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Friday, February 21, 2020 8:03 AM

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One of the issues the Village Board needs to address is the need for an updated Comprehensive Plan for the Village. With sea-level rise and global warming new issues of importance, and resources available now in the area of renewable energy, there are many reasons to look again at our direction and priorities as a community. In addition, water quality, preservation, green space, workforce housing, parking, and traffic are more acute today than they were twenty years ago and new technology, science, and viewpoints should be discussed and considered going forward.
In the late 1990s the East Hampton Village Board of Trustees formed a committee of stakeholders, both residents and business owners, to discuss the future direction of East Hampton Village. Barbara Borsack, who was at that time a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, was chosen to chair what would become the Comprehensive Plan Committee. When Barbara was asked to run for a seat on the village board in the 2000 election, she was replaced as chair of the committee by member Susan Ecker, who skillfully guided the committee to complete their task.
For the following two years the committee met regularly to talk about concerns and desires for the village, and the Comprehensive Plan was adopted by the village board in 2002. The plan’s vision statement begins with “The Village of East Hampton treasures its extraordinary natural beauty and the architectural styles added by generations of residents who sought to enhance the natural beauty of the area rather than to overwhelm such rare splendor.” It goes on to address the protection and preservation of the character of the village, seeking to secure the limits of the areas occupied by industrial and commercial enterprises as related to the area reserved for residential. Maintenance of open green spaces, historic structures, and quality of life were emphasized as being of utmost importance.
One of the results of this plan was the formation of the Village Planning and Zoning Committee, who were to meet regularly to continue the work of examining and updating the code as necessary. While this work has continued, and the Planning and Zoning Committee has been a valuable part of the Village’s advisory boards, the document of 2002 also recommends updating the comprehensive plan every twenty years. 
We strongly support the updating of the Comprehensive Plan and agree that this year, twenty years later as recommended by the original committee, is the right time to once again gather a group of stakeholders together to carefully and thoughtfully update the Comprehensive Plan for our present day. 


Photo by Richard Lewin


Saturday, February 15, 2020 11:26 AM

Dominy Clock Shop "Moving Day"

East Hampton Village Director of Historic Services Robert Hefner, Trustee Rose Brown, Ray Harden, Mayor Rick Lawler & Deputy Mayor Barbara Borsack were on hand this morning for the moving of the Dominy Clock Shop to its final location on North Main Street.


Thursday, February 6, 2020 9:01 AM

About Barbara Borsack - Richard Lawler & Ray Harden

Barbara, Rick and Ray are lifelong residents of East Hampton Village. Each owns a home in the Village and has served in Village government.

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Barbara is also a long time board member of the East Hampton Historical Society, the East Hampton Healthcare Foundation and the Southampton Hospital Association.
She is an active 30-year member of the East Hampton Village Ambulance Association, serving two terms as the first woman to be elected Chief, and has personally responded to over 3,500 emergency calls.

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Rick is a fourth generation East Hampton resident who began with the East Hampton Town Police Department and then transferred to the Suffolk County Police Department, serving in various investigative and supervisory positions for 35 years.

Rick chaired the Village Planning Board and in 2008 was elected to the Village Board of Trustees. Rick has served as Police Commissioner and Beach Liaison since his election.
In addition to his work for village government, Rick has been a volunteer with the East Hampton Fire Department for 31 years.

Ray has been a village resident for 55 years. He is vice chair of the East Hampton Village Zoning Board of Appeals and is a member of the East Hampton Town Licensing Review Board. Ray has been in the construction business for many years and recently became owner of Ben Krupinski Builders.

Ray has served as the Chief of the East Hampton Fire Department, where he is a 21 year member. He is a Fire Coordinator for the Suffolk County 9th Division and President of the East Hampton Village Fireman's Benevolent Association.

Barbara, Rick, and Ray have been vigilant in the preservation and protection of East Hampton Village. They believe that clean streets and beaches, safe homes and neighborhoods, protection of historic buildings, parks and public spaces, the quality of the ocean, ponds, and groundwater, and a vibrant business center are important in preserving the village's character and environment.

Picture by Richard Lewin

Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:15 AM

Preserving Our Historic Village

The Village of East Hampton has been at the forefront of historic preservations since it purchased the Hook Mill in 1922, restored it to its original condition, and opened it as a museum which is one of the most recognizable and photographed buildings in the country. Since then the Village has continued to restore and preserve East Hampton’s unique and beautiful historic buildings, greens, and properties - work that continues to this day.

