer Fire Department will be officially announcing the merger of the New Hartford and Oneida County 911 dispatch centers... Read more

Posted: 09/28/2010

Residents will be able to access the Oneida County Health Department’s ‘Flu Hotline’ beginning today, in order to receive the latest influenza information and a listing of all Oneida County Health Department flu immunization clinics, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced.

... Read more
Posted: 09/16/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the flags at Oneida County’s buildings will be lowered to half staff through Monday in honor of K. Scott Creaser, a former Oneida County legislator, who died last week. 

“Scott Creaser served the people of this county with dignity and diligence during... Read more

Posted: 09/10/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that beginning Tuesday September 14th, 3:30 to 5:30PM and continuing every second Tuesday of each month, The Ava Dorfman Center in Rome, in collaboration with the Oneida County OFA/OCC, will be hosting Boomer Tuesday.

Boomer Tuesday is... Read more
Posted: 09/08/2010

“Communities Plagued by Mosquito Swarms’

The Oneida County Health Department has been flooded with calls over the past several days from residents of Whitesboro, Marcy, Oriskany and Rome expressing concerns over what appears to be an unprecedented mosquito population in their area.

“Most of the calls are... Read more

Posted: 08/30/2010

“Oneida County LPPP Partners With Head Start for Health Fair”
For the second consecutive year, Head Start children will be provided preventative healthcare services at the Head Start Children’s Health Day Tuesday, August 31st from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Mohawk Valley Community Action Head... Read more
Posted: 08/24/2010

“Dry, Calm Conditions Needed for Desired Effect” 
The aerial spraying of approximately 30-thousand acres of land in parts of western Oneida County has been postponed as a result of less than ideal weather conditions forecast for today and tonight, health department officials announced today.  

 ... Read more
Posted: 08/20/2010

Picente: “Finding Warrants Precautionary Spraying to Protect Public Health”
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. has authorized aerial spraying over an approximate 30-thousand acres in the area where five more mosquito pools collected in August have tested positive for the Eastern Equine... Read more

Posted: 08/16/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., joined by Oneida County Legislator Stephen Roefaro, today honored employers and interns participating in the 2010 Oneida County College Student Corps Internship Program.

“Developing the workforce of the future means showing young people what this area has to offer, as... Read more
Posted: 08/06/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today wrapped up the 2010 Oneida County Summer Youth Program by saluting the achievements of the program’s 300 youth. 

“The lessons that are learned through the Summer Youth Employment Program will help long after summer has ended,” Picente said. “There are lessons that are only... Read more

Posted: 08/05/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 6th at the MVCC Alumni College Center, he will be joined by Assemblywoman RoAnn Destito and BOCES Superintendent Howard D. Mettelman as the Oneida County Office of Workforce Development concludes the 2010 Summer Youth Employment... Read more
Posted: 07/30/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that for a 2nd consecutive year, USA Luge will conduct Slider Search Clinics in Utica August 21st and August 22nd.

The Slider Search will give young Oneida County (11-14) athletes the opportunity to experience the thrill of the fastest sport on ice while... Read more
Posted: 07/30/2010
State and local Health Department officials are in agreement that last week’s finding of a rabid animal in the City of Rome in no way poses a threat to those planning to attend Saturday’s “Honor America Days” parade, Dr. Gayle Jones, Oneida County Director of Health said today.
 
... Read more
Posted: 07/29/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr., with the support of F.X. Matt Brewery, announced today the beginning of a new marketing campaign to aid in the prevention of drinking and driving. 

The marketing campaign will involve a mobile billboard that will be on display in the Varick Street area on Saranac Thursdays... Read more

Posted: 07/29/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that he is taking action to reduce the costs of prescription drugs for Oneida County residents.

Picente said that Oneida County will be participating in the ProAct Prescription Drug Program in partnership with the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC)... Read more

Posted: 07/29/2010
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that he will be joined by a representative from F.X. Matt Brewing Company, and Michael Colangelo from STOP DWI at a news conference to provide important information regarding a STOP DWI marketing campaign.
... Read more
Posted: 07/27/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he will be joined by Steven J. Acquario of the New York State Association of Counties at a news conference to provide important information regarding prescription drug costs for Oneida County residents.

 

Time: 11:30 a.m.,
Date:  ... Read more
Posted: 07/26/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today honored local probation and parole officers, calling them a vital and unheralded part of the county’s public safety network.

“The community corrections system relies upon the efforts of dedicated individuals who enforce the law while helping offenders... Read more

Posted: 07/24/2010

UTICA ---An overview of a program to address sanitary sewer system overflows to the Mohawk River was outlined for Oneida County officials tonight.

Click here to view the entire News Release.

Posted: 07/23/2010

“Incident Underscores Importance of Avoiding Stray and Feral Animals” 

     At least three persons, two of them children, were exposed to a kitten that tested positive for rabies and are now undergoing Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP), Dr. Gayle Jones, Oneida County... Read more
Posted: 07/22/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced the beginning of Oneida County’s LEAD OUTreachProgram, which will use participants in the Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program to distribute lead poisoning prevention awareness information to households in Utica. 

