Proposed art center gets easement approval in Saugerties
William J. Kemble reports in the Daily Freeman that the Saigerties Village Board has granted an easement to Arm of the Sea Theater for public access to the planned Tidewater Center performance campus along the Lower Esopus Creek. The mask and puppet performance troupe founded in 1982 will build a performance center on a 1.5-acre property at the site of a former paper mill along the creek. The easement previously was as a right-of-way for the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater. “Clearwater Inc. no longer had [a] need for such an easement, but Arm of the Sea did [after it] contracted to acquire private lands adjacent to Tina Chorvas Park,” the resolution approved by the board states. The planned Tidewater Center also will include a waterworks playground and public access for fishing and kayaking. The site of the center is under a mile from where the Esopus Creek meets the Hudson River. Read more about this story in the Daily Freeman.