Picente Urges Caution to Seniors During Heat Wave

During the course of the next few days, Oneida County as well as the rest of the Region will be facing extreme temperatures and very high heat indexes.

“Unfortunately, dangerous increases in body temperatures are more likely to occur in the elderly,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. He went on to say, “I urge seniors, and all residents, to follow the precautions listed below and do your best to stay cool.”

County DOH Monitoring Beach Daily

County Executive: ‘Public’s Health Our Priority’
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente today confirmed that the Health Department is continuing to monitor the situation daily at Sylvan Beach, a situation that has resulted in a portion of Oneida Lake being closed to swimmers since last Thursday due to blue-green algae in the water.

Picente: Youth Bureau Seeks Grant Applications for 2012 To Operate High-Quality Youth Programs

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations that would like the opportunity to provide youth-oriented programs that offer delinquency prevention, recreation and positive youth development opportunities during 2012.

Picente: 3rd Annual Oneida County Sidewalk Art Contest Will Take Place the Week of July 11th

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that the 3rd Annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest will take place the week of July 11th at Oneida County municipalities and youth serving agencies. Children in age specific categories; 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 and 14-18 will have the opportunity to draw a positive scene on a single sidewalk slab with sidewalk chalk.

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.