Joseph P. Bottini, Oneida County Historian

October 2, 2018 - Utica Phoenix radio 95.5 The Heat asked if people of #BetterUticaDowntown heard a radio broadcast with John Zogby- regarding the hospital. Oneida County Historian Joseph Bottini replied...


Thank you..
I don't listen to radio at all
a little TV
newspapers a little
some computer e-mails like yours
and that is it.
Heard enough used oats in 84 years on this earth to last a lifetime.

Hospital Downtown =
a way for MVHS to eradicate their debt
a way for Aud to get a parking garage
a way for city to upgrade a neighborhood
a way for taxpayer to get hosed for the next 50 years
a way to trample more local history
a way to destroy more architecture.

And no one in government has the chutzpah to stand up and be counted.

Joseph Bottini

September 20, 2018 - Joseph Bottini has opinion posted in the Utica Observer-Dispatch: Downtown hospital another weak proposal

May 9, 2018 - "Open Letter to Mr. Scholefield"
Mr. Scholefield, you said, “ . . . with the primary mission of delivering state-of-the-art healthcare to our region . . . .” Continue Reading...

March 3, 2018 - "Little Minds Warp Great Ideas"
A great idea and little minds go ill together. Continue Reading...

February 1, 2018 - "Downtown Hospital Truth"
Folks and all my Friends FOR Downtown Hospital: Please read the most recent Landmarks Society Newsletter, "Preservationist."Continue Reading...

December 20, 2017 - Little Minds Warp Great Ideas
A great idea and little minds go ill together... Continue Reading...

February 22, 2017 - "Oneida County History? Furgit Abot It!"
Folks, I realize there are important things like budgets, Nano stuff, infrastructure, jobs, and politics-as-usual, but let us clear the smoke and break the mirrors to get a clear picture of some social/cultural/historical issues. Continue Reading...

September 22, 2016 - Demoralized
Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros Albany Nanocollege (SUNY Poly) President & CEO is on administrative leave while facing charges of wire fraud in regard to contracts. Continue Reading...

August 28, 2016 - Who Can We Trust?
It is hard to trust our decision-makers when examples of huge misdeeds are so obvious! Again, I must state that I have limited knowledge about the issue, because not much is forthcoming in the newspaper. Continue Reading...

August 17, 2016 - Questions Need Answers!
We ought to be talking about a Medical Complex, not a hospital. Perhaps, the reason for referring to a hospital and not a medical complex is the size of the proposed downtown location not being adequate? Continue Reading...

August 13, 2016 - Downtown Utica Hospital, Evidence of Need
Decision made without proper canvassing of medical professionals opinions is folly. Continue Reading...

August 8, 2016 - Downtown Utica Hospital, But At What Cost?
Last February I penned an article regarding the concept to place a new hospital into Downtown Utica. Now, five months later and after more thought and conversations, I'm compelled to offer another article. Continue Reading...

February 19, 2016 - To Whom It May Concern (Regarding New Downtown Hospital Concept)
There is always a possibility that one forms an opinion without knowing all the facts. I now state my opinion fully aware of this condition. I am not aware of the parameters for receiving state funds or how they are distributed. Continue Reading...

Email: Joseph P. Bottini, Oneida County Historian

No Studies, No Reports, thus we remain #NoHospitalDowntown