Early Cancer Detection Goal of Week-Long Screening Event

“Cancer Services Program Reaches Out to Uninsured Tri-County Women”

Uninsured women 40-years of age and older living in Oneida, Herkimer and Madison Counties can register for free cancer screenings, win prizes and receive a free gift bag for participating in the Love Yourself Screening Event  scheduled for the week of October 3rd through October 7th.

Picente: MVCC Secures Grant to Train Food Stamp Recipients

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the efforts of a multi-county partnership led by Oneida County’s Office of Workforce Development, the Workforce Investment Board and Mohawk Valley Community College have succeeded in securing a $300,000 state grant to provide job training for Food Stamp recipients. The grant, which can be renewed for four years for a total value of $1.2 million, will work with the Departments of Social Services in Madison and Herkimer counties as well as Oneida County.

Oneida County Public Market Adds Health Department to List of Vendors

“Info on Flu, Emergency Preparedness, Cancer Services and More"

County Executive Anthony J. Picente said the Oneida County Health Department will this week join the growing list of vendors and exhibitors at the Public Market held each Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the historic Union Station in Downtown Utica.

Picente Announces 3rd Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up October 22nd and 23rd

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that once again the Oneida County Youth Bureau and the Oneida County Office for the Aging and Continuing Care will join forces to unite area youth with the elderly to deliver general yard clean-up services through their 3rd Annual Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up scheduled for Saturday October 22nd and Sunday October 23rd.

Picente Declares State of Emergency

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today declared a State of Emergency in Oneida County as County government and all of its local municipalities are dealing with the effects of heavy rainfall.

There have been reports of flash flooding throughout the County, which has led to blocked storm drains and surface street closings. It will take days for the floodwaters to recede and for public works crews to clear debris and fully assess the damage.

Awaited Test Results Yield Another ‘Positive’ for EEE

“Virus Suspected in Two More Horse Deaths ”

The Oneida County Health Department today reported that test results on a suspected case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in a horse in the north Rome/Lee Center has confirmed that the animal was infected with the disease when it was euthanized last week after developing neurological symptoms. Two previous confirmed cases of EEE in horses occurred in the Town of Westmoreland and in Camden.