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Letters: Oyster Bay’s financial troubles

upervisor John Venditto listens to comments about the

upervisor John Venditto listens to comments about the budget during a hearing at the town hall in Oyster Bay. The Town of Oyster Bay held a budget hearing Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015 to receive public comments before adopting the 2016 budget. Credit: Chuck Fadely

Oyster Bay troubles

The Oyster Bay Town Board must wake up [“S&P eyes lowering Oyster Bay bond rating,” News, Jan. 30].

The rating agency stated in the past if the town could not get audited financials for 2014, it would lose the town’s credit. This can’t be a surprise. No auditor wants to sign off on an audit with all the games the town has played with its books.

Todd M. Tilton, Glen Head


Regarding “Oyster Bay way a troubled path” [Editorial, Jan. 28], we have the-Planning Commissioner Frederick Ippolito pleading guilty to tax evasion, Supervisor John Venditto seemingly out of touch, and the township almost $900 million in debt. The list goes on and on.

Voters recently re-elected Venditto the leader of this mess. Who’s the fool?

To paraphrase French philosopher Joseph de Maistre, the people get the kind of government they deserve.

Ken Della Rocca, Oyster Bay Cove