Supervisor secures decades-old grant for Amherst


AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – Long-awaited grant money is finally coming to the Town of Amherst.

The town installed the Ellicott Creek bike trail in 1994. Part of the trail went through the University at Buffalo’s north campus, but the town was never reimbursed for that section.

Supervisor Barry Weinstein discovered the decades old grant while applying for a $347,000 state reimbursement for its open space acquisition program. He and other town officials worked with state lawmakers to complete the grant by having an ownership interest in the section of the trail that crosses the UB campus.

Once completed, the state gave the town $206,000. The money will be used to make park improvements. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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