Among the many places that residents can look to as part of their preserved heritage in addition to the iconic Hook Mill are: the Home Sweet Home Museum, the Gardiner Mill and House Lot, the Lyman Beecher House (Village Hall), and the Osborne-Jackson House. Most recently the Village used the Community Preservation Program to obtain a scenic easement on the Moran House and Studio and purchased and restored the Gardiner Mill Cottage. The Isaac Osborne House on the corner of Newtown Lane and Osborne Lane was purchased and restored to be used for additional office space, and the restoration of the Dominy home lot of North Main Street (in its original location), with the restored clock shop and woodworking shops attached to the recreated home, will be used as a museum when completed.

In addition to these wonderful properties, the Village has worked with residents to create four Historic Districts: Main Street, Hook, Huntting Lane, and Ocean Avenue. The Historic Preservation Ordinance protects buildings in those districts that are of historical significance from being razed or altered significantly and the Village Design Review Board works to oversee any changes that occur in those areas. In the Main Street Historic District alone, over half the homes were built before 1850. Also, the Timber Frame protection code is one of the most unique and important in the country, incentivizing owners of buildings that contain original timber frame construction to preserve these historic buildings for the future.

We are committed to the work of preserving and restoring our very important heritage as one of the earliest colonial settlements in the country. We hope to have your support as we continue this very important work in keeping East Hampton Village the special place it is today.

Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:14 AM

Opinion from The East Hampton Press (Jan 9, 2020)

Lose The Intrique

This Friday, January 17, the East Hampton Village Board will appoint a mayor to serve until a regularly scheduled election can be held in June — the previous mayor, Paul F. Rickenbach Jr., having decided to step down at the end of last year, before the completion of his term.

The four remaining members of the Village Board last week agreed to make an appointment instead of leaving the seat empty and having the deputy mayor, Richard Lawler, assume the mayor’s duties without the mayor’s title. State law appears to cut short the length of time a deputy mayor can act in a mayor’s capacity, which helped convince the board that appointing a mayor now would be a better choice than having a deputy mayor with only limited powers running the village. The question of whether to appoint someone to fill the vacant fifth seat on the board before voters can elect a candidate has yet to be decided.

In an interview last fall, Mr. Rickenbach suggested that he was leaving before the expiration of his term at least in part because he wanted voters to be able to see his incumbent colleagues at work before the village elections — in which Mr. Lawler and another current board member, Barbara Borsack, will be running. That statement led to strident criticism from Jerry Larsen, who is running against Ms. Borsack for the mayor’s spot, and who’s had an acrimonious relationship with the village, including the former mayor, in recent years.

Appointing Ms. Borsack to temporarily fill the mayor’s slot would give her an unfair advantage in the mayoral race in June, Mr. Larsen has argued. He argues, as well, against the board appointing Ray Harden, who’s running for a seat on the Village Board on the Elms Party ticket, along with Ms. Borsack and Mr. Lawler, to immediately fill the vacant fifth board seat. Mr. Larsen’s own ticket, the NewTown Party, has in Sandra Melendez its own candidate for a Village Board seat.

The board has not said whom it’ll appoint on Friday, but Mr. Larsen’s argument has merit. If the village follows the course he predicts, that could create an unfair advantage for the incumbents when the elections roll around. It may also be true, as Mr. Larsen has argued, that appointing Mr. Lawler, rather than Ms. Borsack, would be the better option, since Mr. Lawler is not running for the mayor’s position, just for reelection to his current seat.

But it’s also more than noteworthy that village voters have already chosen Ms. Borsack as well as Mr. Lawler — in her case, by voting for her repeatedly since 2000. She is the longest-serving member of the current board and perhaps deserves to be appointed the interim mayor on that basis alone.

One thing is clear: It would be a heck of a lot nicer to see, on Mr. Larsen’s side, a campaign that doesn’t throw around words like “scheme” and “charade,” and, on Ms. Borsack’s side, one that doesn’t feel at least a little tainted by the mayor’s early retirement. It would be good to see a race that sticks to the issues — one without all the intrigue.

