Saranac Soft Drinks USA Luge Slider Search Coming To Utica August 20th

Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr., today announced that for a 3rd consecutive year, USA Luge will conduct Slider Search Clinics in Utica August 20th. This year’s Slider Search is being sponsored by Saranac Soft Drinks. This one day only Slider Search will give young Oneida County (11-14) athletes the opportunity to experience the thrill of the fastest sport on ice while being trained under the guidance of 2009 World Champion Erin Hamlin of Remsen.

Picente: Microenterprise Grant to assist CNY Pipeworx, LLC to begin operations in Stittville

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. announced today that Central New York (CNY) Pipeworx, LLC, has received an Oneida County Microenterprise Grant in the amount of $15,000 to assist with its expansion into geothermal technology sales & service. The Oneida County Microenterprise Grant program, administered by Mohawk Valley EDGE, utilizes Community Development Block Grant (CDGB) funding through the NYS Office of Community Renewal.

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.