Picente Declares State of Emergency

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today declared a State of Emergency in Oneida County as County government and all of its local municipalities are dealing with the effects of heavy rainfall.

There have been reports of flash flooding throughout the County, which has led to blocked storm drains and surface street closings. It will take days for the floodwaters to recede and for public works crews to clear debris and fully assess the damage.

Awaited Test Results Yield Another ‘Positive’ for EEE

“Virus Suspected in Two More Horse Deaths ”

The Oneida County Health Department today reported that test results on a suspected case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in the north Rome/Lee Center has confirmed that the animal was infected with the disease when it was euthanized last week after developing neurological symptoms. Two previous confirmed cases of EEE in horses occurred in the Town of Westmoreland and in Camden.

NYSEG Encourages Customers in Flood-Prone Areas to Consider How Utility Services Could Be Affected

Rochester, NY – With the possibility of heavy rain and flooding as Tropical Storm Lee bears down on the Northeast, NYSEG encourages customers in flood-prone areas – and even customers who experience persistent basement flooding – to consider how their electricity and natural gas services could be affected by high water. By taking appropriate actions, customers affected by flooding can ensure their safety and lessen potential property damage

Picente Declares State of Emergency

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today declared a State of Emergency in Oneida County as County government and all of its local municipalities are dealing with the effects of Hurricane Irene.

There have been reports of flash flooding throughout the County, which has led to blocked storm drains and surface street closings. Basements in residential neighborhoods are flooded as well as some downed tree limbs from high winds.

It will take days for the flood waters to recede and for public works crews to clear debris and fully assess the damage.

Community Walking Project Enters Final Phase

In the ten weeks since they began, the ninety-seven participants taking part in the “A Better Me: Fit, Healthy and Happy” fitness program sponsored by the Oneida County Health Department have cumulatively walked the equivalent of 39-hundred miles while learning about the benefits of proper nutrition and the prevention of diabetes and obesity, according to Dr. Gayle Jones, Oneida County Director of Health.

Partnership’s Efforts Address Health Needs of HeadStart Children

Oneida County’s Lead Primary Prevention Program (LPP), in cooperation with the Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA), will partner with other community agencies to provide medical and dental screenings and services for children enrolled in the HeadStart Program , Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.

News Advisory

What: The New York State County Executives Association will be meeting Tuesday, August 23, 2011 in Oneida County to discuss 2012 County Budgets, the State’s property tax cap law, and the need for meaningful mandate relief at the county level.

Workforce Board Receives $169,204 State Grant To Continue Tri-County Wage Subsidy Prg

Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Alice J. Savino today announced that the WIB.  Has received $169,204 in supplemental funding from the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance to continue the operation of its highly successful Wage Subsidy Program aimed at helping public assistance recipients in the tri-county area with barriers to employment find and retain employment.

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