2009 Press Releases
“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.
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.
Picente Urges Oneida County-Based Students, Employers To Apply Now for College Corps Summer Internships
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.
Reports of Flu-like Illness on the decline – One additional Death Confirmed
Picente Announces Holiday Sobriety Checkpoints
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 sponsored by the Roman Runners, Rome Family YMCA and International House of Pancakes will once again donate proceeds to the Office for the Aging/Continuing Care Senior Nutrition Program.
County Health Announces Changes in H1N1 Clinic Schedule
“Appointments Will Shorten Wait, Eliminate Long Lines”
Vaccine available for ‘High Risk’ Children, Young and ‘High Risk’ Adults
Earlier Suspected Death Brings Oneida County Total to Five
‘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.
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.
Information Intended to Highlight Prevention and Mass Immunization Plans
College Students, Non-immunocompromised Children and Health Care workers First to Get Vaccine
Faxton-St. Luke’s, St. Elizabeth and Rome Memorial Restrict Children and Symptomatic Adults
The 2009-2010 Home Energy Assistance Program, more commonly known as HEAP, will start November 2, 2009.
Therefore, all seasonal flu immunization clinics to be conducted by the Health Department will be cancelled and re-scheduled at a later date. The Health Department anticipates receiving additional seasonal flu vaccine within the next 3 weeks.
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.
Sewer Project Steering Committee Compiles Cost Estimates; Funding Mechanism Recommendations to be Presented
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., is contacting employees that are eligible for retirement.
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.
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 unsafe driving over the Labor Day holiday and late summer peak driving season.
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.
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.
AUGUST 17-20 SMOKE TESTING SCHEDULE: Residential, Commercial areas in the Town of New Hartford, Plus one Town of Paris neighborhood
AUGUST 17-20 SMOKE TESTING SCHEDULE:
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 of Rome, Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Management Authority, City of Utica and Mohawk Valley Community College.
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.
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.
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.
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 coaches and athletes can do so when the USA Luge Slider Search rolls into Utica on August 22nd and August 23rd.
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.
VILLAGES OF NEW HARTFORD, YORKVILLE and PARTS OF TOWN OF WHITESTOWN NEXT FOR SEWER DISTRICT SMOKE TESTING
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).
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.
Picente: Oneida County Youth Begin 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program With Work Readiness Day at MVCC
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.
Picente Announces Oneida County Youth Bureau Collaboration With The Utica Police Department, The Boys And Girls Club Of The Mohawk Valley, The City Of Utica Youth Bureau And The Community Foundation To Initiate Youth Summer Basketball League
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 Oneida County’s wide range of high quality summer programming for youth ages 13-18.
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.
Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care Host a Summer Picnic and Health, Wellness and Informational Fair on June 24, 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.
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.
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.
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 from. This legislation would mean all new models of all semiautomatic firearms manufactured in the state would possess the capability of microstamping ammunition.
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).
Terms of Agreement of Plan to
Resolve Oneida Indian Nation Issues
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.
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.
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 have been inducted into the Academy.
Picente: Oneida County Youth Bureau and Office for the Aging Team to Assist the Elderly with General Yard Clean Up
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has enhanced its Internet presence with a newly redesigned Web site.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 out of the Veterans Outreach Center on Washington Street in Downtown Utica.
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 owner occupied housing units.
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 have anything you want – if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish, if you hold onto that desire with singleness of purpose.”
PICENTE: COUNTY, STATE OFFICIALS TO MEET WHITESTOWN TOWN BOARD TO DISCUSS PLANNED ROUTE 840 RENOVATION PROJECT
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that as part of
PICENTE: EXCELLUS BLUECROSS BLUESHIELD 'COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARD' FUNDS EXPANSION OF HEPA VAC LOANER PROGRAM
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.
PICENTE URGES ONEIDA COUNTY-BASED STUDENTS, EMPLOYERS TO APPLY NOW FOR COLLEGE CORPS SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
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.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today urged Oneida
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today voiced strong support for a proposal by Senator Charles Schumer to have county governments in
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.
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.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today announced that he will create a City-County Consolidation Committee to increase efficiency and save taxpayers money.
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.
By ANTHONY J. PICENTE, JR. Oneida County Executive
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 than the year we leave.