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Moody’s upgrades Riverhead Town’s credit rating

Riverhead Town’s credit rating has been upgraded by Moody’s Investors Service from Aa3 to Aa2. The town's rating was downgraded from Aa2 to Aa3 in 2015.

New CPA’s undisclosed past connection with Riverhead financial administrator and school district scandal irks board

Riverhead Town Board members say the financial administrator, WIlliam Rothaar, did not disclose his past connection to the new CPA's disgraced and disbanded firm, Miller, Lilly and Pearce, which was involved in the scandal at the Roslyn school district, where Rothaar was district treasurer.

Town board abolishes personnel department; two council members call it retribution against ‘whistle-blower’

Council members Jodi Giglio and George Gabrielsen say Supervisor Sean Walter sought to abolish personnel department to punish department head for blowing the whistle on financial administrator, who "has the supervisor's ear," according to Gabrielsen.