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Barbara Borsack
Candidate for Mayor

Richard Lawler
Candidate of Trustee

Ray Harden
Candidate for Trustee


Village Election
Tuesday - June 16, 2020 - Noon to 9pm



Friday, November 8, 2019 8:02 AM

Letter to editor East Hampton Star

November 4, 2019
Dear Editor,
In response to recent statements that appeared in the local press regarding Mayor Rickenbach’s opinions about transition plans upon his retirement in December, we would like to make the following clear to the public:

We respect the mayor’s decision to announce his impending retirement in December, and we believe that any decision regarding how best to transition from the mayor’s retirement to the June election should be made openly and transparently.

There is no vacancy at this point and the mayor has indicated he won’t retire until Dec. 31. Should the mayor formally retire in December as he has indicated, we believe the board should have a public discussion at a public meeting before deciding on how best to facilitate the transition.

The most important thing in our opinion is for the village to be efficiently and effectively managed during the transition period until the next mayor is elected in June and installed on July 1.

Jerry Larsen’s false allegation that the village board is being unethical by simply following New York State law after Mayor Rickenbach leaves office at the end of this year is offensive. The law provides that the deputy mayor shall assume the responsibility in the absence of the board appointing a mayor until the next election.

Mr. Larsen’s unethical assertion is unfortunately typical of his self-serving propensities, since it was his own lack of ethics and abuse of authority for his own personal gain during his tenure as village chief of police that precipitated the unanimous decision of the village board to refuse to renew his employment contract with the village in 2016.

Sincerely yours,
Deputy Mayor

Village Trustee

Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:41 AM

Real Men Wear Pink Cocktail Party

In 2011 Barbara Borsack founded the ”Real Men Wear Pink Cocktail Party”. With a committee of 15 friends this event has taken place every October.  This year, on October 19th, it was held at The Clubhouse in East Hampton. Three local cancer charities benefit from this event, the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, the Women’s Cancer Coalition of Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and Lucia’s Angels, all of which assist women on the East End of Long Island who are dealing with cancer. Many thanks to the local businesses who donate items for the raffle and silent auction, the many folks who attend, and the women who give of their time and energy to make it all possible!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 12:02 PM

Village Board Meeting

Friday, Sept 20th, The East Hampton Village Board approved the promotion of Greg Brown to Police Lieutenant, and Anthony Long to Police Captain, congratulations to both men.


Monday, September 23, 2019 8:00 AM

Historic Baseball Game

Trustees Barbara Borsack, Rose Brown, and Tiger Graham attended the baseball game sponsored by the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum at Herrick Park Sunday, September 22nd.
The game was the first game in 100 years between the Maidstone Mugwumps and the East Hampton Bonac team, which had been an annual tradition for many years.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:23 PM

Ground Breaking

Village Board members joined Town Supervisor Peter VanScoyac and Fire and Ambulance Chiefs at a groundbreaking ceremony for the new substation being built in Northwest Woods.

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