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  •     Voting on the budget and trustees for the Montauk Library will be on Saturday, from 2 to 8 p.m. at the library. The budget, totalling $700,768, is less than $500 higher than last year’s, and the candidates for trustee are running unopposed. The bulk of the library’s income will come from property taxes in the amount of $684,640. The average homeowner can expect to pay about $109.25 for the year in taxes.

  •     On Sunday Montauk will rock Earth Day with a full schedule of activities for all ages. The hamlet will get a spring cleaning sponsored by the Concerned Citizens of Montauk. Participants can pick up bags in front of the Montauk Movie Theater from 9 a.m. to noon. Mickey’s Carting has donated a huge Dumpster that will be stationed there until 2 p.m. Residents can choose to spiff up any area they wish.

  •     With the posting of new signs at the 7-Eleven in Montauk notifying drivers that they must enter one way on the east and exit one way on the west along Montauk Highway, the final stage of a traffic improvement project at the entrances to the convenience store and the I.G.A. across the street has been completed.

  •     A group of parents of next year’s preschoolers attended the Montauk School Board meeting on Tuesday to question board members about the program, which is expected to be reduced to half-day sessions.
        “Is this written in stone?” Nicole Meehan, one of the parents, asked. “Is it official yet?”


  •     There will be no morning Mass today, Holy Thursday, at St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church.
        Tomorrow, Good Friday, a Stations of the Cross service will be at noon. A celebration of the Lord’s passion will begin at 3 p.m. and at 6 p.m. in Spanish.
        A two-hour Easter vigil will be held on Holy Saturday at 7:30 p.m. It will be a bilingual celebration.

  •     Lisa Grenci, the chairwoman of the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committe for the last 15 years, dropped a bombshell at its meeting on Monday when she announced she was stepping down.
    “I’m tired; I’m done,” she said to groans from members, who have re-elected her year after year, almost unanimously. Linda Barns, the committee’s secretary, added another unsettling note, saying she too would no longer run.

  •    If you were told you only had one day left to live on this earth how would you spend it? It’s a question a friend of mine is writing a documentary about, and it got me thinking.
        I would have a helluva day and gather my favorite people around me to max out my credit cards doings all the fun things I haven’t been able to do for lack of money. I might even buy a few new outfits from my favorite expensive store in Montauk to wear for the last day, which I’m assuming would be a hot summer day.

  •     Like a brightly colored Easter egg, Vintage Pink, a new store in Montauk, is not hard to find. Tucked away on South Edison Street on the edge of the post office parking lot, it is chock-full of interesting items, bubbling Buddha fountains, and bamboo stalks in vases.

  • To Thailand
        Katie Bimson, the daughter of Jane Bimson of Second House Road, has been selected by the Fulbright Program to teach English in Thailand during the 2012-13 academic year. She is a 2008 graduate of East Hampton High School and will graduate in May from Fairfield University, where she is a biology major with minors in marine science and peace and justice.

    C.A.C. Meeting
        The Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee will meet on Monday at 7 p.m. in the library of the Montauk School.

  • The 10 a.m. start was timed in part to avoid an influx of drunken crowds pouring into the hamlet from eastbound trains

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  • 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.