2017 Press Releases
“At this time we are learning more and more about the proposed federal budget every minute. We know this is a fluid process, and I obviously have concerns about funding levels for necessary programs, such as HEAP and home-delivered meals and what their fates might be. We are working diligently to nail down specific details. We will continue to monitor the process, and I ask our federal representatives to keep us informed and fight for programs necessary to our community.”
For Immediate Release
Due to the continuing winter weather conditions, all Oneida County Offices will be closed Wednesday March 15.
County offices were previously scheduled to open at noon today, but will now be closed for the entire day.
Please continue to check for updates on this evolving situation.
Several events to raise money, awareness take place throughout March
UTICA — The Oneida County Health Department is coordinating several events throughout the month of March to raise awareness and money for the fight against colon cancer.
The Health Department is sponsoring a dress down day on March 10 in which county employees are encouraged to wear blue jeans and purchase a blue bracelet for $5 with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society’s work toward finding a cure for colon cancer.
Picente launches Twitter account in conjunction with event
For the first time ever, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.’s State of the County Address will be live video streamed on Facebook when he delivers the speech Thursday March 2.
Nearly 1,000 Youth Volunteered Close to 10,000 Hours in 2016
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today that in 2016, 990 youth gave back 9,751 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Youth Bureau’s Children Care Initiative.
Picente Statement on Potential Tenant for Marcy Nanosite County Executive Invites Global Tech Company Foxconn in for Visit
“I recently saw in national reports that global technology company Foxconn is interested in building a flat-panel display screen factory in the United States and is exploring the options that are available. Because we have a site ready to go in Marcy with a $600 million commitment from New York State behind it, I immediately contacted a Foxconn representative to invite them to visit the site, and an overview package has been sent by Mohawk Valley EDGE. My office will continue to be proactive in following every lead that presents itself and not just depend solely on the Sta
Change included in governor’s executive budget
“This settlement agreement was reached by four parties after a long negotiation and for New York State and Madison County to now change that arrangement, without including the other two parties, is wrong. I believe what is outlined in Governor Cuomo’s budget is a breach of that agreement.”
Picente calls speech ‘State of Syracuse’; Oneida County absent
“I'm beyond disappointed to see the Governor veto such an important piece of unanimous bi-partisan legislation. Not only would this bill have provided for a fairer form of public justice, as outlined in the Hurrell-Harring court settlement, but would've brought, long sought after, true mandate relief. I'm also confused by the Governor's reasoning claiming this would transfer an obligation to state taxpayers to pay for this cost. Every county taxpayer is a state taxpayer.