Monday, January 13, 2020 11:42 AM

Village Board Candidates Promote Water Quality & Herrick Park Improvements

Water quality is one of the most important issues in our community and has been at the forefront of village concerns. Protecting the water quality of Town Pond, Hook Pond, and Georgica Pond and safe drinking water must be a number one priority.

The Village Board has strongly supported legislation and the Community Preservation Program to protect water quality and initiate programs to mitigate the surface water runoff that is threatening our waterways. They have taken a leadership role in plans to stop nitrogen, heavy metals, and bacteria from entering Georgica Cove, installed bioswales to filter runoff along the village greens, and installed filter technologies in street drainage basins to prevent contamination in Hook Pond. A comprehensive study of water quality issues was completed which, along with the availability of Community Preservation Funds, has given us the tools we need to move forward to protect these natural resources.

The Village has been actively applying for necessary permits from the state and the DEC to do this work and are happy to report that all are in place and a dredging project at Town Pond in 2020 to remove legacy contaminates in the sediment has been scheduled for completion this year.

Another important issue for us is the upgrading and improvement of Herrick Park, which is a point of pride to village residents. LaGuardia Associates was hired in 2019 to design plans for the upgrading and improvements in Herrick Park and those plans were recently presented to the public. Two properties adjacent to the park, recently purchased through the Community Preservation Program, have been included in the plans. We look forward to seeing these improvements and new additions to Herrick Park in the near future.

We welcome public input on these projects and encourage you to call, email, or stop into Village Hall anytime to ask questions or view information.

In June the village residents will be voting to elect a new mayor and two trustees. We would like to continue the good work we have begun and hope we will have your support.

Please spread the word to your neighbors by forwarding this email, speaking to them personally, hosting a meet & greet in your home with us, and by contributing to our campaign.

Contributions can be made by check to The Elms Party, PO Box 4037, East Hampton, New York, 11937. Contributions of up to $1000 per individual or business can be accepted according to NYS election law. Thank you for your help!

If you would like to host a meet & greet in your home please contact us and thank you!

Photo by Richard Lewin

Photo by Richard Lewin


Wednesday, January 1, 2020 7:39 PM

Village News

Photo by Richard Lewin

Happy New Year 2020!

There are many exciting things happening in your village that we would like to inform you about. One of these issues is how to improve the vitality of the commercial center when the age of internet shopping and large corporate interests are impacting local business, while we continue to protect the village residential areas.

We are mindful that public parking is in short supply and that new technology and parking design may help increase efficient use of the limited space available. The antiquated individual septic systems of the commercial properties in the village center limit options for different uses that could improve the mix of businesses, and improved sewage treatment will substantially upgrade water quality.

These issues began to overlap as water quality determines types of businesses that can exist in the commercial core, and second story apartments over shops could increase commercial core activity, but are prohibited by Suffolk County Health requirements.

Also, we must always guard against the type change that could destroy the historic character and charm of the Village of East Hampton.

After much discussion the village decided that the residents would best be served by hiring a professional consulting firm who would study all possible solutions and help the village board and residents make decisions. The firm Nelson, Pope, and Vorhees was hired this fall and the first meeting with them and the citizens advisory groups was held in October. The village is looking forward to working with them on these important initiatives.

Furthermore, last year the village was able to purchase two adjoining properties to Herrick Park and we look forward to expanding the boundaries of the park in the near future. As part of that project the village hired a landscape design firm who presented the preliminary plans they have developed at a public meeting in December. We have been listening to feedback from that presentation and will continue to fine tune those plans. We anticipate seeing some of those planned improvements in the coming year.

These are two of the exciting things that are in the works. We look forward to updating you and communicating again in the near future. There are good things happening in 2020!

The Elms Party

Trustee Barbara Borsack – Village Trustee and Candidate for Mayor in
Trustee Richard Lawler - Village Trustee and Candidate for Trustee in
Ray Harden – Village Zoning Board member and Candidate for Trustee in

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019 12:24 PM

Vigil At Hook Mill

On a rainy Saturday afternoon at Hook Mill Barbara and her husband attended a vigil to honor the victims of the Sandy Hook tragedy and other victims of gun violence.

