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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.


Local News

Keith Lewis holds the post of Lackawanna City Council president. And by day, he is assistant superintendent for the Lackawanna City School District. Third Ward Councilman Joseph Jerge has a problem with that. "I don't believe it's an ethical issue, but certainly it is not ideal for the taxpayer," Jerge said. "If I’m a council member and I have an issue with the schoo…

Local News

Lackawanna Fire Chief Ralph Galanti recommended that the city purchase a new pumper for $439,201. City officials told him they did not have enough money. "There is a concern regarding appropriations," said Carolyn Nicometo, city comptroller. "Our cash is committed to other projects contracted up to 2018." An unexpected expense involved the increase in recycling co…

Obituaries

July 21, 1936 – Nov. 30, 2017 Salvatore A. Valvo was a career officer with the Buffalo Police Department whose work as McGruff the Crime Dog sent home an important message to hundreds of  schoolchildren throughout the city. "He was one of the first McGruffs," said Gina Rath, his daughter. "He'd go to the schools dressed up like McGruff telling kids how to stay safe. …

Buffalo

A deliveryman for Skip the Dishes was robbed Friday of a $40 food order, his vehicle and phone, in a South Buffalo neighborhood, police reported. The deliveryman told police he drove to an address in the 100 block of Houston Street and was met by two males who took the food and ran. As that was happening three more males jumped in the delivery vehicle and drove off. The…

Buffalo

A 9-year-old girl crossing Esser Street Thursday morning was approached by a man who chased the child halfway up her driveway before he fled the scene, Buffalo police reported. Police, who are investigating the case as an attempted kidnapping, said the incident occurred between 7 and 7:15 a.m. on Esser and Evelyn Street. Police said that when the suspect approached t…

Family

Families are invited to start the New Year with the free Christmas Bird Count for Kids starting at 9 a.m. Jan. 6 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve in the Town of Cheektowaga. The event, sponsored by the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Reinstein Woods, offers children ages 8-16 and their adult companions a chance to see who can find the most birds dur…

Buffalo

A pedestrian was seriously injured Friday night when he was struck by a car at East Delavan and Bailey avenues, said Buffalo police accident investigators. The accident occurred just after 11 p.m. when the man ran into the street and was struck by the vehicle traveling westbound on East Delavan, according to police. The man, whom police have not been able to identify…

Cheektowaga officials have approved the expansion of an adult-care facility on Old Union Road. The DePaul Group, located at 2224, 2228 and 2240 Old Union, will construct two three-story, 40-unit apartment buildings and a two-story, 15-unit addition to an existing building, said Daniel J. Ulatowski, Cheektowaga town planner. The project also calls for the demolition of a…

Construction and Growth

A public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday will address the comprehensive plan for the Town of Lancaster and the villages of Depew and Lancaster, said John Abraham, Lancaster town councilman. The plan will help guide zoning and development decisions for the next five to 10 years, said Abraham. Discussion topics will include village revitalization, trails and parks, and economic …

A Snapchat threat made by a suspended student of Frontier Central High School prompted the district Wednesday afternoon to send an email alert to parents, said C. Douglas Whelan, interim superintendent at Frontier Central School District. The 10th-grade student threatened harm to students, staff and to the high school building located at 4432 Bayview Road on the Town of…

Erie County

Low-income residents can find help dealing with heating costs and other seasonal expenses at a series of open houses from Dec. 15 to Dec. 21 in Cheektowaga, Lackawanna, North Tonawanda and the Town of Tonawanda. Services expected to be offered include legal, health insurance, employment, job training, housing and food assistance. Weatherization programs as well as HEAP …

Local News

The contentious battle over whether Mohamed T. Albanna should fill the Lackawanna City Council seat he won in the Nov. 7 election will continue. State Supreme Court Justice Tracey A. Bannister pointed to uncertified election results and procedural matters in directing attorneys for Albanna and Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski to return to court at 11 a.m. Dec. 20. …

Local News

Lackawanna Mayor Geoffrey Szymanski is 0-2 in his bid to prevent businessman Mohamed T. Albanna from assuming public office. But he's not giving up. Szymanski's third attempt is scheduled to play out at 2 p.m. Tuesday before Judge Tracey A. Bannister in State Supreme Court. This time he will seek a judgment to declare Albanna ineligible to hold a seat on the Lackawan…

Environment

Property owners in Lackawanna concerned over the revised flood maps recently released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may attend an informational meeting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Lackawanna Senior Center, 230 Martin Road. The revised maps removed 550 Lackawanna houses from the flood plain, but added 10 homes on or near Sharon Drive into the flood p…

Erie County

A $33.4 million spending plan for the Town of Lancaster was approved by the Town Board with one official sounding off about runaway spending. "We're still a growing town and our revenues are coming in healthy, but I am concerned," said Council Member Ronald Ruffino. "The bottom line is our spending has increased 7.3 percent over two years." Tax rates for non-village …