“Oneida County’s LEAD OUTreach project... Read more

Posted: 07/22/2010

State’s Stall on Payments, Inaction on Budget Forces Oneida County to Defend Its Fiscal Position 

In a letter to Governor Paterson, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. has informed the governor that Oneida County is refusing to make its weekly... Read more

Posted: 07/16/2010

“Vision to Eliminate Childhood Lead Poisoning Cited In Award” The Quality Improvement Coordinator for the Oneida County Health Department has been named to the 2010 New York State Public Health Works! Honor Roll, Dr. Gayle Jones, Director of Health announced today. 

Cathe Bullwinkle was nominated for the... Read more

Posted: 07/13/2010
“Eastern Equine Encephalitis Found in Oswego County Mosquito Pool” 
None of the mosquito specimens collected in Oneida County so far this year have tested positive for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Dr. Gayle Jones, Director of Health for Oneida County confirmed after learning that the virus was found in a... Read more
Posted: 07/12/2010

As part of his pledge to maintain and improve Oneida County infrastructure, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that paving will be taking place on two major county roads.

“Quality infrastructure is an important dynamic in Oneida County providing continued top-notch services to its... Read more
Posted: 07/08/2010

County Executive: Oneida County Seniors Can Cool Down at Senior Centers During Summer Heat Waves

High temperatures, combined with high humidity can potentially be dangerous for elderly individuals, particularly those with chronic illness or other medical conditions that require medications.
 ... Read more
Posted: 07/06/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today joined 300 Oneida County teens as the Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program held its annual Work Readiness Day at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica. 

“This summer opens the door for you to learn what work is all about, to learn some lessons about what... Read more

Posted: 07/02/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today called upon New York State Government to pay $29 million in reimbursements owed to Oneida County for state-mandated programs operated by County Government.

... Read more
Posted: 06/28/2010

The event will be held on Tuesday, July 6th at the Utica campus of Mohawk Valley Community College. Activities will begin at 9:30 a.m. and run through 2 p.m., Picente said.
 
“The funding environment this year has been very challenging and forced us to make our program shorter than in past years, but we are still... Read more
Posted: 06/24/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the 2nd Annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest will take place at Oneida County municipalities and youth serving agencies the week of July 12th.

Children in age specific categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 will have the opportunity... Read more

Posted: 06/17/2010

“Statewide Initiative Supports Healthy Behaviors Through Group Experience”
The Oneida County Woman, Infants and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program has begun offering education sessions designed to provide its clients a group setting in which innovative solutions to family health and nutrition... Read more
Posted: 06/17/2010

“Philipson’s and Price Chopper Partner with Cancer Services Program” 
Uninsured and underinsured men and women living in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties will have two opportunities during the month of June to enroll in the Cancer Services Program that provides free screenings for colorectal, cervical and breast... Read more

Posted: 06/15/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care Senior Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs will be holding a Summer Picnic, Health, Wellness and Information Fair on June 24, 2010. The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Roselawn Banquet... Read more
Posted: 06/14/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr . today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from non-profit organizations seeking funding to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development opportunities during 2011.

“The youth... Read more
Posted: 06/10/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today called upon the New York State Canal Corp. to take pro-active steps to reduce the amount of water flowing out of Hinckley Reservoir due to the extremely low water level in the reservoir, which serves as the major drinking water source for the Utica region and... Read more
Posted: 06/10/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that the volunteers working under the direction of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County are planting flowers around the County Office Building in Utica as part of the county’s efforts to beautify the community.

“I... Read more
Posted: 06/09/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today was joined by officials and students from Holland Patent’s Students Against Driving Drunk (SADD) Chapter as he unveiled the new billboards that will call public attention to Oneida County’s efforts to reduce drunk driving. 

“There is no reason at all for getting behind the... Read more

Posted: 06/07/2010

“Excellus and Health Department Partner for Event”  

Oneida County – Boonville Fair goers will again be feted to free health screenings, demonstrations and health education as part of this year’s premiere summertime event, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr.... Read more
Posted: 05/21/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today issued a proclamation in honor of Utica College Class of 2010 Valedictorian Lauryn Donovan, noting her home-grown success story.

“Lauryn Donovan has brought pride to her family, her friends and her community by graduating from Utica College as its valedictorian with a 4.... Read more
Posted: 05/21/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he has issued a proclamation in honor of Angelina Dorasgno and her family as her family’s friends are preparing a benefit to help the family deal with the medical bills from her illness.

“Angelina Dorsagno and her family... Read more
Posted: 05/20/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he has proclaimed the month of May “Older Citizens Month” in Oneida County in recognition of the contributions of older citizens to the future, present and past of Oneida County’s communities. 

“Older citizens are a valuable part of our society through... Read more

Posted: 05/20/2010
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that several Oneida County Departments providing services in Rome are moving to 300 West Dominick Street in Rome effective Monday, May 24th.
 