The Independent Article - Vigil At Hook Mill


Sunday, December 8, 2019 9:24 AM

Annual Santa Parade

Trustees Rose Brown, Rick Lawler, Tiger Graham, and Barbara Borsack participated in the Santa Parade on Main Street yesterday.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 7:28 AM

East Hampton Star Article

East Hampton Village Has Big
Plans for Centennial Celebration

A Fourth of July parade in East Hampton Village in 1921

By Star Staff
November 27, 2019
To mark the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of East Hampton Village, there will be a series of events in 2020, beginning in January with the unveiling of a new village seal and culminating with a centennial parade and other festivities on Sept. 26.
In August 2018, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. appointed Barbara Borsack as chairwoman of the centennial celebration committee. At the time, Mr. Rickenbach recounted the history of the village’s formation. On Sept. 25, 1920, he said, residents had voted, by a margin of 166 to 57, to break away from East Hampton Town. “Needless to say, we have all reaped the benefits of this vote,” the mayor said.
The centennial committee includes Rose Brown, a member of the village board, and representatives from the East Hampton Clericus, the Hamptons International Film Festival, the East Hampton School District, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, the East Hampton Library, the Garden Club of East Hampton, and the Village Preservation Society, among others. Ms. Borsack has enlisted Bess Rattray, the editor of The Star’s East magazine, to organize the parade day events.
Over the past year, Ms. Borsack said, committee members have been coming up with ways to celebrate the occasion. Plans are still being firmed up, but as of now, she said, presentations on the history of the village and the town will be held, schools will incorporate lessons about the 1920s into their curriculums, and a time capsule will be buried. “It will be a yearlong community event,” she said.
To kick things off, a new village seal that acknowledges the centennial will be unveiled at the first board meeting of the new year. It was designed by Scott Bluedorn, a local mixed-media artist. “It’s very pretty,” said Ms. Borsack. “I’m excited to show it off.”
On Parade Day, Main Street will be closed to traffic, as it was in 1998 during the celebration of East Hampton Town’s 350th anniversary. “I remember thinking [the closure] was a once-in-a-lifetime thing,” said Ms. Borsack. “Now I’m happy we’re going to have a second opportunity.”
“There’s something so thrilling about being able to walk down the middle of Main Street,” said Ms. Rattray. The parade, she said, will be held in the morning. There will be about 20 1920s-theme floats, and Hugh King, the village’s historic-site manager, will be perched on a reviewing stand, announcing the floats as they go by.
Ms. Brown thought up the theme for one of them: a replica of Village Hall with the members of the board on board. James McMullen, an architect and the chairman of the Design Review Board, has agreed to design it, she said, and Ray Harden, the co-owner of Krupinski Building and the vice chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals, will construct it. “It’s amazing to have so many talented people donating their time and effort,” Ms. Brown said.
In addition to the floats, there will be musical performances by Dixieland bands, and the handbell choir from the East Hampton Presbyterian Church. A team from the Dance Hampton studio will perform a ’20s-era dance.
Food vendors will be stationed along Main Street. Ms. Brown said that Harbor Bistro, Dreesen’s, and Homeslice Pizza are a few who will be on hand. And village restaurants plan to offer $19.20 specials.
The L.V.I.S. will provide tea service and jazz, and movies from the Roaring Twenties starring actors such as Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin will be shown at Guild Hall. LTV, the public-access broadcaster, has been tasked with finding vintage footage of village people and places.
There will be tours of historical village houses and gardens, and, to get Main Street storeowners into the spirit of the occasion, Ms. Borsack and Ms. Brown plan to introduce a resolution that would permit them to decorate their businesses in red, white, and blue bunting on the day of the event (also on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, and Labor Day).
To cap off the day, there will be a baseball game at Herrick Park, which will include the singing of the national anthem, as well as performances by the East Hampton High School acappella group and other musicians.
Anyone interested in entering a float in the parade or volunteering in any other way have been asked to email



Sunday, November 24, 2019 11:22 AM

Letter to editor East Hampton Star

Lawsuit Dismissals
East Hampton
November 12, 2019

Dear Editor,
I am writing to give you some background on some recent disturbing events regarding the upcoming village election.
As stated in my letter to the editor of two weeks ago, Mr. Larsen and the village parted ways at the end of 2016. I will not get into the reasons for that here. I simply want to make it clear that what has happened since then goes beyond the bounds of what some would think is customarily part of a normal village election campaign.

