East Hampton Republicans to Open HQ at Red Horse Market

Reg Cornelia, the chairman of the East Hampton Republican Committee, has announced the imminent opening of the committee's new headquarters at the Red Horse Market complex in East Hampton.

The committee will hold a grand opening with appropriate festivities "as soon as we get the place somewhere near shipshape as far as decor," Mr. Cornelia said in a statement issued on Monday. The headquarters should be operational in one to two weeks, he said. Hours of operation and contact information will be posted prior to the opening.

In a statement, Mr. Cornelia said that the headquarters would serve both as a place for committee members to meet with Republican candidates for town board and town trustee, and as a hub where candidates, committee members, volunteers, and the public can interact.

He expressed confidence in the quality of this year's Republican slate, which includes Manny Vilar, a sergeant with the State Parks police and the party's candidate for supervisor; Gerard Larsen, who recently retired as chief of the East Hampton Village Police Department, and Paul Giardina, who recently retired after 40 years with the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The latter two are candidates for town board. The party has yet to announce candidates for town trustee.

Also on Monday, East Hampton Town Councilman Peter Van Scoyoc, a Democrat, announced that he plans to seek his party's nomination for supervisor. The East Hampton Democrats have yet to announce candidates for town board or the nine-member trustee board.