Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente is taking action to derail what he calls a 'bait and switch' by New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Governor Kathy Hochul in regard to the ongoing migrant crisis that is overwhelming the Big Apple.
Adjacent Upstate New York counties, Oneida and Herkimer announced on Wednesday, they're exploring the possibility of consolidating the two 911 systems, according to a press release issued on Wednesday afternoon.
They say the COVID-19 pandemic and previous mask requirements, along with knowledge of laws that restrict the severity of criminal charges one can face have resulted in criminal groups feeling comfortable enough to walk-in to retail stores, grab items off the shelves and simply walk out.
The state legislature is considering a plan to alter how some waterways are classified and local officials say would negatively impact farmers, 'cripple' area snowmobiling trails and create infrastructure and travel headaches.
The Utica NEXUS Center's grand opening will be held on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. at the newly opened facility, according to Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente. NEXUS is a 1,200 seat venue for youth and junior hockey, soccer and Lacrosse tournaments. The feature rink of the facility will serve as the home ice for Utica University's Women's Hockey program, as well as home to Utica Comets' junior teams.