Joseph P. Bottini,
Oneida County Historian

Mr. Bottini is a named party in the Legal challenge to the MVHS's SEQR process.


December 6, 2019 - "Death of Nobility in Oneida County", Continue Reading...


November 9, 2019 - "Interest of Taxpayers", Continue Reading...


October 28, 2019 - "Interest of Taxpayers", Continue Reading...


August 16, 2019 - "History Is A Good Teacher", Continue Reading...


June 13, 2019 - "If Anyone Buys Into this Smoke Screen", Continue Reading...


May 20, 2019 - "Expertise in the world of medical/healthcare is not my boast. Urban planning is not one of my areas of knowledge either. Whether or not we need a state-of-the-art consolidated hospital for Oneida County is beyond my pay-grade." Continue Reading...


May 12, 2019 - "Who Is Going to be that 11th Hour Hero for Utica? Is there no one with enough chutzpah to stand up and save Utica from Utica? Utica has tried to rejuvenate itself with sophomoric schemes for past 60 years." Continue Reading...


April 27, 2019 - Important Decision Compromised
Everyone, including officials at MVHC know the St. Luke’s site is best for a new “hospital complex.” Continue Reading...


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...

Phoenix:

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.
END OF STORY!

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