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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.


Construction and Growth

Robert Staebell eased slowly into retirement after 38 years with National Fuel, but behind the wheel of his torrid-red Dodge Charger, this grandfather is all about horsepower. "Jordan tells me all the time that he blames me for his love of speed," said Staebell, 73, as he waited to race his 27-year-old grandson on opening night of Grudge Drags at Lancaster National Spee…

Buffalo

Students at Olmsted School No. 64 in Buffalo wore their pajamas to school on Friday to raise funds for the family of a teacher who died in a Saturday night boating accident. "Pajamas for Przykuta" is a fundraiser for the family of Eric Przykuta, a Lancaster Middle School teacher. Financial donations will support his widow, Lori Przykuta, a second-grade teacher at Olmste…

Cheektowaga

Inmates from the Erie County Correctional Facility will spruce up Dick Road Friday morning, clearing trash and trimming brush, according to Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski. The inmate work crew will be cleaning from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. along Dick Road between Broadway and the railroad overpass. Two deputies from the Erie County Sheriff's Office will supervi…

Lancaster

March 25, 1975 - May 13, 2018 Eric D. Przykuta texted his sister-in-law on Saturday to see what he could bring to the family dinner on Mother's Day. He planned on fishing Saturday night with some friends and Przykuta wanted to make sure his family had everything it needed for dinner. "He had it all ready – Mother's Day cards, flowers," recalled Jennifer Przykuta. "Th…

Environment

The draining of Como Park Lake earlier this week signals the first phase of a remediation that will include sediment testing and the replacement of two dam gates that regulate the flow of water. Residents who live near Como Park Lake in the Village of Lancaster have watched the steady decline of the manmade lake that once teemed with activity. They see the current em…

Buffalo

Two off-duty Lancaster police officers were on a fishing boat involved in a fatal accident near the Outer Harbor that killed Lancaster science teacher Eric Przykuta, Lancaster police Capt. William J. Karn confirmed Tuesday. Karn declined to identify the officers, but sources identified them as Lt. Michael Cronin and Officer Shawn D. Zaffram. Karn deferred all questio…

Education

Keyboarding class will return to second and third grades in the Lancaster Central School District if the $107.5 million proposed budget is passed May 15, said Superintendent Michael J. Vallely. Vallely made the comments during the annual budget hearing, held in the high school auditorium Monday. The budget represents a 3.5 percent increase over the previous budget of…

Family

The Lancaster Youth Bureau inducted Town Councilman Ronald Ruffino into its Hall of Fame during its annual dinner at Twin District Fire Hall on William Street. Ruffino, who served as Town Board liaison with the Youth Bureau from 2009 to 2017, also coached hockey, football and baseball, and mentored youth in the Lancaster-Depew community for years, said John Trojanowsky,…

Crime

Police charged a 36-year-old Buffalo man with two counts of assault and weapons possession in connection with a shooting early Saturday that injured two bystanders in Allentown, said a Buffalo Police Department spokesman. Peter Pena is charged with shooting a 26-year-old man in the leg, and grazing the hand of a 21-year-old woman, said Michael J. DeGeorge. The shooti…

Construction and Growth

Ruth Boczar paid $18 a week for a family cabin on Allegany State Park's Buffalo Trail in 1957. Back then, camping for Boczar's family meant pumping and boiling water and using an old Coleman stove to cook. Today, the 65,000-acre state park in Cattaraugus County looks a lot different. The 97-year-old park this season will add mountain bike trails and two "ninja" playg…

Construction and Growth

Allegany State Park is about to receive a makeover Saturday thanks to the efforts of nearly 300 registered volunteers, said Paul Crawford, president of Friends of Allegany State Park. The event takes place on the Quaker side of the park, said Crawford. It represents the fourth year the Friends of Allegany sponsored the event in cooperation with park management and Parks…

Local News

Head to Cheektowaga Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for a four-hour opportunity to obtain a passport book or card. Passport photographs will be taken at a cost of two for $10. Visit www.travel.state.gov for information on required documentation, what forms to print out and complete and fees. The service will be available in the clerk's office (Room 101) a…

Education

Lackawanna lawmakers met in special session Monday to award a million-dollar demolition bid for New Lincoln Elementary School, a monster structure that anchored Lackawanna's First Ward for more than 90 years. The $1,277,560 bid was awarded to Empire Dismantling Corp. to demolish the three-story, 51,000-square-foot structure at 100 Dona St. that became a magnet for vanda…

Local News

People who have lost loved ones to opioid abuse have found countless ways to honor their lives and preserve their memories. As a town lawmaker and a grieving mother, Cheektowaga Councilwoman Christine Adamczyk was in a position to do more. She vowed to have an addiction awareness ribbon inked on her wrist to honor the memory of her son Daniel J. Adamczyk after he die…

Education

A math teacher at Lancaster Central High School was recently placed on leave and his personal belongings were removed from his desk, according to numerous sources within the school. The unexplained and abrupt departure last week of John J. Janicki, a tenured employee in the school district, left colleagues and students speculating as to what happened. A substitute te…