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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.

The Fourth of July is still two months away, but Cheektowaga officials are already planning the annual Independence Day parade. "The Independence Day parade is synonymous with Cheektowaga," said Town Supervisor Diane Benczkowski. "We are thankful for our past participants and have already reached out to them to take part once again, but we are also seeking new bands, gr…

You can celebrate the signing of the Lackawanna City Charter at a free pictorial lecture by author Gerald L. Halligan on May 9 in the museum of the Lackawanna Library. Gov. Charles E. Hughes signed the charter that incorporated Lackawanna as a city May 29, 1909. Halligan, who wrote the book "Lackawanna," will discuss the people and the events that helped make Lackawanna…

Cheektowaga resumed its pickup of yard waste this month, but the town is reminding residents to keep plastic and papers out of their yard waste. The waste is taken to a local composting facility, Good Earth Organics Corp., from mid-April through mid-November. Officials from Good Earth Organics have issued the following guidelines: Grass clippings must be placed in …

Here's a list of the town, village and school district meetings in Erie County in May: Akron/Newstead The Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. May 1 and 15 in Village Hall, 21 Main St. • The Town Board holds a work session at 8 p.m. May 1 and its regular meetings at 8 p.m. May 8 and 22 in Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road. • The School Board holds a budget hearing at…

Milling on an 800-foot stretch of William Street east of Transit Road will continue through Friday, according to Lancaster Town Supervisor Johanna Coleman. The roadway – damaged by an Erie County Sewage Department project last summer and fall – must be milled, paved and striped, said Coleman. Traffic will be rerouted around the work area.  

Dennis Roberson's failing vision was a private misery. The solid 6-foot-2-inch Roberson was an outdoorsman who led whitewater rafting trips down the Ocoee River in Tennessee. When he was not rafting, he worked his usual 50-hour week as a waiter at FoodWorks, a casual upscale restaurant in Chattanooga. It was early April and it seemed his deteriorating vision – stea…

Carson Dayka is wise for his 16 years. Those close to the Hamburg High School junior chalk it up to his battle with chronic illness that compromised his ability to eat and breathe. The illness has resulted in more than 20 surgeries, 100 hospitalizations — and the formation of countless friendships. "Carson has never complained in his life," said Nicole Dayka, Cars…

A 28-year-old woman – the last person pulled from an apartment house fire in Lackawanna's First Ward early Saturday – remained in critical condition at Erie County Medical Center on Monday night, according to relatives. Claudia Chamo Soliman, who lived with her husband and three young children, is one of six people who remain hospitalized after the fire, authorities…

Sandy Starks tells stories about women. Not just any women, but Western New York heroines who shook up the world during their lives. Some created a desire for change. Some were pioneers in newspapers or nursing associations. One brave lady talked a military commander out of burning her home to the ground. "In each of their lives, something happened that stirred them …

Henry "Cowboy" Kusmierczyk, a decorated WWII veteran, will serve as president of this year's World's Shortest Dyngus Day Parade on Monday in Lackawanna, Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski announced. http://buffalonews.com/2017/03/23/dyngus-day-returning-central-terminal/ Kusmierczyk, who served in the Army 11th Airborne Division, participated in the raid on the Los Banos civil…

Randolph Kowal has delivered mail in the Buffalo area for 17 years, but he hasn't been the same since he was attacked by a dog that charged from a rear yard, broke through a gate and clamped its teeth around Kowal's left wrist. "It had half my watch in its mouth which is why I only had punctures," recalled Kowal, who now delivers express mail from a mail truck. "The dog…

Mark Jedd last week ended a 31-year  law enforcement career in Cheektowaga with a rousing sendoff that included an escort home by a squadron of Cheektowaga's first responders. Jedd, hired as a patrolman in 1986, wore many hats during his more than three decades with the department, said Assistant Chief James J. Speyer Jr. Jedd, a volunteer firefighter, supervised th…

Work has begun on Plum Bottom Creek in the Village of Lancaster to stabilize a deteriorating south bank. The creek is located on Central Avenue between Pleasant Avenue and Broadway, said Daniel Amatura, the Town of Lancaster highway superintendent. "The bank on the south side was weak and caused the washout of the embankment that abuts a building at 43 Central," said…