“Consolidating these offices under one roof makes life easier for people whose... Read more
Posted: 05/10/2010

“NIH Grant Will Fund Window Replacement/ Lead Reduction Impact Investigation”
The Oneida County Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention Program has been asked to participate in a study funded through a grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) that will determine the impact of... Read more
Posted: 05/07/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced that Oneida County finished its 2009 fiscal year $1,071,906 under budget.

“While this is good news for the taxpayers of Oneida County especially when considering the state of... Read more
Posted: 05/03/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he will be joined by Oneida County Comptroller Joseph A. Timpano at a news conference to discuss Oneida County’s fiscal position and the closeout of fiscal 2009.

Time: 10 a.m.
 
Date... Read more
Posted: 04/28/2010

The Oneida County Health Department overcame numerous obstacles including an evolving epidemic and the pressure to deliver medications that were sometimes in short supply in its efforts to protect the public health during the H1N1 influenza pandemic, according to a letter from Dr. Richard F. Daines, Commissioner of Health for the State of New... Read more

Posted: 04/28/2010

P.E.E.R.S., a National Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program, is scheduled to be in area schools over the next few weeks. The schools will be hosting an Alcohol Awareness event. The event is sponsored by Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and the Department of Traffic Safety.

Along with... Read more
Posted: 04/12/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today joined leaders of the Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties, the Presidents of Mohawk Valley Community College, Herkimer County Community College, Morrisville State College, Utica School of Commerce and SUNY Institute of Technology and representatives of local... Read more

Posted: 04/12/2010

“Early Detection the Goal of Free Home Inspections” 
Nearly one hundred inner-city children living ‘at risk’ for lead poisoning can be detected each year as a result of an new initiative which expands free home inspections and educational services in target areas of the City of Utica, Oneida County Executive Antony J.... Read more

Posted: 04/07/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he has proclaimed today “Start Walking Day” in Oneida County as part of the American Heart Association’s drive to increase the numbers of people who incorporate exercise into their daily routines.

“Studies indicate that one of the best... Read more
Posted: 04/01/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today honored Utica native Will Smith, a member of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.

“Will Smith of Utica has shown greatness as an outstanding football player with the World Champion New Orleans Saints of the NFL, building on a career that began here in Oneida County... Read more

Posted: 04/01/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Gayle D. Jones, PhD, M.P.H., CHES will be the new Director of Public Health for Oneida County.

“Dr. Jones is a Doctor of Public Health and has significant experience in many aspects of the public health field,” Picente said. “... Read more
Posted: 04/01/2010

New EPA Regs Aimed at Decreasing Lead Poisoning”

In less than a month, all contractors who perform renovations, painting and remodeling that might disturb lead-based paint in houses, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 will be required to meet stricter guidelines under the new regulations established... Read more

Posted: 04/01/2010

New EPA Regs Aimed at Decreasing Lead Poisoning”
 
 
 In less than a month, all contractors who perform renovations, painting and remodeling that might disturb lead-based paint in houses, child care facilities and schools... Read more
Posted: 03/29/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County, in collaboration with SUNYIT, has responded to a Request For Information (RFI) put out by Google. Google is planning to launch an experiment that they hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. They plan to test ultra-high speed broadband... Read more

Posted: 03/26/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that he has proclaimed today “New York State School for the Deaf Day” in Oneida County to highlight the important work done by the unique Rome-based school serving young people from across New York State.

“The New York State School for the... Read more
Posted: 03/25/2010

Mohawk Valley EDGE will administer a new grant program to assist small existing companies or start-up companies to provide new job opportunities, keep existing jobs and ultimately broaden the tax base of Oneida County.

Utilizing a $200,000 grant from the New York State Office of Community... Read more
Posted: 03/22/2010

“Window Replacement Classes Precede New EPA Regs”

A public-private ‘green partnership’ between the county’s Lead Primary Prevention Pilot Program and Gro-West, Inc., will again be offering a series of instructional classes on window replacement prior to new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations mandating lead... Read more

Posted: 03/03/2010

Roger Cleveland and Carson Sorrell were unanimously renamed to their committee leadership positions for another year by the members of the 15-community Steering Committee for the Oneida County Sanitary Sewer Abatement Project.

Steve Devan, Oneida County Sewer District Commissioner, reported that the steering committee... Read more
Posted: 03/03/2010

In his 2010 State of the County Address, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today called for changes and action to change how local governments work and address long-standing issues.

“The very simple, obvious conclusion is that we cannot continue to operate government in the 21st Century the way it was done... Read more

Posted: 03/02/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative of civic engagement implemented in 2009, successfully completed its first year. The initiative is a collaboration between the Youth Bureau and community agencies who... Read more
Posted: 02/19/2010

“University Of Wisconsin ‘Snapshot’ Supports Findings of Community Health Assessment”
A ranking of New York State’s 62 counties finds Oneida County in the middle of the pack overall for those factors influencing population health, but towards the bottom of the list in terms of overall health status; a... Read more

Posted: 02/03/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the flags at Oneida County’s buildings are being lowered to half staff in honor of retired New York State Appellate Division Justice John Balio, who died last week.

