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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.


An early morning fire broke out in a Village of Perry apartment building and left a woman severely burned and fighting for her life, according to the village's police chief. The fire broke out shortly after 4 a.m. in a first-floor apartment of Travers Place, a large apartment complex at 55 South Main St., said Police Chief Michael Grover. "Officer Josh Brabon…

Crime

Lancaster Police on Saturday afternoon were looking for two women -- one with the shape of a heart shaved on the side of her head -- in connection with a $300 larceny at the Walmart store on Transit Road, according to Lancaster Police on Saturday. The incident occurred at approximately 3:20 p.m. at the Walmart store at 4975 Transit, according to Lancaster police. …

Buffalo

An employee was roughed up, and three young suspects were arrested in a $30 robbery Friday morning at a Seneca Street supermarket, South District police reported. Police responding to Tops Market, 1989 Seneca, discovered an employee with a large gash above his left eye and several  bruises on his body suffered in an altercation with the thieves, police said. Th…

Attractions

The Genesee County Planning Board on Thursday recommended approval of the new "Euro-style" roller coaster proposed for Darien Lake theme park after reviewing a site plan submitted by theme park officials. "The project is not difficult to review and recommend," said Felipe Oltramari, director of the planning board. "It is not a huge change." The proposed roller coas…

Buffalo

Overnight traffic restrictions set for Tuesday, Nov. 14 will close a portion of the Scajaquada Expressway (Route 198), said a state Department of Transportation spokeswoman. Route 198 westbound near Main Street will be shut down from 10 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, said Susan S. Surdej, the spokeswoman. A posted detour will direct traffic to exit and re-enter R…

Local News

It's not every day someone buys three new helicopters, but that is exactly how Douglas Baker spent Thursday. Baker is the founding president of Mercy Flight, and the purchase of the Bell 429 helicopters will significantly upgrade the air ambulance fleet and its ability to provide emergency air medical services, he said. "It's a very big deal for us," Baker said. "We…

Crime

A Niagara Falls woman was arrested early Thursday on felony DWI and aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle after a traffic stop on Weston Avenue, state police said. State troopers reported stopping Kathleen Murphy, 51, just before 2 a.m. after they observed her failure to stay in the driving lane. A strong odor of alcohol was detected on her breath breath, t…

Local News

April 10, 1925 – Nov. 8, 2017 Edwin G. Egan, an architect who designed firehouses, churches and the Anderson's Frozen Custard stand on Main Street in Williamsville, died Wednesday morning in Veterans Affairs Medical Center after a short illness. He was 92. Mr. Egan was born in Attica and attended Attica High School where he excelled in his French language classes,…

Crime

A 54-year-old Buffalo man reported to authorities that more than $50,000 in jewelry, laptops and cash was taken between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, during a break-in at his home in the 200 block of LaSalle Avenue, Buffalo Police said. The burglars may have entered the house through a rear cellar door, according to Buffalo Police. Also reported as missing in the inc…

Local News

Mohamed T. Albanna logged a 44-vote victory Tuesday over John Ingram to win a race for Lackawanna City Council. Albanna's victory occurred despite a 2006 felony conviction and three attempts to remove his name from the ballot because of his criminal record. Albanna and two family members were convicted of illegally sending $5.5 million to Yemen. The businessman, 66, …

Lancaster

The race for the Lancaster Town Board could be a costly one for Democrats -- with incumbent John M. Abraham Jr. losing his seat and 16-year veteran Ronald Ruffino Sr. holding on by 19 votes. Abraham fell short with 5,097 votes in the four-way race won by Republican Adam L. Dickman with 5,593 votes and Ruffino with 5,255 votes. Republican Robert E. Leary trails by 19 …

Environment

The release this week of revised flood-plain maps from FEMA spells good news for 550 homeowners in Lackawanna who have been forced for decades to pay for costly flood insurance. Their houses have been removed from the flood plain, an official from the Federal Emergency Management Agency said. Not all homeowners received good news. Ten properties on or near Sh…

Lancaster

Michelle Barbaro was appointed parks crew chief for the Town of Lancaster Monday night but not without reservation as expressed by Lancaster Town Councilman Ronald Ruffino. "I'm supporting Michelle as parks crew chief, but I wanted to discuss the strength and weaknesses of all candidates,"  Ruffino said. Earlier during the work session, Supervisor Johanna Coleman s…

Erie County

Erie County owned approximately 1,000 obsolete lever voting machines when it was required to replace them with electronic machines in 2010. So what happened to the steel machines that weighed about 700 pounds each? All but 10 of the voting machines used for a nearly a century in Erie County were sold for scrap, said Ralph M. Mohr, Erie County's Republican elections…

Officials at Nichols School ordered the evacuation Monday afternoon of a building on the school's North Buffalo campus at 1250 Amherst St. "Several students received a text threat shortly before dismissal was scheduled this afternoon," said Michael DeGeorge, Buffalo Police spokesman. The evacuation of the Albright Building occurred around 3:30 p.m., said DeGeorge. T…