2019 News Archives

Posted: 05/16/2019

Awareness Raised for National Women’s Health Week

In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, Oneida County officials are urging women to make their...

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Posted: 05/13/2019

Oneida County is participating in national Mental Health Awareness Month in May through informational programs and free depression screenings.

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Posted: 05/09/2019

Employees Donate $1,710 to Kelberman Center

Oneida County spent April and a portion of May doing its part to raise awareness of Autism and its employees donated money to help the Kelberman Center of Utica...

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Posted: 05/06/2019
450 Youth Volunteers Served the Homes of 100 Senior Citizens
 
UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the 11th Annual Oneida County Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up saw 450 youth volunteers serve the homes of...
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Posted: 05/03/2019

The Oneida County Opiate Task Force and the Oneida County Department of Health are working to expand the availability of Narcan by making trainings available to county departments, community agencies and the public at large.

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is administered...

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Posted: 05/02/2019

UTICA — The Oneida County STOP-DWI Program today announced the law enforcement award winners at its 25th Annual Recognition Breakfast at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus.

The event — which is sponsored by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Foundation — is designed to honor individual officers and police agencies...

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Posted: 04/30/2019

2018 Fiscal Year Finishes in the Black; 2019 Credit Ratings Remain High

Oneida County remains in high financial standing as its 2018 fiscal year ended in an operating and budget surplus and stellar credit ratings have once again been issued by the three major national credit agencies for 2019...

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Posted: 04/29/2019

April 27 to May 4 is National Infant Immunization Week

Oneida County is urging parents to offer their children the power of protection by vaccinating their children during this National Infant Immunization Week...

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Posted: 04/26/2019

Outdoor Events Scheduled in Rome, Sherrill and Boonville

In celebration of National Screen-Free Week, the Oneida...

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Posted: 04/24/2019

Week-long Driver Safety Education and Enforcement Accompanied by Baseball Classic

NEW YORK MILLS — County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol kicked off their respective 2019 Teen Traffic Safety Week and No Empty Chair Campaign events today at New York...

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Posted: 04/18/2019

Overdose Response Team Utilizing Wide-Ranging Arsenal in Attack

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. was joined today by partners from law enforcement,...

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Posted: 04/16/2019

Pinwheels Placed, Caseworkers Recognized & Building Goes Blue

UTICA — Oneida County is raising awareness all April long in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Today, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. was joined by other county and advocacy officials in placing “...

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Posted: 04/09/2019

Picente Joined by Maciol & McNamara in Announcing New Law

UTICA — County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. was joined by Sheriff Robert Maciol and...

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Posted: 04/04/2019

City of Sherrill Serves as Program Pilot

SHERRILL — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today unveiled an...

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Posted: 04/01/2019

National Public Health Week is April 1-7

A community cannot thrive unless its residents are healthy and safe, and this week, Oneida County is highlighting the important role of the individuals who work to provide programs and services to protect the lives and...

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Posted: 03/28/2019

Oneida County Partners Take Action; Situation Stabilized

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the steps taken by the...

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Posted: 03/25/2019

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has received an Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Spike Alert Notification of 21 heroin overdoses that resulted in five fatalities over the past 10 days, primarily in the cites of Utica...

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Posted: 03/19/2019

Continued Collaboration with Community Partners Identifying Issues

Oneida County’s ranking in two key areas has...

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Posted: 03/18/2019

Office for the Aging & Continuing Care Initiative Focuses on Elder Financial Abuse

UTICA — The Oneida County...

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Posted: 03/14/2019

Health Department’s Main Focus for National Nutrition Month

The Oneida County Health Department is using National Nutrition Month to focus on improving...

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Posted: 03/12/2019

Aerial Testing Will Generate Harmless Smoke Plumes

ROME — A small unmanned aircraft will be operating over Griffiss International...

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Posted: 03/07/2019

Picente Announces Tomidy Will Assume Role Temporarily

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today...

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Posted: 02/27/2019

County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J....

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Posted: 02/25/2019

Due to inclement weather, all Oneida County Offices are closed today.

The travel advisory issued by Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. that went into effect Sunday morning, remains active until conditions improve. Picente urges no unnecessary travel on county roadways or lakes during this time.

Posted: 02/23/2019

High Winds and Snow to Hit Area Sunday

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory...

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Posted: 02/22/2019

UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced David M. Catalfamo as Oneida County Director of Economic Development.

Catalfamo, a 20-year veteran of New York State government with extensive experience working in both the legislative and executive branches, has spent the last dozen years working as a communications...

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Posted: 02/20/2019

Over 13,000 Have Volunteered Nearly 34,000 Hours Through Children Care Initiative

UTICA — Over the past 10 years, 13,059 youth have volunteered 33,823 hours of their time to make their community a better place...

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Posted: 02/19/2019

Health Department Educating Public Throughout February

UTICA — The Oneida County Health Department has been spending February raising awareness of cancer prevention through several educational initiatives.

Many factors can contribute to a cancer diagnosis, but there are positive steps that can be taken...

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Posted: 02/12/2019

Due to inclement winter weather, all Oneida County offices will be closing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12

Posted: 02/05/2019

Proactive Preventative Measures Prove Successful

The efforts of the emergency response team assembled by Oneida County to monitor and react to ice jams in area waterways has successfully led to the aversion of flooding.

An emergency response center was set up at the Oneida County 911 Center in Oriskany...

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Posted: 02/02/2019

Operation Center Set up at 911 Center; Equipment Deployed to Key Locations

Oneida County has set up an emergency response center to coordinate a team of local and state officials and staged heavy equipment along known flooding locations in order to prepare for potential flooding caused by anticipated ice jams...

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Posted: 01/29/2019

Dennis Davis to Lead New York State County Highway Superintendents Assoicaiton

The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (NYSCHSA) elected Oneida County Public Works Commisioner Dennis Davis president at its annual winter conference and tradeshow in Saratoga Springs last week.

“Our association provides...

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Posted: 01/28/2019

“I completely agree with Gov. Cuomo’s action to directly deal with CSX and his call for the company to handle its obligation to the Village of Whitesboro, and I fully support pursuing legal action in order to force compliance,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “For far too long our pleas for CSX to fix its bridge have fallen...

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Posted: 01/23/2019

The Oneida County Office Building at 800 Park Ave. in Utica will be open for business on Wednesday after closing at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday due to repair work on the water main break at John and Oriskany streets.

Posted: 01/22/2019

Due to the water main break at John and Oriskany streets, the county office building in Utica will be closing at 2:30 pm today due to an anticipated water outage.

The building cannot be occupied until the water service has been restored. Additional information will be provided when available. This only applies to 800 Park Ave.
Posted: 01/19/2019

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory effective immediately.

With high snow accumulation levels and winds expected, poor visibility and road conditions are anticipated throughout the night and into tomorrow. Picente is urging no unnecessary travel in order to ensure the safety of residents.

The...

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Posted: 01/17/2019

Application Deadline June 12; Civil Service Test August 22

The Oneida County Department of Social Services is actively recruiting caseworkers to fill several vacancies.

The primary responsibility of a caseworker is to provide social work services for individuals and/or their families, including children,...

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