“John Balio was a distinguished judge and County... Read more
Posted: 01/27/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Anne B. Hartman of Westmoreland will be the new Director of Central Services for Oneida County.

“Anne Hartman has demonstrated throughout the interview process that she possesses the experience and technical abilities necessary to run our Central Services... Read more

Posted: 01/15/2010

“County Executive Responds to City’s Request for Two Clinics” 
Residents of the City of Sherrill and surrounding areas won’t have to travel to get protection from the H1N1 influenza and seasonal flu, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today. Picente has directed the health department... Read more
Posted: 01/05/2010

“Program Aids Underinsured and Uninsured Women in Three Counties”
The Cancer Services Program Partnership of Oneida-Herkimer-Madison Counties still has funding available to pay for cancer screenings including clinical breast exams, mammograms, Pap/pelvic exams and in-home colorectal screening, according to the Program... Read more

Posted: 01/05/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County Commissioner of Public Works, John J. Williams has retired, affective January 1, 2010, and that Deputy Commissioner Dennis Davis has been chosen as the new Commissioner.

“Jack Williams has done an outstanding job for the people of Oneida... Read more

Posted: 01/04/2010

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today urged local governments and community-based agencies to participate as work sites for the 2010 Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program. 

“This is a time when our local not-for-profit agencies, local governments and other community-based partners have work that... Read more

Posted: 12/28/2009

“Potency of Nasal Spray Vaccine in Question –Safety Not an Issue ”

The Oneida County Health Department’s current supply of H1N1 flu vaccine will not be affected by the latest voluntary manufacturer’s recall of the product, Daniel W. Gilmore, Acting Director of the department said.

“For the second time... Read more

Posted: 12/17/2009

‘H1N1 Vaccine Available to All Age Groups’
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that two more H1N1 clinics have been scheduled and will be held at the Mohawk Valley Community College Alumni Center on the Utica campus.  The clinics will offer the H1N1 vaccine to all... Read more
Posted: 12/16/2009

Manufacturer Says Some Lots of H1N1 Lost Potency
None of the H1N1 vaccine involved in a voluntary manufacturer’s recall due to a loss of potency had been shipped to the Oneida County Health Department, County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and health department officials confirmed today.

“Our... Read more
Posted: 12/09/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County College Corps internship program is accepting applications from potential interns and employers for the summer of 2010.

Applications for college students and employers are available on line at... Read more
Posted: 12/08/2009

Reports of Flu-like Illness on the decline – One additional Death Confirmed

As the Oneida County School Mass Immunization Program enters its third week, the demand for the H1N1 vaccine has been less than anticipated, health department officials said today. Additionally, reports of flu-like illness throughout Oneida... Read more
Posted: 12/07/2009

These files contain the official results as tabulated by the Oneida County Board of Elections.  Files are in Adobe PDF format.

Proposition # 1 - Summary

Proposition # 2 -... Read more

Posted: 12/07/2009

 Picente Announces Holiday Sobriety Checkpoints 

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County STOP-DWI Program, in conjunction with Oneida County Law Enforcement Agencies, will be stepping up efforts to keep drivers safe by increasing sobriety checkpoints and... Read more
Posted: 12/07/2009

 Picente Announces The 2009 Miles for Meals Jingle Bell Fun Run and Walk Saturday December 5th 2009

Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Saturday December 5th marks the 13th Annual Miles for Meals Jingle Bell Fun Run and Walk. This event is... Read more

Posted: 12/07/2009

 County Health Announces Changes in H1N1 Clinic Schedule 

“Some Clinics Fill-up Early, Dates Added”   
 
Public response and availability of the vaccine has prompted the Oneida County Health Department to make some... Read more
Posted: 11/20/2009

“Appointments Will Shorten Wait, Eliminate Long Lines”

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that the health department will conduct a series of H1N1 immunization clinics next month.

“The vaccine is being made more readily available and we’re able to hold a number of... Read more

Posted: 11/17/2009

Vaccine available for ‘High Risk’ Children, Young and ‘High Risk’ Adults

Adults 19 to 24-years, those 25 to 64-years with underlying medical conditions and parents and caregivers of infants under 6-months can get the H1N1 influenza vaccine at a walk-in clinic scheduled for Tuesday, November 17, from 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm... Read more
Posted: 11/16/2009

Utica Session Will Be 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Thursday at King School;
Rome Session Planned for 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Dec. 3rd at MVCC

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that County Government will hold two outreach sessions regarding Civil Service... Read more
Posted: 11/13/2009

Earlier Suspected Death Brings Oneida County Total to Five

The death of an adult in October and two more adult deaths reported this week brings the total of area deaths attributed to the H1N1 influenza to five, Oneida County Health Department officials announced today.
 
In July, an adolescent with an... Read more
Posted: 11/09/2009

‘Adult Resident Succumbs to Complications of Flu’

An adult resident of Oneida County who had a confirmed case of novel H1N1 influenza has died from complications of the viral infection, Oneida County Health Department officials announced today. 

