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Riverhead library roiled by controversy: Trustees seek removal of board president

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A formal written complaint prepared by library trustee John Munzel, charges board president Kathleen Berezny with alleged misconduct.

More churn at Riverhead library: Interim director quits post after three months

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Riverhead library’s interim director Kathy Richter, hired in April after the abrupt departure of library director Joy Rankin, has resigned the position.

Following resignation of director, library trustees appoint new interim

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Riverhead Free Library trustees accepted the resignation of director Joy Rankin and appointed Kathy Richter of Greenport interim director at a special board meeting yesterday evening.

Riverhead library director resigning after four of seven trustees quit due to infighting on library board

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The only African-American trustee, who resigned in January, accuses the library trustees of racism and bigotry after the resignation of the library's first African-American director.

A voice for the voiceless: Library staffer who advocates for veterans, county inmates honored for public service

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Her job description may be working with books, but it is with local veterans, impoverished residents and even inmates at the Suffolk County Jail where Liz Stokes finds her true purpose.

Fired Riverhead library business manager: African-American director ordered discrimination against whites

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Riverhead library's fired business manager files suit with human rights division charging race discrimination and unlawful retaliation by the library's African-American director.
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