News Advisory


What: Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. will be issuing a proclamation to recognize Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Where: Oneida County Executive’s Office, Conference Room

              800 Park Ave.
              Utica, NY

When: Monday October 24, 2011 @ 10:30 a.m.

Picente Urges Utica Residents to Plan Ahead For Upcoming Consolidation of 911 Services

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today urged Utica residents who will be impacted by the County’s operation of 911 emergency services to use the time prior to next month’s transition of 911 calls to the County to update their phones and directories with key numbers needed to contact the Utica Police Department.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Elected to Statewide Executive Leadership Team

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente was elected to serve as 2nd Vice President of the New York State Association of Counties (NYSAC) by county delegates from across the State at the NYSAC annual meeting last week.

“County Executive Picente brings thoughtful leadership and experience to our executive team,” said NYSAC President Mary Pat Hancock. “Tony has a unique understanding of the challenges counties are facing and he will bring that understanding to his new leadership position on the board.”

Picente Joined by Local, Statewide Officials Calling For Action to Reform Medicaid Burden

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., was joined today by the region’s state senators, local and statewide county leaders and the sponsors of an important piece of legislation that would shift the burden of Medicaid off of county property taxpayers once and for all. Specifically, they are calling for passage of Senate bill 5889, sponsored by Sens. Roy McDonald (R-Saratoga) and Patrick Gallivan (R-Erie). An Assembly companion bill, A 8644, is sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin (D-Westchester).

Picente: Rome DMV Office Will Remain Open

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., joined by Chairman of the Board of Legislators Gerald J. Fiorini, Majority Leader David J. Wood, Minority Leader Patricia A. Hudak, Oneida County Clerk Sandra J. DePerno and Rome Mayor James Brown, announced today that the proposal to consider the Oneida County-operated Department of Motor Vehicles Office in Rome has been revised.