Picente To Announce Affordable Dental Care Program

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 voluntary Dental Network Card Program.

Picente: County Pays Off 2015 Amortized Retirement Payment 10 Years Early

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 2011. By paying the $4,315,349 in less than one year instead of the ten years allowed by law the County saves taxpayers $689,517 in interest payments.

Picente Announces County Parking Lot Project Has Begun

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 downtown parking concerns in and around the downtown Utica County campus. The current parking lot has 323 spots and street parking is routinely used by employees and those traveling to the County Building. 

Picente Editorial On NanoTech Announcements

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 permitting, the end result is a new and bright future for Oneida County and the region.

Picente On Train Wreck: “Someone is responsible and it isn’t the taxpayers of Oneida County”

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 Station, of the Crash.

Picente Announces Kevin Green as the New Youth Bureau Director

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 teacher as well as the Physical Education Department Chair and previously was that school’s head varsity baseball coach.  Since 2015 in addition to his duties at Notre Dame he serves as head coach of New Hartford Varsity Baseball.

Oneida County Named Top Digital County

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. The county’s new Laserfiche system has streamlined court operations by:

Oneida County Public Market Receives National Recognition for a Third Year

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, recipes, and photos.