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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

Mohamed Albanna, who was barred from taking the Lackawanna City Council seat he won in the November election because of his prior felony conviction, told lawmakers Monday night he could be taking his case to the state's highest court. "I have not exhausted my appeal," Albanna said to the City Council. "We are looking into it." The Council met Monday night with the Fi…

Construction and Growth

Building a metal roof pavilion at Veteran's Stadium in Lackawanna would save the city thousands of dollars each year in rental costs incurred for the annual Lackawanna Festival, said Ric Zybert, recreational director. The city could build a 40 x 80 pavillion with a 12 x 40 foot cold storage area for an estimated $76,000, Zybert said in a letter to the City Council propo…

Cheektowaga

Cheektowaga is seeking volunteers to serve on the new Citizens Youth & Recreation Advisory Council. The council, whose creation was announced by Supervisor Diane Benczkowski during her State of the Town speech, will provide recommendations on youth and recreational activities and programs. Benczkowski and Councilwoman Linda Hammer, who oversee the Youth and Recre…

Education

Nearly 300 faculty and staff members from the Lackawanna City School District will receive training Friday on poverty and how it affects their students. The three-hour sessions will be an "immersion experience" that includes role playing the lives of low-income family members including single parents, people with disabilities and senior citizens on fixed incomes, said D…

Cheektowaga

Residents voiced concerns over migratory birds, endangered species and flood control Tuesday night during public hearings to discuss two cellular monopoles proposed in Cheektowaga. The public hearings preceded the regular session of the Cheektowaga Town Board in Council Chambers at Town Hall at 3301 Broadway. Upstate Tower Co. and Buffalo Lake Erie Wireless proposed …

Local News

Mohamed T. Albanna, who was elected to the Lackawanna City Council by voters in November, is barred from assuming the seat because of his prior conviction of a crime of moral turpitude, the state Appellate Division has ruled. Monday's order by a panel of five appeals court judges upheld a lower court ruling in favor of Mayor Geoffrey M. Szymanski, who sued to prevent Al…

Crime

A man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds Sunday afternoon died of his injuries, Niagara Falls Police said. The victim was discovered on the porch of a residence in the 1800 block of Niagara Street. Police and rescue personnel responded to the scene shortly after 4:30 p.m. after receiving a report of shots fired in the area of 19th and Niagara streets. Police identi…

Crime

Ice fisherman on Chautauqua Lake reported shots were being fired recklessly over the ice Sunday morning, the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office reported. The call, one of two complaints from Mayville reporting gunfire in the vicinity of Sea Lion Drive, came into the Sheriff's Office just before 9:30 a.m., deputies said. Deputies arriving at the scene located an Ohio …

Local News

A flood watch prompted by potential ice jams has been issued for 1 p.m. Monday through 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. A warm front Monday is expected to lift temperatures into the 40s prompting a snow meltdown, said meteorologist Bob Hamilton. The meltdown combined with .25 to .5 inch of precipitation Monday evening increase the possibility o…

Lancaster

The parcel of land on Genesee Street contained a hodgepodge of abandoned gravel pits and overgrown farm fields in 1995, but Timothy Davis envisioned it as a golf course. He was 34, and Davis, a golf pro, was looking to build his second golf course in the Town of Lancaster. "If you looked past the gravel pits and fields, there was a lot of nice settings for golf holes," …

Buffalo

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) is launching a car seat safety initiative that includes free classes and safety checks of car seats. The new service will be offered by appointment at EPIC's offices at 1000 Main St. In addition, EPIC will take its car seat safety check to a number of community events this year. Fueling the program was a $10,000 donation from t…

Construction and Growth

Como Park Townhouses, a six-unit residential development in the Village of Lancaster, received a green light from the Lancaster Planning Board. The single-story structure will be located on Como Park Boulevard west of Penora Street on a .92-acre parcel, said Kevin Loftus, Lancaster Town attorney. Developer Kulback's Construction Inc. plans two-bedroom units with a ga…

Lancaster

The Lancaster Town Board approved the appointment of a Rochester police officer by a 4-1 vote Tuesday night, but one Council member objected to the potential cost to the town. Veteran Councilman Ronald Ruffino voted against the resolution because of the reimbursement cost the town may incur in hiring Officer Philip J. Carcaci from another police agency. "I'm voting n…

Local News

The NFTA finally listened to the residents of Lackawanna's First Ward, who pleaded for years for more public transportation. Starting March 4, riders will be able to get on a bus in the First Ward and take it to Southgate Plaza and the Shops in West Seneca on weekends and evenings. That gives them access to stores like Tops, K-Mart and Bon-Ton for shopping – and employm…

Cheektowaga

Town of Cheektowaga officials approved a shared services agreement with the City of Lackawanna Tuesday night that allowed the cash-strapped city to borrow snow removal equipment after many of its plows broke down. The resolution sparked a flurry of objections from Council Member Gerald Kaminski – who asked why Cheektowaga taxpayers were paying to plow Lackawanna's stree…