Picente, Partners Plan Announcement About Training Tomorrow’s Technology Workforce

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. will make an important announcement about an innovative program coming to Oneida County as part of his efforts to build partnerships that will develop the high technology workforce of the future.

Time: 11 a.m.

Date: Wednesday, June 20th

Place:  Oneida County Executive’s Office, 10th Floor, Oneida County Office Building, 800 Park Ave., Utica, NY 13501

County Informs Public of 6 Cases of Intestinal Disease; Limited Outbreak Not Considered Public Health Threat

As a point of information, the Oneida County Department of Health has announced that there have been six confirmed cases of Cryptosporidium. The Oneida County Health Department is currently investigating the origin of the outbreak. Officials are looking into the possibility of the outbreak stemming from the recent Farmfest event, but caution that no direct causal link has yet been determined.

Picente, Bar Association Re-Dedicate County Courthouse; Portraits Unveiled of Five Oneida County Judges

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., in collaboration with the Oneida County Bar Association, today oversaw the rededication of the Oneida County Courthouse upon the completion of a multi-phase, multi-year renovation project that totaled about $25 million. Picente and the Bar Association also held the unveiling of portraits of five judges from Oneida County.

Oneida County Emergency Animal Response Team Development Plans

Oneida County Disaster Planning Committee volunteers are currently developing a contingency plan regarding emergency companion animal services, followed by a plan for livestock and horses in the event of a local disaster. The Committee is looking to form an active emergency County Animal Response Team (CART) that would be ready when needed. The plan would include the development of Pet Friendly Shelter Evacuation sites throughout the county in designated disaster zones.

Picente: Renovations Bring New Life to REA Building; Manager Named for Oneida County Public Market

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that Oneida County has completed months of renovation work at the REA (Railway Express Agency) Wing of Union Station on Bagg’s Square in Downtown Utica. The REA Wing will house the Oneida County Public Market and will also be developed for use for other potential community activities.

Bridge Named in Honor of John “Jack” Williams

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. today announced that a resolution was passed by the Board of Legislators naming the Pinnacle Road Bridge in the Town of Paris in honor of former Oneida County legislator and former Commissioner of the Department of Public Works, John “Jack” Williams. The resolution was sponsored by Chairman of the Board Gerald Fiorini, along with Legislators Brian Miller, Richard Flisnik, and Les Porter.

Picente: Outreach Services Begin Wednesday To Assist Orion Workers

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the first steps of a coordinated, inter-agency response to the needs of Orion Bus workers will begin Wednesday, with representatives of the Oneida County Office of Workforce Development and Working Solutions Consortium providing information and assistance outreach to Orion employees. Representatives of the New York State Department of Labor will also be on hand to assist Orion workers.