2010 Press Releases
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 the schedules of busy adults. The program will begin offering trainings in early 2011, with the full schedule to be developed in response to community demand.
Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente honored two during a lunch at the Parkway Senior Center on December 15th.
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.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today the beginning of a new billboard advertising campaign designed to curb drinking and driving incidents.
“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 issues in both Oneida and Herkimer Counties.
“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 Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.
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.
“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 Anthony J. Picente, Jr. said today.
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 at SUNY IT on Thursday, October 21st.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced the Oneida County will be participating in a smoke alarm installation project.
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.
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.
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.
When: Thursday September 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m.
“Seasonal Flu Vaccine Offers Protection From H1N1”
Oneida County residents will be able to schedule their own appointment at a series of flu immunization clinics, to be held at locations throughout Oneida County during the 2010 – 2011 flu season. The clinics get underway Friday, October 1st at the Oneida County Health Department at 406 Elizabeth Street in Utica.
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.
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.
“Communities Plagued by Mosquito Swarms’
“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.
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 Encephalitis (EEE) virus as a precautionary measure to protect public health.
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.
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.
Picente, Destito and BOCES Superintendent & Students Wrap Up Summer Youth Employment Program at MVCC
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
UTICA ---An overview of a program to address sanitary sewer system overflows to the Mohawk River was outlined for Oneida County officials tonight.
“Incident Underscores Importance of Avoiding Stray and Feral Animals”
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.
State’s Stall on Payments, Inaction on Budget Forces Oneida County to Defend Its Fiscal Position
“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.
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.
County Executive: Oneida County Seniors Can Cool Down at Senior Centers During Summer Heat Waves
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.
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.
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.
“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 cancer.
Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care Hosts Picnic, Health, Wellness and Informational Fair on June 24th
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.
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.
“Excellus and Health Department Partner for Event”
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.
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.
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 York.
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 BOCES to launch a regional health care training project
“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. Picente announced today.
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today honored Utica native Will Smith, a member of the Super Bowl Champion New Orleans Saints.
“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 by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oneida County Health Department officials said today.
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 networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Their networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. They will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. Communities across the country are vying to be the test sight for this Google experiment.
“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 safe work practices which go into effect on April 22, 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.
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.
“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 similar conclusion to those of the recently completed Community Health Assessment, health department officials announced today.
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.
“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 Coordinator, Wendy Hunt.
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.
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.