Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente delivered his 2018 State of the County Address at Daniele's in New Hartford on Thursday.

Picente talked about the new downtown Utica hospital, saying quote -- "We're going to get the new hospital built, we have to."

He touched on the construction of the Nexus Center next door to the Adirondack Bank Center and development of the U District.

Picente also announced the launch of a five-point plan call CyberOneida.  He says the County will partner with Utica College, Mohawk Valley Community College, the Cyber Alliance and experts from the cybersecurity industry to establish Oneida County as New York's leader in cyber training.

Picente also talked about the opioid crisis, school safety and gun violence and consolidation.

You can read Picente's address at

Dave Smith, WIBX