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  • 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.

  • The Montauk Fire Department and companies from neighboring departments and scouting groups took part in a parade there on Saturday to celebrate the department's 75th year.
  • After several attempts to continue operating, Montauk’s only movie theater will close its doors for good on Monday.
  • 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.

  • I am thankful that Facebook wasn’t around when I was a teenager. I can’t even imagine the trouble I’d have gotten into if it was. As it is, I’m a grown woman and get in trouble from my children for some of my posts, which I think are quite harmless and often humorous. They don’t agree, so obviously they didn’t get their sense of humor from their mother.

  • For many years, the Montauk Public School has had a lenient attendance policy. School administrators recognized that since the hamlet is a seasonal resort, families often cannot take vacations in summer and do so instead during the winter months. Some vacationing families have used the time before and after school holidays to take extended trips, which adds to the number of school days their children miss.

  • Vinnie Grimes is one of the few people who can say he was born in Montauk — not at Southampton Hospital, but at home in the hamlet on Sept. 17, 1928.
  • The Montauk Fire District’s board of commissioners faced a full house, including many of the hamlet’s older residents, when it met on Tuesday evening. The crowd showed up to ask the commissioners to extend their paid-paramedic program from 12 hours a day to full-time coverage.

    The program, instituted to provide faster response, began in June 2013 and expired in September of that year. It was so successful that the ambulance squad petitioned the commissioners to extend it, which they did, but only on the part-time basis.

  • Former foghorn site would be a museum about the ocean and its wave riders.
  • The Eastern Long Island Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation appeared before the Montauk Citizens Advisory Committee, hoping to persuade members to take a closer look at the Army Corps of Engineers’ proposed beach restoration project.

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  • 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.