NEW HARTFORD – Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente delivered his State of the County address Thursday afternoon.
The address was held at 4:30 p.m. at Daniele’s in New Hartford. Doors open at 4 p.m.
In the speech, Picente addressed several topics including agriculture, school safety and mental health. He described a goal to put an armed officer in every school building that does not have one.
Picente also criticized Congresswoman Claudia Tenney's comments made after the Parkland, Florida shooting.
"I didn't like and I don't like what our Congresswoman said during the aftermath of this horrific tragedy, but what her and other members of Congress haven't said is even more appalling," Picente said.
Picente also announced plans for a new agriculture venture on the Rome campus of MVCC and a new five-point plan to attract more cybersecurity job and education opportunities to the greater Utica region.