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  • New York State parks officials have made having fun a little more interesting for children and adults at the two state parks in Montauk — one at Hither Hills and the other at the Montauk Point State Park, in the area surrounding the Montauk Point Lighthouse.
  • The Montauk community helped find Lulu, a small Pomeranian that went missing, on Saturday afternoon.
  • Camp SoulGrow, a children’s camp, has been on the move in Montauk since last summer, but this week its founder, London Rosiere, announced that the camp has secured a permanent space in the west wing of Third House at the Montauk County Park. After lobbying enthusiastically for the space, Ms.

  • The first time turned out to be a charm for Kendall Stedman and Samantha Prince, two middle school students from the Montauk School. They were the first middle school students ever to be entered by Joe Malave, the school’s science teacher, in the Long Island Science Congress regional science fair, which this year was held on April 21 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.

  • Since my son is working on Sunday and one of my daughters lives quite far away, I don’t expect much for Mother’s Day. So I’ve given myself a gift — the gift of meditation.
  • On March 30, the lieutenant became commander of the force’s Montauk precinct, taking over from Lt. Chris Hatch.
  • Several hours before its budget workshop was set to begin at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Montauk School Board called a special meeting to approve a five-year tuition agreement with the East Hampton School District.

    This year, the district pays for 113 students to attend the high school, at a cost of $24,942 per student. Next year, 134 students from Montauk will go there, at a decreased cost of $24,693 each.

    East Hampton High School offers a 5-percent discount to feeder districts that agree to send all their students there, exclusively, after they graduate.

  • Since my children are grown and moved out of the house, the Easter Bunny will not be visiting this year. But that’s okay because my dog, Brodie, is as soft and cuddly as any bunny rabbit. When he stands on his hind legs, as he tends to do when he’s feeling nosey, and looks out our front window to see what’s going on in the neighborhood, he’s as tall as the real Easter Bunny that visited the Montauk Firehouse on Sunday.

  • After weeks of workshops, the Montauk School Board has come close to approving a final budget of a bit under $18.6 million for the 2015-16 school year. The board learned of a hefty fund balance of $1.2 million that they said Tuesday could be used for a slew of long overdue building improvements.

  • Terry Watson will be the grand marshal leading Montauk’s 52nd St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. The festivities will begin tomorrow, when she will be honored at the annual grand marshal lunch from noon to 3 p.m. at Gurney’s Inn. This year’s host is Joan Lycke, the 2011 grand marshal, who is taking over for John Behan, who had hosted the lunch for many years.

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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.