2017 Press Releases
Lucretia Hunt, T.R. Proctor NJROTC overall award winners
The Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care and its Advisory Long Term Care Council presented its 2017 Older American Awards Thursday and recognized more than 60 individuals and organizations for their contributions to the community.
AUD, craft beer center and gaming facility to serve as epicenter of ‘The U District’
23rd Annual Selective Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast Takes Place at MVCC
The Oneida County STOP DWI Program honored local law enforcement members Thursday for their 2016 DWI enforcement efforts at the 23rd Annual Selective Law Enforcement Recognition Breakfast at Mohawk Valley Community College.
Oneida County’s Department of Aviation Hosts FAA UAS Test Site Meeting; Griffiss Receives Snow Removal Award
Oneida County’s Department of Aviation Hosts FAA UAS Test Site Meeting
For the first time ever, Oneida County’s Department of Aviation played host to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aerial Systems Technical Interchange Meeting this week at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Rome Campus.
Recent strides made in the areas of education and transportation
With one of the classrooms for Mohawk Valley Community College’s newly instituted small Unoccupied Aerial Systems degree program as the backdrop this morning, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. updated the progress being made in his Vision 2020 initiative which intends to ready the region for growth in the areas of high-tech education and training; transportation and housing and access to opportunity.
Education events take place over the next week; Games this weekend
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr., along with Oneida County STOP DWI Program and the Oneida County Youth Bureau, participating school districts, partners and sponsors announced today the details of the 2017 Teen Traffic Safety Week and STOP DWI High School Baseball Classic.
Several events planned leading up to 10th Annual Walk for Autism
National Autism Awareness Month is an opportunity to raise awareness about autism, promote inclusion and self-determination for all and assure that each person with Autism Spectrum Disorder is provided the opportunity to achieve the highest possible quality of life.
Oneida County has been doing its part throughout April to lend its support to the cause, and in the coming week, will be raising money for the Kelberman Center’s 10th Annual Walk for Autism in a variety of ways.
Spring clean-up takes place this weekend; Fall clean-up in October
UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will once again join forces for the 9th Annual Intergenerational Clean-Ups.
The county initiative unites youth from area colleges, school districts and youth organizations with senior citizens in order to deliver general yard clean-up services.
Fitch, Standard and Poors and Moody’s maintain high credit ratings; Negative outlook removed by latter
Oneida County’s stellar credit rating has once again been confirmed by the three major national credit agencies, all of which maintained their high assessments, and one of which removed its negative outlook.
Fitch again rated Oneida County AA for 2017, while Standard and Poors repeated its AA- rating and Moody’s reaffirmed its A1 rating and removed the negative outlook assessment it issued last year.
We All Can Play a Part in Building Community, Building Hope, Keeping Our Children Safe
UTICA – Employees of Oneida County donated $21,062.50 to the 2017 fundraising campaign of the United Way, County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced Wednesday.
County employees raised the money by a number of means including payroll deductions, one-time contributions, dress down days, raffles and a bake sale.
“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.