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East End Report: Montauk Chef Killed by Family Member in Colorado

Happenings across the East End during the week of Jan. 16.

EAST HAMPTON

A man with long-standing ties to Montauk was killed in Colorodo in a case of alleged mistaken identity last weekend.

John Jones, known as "Okie" and who worked at the Gosman family restaurants for many years, was stabbed to death in Littleton after a family member mistook him for an intruder on Jan. 14, according to The Denver Post.

The Arapahoe County Coroner's office said Jones, 48, died of multiple stab wounds and has ruled his death as a homicide, The Post reported on Wednesday.

SOUTHAMPTON

Floating down stream on a piece of wood, accidentally stowing away in a delivery truck, or covered in paint, Scruffles often finds that his explorations or his misguided attempts to be helpful don’t turn out as planned. “He doesn’t know he’s a dog is the problem,” said Joan Ranieri-Certain, of Southampton, the illustrator of “The Adventures of Scruffles,” her sixth Scruffles book with author Heather Glenn Vines, of Missoula, Montana.

RIVERHEAD

Legis. Ed Romaine, R-Center Moriches, has introduced a bill at the county level looking to acquire roughly 150 acres of open space in Calverton. However that purchase and other future purchases, paid for with a dedicated quarter-cent tax under the county’s drinking water protection program, are under fire by some legislators who say the large purchase prices don’t look good to many taxpayers.

NORTH FORK

A Suffolk County information technology expert approached the Southold Town Board this week for help to get out of a surprising financial emergency — 911 calls made from Fishers Island and routed from Connecticut to Southold Town and then the county are costing the county a whopping $26,000 per month. The expert said that the routing system through AT&T is archaic technology and he would meet with Fishers Island’s private telephone company representatives to come up with a solution.

WESTHAMPTON-HAMPTON BAYS

Westhampton FD Responds to Three Fire Calls

The was called to two house fires this week, a electrical fire at 101 Oneck Lane in Westhampton Beach on Thursday evening, a Sunrise Highway brush fire on Thursday afternoon and a basement Also responding to a fire this week was the . On Friday, they were called to on Friday night. 



 



Howie East End Lines January 21, 2012 at 12:11 PM
What a Happy Man!! You are right!! He will be missed. I can remember playing softball on Lyons Field back in the 80's. Gosman's vs Gurney's I can't beleive it !!! WOW!!!!
Angel January 22, 2012 at 06:44 AM
He was a great person w a big heart. He was an excellent boss and friend, he will never be forgotten. The sPecial moments that was spent w/ Okie will always be kept close to our hearts. He never hesitated to help anyone and he always put other before himself. You will always missed! From: Pan and all the Puerto Ricans that worked with Okie!

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