2011 News Archives

Posted: 12/29/2011

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

Posted: 12/27/2011

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

Posted: 12/13/2011

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

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

Posted: 12/06/2011

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

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

Posted: 12/05/2011

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

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

Posted: 12/05/2011

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

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

Posted: 11/21/2011

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

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

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

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

Posted: 11/07/2011

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

HEAP assists... Read more

Posted: 11/01/2011

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

Posted: 10/31/2011

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

Posted: 10/27/2011

 

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

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

Posted: 10/26/2011

 

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

Phone:  315-798-5456

 

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

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

Posted: 10/24/2011

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

“Throughout my... Read more

Posted: 10/21/2011

 

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

Where: Oneida County Executive’s Office, Conference Room

              800 Park Ave.
              Utica, NY

When: Monday October 24... Read more

Posted: 10/21/2011

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

“The... Read more

Posted: 10/20/2011

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

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

Posted: 10/20/2011

“One Shot Offers Protection From H1N1 and Seasonal Flu”

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

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

Posted: 10/18/2011

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

Posted: 10/17/2011

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

Posted: 10/10/2011

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

Posted: 10/03/2011

Indoor aquaponic farm in Sherrill produces organic seafood, produce

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

Aqua Vita Farms grows safe,... Read more

Posted: 10/03/2011

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

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

Posted: 09/27/2011

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

“The... Read more

Posted: 09/23/2011

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

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

Posted: 09/23/2011

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

Posted: 09/21/2011

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

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

Posted: 09/21/2011

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

Posted: 09/15/2011

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

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

Posted: 09/09/2011

“Sewage Back-up Adds to Flood Volume”

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

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

Posted: 09/08/2011

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

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

Posted: 09/07/2011

“Virus Suspected in Two More Horse Deaths ”

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

Posted: 09/06/2011

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

Posted: 08/31/2011

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

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

Posted: 08/31/2011

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

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

Posted: 08/30/2011

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

Posted: 08/30/2011

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

Posted: 08/23/2011

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

Posted: 08/18/2011

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

Posted: 08/18/2011

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

Posted: 08/10/2011

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

 

“Putting... Read more

Posted: 08/09/2011

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

Posted: 08/09/2011

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

Posted: 08/08/2011

First Time Sampling Technician Course Available in August

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

Pre-registration for both... Read more

Posted: 08/08/2011

Positive Mosquito Pool Found in Western Oneida County

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

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

Posted: 07/28/2011

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

Posted: 07/22/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The... Read more

Posted: 07/05/2011

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

Posted: 06/15/2011

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

Posted: 06/15/2011

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

“This particular... Read more

Posted: 05/26/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: 05/16/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Residents are invited to participate... Read more

Posted: 04/14/2011

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

Posted: 03/31/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: 03/14/2011

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

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

Posted: 03/11/2011

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

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

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

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

Posted: 03/08/2011

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

Previously this... Read more

Posted: 03/02/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted: 01/18/2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When: Tuesday, January 4,2011 at 9:30 a.m.
... Read more