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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.


A water main break Saturday morning in the Village of Fredonia prompted a boil-water advisory from officials at the Chautauqua County Department of Health & Human Services. Residents in the Village of Fredonia and in the Town of Pomfret are affected by the alert. The leak was discovered after the Fredonia Water Filtration Plant operator noted high water us…

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A 30-year-old man found with a loaded handgun in his glove compartment was arrested early Saturday on Fillmore Avenue. The arrest occurred shortly after 2 a.m. when police observed a car parked illegally in the 1600 block of Fillmore. When they approached the vehicle, police said the driver acted strangely and was unable to answer their questions. Police said they sear…

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Two teens were arrested Thursday morning after the robbery of pizza deliveryman in the Bailey-Kensington neighborhood, Buffalo Police reported. The robbery occurred at 1 a.m. at a Thornton Avenue residence, where two men with a gun confronted the deliveryman and demanded his car and food order. The robbers escaped with the food and the car but were arrested hours …

Family

A celebration of the rich history of Corpus Christi Church will take place  Oct. 29 as the community gathers to mark the 110th anniversary of the laying of the cornerstone. A Mass celebrated in English and Polish will begin the day at 11 a.m. It will be followed with a talk by historian Martin Ederer, who will describe the laying of the cornerstone. A short film will…

Attractions

Buffalo Harbor State Park, located at the southern end of the Outer Harbor, seems inconspicuous despite its 190 acres of rolling waterfront land. But New York State spent $15 million on the park since it acquired the land in 2013, and now 240,000 people a year are visiting it, according to the state. The park is now home to a nautical-themed playground, 1,000-slip mari…

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"Wearing the Letter P," a book about Polish women who were forced into labor in Germany from 1939 to 1945, will be the topic of a lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Canisius College. Author Sophie Hodorowicz Knab wrote the book to keep a promise with her mother, who was a slave laborer during the war. German soldiers forced approximately 12 million people from al…

Festivals

A family night out with a Halloween costume giveaway and cooking demonstrations will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at Catholic Charities of Buffalo, 75 Caldwell Place in Lackawanna. More than 30 providers including BlueCross BlueShield, Journey’s End Refugee Services, Child Care Resource Network, Best Self, YourCare Health Plan, Erie County Department of…

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The Lackawanna City Council OK'd $2.5 million in improvements to the city's downtown area. Among the improvements expected are: Stamped concrete crosswalks at Ridge Road and Electric Avenue and at Ridge and South Park Avenue. A mixed residential-commercial development at the site of the former St. Barbara's Church at 551 Ridge. The church located on a 1.3-acre…

History

Michael Keene, author of "Mad House: The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th Century New York," will talk about his research at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at GreenField Manor, 5959 Broadway in Lancaster. Keene will discuss 19th century asylums, shedding light on treatments, doctors, patients and the gothic architecture that turned asylums into stone fortresses. …

Business

The Town of Cheektowaga will hold a public hearing Oct. 24 on a request to rezone a parcel for a proposed auto collision repair shop at the southeast corner of Union and French roads. Andrew J. Moquin requested the rezoning for MAACO Auto Paint and Collision. The parcel at 5 French once held an oil change shop and would be rezoned from vehicle repair to collision rep…

Obituaries

Alicia M. Campbell marked her 45th birthday in August at the family cottage in Crescent Beach with those she loved. She took a kayak ride, sat by the campfire and shared a magical time free from the pain she had experienced since she was diagnosed with cancer for the second time in June. Campbell, known as "Cookie Mom" in the North Buffalo Girl Scout troop she led, die…

Business

Cheektowaga plans to purchase 10 electric vehicles and install charging stations at Town Hall if it wins a $250,000 clean energy grant. Assistant town engineer Peter Johnston talked about the plan Tuesday during a work session of the Town Board. Lawmakers are expected to approve the grant application at its next regular session Oct. 23.  The proposal must be submi…

Business

Residents and lawmakers in Cheektowaga were divided during a public hearing Tuesday night on a rezoning request that would expand operations of a collision shop at 3535 Genesee St. Dent Pro was described to members of the Cheektowaga Town Board as a "paint-less" collision business that specializes in dings and small dents. In order to perform minor collision repairs…

Education

Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) is offering a free parenting skills workshops for parents of children under age 1 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays for eight weeks, starting Nov. 1. The "Incredible Years Parents and Babies" workshops --  conducted at EPIC, 1000 Main St., Buffalo -- are designed to teach parents skills to enhance their children's social, emoti…

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Organizers of a Freedom Walk on Saturday hope to raise awareness of  human trafficking. The walk through Chestnut Ridge Park is being sponsored by Western New York Wesleyan Women and People Against Trafficking Humans. The United Nations defines human trafficking as the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons by improper means (such as fo…