’Twas a week before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring not even the dog. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a vision of Jesus sketched into my morning peanut butter toast.
He wore not a red suit but a ragged white robe, and wore not a silly hat but a crown full of thorns. His belly was slim, not jiggling with jelly, and He didn’t look jolly but solemn and troubled.
He left me a message each day for a week and said he’s dismayed at the havoc we’ve wreaked.
The Montauk School District got its first dose of the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday and what its implementation will mean to the district.
Karen Theiss, the school nurse, told the board that there are three phases it must go through before the program goes into effect by January 2016. Ms. Theiss has been attending workshops on the program at the Board of Cooperative Educational Services in Westhampton Beach for the past year.
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Pio Lombardo, an environmental engineer with the consulting firm of Lombardo Associates, visited the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee on Monday to discuss upgrades within the hamlet to address water-quality problems.
Outeast Gallery on Tuthill Road in Montauk has been transformed for the holidays to a marketplace with a dozen vendors selling all types of gift items. Owned by Scott Pitches, the two-room gallery is wedged in between Whalebone Creative and Duryea’s Lobster House and looks out over Fort Pond Bay.
With the departure of Dr. Anthony Knott from the Montauk office of the Meeting House Lane Medical Practice, Dr. Lara DeSanti-Siska and Dr. Elizabeth White-Fricker of Meeting House Lane’s Wainscott office, will each work one day a week in Montauk until a full-time doctor is hired.
Jay Levine, a Montauk resident, Southampton Hospital board member, and health care consultant with ECG Management Consultants, issued a strategic plan for coverage in the office in the coming months.
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.