Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced that the Oneida County Youth Bureau is accepting proposals from interested non-profit organizations and cities, towns and villages that would like the opportunity to provide youth-...Read more
2019 News Archives
Shelter Available to All in Need
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today updated the county’s...Read more
State of Emergency Remains in Effect; More County Resources Being Deployed
With a State of Emergency still in...Read more
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has declared a state of emergency in Oneida County due to heavy rain and flooding.
After conferring with emergency officials, Picente made the declaration in order to preserve public safety and render all required and available assistance vital to the security, well-being and health of the...Read more
Internship Program Recognized by Genesis Group & CNY ATD
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the Oneida County College Corps Internship Program has been recognized by two organizations for the work it does to place local students on a successful career path.... Read more
500 Volunteers Clean Up 105 Homes During 11th Annual Event
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that 500 youth volunteers cleaned up 105 homes for senior citizens last weekend during the 11th Annual Oneida County Intergenerational Fall Clean-Up.
Each year, the...Read more
Students Working on Murnane Field Improvements
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced a...Read more
Nearly 1,000 Job Openings Available from Multiple Industries; Work Attire Donations Piling Up
With Oneida County’s...Read more
Awarded by MVP Health Care for Innovation & Achievement
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced...Read more
Oneida County Career Event Set for Adirondack Bank Center on Oct. 21
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced a first-of-its-kind, large-scale career event called OneidaWorks...Read more
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. presented a 2020 proposed county budget and capital plan to the Board of Legislators on Friday that carried with it no increase in the property tax levy for the seventh year in a row.... Read more
UTICA — County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. signed the Oneida County Animal Abuser Registry into law today.
The online registry...Read more
Oneida County Health Department Services Will Reach More Residents
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr...Read more
Oneida County Working to Keep Pets & Families Safe
With World Rabies Day occurring on Sept. 28, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. is urging residents to “Vaccinate to Eliminate” in order to keep their pets and families safe.
“World Rabies Day is a good opportunity to remind our residents to ensure their...Read more
Picente Appoints Ed Stevens to Position
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that he has...Read more
Awareness Raised as Part of Child Passenger Safety Week
As part of national Child Passenger Safety Week, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. is urging parents to make sure their children are in the...Read more
The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has received an Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Spike Alert Notification of four overdoses believed to be from heroin that resulted in one fatality in the past 24 hours. Three of the four overdose victims had suffered previous overdoses in the past seven months. Since September 1,...Read more
Innovation Collective Will Grow Local High Tech Entrepreneurship
UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced a new economic development initiative aimed at accelerating and growing the local high tech entrepreneurship ecosystem through innovation and collaboration....Read more
Nine Companies Purchased Equipment, Expanded Production & Retained Jobs
Oneida County Executive Anthony J....Read more
First-Year Work Training Initiative Gives 12 Young Adults Valuable Experience
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today praised the success of the county’s first-year FreshStart work training program...Read more
Oneida County Partners with AFRL, GI and SUNY Poly in $12 Million Research Center
ROME — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced the development of the...Read more
Joins U.S. DOT & State Police for ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Campaign
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that county law enforcement agencies are partnering with the U.S....Read more
Position Will Establish Agricultural Curriculum through CCE
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced a new educator position that will establish agricultural curriculum in local schools.
“Having an...Read more
Offices Available by Phone; Services Still Being Provided
Due to this morning’s fire at the Adirondack Bank Building...Read more
Expressions of Interest for 4,200 Square-Foot Space Being Accepted
UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J....Read more
Free Vegetables Offered for August’s ‘Tasteful Tuesdays’
Oneida County is harvesting an abundance of fresh produce...Read more
Oneida County Emphasizes Importance of Vaccinations
August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and Oneida County officials are reminding residents that vaccinations are not just for children. From babies to senior citizens, vaccinations can protect people of all ages from serious...Read more
Document Will Assist in Developing Plans & Policies
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today unveiled the “Agriculture-Friendly Oneida County” municipal planning guide, a document that will aid local towns in developing comprehensive plans and policies, establishing...Read more
Stoplead.org Set Up as Resource Center
Oneida County has released a documentary highlighting the far-reaching and permanent effects of lead...Read more
The 11th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest was hosted by Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute on July 18.
The kids had a perfect weather day to create all types and styles of inspiring artwork. Children in the age categories of 5-7 years-old, 8-10 years-old, 11-13 years-old and 14-18 years-old had the opportunity to draw a positive image on...Read more
The Oneida County Health Department is reminding residents to take precautions during extreme hot weather.
