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  • While weighing in on school budgets Tuesday, voters will also have their say on the school board members who will help to set those budgets in...
  • Walking into Kai Lani’s new location on Main Street in Montauk is like walking into an island shop on Hawaii. In fact, much of its inventory comes straight from Oahu, where one of the...
  • Representatives from the League of Women Voters who appeared before the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday night made a push for...
  • A new, $150,000 public comfort station on South Edison Street near Nick’s beach will be open and ready to use by Memorial Day, according to East Hampton Town Councilwoman Julia Prince, with indigenous-plant landscaping to begin as soon as...
  • Sing along: In my Easter bonnet with all the dog hairs on it I will be the hairiest in the Easter parade.
  • Downtown Montauk will get an additional 40 parking spaces before the summer season begins. What’s more, the $10 parking fee at the town-owned Kirk Park parking lot will be lifted this year in the hope that...
  • The Montauk School Board approved a proposed 2011-12 district budget of $18.1 million on Tuesday, a 1.9-percent increase over this year’s spending. The budget, if passed by voters on May 17, will bring a tax-rate increase of...
  • The former chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, is seeking a natural resources permit and a variance to extend the dock and legalize an existing boatlift.
  • A colony of feral cats at the Montauk Downs State Park is being disbanded by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation.

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  • The Montauk Library's budget proposal for a bit over $900,000 passed easily on Wednesday, 89 to 10. Carmine Marino and Barbara Grimes were re-elected to the library's board, with Mr. Marino collecting 74 votes and Ms. Grimes taking in 88.

  • Voting on the Montauk Library’s budget proposal of a little more than $900,000 will take place at the library on Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. The tax rate increase is $1.54 per $1,000 of assessed valuation, which comes to a rate of $27.19. The library’s other income sources include payments in lieu of taxes, the Friends of the Montauk Library, fines, fees, and interest.

  • We Got This, a Walter family fund-raiser, will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Inlet Seafood restaurant in Montauk. Tickets are $40 each and include buffet stations and a cash bar.
  • Dogpatch Productions will host an event billed as Save Montauk in Patchogue at 89 North Music on Wednesday at 7 p.m. to benefit the Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in its fight against the Army Corps of Engineers' downtown Montauk beach project.
  • Christmas comes to the Montauk Lighthouse this weekend, starting on Saturday with its annual lighting, as members of the Gosman family turn on thousands of twinkling white bulbs at sundown. 

  • Ever wondered where some of the scenes from "The Affair" were filmed and if they are actually here? The Star map can help.
  • At St. Therese
    A family Christmas concert will be held at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church on Sunday at 5 p.m. The adult and children’s choir will be singing holiday tunes, some solo. The audience will be invited to join a sing-along of traditional carols.

    Christmas Eve services will be held at 4:30 p.m. and midnight at St. Therese, and in Spanish at 7 p.m. On Christmas Day, Masses will be celebrated at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

  • A good-sized crowd turned out to support Rob Astorino, the Westchester County executive who is running for governor on the Republican and Conservative lines, at East by Northeast restaurant in Montauk on Thursday evening.

    Mr. Astorino, a former radio producer who lives in Mount Pleasant, N.Y.,  is making a bid against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, in November. He announced his candidacy in March, and accepted the Republican nomination in May. He is in his second term as Westchester County executive.