Rick Murphy, Throwback Journalist And Columnist, Dies At Age 70


I can’t recall a day in the past few years when Rick Murphy arrived at work without a smile on his face.

He was, quite simply, one of the most affable fellows I’ve ever met.

On Tuesday, July 21, at around 6:30 p.m., Mr. Murphy, the former editor of the Independent newspaper based in East Hampton, died at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.

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