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  • Regular clients of Manual and Sports Physical Therapy at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center will not notice a big change since Meghan Ryan Finazzo bought the business early in August. She had already been running it as an employee for two years when opportunity knocked and she answered by buying the business and renaming it Montauk Physical Therapy.

    Ms. Finazzo was a longtime visitor to the hamlet. As a child, she spent summers at her grandparents’ mobile home at the oceanfront Montauk Shores condominiums. “I was very lucky as a kid,” she said.

  • For over two hours on Monday, the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee and a slew of other residents went over the problems that have dominated conversation here this summer, mentioning the “horror” of taxicabs and the need for code enforcement. They praised the new online complaint form on East Hampton Town’s website, which Betsy Bambrick, the director of the Ordinance Enforcement Department, who attended the meeting, said was unbelievably effective. Members also heard promising reports about new taxi legislation and town efforts to solve some parking problems.

  • The Montauk Library’s annual book fair, traditionally held on the downtown green on the Saturday of the Fourth of July weekend, will no longer be held. Instead, smaller, more community-minded events will be held at the library four times a year. Also, starting in the spring, the library will host two to four yard-sale fund-raisers per year.

  • About 100 strong paddled out on the west side of the jetty at Ditch Plain Beach in Montauk on Saturday in peaceful protest of plans to redevelop the East Deck Motel there as a private club.
  • There were hugs and tears at a Tumbleweed Tuesday celebration sponsored by the Montauk Chamber of Commerce on the downtown green. But the show of emotion was not a happy one celebrating the end of the season and the departure of the tourists — it was pure grief over the death on Monday of Carl Darenberg, a member of the Montauk chamber and all-around chronicler of Montauk life.

  • Tykes on boogie boards and seasoned surfers on short and long boards — about 100 strong — paddled out on the west side of the jetty at Ditch Plain Beach in Montauk on Saturday in peaceful protest of plans to redevelop the defunct East Deck Motel there as an upscale resort.
  • An article in The New York Times on Tuesday reported that J. Darius Bikoff, the multimillionaire owner of Vitamin Water, is among the principals of ED40, a limited liability corporation that purchased the East Deck Motel at Ditch Plain in Montauk in the fall for a reported $15 million.

  • A plan for an aquatic center and multipurpose space at the Montauk Playhouse Community Center, which has been in the works for almost eight years, has been completely revised and the cost of its construction substantially reduced, from $10 million to $7 million.
  • If tourists didn’t want to be picked on then they shouldn’t give us so much material to work with. This summer out here in Montauk was a horror, and I do not exaggerate!

  • The Ditch Plains Association’s online petition asking the New York State D.E.C. and East Hampton Town planners to rebuff an application that would drastically change the footprint of Montauk’s former East Deck Motel gathered 860 signatures in two days.

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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.