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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.

"Bibliophile" was the word for the day as the Books for Kids literacy campaign kicked off its annual drive with cookies, coffee and a whole lot of young readers. More than 2.5 million books have been distributed to schools, libraries and day care centers in underserved communities throughout Western New York during the campaign's 23 years of service. "Getting books …

Drew Shapiro, Lackawanna's new director of development, attended his first City Council meeting Monday and was peppered with questions on the progress of several projects. The long-awaited Family Dollar on lower Ridge Road had been delayed, First Ward Councilman Abdulsalam K. Noman noted, and he wanted to know why. "Paperwork regarding an easement that was required …

Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski's attention to zombie houses resulted in the town conducting its first public hearing of the year on demolition of problem properties. The hearing last week targeted a deteriorating house on 17 Yvette Drive just off French Road that has a history of complaints dating to August 2013 and ranging from high grass to ramshackle gutter…

Here's a list of the scheduled town, village and school district meetings in Erie County in April. Akron/Newstead The Village Board meets at 7:30 p.m. April 3 in Village Hall, 21 Main St. • The Town Board holds a work session at 7:30 p.m. April 3 and 17 and its regular meetings at 8 p.m. April 10 and 24 in Town Hall, 5 Clarence Center Road. • The School Board hol…

South Buffalo rapist Timothy DiCenzo thought his second victim was dead when he left her beaten and molested in a field behind a South Buffalo elementary school just before noon on Nov. 3, 2015, said Assistant Erie County District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty. She was a nursing student at the time and was walking to school when DiCenzo pounced on her from behind, said …

Deputy Supervisor Tim Meyers, Director of Senior Services Kerry Peek and Cheektowaga Senior Center manager Ruth Diebold joined more than a dozen volunteers recently to deliver meals during Meals on Wheels week-long event “Champion for Meals.” The event that ran March 21 to March March 24 provided government officials and local celebrities an opportunity to share in …

The Lackawanna Democratic Committee is seeking candidates for the upcoming elections this fall. There will be elections for council seats in the first, second, third and fourth wards and for City Court judge. Interested candidates should submit a letter seeking the committee's endorsement by certified mail before April 29 to Democratic Chairman David Iafallo, 275 Colton…

A 55-year old man pleaded guilty Thursday to vehicular assault stemming from a crash in Cheektowaga that paralyzed a driver who was heading home after watching the Buffalo Bills home opener in 2016. Kevin L. Reyome of Dash Street also pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a serious physical injury accident before Supreme Court Judge Kenneth F. Case, said John J. Flynn,…

When the Lancaster Town Board unanimously approved a six-month moratorium on commercial solar development, it joined a growing list of municipalities that are revising their town codes to keep pace with the skyrocketing industry. Lancaster's moratorium will end Sept. 20, said Matt Fischione, Lancaster code enforcement officer. "I've received inquiries by phone and e…

Administrators at Global Concepts Charter School, where some parents have been picketing, have invited parents to an informational meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday to discuss the creation of a parents advisory council. The invitation dated March 27 was contained in a letter from school CEO Tracy McGee that was sent home with the students. "It is my hope that we can establi…

John Andreozzi, author of "The Italians of Lackawanna, NY: Steelworkers, Merchants and Gardeners," will talk about the legacy of Italian-Americans in the Steel City at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the Lackawanna Public Library, 560 Ridge Road. The talk will include the history of Lackawanna, the immigrant saga and the role immigrants played in the steel-making industry. …

Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski went beyond city limits in his appointments for development director and city comptroller. Drew Shapiro of Amherst was named director of development, filling the vacancy created when Szymanski fired Fred K. Heinle earlier this month. Shapiro's appointment was effective Thursday. Carolyn Nicometo of Orchard Park, a certified public …