2015 News Archives

Posted: 12/31/2015

Picente Lays Out Vision For a 3rd Term And The Future Of the Region

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, joined by family friends, supporters as well as members of the Board of Legislators, Elected Officials and many others, was sworn into office to begin an unprecedented 3rd... Read more

Posted: 11/20/2015

F.A.T.S. System Funded Through Partners In Prosperity Program. First Demonstration by Mohawk Valley Police Academy will also take place. 

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, joined by Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol and Utica Police Chief Mark Williams and the Mohawk Valley Police Academy trainees will announce and... Read more

Posted: 10/23/2015

Animal Science Center Will Be Funded Through Partners In Prosperity Program

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, joined by Superintendent Martha Group and the V.V.S. Agriculture Department will announce the location, funding and scope for the VVS Animal Science Center, an instructional facility used to teach STEM... Read more

Posted: 09/30/2015

As a part of National PrepaAthon! Day the Oneida County Health Department is releasing its animated B’Ready Family Walk the World Prepared YouTube disaster preparedness videos in English, Spanish, Arabic, Bosnian, Russian, Karen and Burmese. “Oneida County is a highly diverse community and we want to ensure... Read more

Posted: 09/15/2015

Project Completion Next Component of Comprehensive Countywide Arrest Diversion Program

Members of the Oneida County team attended an Information sharing Certificate Program late 2014 and were recently admitted to the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform Fellows Network following the approval of their capstone project. The Oneida... Read more

Posted: 09/09/2015

Dental Network is a Partnership between Oneida County and New York State Association of Counties.

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, joined by Department Heads and the Board of Legislators will announce Oneida County’s partnership with the New York State Association of Counties to provide residents with a new... Read more

Posted: 09/03/2015

Paying Off Amortization Bill Early Saves Taxpayers Half A Million Dollars

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that Oneida County paid off $4,315,349 in amortized state retirement payments from 2015, 10 years ahead of schedule. The amortization of retirement bills has been an approach used since... Read more

Posted: 09/01/2015

New Configuration Will Increase Downtown Utica Parking by Creating 178 Additional Spots

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, announces the parking project for the Oneida County Office Building’s, located at 800 Park Ave in downtown Utica, outdoor parking lot has begun.

The parking project aims to alleviate some... Read more

Posted: 08/24/2015

We have all been told at one time or another that waiting is the hardest part of any good thing. Such was the case with the Marcy Nanocenter project.  While many have questioned a process over the years that has involved numerous officials from all levels of government as well as tens of millions of dollars of investment in infrastructure and... Read more

Posted: 08/13/2015

Residents are invited to participate in a public health emergency preparedness POD (Point of Distribution) exercise at MVCC Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center (1101 Sherman Dr. Utica, NY) on Tuesday, September 1st, from 1:00 -2:30 pm Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced today.  “The Health... Read more

Posted: 07/31/2015

Oneida County Executive Releases Video Footage Of Train Crash at Union Station

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr, has released a statement in regards to the July 21st Rail Car incident that culminated with a wreck at Union Station in Utica as well as video footage captured, at Union... Read more

Posted: 07/14/2015

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente has appointed Kevin Green to fill the recently vacated position of Director of the Oneida County Youth Bureau.  Former Director Robert Roth retired in April of 2015 and had held the position since 2008.

Kevin Green comes to the position from Notre Dame High School where he was a Physical Education... Read more

Posted: 07/10/2015

Oneida County, NY, has been named one of America’s top digital counties by the Center for Digital Government and the National Association of Counties. The survey identifies best technology practices among counties nationwide.

