Picente: Guard Aircraft Use Griffiss for Training

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that over the next several months Air National Guard C-17s will conduct periodic night training at Griffiss International Airport in Rome. 

Members of the 137th Air Lift Squadron, 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburg will be conducting  conventional and simulated night time tactical approaches to the Griffiss runway. The Guard unit is coordinating with Million Air Fixed Base Operators (FBO) for support activities during the period.

Picente Urges Oneida County-Based Students, Employers To Apply Now for College Corps Summer Internships

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the Oneida County College Corps Internship Program is accepting applications from potential interns and employers. Last year, 145 interns worked at 51 Oneida County employers in the highly successful internship program.

County LPP Employs Tablets In Home Inspections

Picente: “Another ‘Tool in the Toolbox’ to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning”

The Oneida County Lead Poisoning Prevention field staff is employing innovative technology solutions to increase both the efficiency and effectiveness of their home inspection activities, County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.  The use of iPADs will reduce the time spent on each home inspection and improve communications with office-based supervisors, resulting in an increase in the number of home lead inspections that can be conducted.

Picente: County 911 Center Fielded More than 350,000 Calls in 2012

As Oneida County’s 911 Center marked its first year of fielding emergency calls made from all Oneida County communities, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today called the year of successful operations a major step in protecting the public and developing strong inter-governmental partnerships.

Picente also released figures showing that the Center received 354,490 calls (including both 911 and 7 digit calls). Of those, 128,314 were placed using the 911 emergency number.

Picente Announces 16th Annual Miles for Meals Run and Walk

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the 16th Annual Miles for Meals Jingle Bell Run and Walk will take place this Saturday, December 1st in Rome. The event is sponsored by the Roman Runners, Rome Family Y, and International House of Pancakes. Proceeds will benefit the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care Senior Nutrition Program.

Picente Appoints Giruzzi STOP DWI Coordinator

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that he has appointed Thomas Giruzzi as Oneida County STOP DWI Coordinator. He will begin work in the position on Monday, November 26th.

County Executive Picente said, “Giruzzi brings experience to the position from his time in education and outreach with STOP DWI. One of the major goals of the STOP DWI program is to reach as many people as possible and educate them on the potential dangers of drinking and driving; we expect Tom to work diligently to achieve this goal.”

Picente: County to Begin Taking Applications for HEAP

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that the 2012-2013 Home Energy Assistance Program, HEAP, will open November 19, 2012 for regular benefits and January 2, 2013 for emergency benefits. The heating equipment repair and replacement component of HEAP began October 1, 2012. The scheduled closing date for all three components of the program is March 15, 2013.