As was reported in The Star, Mr. Larsen sued the village shortly after his separation, and in that suit alleged things about me that he knew were blatantly false. Why he targeted me in particular is anybody’s guess. I believe I know the reasons for it, but I will not speculate here. Fortunately, the lawsuit was dismissed, but not before great cost to the village taxpayer. To demonstrate the frivolousness of his suit, he proceeded to sue the village a second time, for not supplying him with requested information under the Freedom of Information Act for his first lawsuit. Curiously, he filed the second lawsuit even before the allotted time frame for supplying the originally requested information had elapsed. That suit also was dismissed, but, again, not before costing the village taxpayer thousands of dollars.

I mention the initial lawsuits as the precursor for what was to come. After the lawsuit dismissals, Mr. Larsen began a campaign of continuing FOIA requests to the village in the hopes of finding something that the village board, and in particular me, had done that could be construed as illegal or unethical.

In all, he has requested information from the village a total of at least 12 times since his separation. The bulk of those have been since he began his campaign for mayor. Most can be considered legitimate inquiries, with some exceptions. He always makes them very general in nature, and in many cases he singles me out when requesting information. This suggests that he is on a fishing expedition, rather than a legitimate effort to support a belief that he may uncover some wrongdoing. His requests range from his original lawsuit, having no merit, to the very mundane request for the Fire Department gym records. What information he hopes to glean from gym records one can only imagine. Again, these requests require a great deal of manpower and expense in order to fill. One such request took 30 employee hours to complete. He knows that if the village should innocently miss supplying him with just one piece of paper that pertains to his request, he could then sue us for not completely filling that request.

Most recently, his FOIA requests have taken on a more personal and perhaps sinister nature. In the last month, he has requested all information that the village has on two properties that I am associated with in the village, including my personal residence. I am not concerned with what is in those records. My concern is that he is using the guise of his campaign to intimidate me from exposing pertinent information about him.

My concerns are supported by the fact that his latest FOIA request for my personal residence records occurred early Friday morning, Nov. 8, the day after my letter exposing his unethical issues appeared in your paper. To me, that is a clear effort to intimidate, since those records have nothing to do with the issues most important to village residents.
The other curious thing about all of this is that I am not even running against Mr. Larsen for mayor in this election.

Therefore, there is no other reason for him to target me other than for personal reasons.Sadly, Mr. Larsen has opened the door to this unnecessary dialogue, and it is my sincere hope that moving forward we can all concentrate on those issues that will affect village residents in the future. Our continued existence as one of the “most beautiful villages” you will find anywhere is at stake.


Sunday, November 24, 2019 9:25 AM

Letter to editor East Hampton Star

Tired of It
East Hampton
November 18, 2019
Dear David,
I am not one to write letters to The Star but after the constant articles on and letters from Jerry Larsen, I now feel compelled. Quite frankly, I, and many others, are tired of it and are more concerned in the affairs of this beautiful village. It is a shame how personal this has become for him, and none of this has to do with the issues, so I am going to be as quick and precise as possible.

It is a well-known fact that Mr. Larsen is renting a one-bedroom apartment in the Village of East Hampton. It is also very well known that he is not living there. Therefore, he is not paying village taxes — the village that he cares so much about.

Another fact is that apparently, his contract was not renewed as chief of police. While he received some awards and recognition, it is obvious that he abused his powers and responsibilities while being the chief.

My question would be: What were those abuses?
I think the above says something about Mr. Larsen’s character and, quite frankly, I don’t think this is someone I would want making decisions regarding the village. Let’s stop the finger pointing and stating untruths.

I anticipate that next week Mr. Larsen will take this, twist it, turn it around, and try to defend himself, once again. That only serves for Mr. Larsen to get some self-satisfaction, nothing to do with his vision for this village, which makes me wonder what his real motives are.

I urge him to stick to the issues of the village and stay away from any further mud slinging. Enough is enough! Move on!

Respectfully yours,

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.

Thursday, September 12, 2019 10:50 AM

9-11 Memorial Service

Last nights 9-11 Memorial Service was attended by Barbara Borsack, Richard Lawler & Rose Brown representing the village board.

Photo by: Douglas Kuntz (E H Star)

Friday, August 30, 2019 11:31 AM

Living in and working for the village since 1952

Photo taken for the East Hampton Star in 1956 in front of Barbara Borsack's family home on Accabonac Road to promote voters to vote on the acquisition of property on Church Street for construction of a new elementary school. Barbara is standing center right in front of her mother and joined by neighbors and other family members.


