One of the things I love about writing for Patch is that I can broaden my focus beyond this beautiful village. Yesterday Patch posted this article, about the demolition of a historic house on Halsey Lane, right in the heart of the triangular common in Water Mill. It wasn't the most beautiful architectural creation on the east end, but it sure was a surviving piece of that hamlet's history. Not anymore. See the article here: http://southampton.patch.com/articles/and-the-next-historic-property-to-be-demolished-is.