The credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings has upgraded Suffolk County’s bond rating from 'BBB+' to 'A-' with a positive outlook, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced yesterday. Both S&P and Moody's have revised the county's fiscal outlook to positive.
Moody’s Investors Service assigned an Aa3 rating to the town’s $5.6 million public improvement serial bonds and the refunding of $34.55 million in existing debt.
Riverhead Town is in a “solid financial position,” according to Moody’s Investors Service, which issued its annual comment on the Town of Riverhead’s fiscal outlook earlier this month. The town retained its Aa3 rating.
Moody's cites depleted reserve fund as lead factor in downgrade of Riverhead's bond rating from Aa2 to Aa3 and tax base growth on Route 58 and in downtown areas as factors in maintaining the Aa rating.