Throop Town Board is being sued after town supervisor allegedly slandered another board member, damaging her business

Coleen Young has given a formal notice to the Throop Town Board that she is suing them for “emotional distress and mental suffering” due to alleged defamation of her and her cotton candy business.

Young, who is in her second term on the board and not seeking re-election, accuses the town supervisor, Eric Ridley, of slandering her which caused damage to her business.




Young claims that Ridley has targeted her on multiple occasions due to her disagreement of decisions he’s made.

The minutes from the meeting have no mention of Young’s cotton candy business.

Ridley is still waiting for the lawyers to draft their formal response to Young’s notice.