Picente Joins Local College Presidents to Launch Major Health Care Training Project

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today joined leaders of the Workforce Investment Board of Herkimer, Madison and Oneida Counties, the Presidents of Mohawk Valley Community College, Herkimer County Community College, Morrisville State College, Utica School of Commerce and SUNY Institute of Technology and representatives of local BOCES to launch a regional health care training project 

Pilot Program Will Address More ‘At Risk’ for Lead Poisoning

“Early Detection the Goal of Free Home Inspections” 
Nearly one hundred inner-city children living ‘at risk’ for lead poisoning can be detected each year as a result of an new initiative which expands free home inspections and educational services in target areas of the City of Utica, Oneida County Executive Antony J. Picente announced today. 

Countdown Begins on Remodeling, Repairing and Paint Rules

New EPA Regs Aimed at Decreasing Lead Poisoning”

In less than a month, all contractors who perform renovations, painting and remodeling that might disturb lead-based paint in houses, child care facilities and schools built before 1978 will be required to meet stricter guidelines under the new regulations established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oneida County Health Department officials said today.

Picente Announces Countywide Response To Google RFI

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County, in collaboration with SUNYIT, has responded to a Request For Information (RFI) put out by Google. Google is planning to launch an experiment that they hope will make Internet access better and faster for everyone. They plan to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Their networks will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today, over 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. They will offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000 and potentially up to 500,000 people. Communities across the country are vying to be the test sight for this Google experiment. 

Partnership Initiative Reduces Lead, Saves Energy

“Window Replacement Classes Precede New EPA Regs”

A public-private ‘green partnership’ between the county’s Lead Primary Prevention Pilot Program and Gro-West, Inc., will again be offering a series of instructional classes on window replacement prior to new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations mandating lead safe work practices which go into effect on April 22, 2010.

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