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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

A print journalism graduate of Buffalo State College, I also studied nursing at Trocaire College in South Buffalo. I am a licensed attorney at law admitted to practice in New York State. But it is the newspaper that I am most passionate about.


Erie County

A $33.4 million spending plan for the Town of Lancaster was approved by the Town Board with one official sounding off about runaway spending. "We're still a growing town and our revenues are coming in healthy, but I am concerned," said Council Member Ronald Ruffino. "The bottom line is our spending has increased 7.3 percent over two years." Tax rates for non-village…

Crime

Edward Bald heard the first rock shatter the window of a first-floor bedroom of his house on Quincy Street. He reached for the shotgun he keeps on the top bunk of his bed. "I sent a warning shot out the hole they already put in the window," said Bald, 61. "I hit one of them; I didn't know I actually hit him until I saw the blood in my backyard." Bald's shot late F…

Buffalo

Marine Sgt. Jo Ann Ortiz was inside Toys R Us in Hamburg when she fulfilled her childhood dream. Armed with a gift card purchased by the Marines' Toys for Tots campaign, the mother of two bought $32,700 worth of holiday presents that will be distributed to children through The Buffalo News Neediest fund. Ortiz, born in San Benito, Texas, did not have much as a chi…

Local News

A prime parking space at Lackawanna City Hall will be dedicated for use by Purple Heart veterans starting Friday, said Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski. The parking space was unveiled Friday morning during ceremonies at City Hall, 714 Ridge Road. Purple Heart recipient Robert Scahill was honored at the ceremony with a New York State certificate of recognition from Assem…

Family

The Buffalo Nordic Ski Club will sponsor a open house from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13 in the Wick Center of Daemen College, 4380 Main St., Amherst. The event will feature waxing clinics,  an instructional video and an array of clothing and equipment from area ski shops. The Buffalo Nordic Ski Club offers free cross-county skiing lesson to all members. The …

Local News

A new 80-unit apartment complex for independent senior living on Harlem Road has received the unanimous approval of Cheektowaga lawmakers. The proposal for the redevelopment of the long vacant Manor Oak skilled nursing facility at 3600 Harlem was submitted by Sandra Mancuso, an architectural project manager with E&I Development. The plan is to convert the existi…

Local News

The Cheektowaga Town Board has approved a $91.2 million spending plan for 2018 that included an additional $172,000 appropriation to purchase a new slusher truck for the sewer department and to fund youth activities. It carries a 2.09 percent increase in property taxes that will bring the tax bill on a $100,000 home to $1,636.36. The tax rate would be $16.36 per $1,0…

Amherst

August 29, 1918 – November 9, 2017 Madeline Gioia Amigone was a "Renaissance woman." She golfed for seven decades, baked "legendary" chocolate cakes and inspired excellence in the special educations students she tutored in her Amherst home. Amigone died of natural causes Nov. 9 at HighPointe on Michigan nursing home. She was 99 years old, the second oldest alumna…

Bills

Tristan L. Lambright, the man who streaked in front of thousands of spectators at the Buffalo Bills game on Sunday, pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon in Orchard Park Town Court to public lewdness, criminal trespass and exposure of a person. Lambright, 29, said nothing in court but outside the courtroom his two words said it all. "Bad decision," Lambright admitte…

Local News

Tristan Lambright, the streaking Buffalo Bills football fan who may have gained more yardage on Sunday than running back LeSean McCoy, wore a security guard's jacket wrapped around his waist when he was escorted off the field at New Era Field during the Bills loss to the New Orleans Saints. Lambright, 29, was arrested on charges of criminal trespass and public lewdness,…

Local News

The Buffalo Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Unit is on the scene of an underground gasoline leak at Main Street and Winspear Avenue, the Buffalo Police Department reported on Twitter. The leak apparently is from an underground gasoline tank that supplies a gas station at the corner, according to the tweet.

Crime

Sheriff's deputies called to a rollover crash in the Town of Ellington Saturday afternoon found the driver was unharmed, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. The rollover crash on Waterboro Hill Road occurred about 2:30 p.m., according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. Christina L. Rolls, 47, of Cherry Creek, was arrested and charged with ag…

An early morning fire broke out in a Village of Perry apartment building and left a woman severely burned and fighting for her life, according to the village's police chief. The fire broke out shortly after 4 a.m. in a first-floor apartment of Travers Place, a large apartment complex at 55 South Main St., said Police Chief Michael Grover. "Officer Josh Brabon…