This marks the second fatality attributed to the H1N1 virus in Oneida... Read more

Posted: 11/09/2009

The first ‘open’ H1N1 immunization clinic will be held on Wednesday, November 11th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Oneida County Office Building in Utica, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.

“We are working diligently to afford protection of the vaccine to those most... Read more
Posted: 11/02/2009

Information Intended to Highlight Prevention and Mass Immunization Plans 

A series of informational seminars intended to educate parents of school-aged children on the H1N1 influenza will be conducted in all Oneida County schools beginning with the first to be held on Wednesday, November 4th... Read more
Posted: 10/30/2009

College Students, Non-immunocompromised Children and Health Care workers First to Get Vaccine 

The limited quantities of H1N1 influenza vaccine thus far received in Oneida County have been distributed according to strict priority guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and... Read more

Posted: 10/30/2009

Faxton-St. Luke’s, St. Elizabeth and Rome Memorial Restrict Children and Symptomatic Adults

Citing an increase in reported flu, the County’s three hospitals have instituted temporary age restrictions on visitors to their facilities in order to prevent the spread of influenza.

Effective immediately,... Read more
Posted: 10/30/2009

The 2009-2010 Home Energy Assistance Program, more commonly known as HEAP, will start November 2, 2009.

This program assists eligible low-income households with heating costs, heat related utility costs and applicant owned heating equipment repair or replacement.

 
Eligibility for a regular benefit is... Read more
Posted: 10/30/2009
The Oneida County Health Department announced today that the demand for seasonal flu vaccine has been much higher than anticipated and that their supply of seasonal flu vaccine was exhausted on October 9th.

Therefore, all seasonal flu immunization clinics to be conducted by the Health Department will be cancelled and re-scheduled at... Read more

Posted: 10/30/2009

Workforce Investment Board Chair Gary Scalzo today announced that the WIB has received $660,000 in grants from the New York State Department of Labor to provide training in the emerging green sector as well as the high-demand health care sector.

            Scalzo said the WIB received:... Read more
Posted: 10/09/2009

Smoke testing will continue in two additional communities next week to help determine the extent and location of needed repairs for the sewer systems in those municipalities.

The smoke testing is part of the analysis being performed for the Oneida County Sewer District Sanitary Sewer Overflow Abatement... Read more
Posted: 10/08/2009

The citizen-based Steering Committee of the Oneida County Sewer District Sanitary Sewer Overflow Abatement Project has reached a significant milestone in the 15-community initiative, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.

“While engineering studies are not complete, enough data... Read more
Posted: 09/21/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that beginning October 1st, Oneida County will be working in partnership with the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to accept Public Online Food Stamp Applications under a new pilot program begun by the state. E-applications will be available... Read more
Posted: 09/16/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Gillmore Village Technology Center, a collaborative project between the Oneida County Office of Workforce Development and the Utica Municipal Housing Authority, will host a seminar on money management on Thursday, October 8th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The... Read more
Posted: 09/01/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., is contacting employees that are eligible for retirement. 

In a letter to those employees, Picente explains the retirement proposal and offers the assistance of the New York State Retirement System and the County Department of Personnel.

A copy of this letter is available in PDF ... Read more

Posted: 08/31/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and Oneida County Clerk Sandra DePerno today advised Oneida County residents to be alert regarding a Web site that purposes to renew vehicle registrations but is in fact not connected with state or county government offices. 

Picente and DePerno said that site, DMVAuthority.org... Read more

Posted: 08/27/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County and its law enforcement partners will be working to protect the travelling public through the Labor Day weekend through increased DWI road checks and saturation patrols. Picente noted that Oneida County’s efforts are part of statewide efforts to target... Read more

Posted: 08/26/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is extending the deadline in accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention or recreation as well as those that target... Read more
Posted: 08/24/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced two meetings of the Capital Projects Review Committee, which reviews requests for capital projects as part of the Oneida County budget process.

The committee will meet Wednesday, August 26th at 3 p.m. in the Oneida County Executive’s... Read more
Posted: 08/18/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County’s sales tax receipts for the first half of 2009 have only declined .51% from the first half of 2008.

“Our sales tax revenue estimate for 2009 was very conservative,” Picente said. “What we are seeing is an overall spending slowdown,... Read more

Posted: 08/18/2009

An updated schedule for sewer system analysis via smoke testing has the testing continuing this week through the middle of next week in neighborhoods throughout the Town of New Hartford.

The smoke testing is part of the analysis being performed for the Oneida County Sewer District Sanitary Sewer Overflow Abatement Program... Read more
Posted: 08/10/2009

AUGUST 17-20 SMOKE TESTING SCHEDULE: 

Residential, Commercial areas in the Town of New Hartford
(Seneca Turnpike, Sangertown Square areas) 
Plus one Town of Paris neighborhood           
 ... Read more
Posted: 08/10/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., joined by Rome Mayor James Brown and Utica Mayor David Roefaro, today announced that Oneida County served as lead partner for a group of local public sector partners that participated in an innovative reverse energy auction on Thursday August 6th. Other partners in the auction are the City... Read more

Posted: 08/07/2009

Smoke testing moves to the Village of Oriskany beginning Tuesday, August 11, in the next phase of engineering analysis being performed as part of the Oneida County Sewer District Sanitary Sewer System Overflow Abatement project. 

