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  • It was downright balmy on Saturday when an estimated 5,000 people gathered on the grounds of the Montauk Lighthouse for the fourth annual Lighting of the Light.
  • We are a nation of gullible fools. We swallow everything advertisers tell us to. Not only are they telling us to shop tomorrow on “Black Friday,” but they also want us to participate in “Cyber Monday” by shopping online. I say we ignore the mind-control tactics they use and spend the day eating leftovers instead of shopping. We could call it “Fat Friday” instead.

  • This weekend, Christmas at the Lighthouse will be celebrated, with the lighting of the Montauk Lighthouse on Saturday.
  • An electrical fire in the Mulligans’ house on Fairview Avenue destroyed almost all of their belongings.
  • Robert A. Moraru, M.D., of Lower Manhattan Medical Associates has opened a satellite office in East Hampton where he hopes eventually to practice dermatology full time.
  • Some Members of the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee are worried the new owners of Salivar’s restaurant are planning to make it a club.
  • Every town, every village, and every hamlet has its unnamed heroes. In Montauk, there’s Vinnie Grimes, who was recognized and given the Good Deed Award from the Boy Scouts
  •     I have the perfect prop for Halloween — a black cat, made even scarier because she’s a smelly black cat. I’ll put her in my front window and pick her up whenever a large group of trick-or-treaters arrive so she’ll release what we delicately call a windy. That’ll teach them to threaten me with a trick or treat.

  • Local politicians and some from farther west played to a packed house at the Montauk Fire Department on Sunday at the Concerned Citizens of Montauk’s meet-the-candidates forum.
  •     A handful of new parking-by-permit-only signs posted in two public lots in Montauk have some cheering and at least one business owner scratching his head and asking why.
        The signs are part of an East Hampton Town project that added some 40 parking spaces to the hamlet by reconfiguring a number of spaces from parallel parking to head-on early last summer.

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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.