Thursday, August 22, 2019 2:10 PM

Opinion "The East Hampton Press"

From the August 21st edition of

The East Hampton Press


Monday, August 19, 2019 7:52 AM

Ellen's Run

Barbara worked this year on the registration desk supporting Ellen's Run.  This is her tenth year. 

Barbara is a breast cancer survivor and is in this years picture.


24th Annual Ellen's Run

Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:48 PM

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Banned

Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers Banned
For The Summer In East Hampton Village 

Click to read article from

Monday, August 5, 2019 8:26 AM

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Annual Summer Party

On Saturday, August 3rd, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital hosted its 61st Annual Summer Party in the fields at Wickapogue Road and Old Town Road, Southampton. The Annual Summer Party is a landmark event in the Hamptons and this year benefits the Jenny & John Paulson Emergency Department.  Barbara & Ted Borsack were among those in attendance

Monday, July 22, 2019 9:06 AM

East Hampton Historical Society Party

In 1884, the Moran Family moved into the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio and House on Main Street, the first artist’s studio built in East Hampton. On Saturday, July 13, at a private oceanfront estate, the board of the East Hampton Historical Society invited members and supporters to celebrate the studio’s membership in the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the recent opening of their newest exhibition, “Thomas Moran Discovers the American West.”

Barbara Borsack has been a long time member of the board of the East Hampton Historical Society and is shown here with Joseph Aversano and Mike Clifford.

Photos by: Richard Lewin



Friday, July 5, 2019 9:48 AM

Fundraiser At Ina Gartenโ€™s

Over 100 supporters partied in Ina Garten’s lovely gardens and home in East Hampton on Saturday, June 29, in support of Barbara Borsack, a candidate for mayor in East Hampton Village in 2020. Along with Borsack, running mates Rick Lawler and Ray Harden joined the guests in kicking off the holiday week by enjoying food and drinks provided by Ina and her husband Jeffrey.

The Independent           Photo by Richard Lewin     

The East Hampton Star





Saturday, June 8, 2019 10:31 AM

Gardiner Mill Cottage Gallery Opening Celebration

Last evening Barbara Borsack and Richard Lawler attended the opening celebration of the recently completed Gardiner Mill Cottage Gallery.  


Barbara Strong Borsack & Richard Lawler


Gardiner Mill Cottage Gallery / Opening Reception June 7, Open Weekends


Thursday, May 23, 2019 7:18 AM

Village Beautification Project

Village Trustees Rick Lawler, Rose Brown & Tiger Graham along with members of the LVIS and Village DPW inspecting new planters along Newtown Lane.  The planters are part of a continuing beautification project along Newtown Lane and Main Street.

Sunday, April 28, 2019 8:30 AM

Hedges-Edwards Barn opening at Mulford Farm

Barbara & Ray attended the opening of the Hedges-Edwards barn yesterday at Mulford Farm on James Lane.


Celebrating the Hedges-Edwards Barn (East Hampton Star)   

Friday, April 26, 2019 7:32 AM

Cancer Center Opening

Just attended the opening of the Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Phillips Family Cancer Center. I’m thrilled to see this state-of -the-art facility right here in our community!

Susie Roden, Barbara Strong Borsack and Stacy Quarty
(Photo by Richard Lewin)

Barbara Strong Borsack & Robert I. Ross
(Photo by Richard Lewin)

Kenneth B. Wright with his wife & Barbara Strong Borsack
(Photo by Richard Lewin)


The Phillips Family Cancer Center

27East Article About Cancer Center

East End Beacon Article

Monday, April 22, 2019 7:45 AM

Village Board Meeting 04/18/2019

Click To View Video Online (courtesy LTV)

Sunday, March 31, 2019 12:00 AM

Ellen Hermanson Foundation "In The Pink" Fund Raiser

Barbara presented a proclamation to Rita Wasserman, from the Village of East Hampton, for her years of community service. Ellen Hermanson Foundation "In The Pink" Fund Raiser. 

Steven Bernstein, Lawrence Alan Roth, Barbara Strong Borsack & Robert Ross
(Photo by Richard Lewin) 



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