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History of Amherst State Park News Archives

Articles from Amherst Bee about the formation and purchase of Amherst State Park. Also other park issues and events.


Dedication ceremony for memorial set for Dec. 7 - Amherst Bee, 11/30/2011

Honored - Amherst Bee, 10/12/2011

Sisters of St. Francis celebrate 150 years in Western New York - Amherst Bee, 3/30/2011

Blossoming - Amherst Bee, 4/28/2010

Amherst State Park cleanup - Amherst Bee, 4/21/2010

State Park veterans memorial will properly honor Amherst’s bravest - Amherst Bee, 1/27/2010

Weekend cleanup unearths trash - Amherst Bee, 4/22/2009

Dogs should not roam freely in park - Amherst Bee, 2/11/2009

Police warn of rabies threat - Amherst Bee, 9/24/2008

Foundation hopes to restore Amherst State Park gazebo - Amherst Bee, 8/1/2007

Final storm sweep begins - Amherst Bee, 12/6/2006

Peregrine Health Management to re-open Holy Family Adult Home - Amherst Bee, 8/30/2006


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Articles from The Buffalo News about the formation and purchase of Amherst State Park. Also other park issues and events.


Honor and Sacrifice - Buffalo News, 12/8/2011

Purchaser sought for old convent's boiler house - Buffalo News, 4/18/2010

Williamsville arsonist ordered to pay $15,000 for '08 cleanup of Mill, Buffalo News, 12/30/2009

Tensions unleashed in park - Buffalo News, 10/15/2009

Web Site helps expand our view of bird sightings - Buffalo News, 2/8/2009

Arson is shameful idea for beautiful landmark, Buffalo News, 1/7/2009

Fox slain by police confirmed as rabid - Buffalo News, 9/20/2008

Fox slain after 2 women are bitten - Buffalo News, 9/18/2008

WILD DOGS AREN'T ROAMING AROUND PARK - Buffalo News, 9/18/2008

Mill ruins in village leave town with problems, Buffalo News, 9/9/2008

Mill fire draws harsh criticism of Town Board, Buffalo News, 7/23/2008

Fire destroys historic barn designated as a landmark, Buffalo News, 7/22/2008

Desecration of Amherst State Park is a real crime - Buffalo News, 2/13/2007

Adult home to open in facility long run by nuns - Buffalo News, 8/2/2006

A wilderness oasis in the heart of Williamsville - Buffalo News,  6/4/2006

STATE, TOWN CONTINUE GO-ROUND OVER PILLAR - Buffalo News, 7/23/2005

Rare Long-Eared Owls raise a family in the area - Buffalo News,  7/10/2005

SIGNS OF CONTROVERSY AT COMBINED PUBLIC-PRIVATE SITE - Buffalo News, 10/13/2004

BOARD OKS PLAN LEAVING MOST OF NEW PARK IN NATURAL STATE - Buffalo News, 9/28/2004

HISTORIC CONVENT REOPENS AS APARTMENTS - Buffalo News, 7/24/2004

Lake Tonawanda - Buffalo New, 6/27/2004

AMHERST MOTHERHOUSE ON HISTORIC LISTING - Buffalo News, 11/28/2002

PLANS OK'D FOR SENIOR APARTMENTS AT MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 11/23/2002

AMHERST DOESN'T NEED DOG PEN IN STATE PARK - Buffalo News, 6/2/2002

WILD DOGS AREN'T ROAMING AROUND PARK - Buffalo News, 5/28/2002

TOWN BOARD MULLS CREATION OF A 'DOG RUN' - Buffalo News, 5/20/2002

ISSUE OF ROAMING DOGS IN STATE PARK STIRS DEBATE - Buffalo News, 5/14/2002

SISTERS EXCEED TARGET OF $3.7 MILLION - Buffalo News, 5/9/2002

BOARD OKS SENIOR CITIZEN UNITS FOR MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 7/17/2001

PEPSI CENTER DEVELOPER WINS MOTHERHOUSE PROJECT - Buffalo News, 7/3/2001

SISTER REJOICES IN LEGACY OF GREEN SPACE -  Buffalo News, 6/22/2001

PEPSI CENTER CONTRACTOR LEADS RACE TO DEVELOP MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 6/9/2001

FIGHT OVER PARK PATH IS UTTERLY RIDICULOUS - Buffalo News, 5/17/2001

PLAN STRESSES PASSIVE USES FOR NEW STATE PARK - Buffalo News, 4/24/2001

COUPLE FIGHTING PROPOSED PARK PATH THAT WOULD SKIRT THEIR PROPERTY - Buffalo News, 4/4/2001

PLANS SOUGHT TO REDEVELOP MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 2/13/2001