The process of testing sewer lines for leaks, broken pipes, and faulty connection is a standard... Read more

Posted: 07/28/2009

Neighborhoods in the village of New York Mills are scheduled for smoke testing over the next two weeks, according to representatives of the Oneida County Sewer District Sanitary Sewer Overflow Abatement Project. 

Contractors will begin testing in these areas beginning Wednesday, July 29, with testing continuing through the... Read more

Posted: 07/27/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention or recreation as well as those that target runaway and homeless youth.... Read more

Posted: 07/24/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced the finals of the Oneida County Youth Bureau’s “Sidewalk Art” competition held Thursday July 23rd, 10:30 am, on the sidewalks of State Street in front of Pratt at Munson William Proctor Institute in Utica, New York.

“Sidewalk Art”,... Read more
Posted: 07/24/2009

 

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today hailed the completion of the region’s first Recovery Act-funded youth training program for its outstanding success in beginning the creation of an Internet Café at the Veterans Outreach Center in the former YMCA on Washington Street in Downtown Utica. 

 

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Posted: 07/22/2009

Joined by Women’s Luge Champion Erin Hamlin of Remsen, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that young Oneida County athletes who want to emulate Hamlin in her quest for Olympic gold, who want to experience the thrill of the fastest sport on ice and who want to train under the guidance of USA Luge national team... Read more

Posted: 07/14/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County has awarded the Verona Volunteer Fire Department a $5,000 grant to complete the Western Oneida County training complex. 

“Upgrading the skills and training for our volunteer firefighters is a major county priority,” Picente said. “As our... Read more

Posted: 07/13/2009

The villages of New Hartford and Yorkville, along with continued parts of the Town of Whitestown, are in line for smoke testing work Monday through next week (July 13 – 23).

Monday, July 13:
work continues in the Town of Whitestown (the neighborhood of Dunham Manor
east of Hollywood Drive, Clinton Street... Read more

Posted: 07/07/2009

Contractor crews for the Oneida County Sewer District will be testing sewer lines in the Town of Whitestown this week as part of the engineering study for the District’s Sanitary Sewer Overflow Abatement Project. 

 Neighborhoods slated for smoke testing this week are: 

  • The area bounded by Rayhill Trail,... Read more
Posted: 07/07/2009

With more than 500 youth in attendance for Oneida County Work Readiness Day 2009, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today kicked off the Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program. Picente noted that this year’s program is larger than past years due to funding through the federal stimulus package that is helping... Read more
Posted: 06/30/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today praised Black River Systems of Utica for its efforts to support the Oneida County College Student Corps and help grow the high tech workforce of the future. 

            “There are some great careers and great employers in Oneida County,” Picente said. “Through summer... Read more

Posted: 06/26/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today called upon State Senators Joseph A. Griffo and David Valesky to get action on a sales tax bill that is not currently on a list of items for action by the state Senate.

“This is not a question of who has the majority or who is in charge; this is a... Read more
Posted: 06/25/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau, the Utica Police Department, the Boys and Girls Club of the Mohawk Valley, the City of Utica Youth Bureau and the Community Foundation have formed a successful partnership to add the first ever Police Athletic (Summer Basketball) League to... Read more

Posted: 06/24/2009

      A series of seminars designed to assist property owners in Cornhill and West Utica apply for grant funds to address lead issues is being expanded and tailored to meet the needs of Utica’s newest homeowners, County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and the Oneida County Health Department announced today.

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Posted: 06/22/2009

          Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that more than 500 Oneida County teen-agers will participate in a Work Readiness Day of activities designed to help them get the most out of their Summer Youth Employment Program work experience.

 
           The event will be held on... Read more
Posted: 06/19/2009

The Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care Senior Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs will be holding a Summer Picnic and Health, Wellness and Information Fair on June 24, 2009 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Roselawn Banquet House, 446 Main Street, New York Mills. 

The type of service agencies that will... Read more

Posted: 06/18/2009

A second case of H1N1 influenza, commonly known as swine flu, has been confirmed in Oneida County, just one week after it was reported that an area adolescent had recovered from the virus before his test results were known. 

Oneida County Health Department officials received confirmation from the New York State Wadsworth... Read more

Posted: 06/18/2009
Oneida County Workforce Development has already begun instilling valuable lessons into its summer employees, through our Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). One of this year’s programs offered due to expanded funding through the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act is a construction project at the Veterans Outreach Center in Utica, in... Read more
Posted: 06/17/2009

     Oneida County pet owners have two chances to protect their pets from the deadly rabies virus during the month of June. The Oneida County Health Department will hold Rabies Vaccination Clinics in both Boonville and Rome this month, Bobbi Jo Girven, Rabies Program Coordinator said.

