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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

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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.

A Family Dollar store will be developed on vacant land in Lackawanna that the city has agreed to sell for $90,000, ending a battle for the land. The city's sale of six parcels at Ridge Road and Wasson Avenue to Durbin Acquisitions became official Tuesday when Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski signed the ordinance that City Council had approved Monday. "I like the project be…

Panhandlers on the corner of Ridge and Abbott roads sparked a new ordinance in Lackawanna Monday, as city lawmakers voted unanimously to adopt a law barring aggressive panhandling. "They are disrupting traffic because drivers stop to give them money and sandwiches," said Joseph Jerge, the 3rd Ward councilman who sponsored the legislation. "On a recent afternoon I c…

The 135-foot cell tower originally planned for a Little League ballpark could now make its way into Stiglmeier Park. It also may take root by the library at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. A third alternative suggested by Cheektowaga officials would place the tower behind a hot dog stand on Transit Road. The tower would be built on North Seine Drive on a parcel of lan…

Cheektowaga lawmakers want to offer a tax break to residents who improve their homes. The new law would authorize a partial tax exemption on the improved residential property after reconstruction or alterations. The improved property must be a one-, two- or three-family residence, and the value of the improvement must exceed $10,000. The maximum permitted exemption cann…

Cheektowaga went shopping recently for a new Zamboni ice resurfacer for the ice rink at the Kenneth J. Meyers Town of Cheektowaga Recreation Center. How much does a Zamboni cost? The sale price was $85,973.95, which includes trade-in of the existing Zamboni, accord to the town Facilities Department. If the town sold the existing Zamboni in another manner, the price w…

Lancaster village residents soon will be walking proud on safer sidewalks, thanks to a $380,000 federal grant that will help improve visibility and traffic signals at intersections, said Mayor William C. Schroeder. The contract has been awarded to Occhino Paving Corp. of West Seneca, one of two companies that bid on the project. Funding for the Transportation Alterna…

James English could not sleep the night before he moved into his new apartment across from Veteran's Park in the Village of Depew. He still needed to buy a couch for the living room, the room that offered a commanding view of the historic post office where his father, the late Joseph English, served as village postmaster. But the real reason this 87-year-old widower …

The state came one step closer Friday to taking over the maintenance of South Park Avenue and Ridge Road from the city of Lackawanna, after legislation sponsored by State Sen. Tim Kennedy was approved by the state Senate. “These two roads presented an extreme expense for the city, and their upkeep has become extremely difficult," said Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey Szymans…

Dawson Field on Columbia Avenue in Depew has been the scene of scores of baseball games for adult teams and league play. Its bullpen, covered dugouts, bleachers and restrooms offer solid amenities to players and fans. It also featured a lighted field with grass and a dirt infield. But now voters in Depew Union Free School District have green-lighted its sale after votin…

A patriotic ceremony honoring those who lost their lives in the War of 1812 is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. June 11 at the War of 1812 Cemetery on Aero Drive in Cheektowaga. The service includes presentations by the American Legion and and Cheektowaga Historical Association and wreath layings. The American, British and Canadian flags will be raised, accompanied by the respec…

Laurie Slawson, who has helped more than 50 individuals in the Lackawanna community obtain their high-school equivalency diploma received the "Educator of the Year" award from Lackawanna City Court Chief Judge Frederic J. Marrano. Classs are held at Lackawanna City Hall through partnerships with Erie Community College Pathways to Success Department, Maryvale Adult Educa…