2019 News Archives

Posted: 03/25/2019

The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has received an Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Spike Alert Notification of 21 heroin overdoses that resulted in five fatalities over the past 10 days, primarily in the cites of Utica... Read more

Posted: 03/19/2019

Continued Collaboration with Community Partners Identifying Issues

Oneida County’s ranking in two key areas has... Read more

Posted: 03/18/2019

Office for the Aging & Continuing Care Initiative Focuses on Elder Financial Abuse

UTICA — The Oneida County... Read more

Posted: 03/14/2019

Health Department’s Main Focus for National Nutrition Month

The Oneida County Health Department is using National Nutrition Month to focus on improving... Read more

Posted: 03/12/2019

Aerial Testing Will Generate Harmless Smoke Plumes

ROME — A small unmanned aircraft will be operating over Griffiss International... Read more

Posted: 03/07/2019

Picente Announces Tomidy Will Assume Role Temporarily

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today... Read more

Posted: 02/27/2019

County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications

UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J.... Read more

Posted: 02/25/2019

Due to inclement weather, all Oneida County Offices are closed today.

The travel advisory issued by Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. that went into effect Sunday morning, remains active until conditions improve. Picente urges no unnecessary travel on county roadways or lakes during this time.

Posted: 02/23/2019

High Winds and Snow to Hit Area Sunday

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory... Read more

Posted: 02/22/2019

UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced David M. Catalfamo as Oneida County Director of Economic Development.

Catalfamo, a 20-year veteran of New York State government with extensive experience working in both the legislative and executive branches, has spent the last dozen years working as a communications... Read more

Posted: 02/20/2019

Over 13,000 Have Volunteered Nearly 34,000 Hours Through Children Care Initiative

UTICA — Over the past 10 years, 13,059 youth have volunteered 33,823 hours of their time to make their community a better place... Read more

Posted: 02/19/2019

Health Department Educating Public Throughout February

UTICA — The Oneida County Health Department has been spending February raising awareness of cancer prevention through several educational initiatives.

Many factors can contribute to a cancer diagnosis, but there are positive steps that can be taken... Read more

Posted: 02/12/2019

Due to inclement winter weather, all Oneida County offices will be closing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12

Posted: 02/05/2019

Proactive Preventative Measures Prove Successful

The efforts of the emergency response team assembled by Oneida County to monitor and react to ice jams in area waterways has successfully led to the aversion of flooding.

An emergency response center was set up at the Oneida County 911 Center in Oriskany... Read more

Posted: 02/02/2019

Operation Center Set up at 911 Center; Equipment Deployed to Key Locations

Oneida County has set up an emergency response center to coordinate a team of local and state officials and staged heavy equipment along known flooding locations in order to prepare for potential flooding caused by anticipated ice jams... Read more

Posted: 01/29/2019

Dennis Davis to Lead New York State County Highway Superintendents Assoicaiton

The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (NYSCHSA) elected Oneida County Public Works Commisioner Dennis Davis president at its annual winter conference and tradeshow in Saratoga Springs last week.

“Our association provides... Read more

Posted: 01/28/2019

“I completely agree with Gov. Cuomo’s action to directly deal with CSX and his call for the company to handle its obligation to the Village of Whitesboro, and I fully support pursuing legal action in order to force compliance,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “For far too long our pleas for CSX to fix its bridge have fallen... Read more

Posted: 01/23/2019

The Oneida County Office Building at 800 Park Ave. in Utica will be open for business on Wednesday after closing at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday due to repair work on the water main break at John and Oriskany streets.

Posted: 01/22/2019

Due to the water main break at John and Oriskany streets, the county office building in Utica will be closing at 2:30 pm today due to an anticipated water outage.

The building cannot be occupied until the water service has been restored. Additional information will be provided when available. This only applies to 800 Park Ave.
Posted: 01/19/2019

County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory effective immediately.

With high snow accumulation levels and winds expected, poor visibility and road conditions are anticipated throughout the night and into tomorrow. Picente is urging no unnecessary travel in order to ensure the safety of residents.

The... Read more

Posted: 01/17/2019

Application Deadline June 12; Civil Service Test August 22

The Oneida County Department of Social Services is actively recruiting caseworkers to fill several vacancies.

The primary responsibility of a caseworker is to provide social work services for individuals and/or their families, including children,... Read more