Oneida County’s District Attorney’s office recently became the first in the State of New York to go paperless.... Read more

Posted: 07/07/2015

The Oneida County Public Market has again made the list of the “101 Best Farmers Markets in America for 2014” developed by an online food and drink website, The Daily Meal, for a third consecutive year.  The site covers food related news and events happening across the country including restaurant ratings, wine and beverage recommendations,... Read more

Posted: 06/24/2015

Test flights advance NUAIR’s mission of safely integrating UAS into the nation’s airspace

Today, the Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research Alliance (NUAIR Alliance) announced that Aurora Flight Sciences successfully flew multiple unmanned test flights of the company’s Centaur optionally piloted aircraft (... Read more

Posted: 06/19/2015

28 projects will be funded through Partners In Prosperity Funding

County Executive Picente announced today 28 individual projects impacting arts, culture and STEM education that are funded through the Partners In Prosperity Funding.

The County budget allocated $830,000 in grant funding for 2015. $330,000... Read more

Posted: 06/15/2015

Oneida County to Partner with The Community Foundation to Expand Arts and Culture Investment

County Executive Picente announced today 35 projects impacting arts, culture and STEM education will be funded through the Partners In Prosperity Funding as allocated in the county’s 2015 budget.

“The requests... Read more

Posted: 06/11/2015

Four new Deputy Sheriffs and one new Correction Officer were sworn in this morning at a ceremony held at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.  Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol administered the Oath of Office to the new members and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente addressed them and their families, who were also present at this morning’... Read more

Posted: 05/19/2015

Two Projects Will Be Completed This Season, One In Town Of Paris, The Other In The Village of Whitesboro

Today, surrounded by Representatives from the Village of Whitesboro and the Sauquoit Creek Basin Inter-municipal Commission, County Executive Picente announced funding for two flood... Read more

Posted: 05/12/2015

New Contract Improves Quality, Reduces Waiting List and Restores Hot Daily Meals

County Executive Picente today, announced a new contract to provide meals to seniors in Oneida County that take part in the Senior Nutrition Program. Currently there are approximately 700 persons receiving home delivered meals... Read more

Posted: 05/08/2015

Increase Payment Is Due To Prolonged Harsh Winter Conditions

County Executive Picente announced today, and increase of $200 per mile in additional payment for this past winter to municipalities that have snow plow contracts with the county.

County Executive Picente said “we have built a strong financial base in our County and... Read more

Posted: 05/08/2015

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente officially recognized the Corrections Officers and employees that work at the Oneida County Jail in conjunction with this week being “National Corrections Officers and Employees Week” all across America.

County Executive Picente issued a proclamation in... Read more

Posted: 05/05/2015

Strong Management and Sound Fiscal Discipline lead to 5.1 Million dollar Surplus

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced that final reporting of Oneida County’s fiscal position at the end of 2014 show that the county has achieved an unaudited operating surplus of $5.... Read more

Posted: 04/30/2015

First Disbursements of Partners In Prosperity Public Safety Funding From Historic Oneida Nation Settlement

Today, County Executive Picente presented Body Armor to local Police Agencies. The Body Armor was purchased with Partners In Prosperity Public Safety Funding that was allocated in the 2015 budget through funds received from the... Read more

Posted: 04/27/2015

Mercy Flight Central Will Be Located At Griffiss International Airport

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced the arrival of a new, air medical base operation by Mercy Flight Central at Griffiss International Airport which will begin this June.  The agreement calls for a temporary base of operation from June through... Read more

Posted: 04/23/2015

Events Include the Safety and Education Programs and 4th Annual Baseball Classic

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Youth Bureau and Oneida County Stop DWI, participating school
districts, partners and sponsors announced Teen Safety and Education Week. Teen Safety and Education Week is the week of April 27th.

... Read more
Posted: 04/16/2015

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month in Oneida County.

County Executive Picente along with Oneida County Department of Social Services and community partners announced Child Abuse Awareness Month for the Month of April.

