2010 News Archives

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.

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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.
 
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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.
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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.

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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