    ... Read more
Posted: 06/17/2009

     Test results from the New York State Wadsworth Laboratories has confirmed the H1N1 influenza (Swine flu) virus in a patient in Oneida County. These results mark the first local finding for H1N1 influenza since the strain first surfaced in Mexico more than two months ago and quickly spread to more than 40 countries.

... Read more
Posted: 06/04/2009

HUD Grant Addresses Lead Issues in 190 City Units
 
     Property owners in Cornhill and West Utica can learn if they’re eligible and get assistance in applying for $2 million dollars that has been awarded the City of Utica at one of three seminars to be held this month, County Executive Anthony... Read more
Posted: 05/19/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced his support for ammunition microstamping. Microstamping is a technology that uses a laser to make engravings on the internal mechanism of a gun. This is done so that when the gun is fired, this specific engraving is imprinted onto the casing, identifying which gun the casing came... Read more

Posted: 05/13/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr today announced that Oneida County will receive $364,623 in state-allocated Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds to support this summer’s Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program. This funding comes in addition to more than $600,000 available for youth programs... Read more
Posted: 05/12/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and Mohawk Valley Community College have developed the first-ever college coursework to be delivered on-site at the Oneida County Correctional Facility.

“Many of the young adults who come to the... Read more
Posted: 05/12/2009

Oneida County Attorney Linda M.H. Dillon has been elected to the Board of Directors of the County Attorneys Association of the State of New York (CAASNY).

Ms. Dillon was elected to the Board at its annual meeting held on May 4 and 5, 2009 at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown , New York. 

CAASNY is comprised of... Read more
Posted: 05/08/2009

 Terms of Agreement of Plan to
 Resolve Oneida Indian Nation Issues

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced the terms of a proposed agreement between Oneida County and the Oneida Indian Nation of New York to resolve multiple land and tax issues. “The purpose of... Read more
Posted: 05/05/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has arranged for Oneida County residents coming to Utica’s Working Solutions office in the State Office Building to park for up to three hours in city of Utica-operated open parking lots, such as the one on Union Street right across from the State... Read more
Posted: 04/30/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that an outstanding partnership of public and private partners is working together to hold an Employment Workshop on May 6th to help the people of Utica’s urban neighborhoods learn about employment opportunities at the Defense Finance Accounting Service office at... Read more
Posted: 04/28/2009

The Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties is surveying local employers throughout the region as part of its effort to secure federal Recovery Act funding that can train area residents for green jobs.

WIB Chair Robin O’Brien said, “The green economy is not one segment of... Read more
Posted: 04/28/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County finished its 2008 fiscal year $541,063 under budget.

“This is outstanding news for the taxpayers of Oneida County, and is an achievement that came about because, in the final analysis, we held the line on spending,” Picente... Read more
Posted: 04/20/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. will convene a regional health summit with both Oneida and Herkimer Counties participating in a collaborative health planning initiative intended to maximize the region’s assets to assure positive health improvement outcomes for the region. 

This first of its kind conclave... Read more

Posted: 04/16/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County STOP-DWI Program will be hosting its annual Teen Traffic Safety Event at SUNY Institute of Technology in Marcy from Tuesday, April 28th through Thursday, April 30th.  

“The leading cause of death in the United... Read more
Posted: 04/09/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced the expansion of the Lead-Safe Work Practice Training program to communities across Oneida County, starting with Vernon and Rome.

 “While the focus of the Health Department’s Lead Primary Prevention activities has been on designated areas... Read more
Posted: 04/09/2009

 

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County Workforce Development is beginning its outreach campaign for Recovery Act-funded programs that will help young adults learn skills while also serving the community. 

“The purpose of the Recovery Act was to energize our economy... Read more

Posted: 04/08/2009

District Attorney Scott D. McNamara reported today that a Rome man and women were arrested by investigators assigned to the Oneida County Child Advocacy Center on April 8th as a result of an investigation into a prostitution and rape complaint involving a 15 year old victim.

Michael H. Schwartz Sr., of Floyd Ave in Rome was... Read more

Posted: 04/06/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. is pleased to announce that he is seeking nominations for the Older American Awards. Each year the Oneida County Office for the Aging/Continuing Care and the Advisory/Long Term Care Council recognizes older adults and an organization or business who shares their time and expertise as... Read more
Posted: 04/03/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today announced that the YWCA of the Mohawk Valley named Linda M.H. Dillon as one of the year’s honorees at their annual Salute to Outstanding Women Luncheon. The luncheon, held at Harts Hill Inn Thursday, April 2, 2009, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary this year. Since 1989, more than 175 women... Read more

Posted: 04/02/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County Workforce Development will be holding an outreach session for the 2009 Oneida County Summer Youth Employment Program on Thursday, April 16th, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the atrium of the Plumley Building at MVCC’s Rome Campus.

... Read more

Posted: 04/01/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced a partnership between Oneida County and community agencies to help local youth learn the lessons of community service while also learning important lessons about teamwork.

