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Noncarrow Steps Down as GOP Chair

Peconic resident will take over presidency of Community Action Southold Town in January.

Southold Republican Committee Chairman Denis Noncarrow stepped down as party chair on Tuesday night after four years at the helm.

Noncarrow, a Peconic resident, said that he'd like to be able to spend more time with his family and is looking forward to serving as president of Community Action Southold Town, taking over for current president Peg Murphy in January.

"I feel the committee is in good shape and my time has come," he said on Wednesday. "It's all good. I'm just going to be taking over the presidency of CAST and on top of that, I have an eight-year-old getting ready to play baseball.

"After a while, you know when it's time."

Before serving as chairman of the committee, Noncarrow – who works with Suffolk County as a service writer in the police car repair shop – was the committee's treasurer and vice chair.

Noncarrow will be replaced in the interim by fellow Peconic resident, Vice Chair John Helf, until the party votes in December. Helf, retired from the county Sheriff's Office, previously served on the Southold School Board for six years.

Following Election Day on Nov. 6, local political parties are now turning their attention to the First Legislative District, where Democrat Al Krupski has been tapped to run for a vacant seat left behind after Ed Romaine's victory in the race for Brookhaven Supervisor. Noncarrow said he was unaware who Republicans will choose to run.

"It takes quite a bit of time. There's the local stuff; you're the chair of the local party. But then you're involved in the county, too. You might not be doing something in Southold at one particular time, but you're always on the run."

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