Extreme heat can trigger...Read more
“I’m pleased with the decision of the Town of Vernon Planning Board to uphold the town codes officer’s decision denying Woodstock 50 a permit. As I’ve said earlier, inadequate planning and a dangerously truncated timeframe made having this event...Read more
Hundreds of Teens Participate in Work Readiness Day at MVCC
UTICA — Hundreds of teens participated in Work Readiness Day at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica Campus today to kick off the 2019 Summer Youth Employment Program.
This year, the county is placing approximately 460...Read more
2,000 Expected to be Assisted Through Annual Program
The Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care will begin distributing coupon...Read more
Internship Program Places 190 Students with 47 Employers in 2019
The Oneida County College Corps Internship Program has continued to steadily grow over...Read more
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr.: “Vaccinations are essential to the health of every resident in Oneida County. We must do all we can to stop preventable diseases from gaining a foothold in our community, so I am happy to see that...Read more
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today called for the reform of the practices of animal rescue facilities located within the county.
“The situation that occurred recently at the animal...Read more
$4.2 Million Saved Since 2008
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Comptroller Joseph J. Timpano today announced the refunding of $12.9 million of outstanding bonds this year, for a total cash...Read more
What do you feel are the top health issues in Oneida County? How would you rate local health care services? The Oneida County Health Department wants to hear your opinion on these and other health-related issues.
The Oneida County Health Department, Mohawk Valley Health System and Rome Memorial Hospital are conducting a health needs...Read more
Thirteen Honored for Community Contributions
UTICA — Ten youth and three adults were honored today for their positive impact on the community at...Read more
Residents Will Not Be Charged for Using Paper
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that Oneida County will opt out charging residents the 5-cent fee that New York State is imposing on paper bags as part of the statewide ban on single-use...Read more
Additional 260+ Oneida County Employees Registered for June
Free Narcan training sessions offered by Oneida County...Read more
Kits Available from Health Department in June
UTICA —The Oneida County Health Department is offering county residents help in reducing the mosquito population around their homes and properties.
Beginning June 3, county...Read more
It’s Time to Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap for ‘Don’t Fry Day’
Oneida County officials are urging residents to enjoy the outdoors, but be safe in the sun as the Memorial Day weekend kicks off this Friday, which is also designated “National Don’t Fry Day.”
“As we finally get to enjoy the...Read more
Carole and Ed Grove, Rome Wesleyan Community Church Overall Winners
The Oneida County Office for the Aging & Continuing Care presented its 2019 Older American Awards Thursday at Hart’s Hill Inn, recognizing nearly 50 individuals and organizations for their contributions to the community....Read more
Awareness Raised for National Women’s Health Week
In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, Oneida County officials are urging women to make their...Read more
Oneida County is participating in national Mental Health Awareness Month in May through informational programs and free depression screenings.
Employees Donate $1,710 to Kelberman Center
Oneida County spent April and a portion of May doing its part to raise awareness of Autism and its employees donated money to help the Kelberman Center of Utica...Read more
The Oneida County Opiate Task Force and the Oneida County Department of Health are working to expand the availability of Narcan by making trainings available to county departments, community agencies and the public at large.
Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is administered...Read more
UTICA — The Oneida County STOP-DWI Program today announced the law enforcement award winners at its 25th Annual Recognition Breakfast at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica campus.