“Community service should be an integral part of the development... Read more
Posted: 03/31/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced the expansion of Oneida County’s Healthy Neighborhoods Program, which focuses on health and safety issues in the home, to include sections of the City of Rome.  The program had previously targeted ‘at risk’ areas of Utica’s Cornhill and West Utica only.
... Read more
Posted: 03/30/2009

Oneida County Executive, Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau and Office for the Aging have joined together in an effort to unite area youth with the elderly to help with general yard work.

“Each spring, homeowners face the task of cleaning up their property from... Read more
Posted: 03/25/2009

As training money from the federal stimulus package opens new possibilities for Mohawk Valley workers looking for the skills that will be in demand when the economy recovers, Mohawk Valley Community College is offering area residents an opportunity to learn about exciting programs that can be the first step in a new career.... Read more
Posted: 03/23/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has enhanced its Internet presence with a newly redesigned Web site.

“Serving county residents and businesses that work with Oneida County is not just a matter of how we operate our offices, but how we operate in the world of cyberspace,”... Read more
Posted: 03/18/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced a window replacement project that will partner the county’s Lead Primary Prevention Pilot Program and Utica-based GroWest, Inc., targeting designated areas of Cornhill and West Utica that are at ‘high risk’ for lead poisoning. 

... Read more
Posted: 03/16/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County Office for Aging Senior Nutrition Program announced today that they will be holding Mayors For Meals Day as a part of their March For Meals campaign and to celebrate National Nutrition Month.

A combination of local mayors, town supervisor... Read more

Posted: 03/13/2009

Oneida County District Attorney Scott D. McNamara announced today that on March 11, 2009, while in the area of Third Avenue in the City of Utica, members of the Oneida County Drug Task Force assisted by the Utica Police Patrol Division observed two subjects engaged in what appeared to be a hand to hand drug transaction.

One... Read more

Posted: 03/11/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County’s Office of Workforce Development will be receiving $1.18 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to fund training for Oneida County residents.

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Posted: 03/10/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County’s Office of Workforce Development has received a grant from the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to continue its Jobs and Hope Program to provide vocational services to homeless individuals. Picente noted that the project now operates... Read more

Posted: 03/05/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and Utica Mayor David Roefaro today announced that the City of Utica will receive a $2 million grant as part of the federal stimulus package, opening a new chapter in the county-city partnership to reduce lead exposure in the City of Utica by funding efforts to abate lead in some 190 rental and... Read more

Posted: 03/04/2009

Picente: Oneida County Strong As It Faces Future

Anthony J. Picente, Jr.
Oneida County Executive

As we look for inspiration in these troubled times, I want to share with you some words from a man who knew about crisis, and who knew about overcoming adversity. President Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can... Read more

Posted: 02/26/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that as part of Oneida County ’s expanded Lead Primary Prevention program, the Oneida County Health Department, in conjunction with the Environmental Education Associates’ Contractor... Read more

Posted: 02/26/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that state and county officials will present information at the March 4th Whitestown Town Board meeting about a proposed project to improve County Route 840.

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Posted: 02/25/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that Excellus BlueCross BlueShield has presented the Oneida County Health Department with a $1,850 Community Health Award for the Department’s Lead Primary Prevention program. The grant was used to purchase seven additional HEPA vacuum cleaners for the program.

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Posted: 02/09/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente,. Jr., today announced that the Oneida County College Internship Program is accepting applications from potential interns and employers.

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Posted: 02/06/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that Oneida County is taking applications for its 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program. Pre-applications are available on line at the Workforce... Read more

Posted: 02/05/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today proclaimed Friday, Feb. 6th, as “Wear Red Day” in Oneida County as part of a national effort to increase awareness of heart disease in women.

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Posted: 01/16/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today urged Oneida County’s Cold War veterans to file for the property tax exemption granted by the county late last year.

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Posted: 01/15/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today voiced strong support for a proposal by Senator Charles Schumer to have county governments in New York State receive direct funding from the federal government as part of additional Medicaid funding for New York that will... Read more

Posted: 01/14/2009

To protect taxpayers and preserve Oneida County’s hard-won fiscal stability, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced an Oneida County Government Austerity Plan that will severely limit spending.

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Posted: 01/12/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today voiced deep concerns over the proposed New York State Budget’s impact on Oneida County taxpayers and on vital programs that serve county residents.

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Posted: 01/12/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County has created the YouthVision program – a combination of several youth-focused programs in partnership with outstanding community agencies to bring an added focus on helping at-risk youth and young adults overcome barriers to... Read more

Posted: 01/09/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today announced that he will create a City-County Consolidation Committee to increase efficiency and save taxpayers money.

 

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Posted: 01/07/2009

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. and the Oneida County Health Department are urging all residents to learn more about the dangers of radon gas and to test their homes for this known carcinogen during January, National Radon Action Month.

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Posted: 01/05/2009

Contractors in Oneida County working under new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations concerning lead safe work practices are being offered a free seminar designed to familiarize them with the new requirements and provide them the opportunity... Read more

Posted: 01/01/2009

By ANTHONY J. PICENTE, JR. Oneida County Executive

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This New Year, while unique in the challenges that we face in the aftermath of an economic downturn, is not unlike years past when we set goals and hope that it is better... Read more