Picente: Youth Bureau Seeks Grant Applications for 2013 To Operate High-Quality Youth Programs

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 2013.


Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced that Griffiss Airport will receive a long-awaited $5.3 million from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) via Airport Improvement Program Funding (AIP). The funding was authorized over a year ago when the FAA authorized the County’s design specifications for runway infrastructure and safety improvements, but as of recent was stuck in red-tape.

Picente: Partners Join Oneida County in Launching Teacher Training Program to Develop Future High-Tech Workforce

As part of the region’s transformative strategy to grow its own high-tech workforce, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the kickoff for the 2012 SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition, in partnership with officials from the Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties, Workforce Investment Board, Mohawk Valley EDGE, NYSUT and BOCES. The program is a two-day training conference for middle and high-school educators focusing on the high-growth career fields of science and technology.

Picente, Partners Plan Announcement About Training Tomorrow’s Technology Workforce

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. will make an important announcement about an innovative program coming to Oneida County as part of his efforts to build partnerships that will develop the high technology workforce of the future.

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 20th

Place:  Oneida County Executive’s Office, 10th Floor, Oneida County Office Building, 800 Park Ave., Utica, NY 13501

County Informs Public of 6 Cases of Intestinal Disease; Limited Outbreak Not Considered Public Health Threat

As a point of information, the Oneida County Department of Health has announced that there have been six confirmed cases of Cryptosporidium. The Oneida County Health Department is currently investigating the origin of the outbreak. Officials are looking into the possibility of the outbreak stemming from the recent Farmfest event, but caution that no direct causal link has yet been determined.

Picente, Bar Association Re-Dedicate County Courthouse; Portraits Unveiled of Five Oneida County Judges

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., in collaboration with the Oneida County Bar Association, today oversaw the rededication of the Oneida County Courthouse upon the completion of a multi-phase, multi-year renovation project that totaled about $25 million. Picente and the Bar Association also held the unveiling of portraits of five judges from Oneida County.

Oneida County Emergency Animal Response Team Development Plans

Oneida County Disaster Planning Committee volunteers are currently developing a contingency plan regarding emergency companion animal services, followed by a plan for livestock and horses in the event of a local disaster. The Committee is looking to form an active emergency County Animal Response Team (CART) that would be ready when needed. The plan would include the development of Pet Friendly Shelter Evacuation sites throughout the county in designated disaster zones.