2009 News Archives

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. 

 

... Read more
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.

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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.
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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