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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 town of Lancaster and the villages of Lancaster and Depew are looking to residents for help in guiding future growth as officials work on updating the three municipalities' master plan. An informational session for the public will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18 at the Opera House, 21 Central Ave. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. so residents can review maps and rela…

Five streets in southwest Cheektowaga will receive new sidewalks thanks to a community development block grant designed to improve the quality of life for low-to-moderate income areas. The town will replace 52,900 square feet of sidewalk on Griswold, Pleasant and Shanley streets and on Meadowbrook and Willowlawn parkways, said Supervisor Diane Benczkowski. The cost is …

Leaders in the Lackawanna Muslim community Thursday announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for a suspicious fire last month in an apartment house that sent seven people to the hospital. The predawn fire on April 22 routed four families of immigrants from a four-unit building at 97 Ingham St. On Thursday, c…

There are lots of ways to run afoul of the law. But by holding an illegal yard sale? Residents in the villages of North Collins and Blasdell must obtain a $2 permit before holding yard sales or face potential fines of up to $250. They could also wind up in jail for 15 days, said Jan Hutchinson, clerk and treasurer in North Collins. A survey of 20 municipalities…

A thermal imaging camera helped Lackawanna firefighters recently find and rescue a 28-year-old woman and her 3-year-old son from a fire in their Ingham Avenue apartment, said Lackawanna Fire Chief Ralph Galanti. Now, thanks to a donation from Hazmat Environmental Group, a Lackawanna-based company, the Lackawanna Fire Department will be getting two more thermal cameras. …

Cheektowaga Highway Superintendent Mark Wegner recently unveiled the newest – and snazziest – truck in his fleet. Painted blue and white with multicolored, interconnected puzzle pieces across its side, the new highway department truck is intended to draw attention to autism awareness. The puzzle ribbon was adopted in 1999 as the universal sign of autism awareness…

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…