Griffiss Vying for FAA’s New Air Traffic Control Center

Picente says possible center could bring 800-1200 New Jobs

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Griffiss Business & Technology Park received a site visit by FAA for potential siting of FAA’s new Air Traffic Control Center facility.  The FAA site visit was in response to a solicitation from FAA for potential locations.

Picente: County, MVCC Partner with Premier To Offer Fast-Track Training to Laid-Off Workers

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that Oneida County is partnering with Mohawk Valley Community College and Premier Aviation Overhaul Center Ltd. to provide two fast-track aviation skills training programs that can help area men and women who have been laid off find work in the high-growth field of aviation.

County Executive Picente Announces New Informational Website

Herkimer-Oneida Counties Census Data Affiliate Officially Opens Blog

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced today that they are now operating a census and data related blog in order to make information more readily available to the public, private agencies, businesses and policy makers. The blog can be found at: http://hocensus.blogspot.com and is administered by The Herkimer-Oneida County Census Data Affiliate.

FAA To Postpone Air Traffic Control Towers

Picente urges FAA to take closer look at Griffiss Tower

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it will delay the closures of all 149 federal contract air traffic control towers until June 15. Last month, the FAA announced it would eliminate funding for these towers as part of the agency’s required $637 million budget cuts under sequestration according to the FAA.

Oneida County Youth Bureau and Office For Aging Announces Open Sign Up For 5th Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up

Oneida County Youth Bureau and Office for Aging, today, announced that volunteers and participants can sign up for the 5th Annual Intergenerational Spring Clean-Up that will take place the weekend of Saturday April 20th and Sunday April 21st. The clean-up, which takes place during National Volunteer Week, is collaboration between the Oneida County Youth Bureau, the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care, Oneida County colleges, school districts and youth organizations.

Road Closure Notification Pleasant Street, TOWN OF NEW HARTFORD

On April 1, 2013, Oneida County Department of Public Works will close Pleasant Street to through traffic due to the replacement of a box culvert over a Branch of Starch Factory Creek. The structure is at the end of its life expectancy and needs to be replaced. The replacement will allow for more efficient water run off making for safer roadway conditions.

County Executive Picente Announces Intentions To Keep Griffiss Tower Open

County Executive Picente announced today he is actively pursuing options allowing the Griffiss International Airport Tower to remain open for business. On March 22nd the FAA announced it would close the FAA Control Tower at Griffiss Airport due to automatic budget cuts that were triggered by sequestration.   

Picente met with his airport team as well as the major tenants at Griffiss to discuss every option to secure a seamless transition from an FAA Control Tower to a Control Tower that remains open without federal funding. 

Oneida County Makes Official Appeal to Save Griffiss Air Control Tower

Picente working with state and federal legislators to pursue every option

Today, Anthony Picente delivered to the FAA an official letter of appeal laying out the specific reasons the Air Control Tower at Griffiss should remain open.  The FAA is considering one rationale for keeping certain towers open; National Interest. 

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