The event — which is sponsored by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Law Enforcement Foundation — is designed to honor individual officers and police agencies...Read more
2018 Fiscal Year Finishes in the Black; 2019 Credit Ratings Remain High
Oneida County remains in high financial standing as its 2018 fiscal year ended in an operating and budget surplus and stellar credit ratings have once again been issued by the three major national credit agencies for 2019...Read more
April 27 to May 4 is National Infant Immunization Week
Oneida County is urging parents to offer their children the power of protection by vaccinating their children during this National Infant Immunization Week...Read more
Outdoor Events Scheduled in Rome, Sherrill and Boonville
In celebration of National Screen-Free Week, the Oneida...Read more
Week-long Driver Safety Education and Enforcement Accompanied by Baseball Classic
NEW YORK MILLS — County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. and Oneida County Sheriff Robert M. Maciol kicked off their respective 2019 Teen Traffic Safety Week and No Empty Chair Campaign events today at New York...Read more
Overdose Response Team Utilizing Wide-Ranging Arsenal in Attack
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. was joined today by partners from law enforcement,...Read more
Pinwheels Placed, Caseworkers Recognized & Building Goes Blue
UTICA — Oneida County is raising awareness all April long in recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Today, Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. was joined by other county and advocacy officials in placing “...Read more
Picente Joined by Maciol & McNamara in Announcing New Law
UTICA — County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. was joined by Sheriff Robert Maciol and...Read more
City of Sherrill Serves as Program Pilot
SHERRILL — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today unveiled an...Read more
National Public Health Week is April 1-7
A community cannot thrive unless its residents are healthy and safe, and this week, Oneida County is highlighting the important role of the individuals who work to provide programs and services to protect the lives and...Read more
Oneida County Partners Take Action; Situation Stabilized
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today that the steps taken by the...Read more
The Oneida County Overdose Response Team has received an Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Spike Alert Notification of 21 heroin overdoses that resulted in five fatalities over the past 10 days, primarily in the cites of Utica...Read more
Continued Collaboration with Community Partners Identifying Issues
Oneida County’s ranking in two key areas has...Read more
Office for the Aging & Continuing Care Initiative Focuses on Elder Financial Abuse
UTICA — The Oneida County...Read more
Health Department’s Main Focus for National Nutrition Month
The Oneida County Health Department is using National Nutrition Month to focus on improving...Read more
Aerial Testing Will Generate Harmless Smoke Plumes
ROME — A small unmanned aircraft will be operating over Griffiss International...Read more
Picente Announces Tomidy Will Assume Role Temporarily
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. announced today...Read more
County Summer Youth Employment Program Now Accepting Applications
UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J....Read more
Due to inclement weather, all Oneida County Offices are closed today.
The travel advisory issued by Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. that went into effect Sunday morning, remains active until conditions improve. Picente urges no unnecessary travel on county roadways or lakes during this time.
High Winds and Snow to Hit Area Sunday
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory...Read more
UTICA — Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. today announced David M. Catalfamo as Oneida County Director of Economic Development.
Catalfamo, a 20-year veteran of New York State government with extensive experience working in both the legislative and executive branches, has spent the last dozen years working as a communications...Read more
Over 13,000 Have Volunteered Nearly 34,000 Hours Through Children Care Initiative
UTICA — Over the past 10 years, 13,059 youth have volunteered 33,823 hours of their time to make their community a better place...Read more
Health Department Educating Public Throughout February
UTICA — The Oneida County Health Department has been spending February raising awareness of cancer prevention through several educational initiatives.
Many factors can contribute to a cancer diagnosis, but there are positive steps that can be taken...Read more
Due to inclement winter weather, all Oneida County offices will be closing at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12
Proactive Preventative Measures Prove Successful
The efforts of the emergency response team assembled by Oneida County to monitor and react to ice jams in area waterways has successfully led to the aversion of flooding.
An emergency response center was set up at the Oneida County 911 Center in Oriskany...Read more
Operation Center Set up at 911 Center; Equipment Deployed to Key Locations
Oneida County has set up an emergency response center to coordinate a team of local and state officials and staged heavy equipment along known flooding locations in order to prepare for potential flooding caused by anticipated ice jams...Read more
Dennis Davis to Lead New York State County Highway Superintendents Assoicaiton
The New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (NYSCHSA) elected Oneida County Public Works Commisioner Dennis Davis president at its annual winter conference and tradeshow in Saratoga Springs last week.
“Our association provides...Read more
“I completely agree with Gov. Cuomo’s action to directly deal with CSX and his call for the company to handle its obligation to the Village of Whitesboro, and I fully support pursuing legal action in order to force compliance,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “For far too long our pleas for CSX to fix its bridge have fallen...Read more
The Oneida County Office Building at 800 Park Ave. in Utica will be open for business on Wednesday after closing at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday due to repair work on the water main break at John and Oriskany streets.
Due to the water main break at John and Oriskany streets, the county office building in Utica will be closing at 2:30 pm today due to an anticipated water outage.
County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. has issued a travel advisory effective immediately.
With high snow accumulation levels and winds expected, poor visibility and road conditions are anticipated throughout the night and into tomorrow. Picente is urging no unnecessary travel in order to ensure the safety of residents.
Application Deadline June 12; Civil Service Test August 22
The Oneida County Department of Social Services is actively recruiting caseworkers to fill several vacancies.
The primary responsibility of a caseworker is to provide social work services for individuals and/or their families, including children,...Read more