County Executive Picente said “We remain diligent all year long, but in April, we... Read more

Posted: 04/15/2015

National Telecommunicator Week celebrated April 12-18

ORISKANY – April 12-18 is designated as National Telecommunicators Week. As such, the Oneida County 911 Center will host an open house on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Nationwide, telecommunicators will be recognized for their role as... Read more

Posted: 04/07/2015

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente announced that the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency (OCIDA) in furtherance of the Oneida County Vision 2020 – “Path Toward Prosperity Initiative,” has created a Uniform Tax Exemption and Agency Benefits Policy to encourage development of specific types of market rate rental housing. 

“... Read more

Posted: 04/06/2015

In recognition of National Public Health Week (NPHW), April 6th – 11th, Oneida County Health Department invites the public to Chat Live with Health Department staff on April 9th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm to get their questions answered on... Read more

Posted: 04/02/2015

Oneida County Sewer District to Host Earth Day Celebration April 18 at Jay-K Lumber in New Hartford

Oneida County Sewer District representatives invite homeowners and businesses to learn how they can help reduce sanitary sewer overflows into the Mohawk River at the Operation Ripple Effect Earth Day Celebration starting... Read more

Posted: 03/13/2015

National Weather Service officials have recognized Oneida County N. Y. as a StormReady® County.

The StormReady program helps community leaders and residents better prepare for hazardous weather and flooding. StormReady counties have made a strong commitment to implement the infrastructure and systems needed to... Read more

Posted: 02/26/2015

New Building Is a Multipurpose Terminal and Customs Inspection Building

Today Oneida County Executive was joined by Chairman of the Board of Legislators Gerald Fiorini and surrounded by elected officials, tenants of Griffiss International Airport and the Business and Technology Park as well as representatives of... Read more

Posted: 02/19/2015

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that in 2014, 951 Oneida County youth gave back an amazing 1,995 volunteer hours to the community through the Oneida County Children Care Initiative, an Oneida County Youth Bureau initiative that began in 2009.

“As Oneida County supports our youth through programs and... Read more

Posted: 02/06/2015

Focus Of The Region Should Be On Winning Competition

County Executive Anthony J. Picente released the following statement on the proposed Upstate Revitalization Fund:

“The process and procedure of The Upstate Revitalization Fund has been debated since the Governor announced the proposal in his address on... Read more

Posted: 01/30/2015

Paying Off Amortization Bill Early Saves Taxpayers Half A Million Dollars

County Executive Anthony J. Picente announced today that Oneida County paid off $5,614,826 in amortized state retirement payments from 2014, 9 years ahead of schedule. The amortization of retirement bills has been an approach used since... Read more

Posted: 01/22/2015

The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce

is proud to host the
State of the County Address
with
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr.

... Read more

Posted: 01/15/2015

“I am a strong believer in collaborative approaches to economic development – because the success of a business owner in one part of Oneida can easily translate to jobs or economic activity in another part of the State. That’s why I am very excited about Governor Cuomo’s proposal to create a new $1.5 billion economic development competition... Read more

Posted: 01/13/2015

“I thank Governor Andrew Cuomo for this responsibility and look forward to being a member of the Board of Trustees and serving in the governance and oversight of the Authority.  The New York Power Authority is America's largest state power organization working with businesses, non-profits and municipalities while supporting thousands of jobs... Read more

Posted: 01/07/2015

County Executive Picente will be on hand to discuss national strategies for Transportation, Infrastructure, Legislative priorities and other topics effecting Counties with a National Perspective

On Friday County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. along with NYSAC Executive Director will be... Read more

Posted: 01/05/2015

County Executive Picente has made available an RFP for Funding Arts and Culture and STEM Education Via Oneida Settlement Money

On Monday County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. announced Oneida County’s Requests for Proposals for funding that has been allocated in the 2015 budget for Arts and... Read more

Posted: 01/02/2015

"I was saddened to hear of the loss of Governor Mario Cuomo. He was truly one of the great giants of the Empire State. In my encounters with the former Governor I found him to be a genuine and humble man who cared deeply about New York and its residents. A first generation Italian American, Mario Cuomo has been a shining example of what we all... Read more