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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.


Cheektowaga

An initiative in the Cheektowaga Police Department seeks to promote a better understanding of people affected by mental illness. "One Mind," sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, develops safe management practices for police when dealing with the emotionally ill. "The whole idea is to try and get people care and treatment as opposed to incar…

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The Cheektowaga Republican Committee on Tuesday called for Councilman James P. Rogowski, to resign from office because "he has too many personal distractions to continue as a leader in our community," stated Chairman Don Friedrich in an email. Rogowski, a four-term councilman and a Democrat, was arrested by West Seneca police on a felony contempt charge for allegedly vi…

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Lackawanna lawmakers Monday night by a unanimous vote returned Abdulsalam Noman to the seat he vacated at the end of 2017. The newly appointed First Ward councilman will serve until the end of the year. The appointment came after a series of court challenges that eventually ousted Mohamed Albanna from the First Ward seat he had won in the November election. Both A…

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Assistant Cheektowaga Police Chief James J. Speyer declared his candidacy for Cheektowaga town justice. Speyer will run for the seat currently held by Town Justice Dennis Gorski, who will retire at the end of this year. Speyer, a 31-year police veteran and lifelong resident of Cheektowaga, began his career in law enforcement in 1982 as an Erie County Correction Offic…

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Members of Cheektowaga's Environmental Advisory Committee voiced concern over the aesthetic appeal of a new subdivision of duplexes proposed for Como Park Boulevard near Borden Road. Como Park Place consists of six two-family structures: one on Hitchcock Drive, three on Como Park and two on Borden, according to plans proposed by Kulback's Construction Inc. Site plans…

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Patrick O'Brien worked past midnight plowing wet, heavy snow from driveways and parking lots in East Aurora. "It's like pushing cement," he said. "We got 18 inches of snow. You can't back-drag it. It's hard to push. I got stuck twice. My son got stuck twice. It's just the weight of the snow. "I plowed the Aurora Waldorf School at 10:30 last night, and after I was don…

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Plans for a 5K run in June to promote domestic violence awareness were aired Monday night by Lackawanna lawmakers. The inaugural Ashley May run is planned for 10 a.m. June 24, stated Andrea Kwasniewski, race director and mother of Ashley M. Whiting, who died in a domestic violence stabbing in July 2015. Daniel Whiting, her husband, was convicted of murder in the inciden…

James P. Rogowski faced members of the media Tuesday night as he read a prepared statement outside Council Chambers in Cheektowaga Town Hall. Rogowski, a Cheektowaga town councilman, was arrested Friday by West Seneca Police and charged with felony contempt for violating an order of protection, according to West Seneca Police. "Let's not forget that this is a family …

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The Lackawanna City Council on Monday interviewed four applicants for the vacant 1st Ward seat. The four applicants – Abdulsalam Noman, Andrea Haxton, John Ingram and Richard Baldelli – were interviewed in Council Chambers before the start of its meeting. All but Ingram previously served as city trustees. Mohamed Albanna defeated Ingram to win election in November…

Cheektowaga police were called to the home of four-term Councilman James P. Rogowski on a domestic incident one week prior to his arrest on Friday, a police official confirmed. Police responded to a call from Rogowski's wife at 8:45 p.m. on Feb. 16, said Cheektowaga Assistant Chief James Speyer. Police said the call stemmed from an argument between Rogowski and his wife…

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Chocolatier Jaclyn Krajewski rises with the sun to make her ganache. "It takes four to six hours to crystallize," Krajewski said. "If you go beyond that it gets too hard and it won't have a creamy texture. There's a lot to know about making chocolate. It's very scientific." Creating artisan chocolate can be a waiting game, but for this self-taught chocolate stylist, …

Obituaries

Oct. 8, 1917 – Feb. 13, 2018 Janis O. Ruhlman may have discovered the fountain of youth in the hundreds of quilts she stitched by hand for sick children. "She would make a quilt a week for infants who were sick and donate them to the Shriners," said Gay Maria Norgren, a friend of the family. "People would always bring her scraps of material." Mrs. Ruhlman, a longt…

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When Mambrino King died in 1899, the East Aurora Advertiser hailed him as "the handsomest horse in the world." It was believed he was buried in a mahogany casket on Hamlin's Village Farm, a site which is now the lawn of a private home on North Willow Street in the Village of East Aurora. The horse's reputation was the stuff of legend at a time when East Aurora was a hor…

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Wreckmaster, the Canadian-based training center for tow-truck drivers, is one step closer to opening a Lancaster location a public hearing Tuesday before the Lancaster Town Board. Wreckmaster --  founded by Justin Cruse in 1991 in Beamsville, Ont. -- is seeking a special use permit to operate an outdoor vehicle training facility and storage yard at 5500 Genesee St., sai…

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The 31 empty storefronts on Elmwood Avenue from Allen Street to Forest Avenue represent restaurants, boutiques and food markets that have closed their doors in recent years. They also represent a 17 percent vacancy rate, a red flag that community leaders cannot afford to ignore, said the two Common Council members that represent the area, Delaware District Councilman Jo…