POSSIBLE MOTHERHOUSE PROPOSALS STIR CONCERN - Buffalo News, 2/6/2001

SEARCH RENEWED FOR DEVELOPERS OF ST. MARY'S SITE - Buffalo News, 1/19/2001

NEW PROPOSALS SOUGHT FOR PROPERTY IN PARK - Buffalo News, 1/15/2001

WITH NO TAX BREAK, DEVELOPER AMENDS OFFER TO BUY ST. MARY'S MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 1/9/2001

AMHERST BUYS LAWN MOWER WITH STATE GRANT - Buffalo News, 9/13/2000

FREE CONCERT TO OPEN AMHERST 'OASIS' - Buffalo News, 6/9/2000

MOTHERHOUSE IS SOLD TO SYRACUSE DEVELOPER - Buffalo News, 3/7/2000

TOWN NEGOTIATING FUTURE OF MOTHERHOUSE PROPERTY - Buffalo News, 1/5/2000

AMHERST SEEKS ALTERNATIVE ON EX-MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 11/9/1999

PROPOSAL TO USE MOTHERHOUSE FOR SENIORS CRITICIZED - Buffalo News, 10/6/1999

DECISION NEARS ON FUTURE PLANS FOR MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 8/23/1999

SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS TO SELL YEARS OF MOTHERHOUSE HISTORY - Buffalo News, 7/16/1999

REMOVAL BEGINS OF STAINED GLASS AT MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 7/5/1999

OUT OF THE PAST - Buffalo News, 6/27/1999

LANDMARK STATUS SOUGHT FOR ST. MARY'S MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 5/19/1999

AMHERST VIEWS MOTHERHOUSE AS 'AFFORDABLE' SENIOR HOUSING - Buffalo News, 5/11/1999

HISTORIC MOTHERHOUSE EYED AS HOUSING FOR ELDERLY - Buffalo News, 3/11/1999

THREE DEVELOPERS EXPRESS INTEREST IN CONVERTING AMHERST MOTHERHOUSE INTO HOUSING FOR SENIORS - Buffalo News, 3/11/1999

SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS SITE PURCHASE NOT COMPLETE - Buffalo News, 2/15/1999

JOLLY BOYS PLEDGE $50,000 FOR STATE PARK IN AMHERST - Buffalo News, 1/19/1999

AMHERST SOLICITING FOR DEVELOPER FOR MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 11/19/1998

AMHERST OFFICIALS SEEKING WAYS TO USE AGING BUILDING - Buffalo News, 9/14/1998

HUTCHINSON HOSE PROPOSES LAND SWAP WITH TOWN - Buffalo News, 8/11/1998

AMHERST NURTURES A GLORIOUS PARK - Buffalo News, 7/25/1998

BORROWING OK'D FOR PURCHASE OF MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 7/21/1998

HAYES TO SPONSOR PARK-NAMING CONTEST - Buffalo News, 6/24/1998

AMHERST TOWN OFFICIALS SHOULD PRESERVE THE BEAUTY OF ST. FRANCIS MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 6/19/1998

NUNS TO BREAK GROUND FOR NEW HOME IN AMHERST - Buffalo News, 6/10/1998

GRELICK GETS OK TO SIGN PURCHASE OFFER FOR ST. FRANCIS SITE - Buffalo News, 6/2/1998

DEVELOPER LOOKING TO BUY MOTHERHOUSE ON PARCEL OF LAND AMHERST HOPES TO ACQUIRE - Buffalo News, 5/13/1998

PATAKI BRINGS AID FOR PARK, JOBS - Buffalo News, 5/6/1998

STATE GIVES FUNDING PRIORITY TO BUYING SITE IN AMHERST - Buffalo News, 4/23/1998

$5 MILLION FOR SISTERS' LAND IS CALLED FAIR DEAL - Buffalo News, 4/22/1998

LOW CLEANUP COST SEEN IN AMHERST MOTHERHOUSE - Buffalo News, 4/14/1998

TOWN BOARD VOTES TO BUY SISTERS OF ST. FRANCIS SITE - Buffalo News, 2/24/1998

100-ACRE WOOD MAKES STATE LIST OF TOP GOALS FOR WNY PURCHASE - Buffalo News, 2/21/1998

AMHERST HAS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE A GEM OF A PARK - Buffalo News, 2/9/1998

TOWN MOVES TOWARD BUYING LAND - Buffalo News, 2/7/1998

TOWN FACES COMPETITION FOR POTENTIAL PARK - Buffalo News, 2/5/1998

SUPPORT LACKING FOR JOINT ST. FRANCIS PURCHASE - Buffalo News, 1/28/1998

RESIDENTS PRESS TOWN TO BUY LAND OWNED BY NUNS - Buffalo News, 1/11/1998

TOWN EXPLORES BUYING LAND FROM RELIGIOUS ORDER - Buffalo News, 1/6/1998

Taking advantage of angelic weather - Buffalo News, April 19, 1996