2016 News Archives

Posted: 12/28/2016

Picente Invites Krugman To Visit Oneida County And Learn About The Economy

Today, Oneida County Executive responded to “haphazard tweets” from Paul Krugman in regards to Utica, Oneida County and the Economy in an attached letter. Picente outlines the progress made in Oneida County over the past ten years alone and invites Mr.... Read more

Posted: 12/13/2016

County Employees Sponsoring Thea Bowman House 2016 Benefit Drive

County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County Employees are having a benefit drive the week of December 12th to assist the Thea Bowman House. Employees can donate baby supplies, school supplies and personal items to the drive.  Every employee... Read more

Posted: 11/30/2016

The small gray aircraft that has recently appeared in the Griffiss airport traffic pattern is an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) manufactured by Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) located in Warminster, PA. NASC was contracted by the U.S. Government to build a special version of an existing and proven unmanned aerial vehicle UAV, the... Read more

Posted: 11/22/2016

Oneida County public health department advises the Rome Community that effective today, November 22, 2016, a boil-water advisory has been issued by the City of Rome for areas that are supplied by Rome’s water supply.

A boil water notice is issued to protect consumers from potentially contaminated drinking water.

Any... Read more

Posted: 11/15/2016

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Governor Andrew Cuomo has recently appointed Sheriff Robert Maciol as a Member of the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Council for a term to expire on March 20th, 2018.

The Accreditation Council consists of 17 members appointed by the Governor. The... Read more

Posted: 11/04/2016

Newly Constructed Public Parking Lots Are Open To The Public

Access control (gates) for employee parking lots will be activated on November 7, 2016.

All County and NYS Court employees will be given access.  A County issued identification card will be required to activate card readers/gates. 

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Posted: 11/01/2016

In 2015 State of the County Address, County Executive Anthony Picente, created a team to develop a County-wide Arrest Diversion Program which can be a model for the rest of New York State and will build upon the success of the Utica School District and Utica Safe Schools Diversion Program. The Utica School District. Utica Police Department and... Read more

Posted: 10/14/2016

October 17th Begins Cancer Screening Week In Oneida County

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. Oneida County has a series of events throughout October to assist spreading the word about mammograms and encourage our employees,... Read more

Posted: 09/28/2016

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has released the following statement in regards to Comptroller Dinapoli’s Fiscal Stress Report claiming Oneida County susceptible to fiscal stress based on local government’s or school district’s inability to generate enough revenues within its current fiscal period to meet its expenditures

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Posted: 08/30/2016

First of Two Projects Completed in the Village of Whitesboro, Both Projects Expense is $215,000

Today, surrounded by Representatives from the Village of Whitesboro and the Sauquoit Creek Basin Inter-municipal Commission, County Executive Picente announced the completion of a major flood mitigation project.

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Posted: 07/18/2016

Annual Report Details 2015 Progress, Achievements

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has released a progress report detailing the accomplishments of the Vision 2020 initiative to date and action items for 2016.

Vision 2020 is a collaborative, multi-phased effort to ensure that Oneida County is... Read more

Posted: 07/11/2016

An integral part of the Heroin Opiate Education Program of Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc., Oneida County, in collaboration with the Oneida County Opiate Task Force, is continuing to combat opioid and heroin use in the community. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports 20% of people ages 12 and older have used prescription drugs... Read more

Posted: 07/01/2016

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau will be hosting a FREE Baseball Skills Clinic for youth ages 9-12yrs. old.  The Skills Clinic will be presented by the Utica Blue Sox and Accelerate Sports staff and players at historic Murnane Field, Wednesday July 6th from 9am-12pm.

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Posted: 07/01/2016

Crackdown on impaired driving throughout the 4th of July Holiday

The Oneida County STOP DWI Program announced today that Oneida County Police Agencies will participate in a special enforcement effort to crackdown on impaired driving throughout the FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY.  The... Read more

Posted: 06/01/2016

Flags Are Distributed to 41 locations and placed at gravesites throughout the county

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced that for Memorial Day Oneida County purchased 32,724 12”x18” Flags that were distributed to over 40 locations throughout the County and placed at Veteran’... Read more

Posted: 05/18/2016

Canned Food Drive/Dress Down Day for County Employees Will Be May 20th In Honor of Armed Forces Day and Memorial Day

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced that in honor of Armed Forces Day and upcoming Memorial Day there will be a dress Down Day this Friday, May 20th to support the Central New... Read more

Posted: 05/10/2016

Fitch Ratings Upgraded Oneida County From A+ to Higher AA Rating.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced the final reporting of Oneida County’s fiscal position at the end of 2015 as well as the findings of the three national credit rating... Read more

Posted: 05/05/2016

The Oneida County STOP DWI Program said thank you, today, to the men and women who protect our communities and roadways with a Recognition Breakfast, which was held at MVCC.  The breakfast is designed to honor individual officers and Police Agencies in Oneida County for their outstanding DWI Enforcement efforts.

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Posted: 04/20/2016

Events Include the Safety and Education Programs and 5th  Annual Baseball Classic

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Youth Bureau and Oneida County Stop DWI, participating school districts, partners and sponsors announced Teen Safety and Education Week. Teen Safety and... Read more

Posted: 04/14/2016

Program Is Funded With $50,000 in Partners in Prosperity Public Safety Funding

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr outlined new program aimed at combating opioid and heroin use in the community. The program, funded with $50,000 in Partners in Prosperity Public Safety money will be implemented in... Read more

Posted: 04/01/2016

“With the Governor’s Budget now set into motion, we look forward to continuing to move this region forward together. With the Governors continued commitment, backed with 300 million for our state of the art hospital and 585 million for the AMS Chip Fabrication Plant Oneida County is poised for unprecedented once in a generation growth. I... Read more

Posted: 03/03/2016

The Event Is Hosted By The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce

What: State of the County Address by Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr.

When: Tuesday, March 8, 2016

            7:30 AM Event Begins

            8:30 AM– State of the County Address... Read more

Posted: 02/18/2016

In 2015, 4,421 youth gave 1,704 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that in 2015, 4,421 outstanding Oneida County youth gave back an amazing 1,704 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida... Read more

Posted: 01/26/2016

FD Donates Fire Vehicle to Oneida County Origin & Cause Fire Investigation Team

Upon learning that the Oneida County Department of Emergency Services was looking for a multi-purpose vehicle for the county fire Origin& Cause Fire Investigation Team and for Emergency Responses for disasters, on January 12... Read more