Picente Invites Community to Visit Union Station For Saturday Opening of Oneida County Public Market

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that the region’s newest shopping experience will begin on Saturday, June 25th as the Oneida County Public Market opens at historic Union Station at Bagg’s Square in Downtown Utica – featuring a unique, diverse blend of fresh produce, artisan foods and crafted local products.

Community Walking Project Gets Underway

“A Better Me: Fit, Happy and Healthy Tracks Participants’ Steps’ 
More than 100 participants comprising teams from seven area agencies and the community-at-large will be taking part in a fitness program designed to reduce health disparities among minority and underserved women and girls, Oneida County Health Department officials announced today. 

News Advisory

What: Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. will be participating in Community Readers Day
Time: 9:30- 10:30 a.m.
Date: Thursday June 16, 2011
Place: Watson Williams Elementary School Utica, NY

Picente: Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt Wyman

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., is calling for all flags flown within Oneida County to be lowered to half staff on Monday, June 13, 2011 in honor of Oneida County Sheriff’s Deputy Kurt Wyman. Deputy Wyman was killed in the line of duty on June 7, 2011. The funeral service for Deputy Wyman will be held on Monday, June 13th at the Utica Auditorium and Picente is asking all county workers and those who work with county departments to observe June 13th as a day of mourning for Deputy Wyman.


Picente: Microenterprise Grant to assist Noble Wood Shavings Company to begin operations in Sherrill, NY

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that Noble Wood Shavings has received an Oneida County Microenterprise Grant in the amount of $20,000 to assist its startup operations. The Oneida County Microenterprise Grant program, administered by Mohawk Valley EDGE, utilizes Community Development Block Grant funding through the NYS Office of Community Renewal. Due to CDBG program requirements, only startup and existing microenterprises that are outside of the cities of Utica and Rome are eligible for funding. A microenterprise is defined as a business with five or fewer employees, including the owner.

Healthy Summer Demands Pool Safety

“Keep Children Safe by Following Simple Rules”    
With schools soon closing and the mercury rising, backyard and municipal swimming pools throughout Oneida County will soon be luring youngsters with the promise of summer fun and relief from the seasonal heat. However, without warning, what began as fun in the water can turn into tragedy for a child.