East Hampton G.O.P. Campaign Headquarters Opens Friday

The East Hampton Town Republican Committee will open its campaign headquarters with a cocktail party on Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The committee's headquarters is in suite 17 at the Red Horse Market complex at 74 Montauk Highway in East Hampton.

The party's candidates for East Hampton Town Board are Manny Vilar, a sergeant with the New York State Parks Police, who is the candidate for supervisor; Paul Giardina, who recently retired from the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and Gerry Larsen, the former chief of the East Hampton Village Police Department.

"We welcome all East Hampton residents to the grand opening of our campaign headquarters," Reg Cornelia, the committee's chairman, said in a statement. "Come and enjoy some wine and cheese, meet our outstanding candidates . . . and have a chat with your neighbors and friends."

The headquarters will serve as the committee's central campaign location as well as a resource center where residents can discuss the issues important to them, Mr. Cornelia said.

The Republican candidates have been meeting voters on Sunday afternoons at various restaurants within the town and will continue to do so throughout the campaign. "Paul, Jerry, and I want to meet with as many East Hampton residents as possible, Mr. Vilar said, "and in addition to our weekly meet and greets at local restaurants, we look forward to meeting with local groups and individual voters at our campaign headquarters. These informal meet and greets are the first building blocks of what will become our open and inclusive administration."