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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.


Southern Tier authorities thwarted a sophisticated marijuana-growing operation Wednesday after an early morning raid in the Village of Mayville resulted in two arrests and the recovery of $250,000 worth of marijuana.The raid at 7:15 a.m. occurred at 7145 Plank Road, according to Chautauqua County Undersheriff Charles J. Holder, and was conducted by members of the Sheriff’s…

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A bank robber escaped Tuesday with an undisclosed amount of cash during a mid-afternoon hold-up in South Buffalo, city police reported.The robbery occurred just before 3 p.m. at the M&T Bank in the 2100 block of Seneca Street, reported Michael DeGeorge, a spokesman for the Buffalo Police Department.South District police officers reported a white male demanded money from a …

A bicyclist suffered serious injuries when struck by a car Tuesday evening at the intersection of West Ferry and Barton streets, Buffalo police reported.At 7:10 p.m., the bicyclist, a 49-year-old man, was riding south on Barton and proceeded through the intersection without yielding the right of way, according to D District Chief Anthony Barba. The bicyclist was struck by …

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Author Beata Zatorska last year took readers on a virtual tour of Poland in her award-winning memoir/cookbook, “Rose Petal Jam.” On Saturday, Zatorska will visit the Broadway Market to share her food journey during a free noon lecture, said James Lawicki, director of the Polish American Congress Western New York Division.“The book knocked my socks off, and I thought I have…

Taco lovers, do we have an invention for you.It’s called Taco Tape, and it was one of 70 inventions on display at this year’s Invention Convention held Sunday afternoon at Medaille College. The problem with tacos, according to one inventor: “Every time I eat tacos for dinner, the filling falls out. I have to put it back in and it makes a mess.”A solution was set forth: “Ed…

A $1.8 million upgrade at the Erie Basin Marina will see a second floor added to the Hatch Restaurant and construction of a free-standing clam bar and ice cream gazebo, Mayor Byron W. Brown announced Sunday during a noon groundbreaking ceremony.“The Hatch is bursting at the seams,” said Brown. “Believe it or not, the Hatch Restaurant draws a million visitors a year, even m…

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David Del Carlo worked for years in the collections business before he purchased his first ice cream shop in 2003. Owning Frosty’s Ice Cream in Lancaster, he explained, fulfilled a childhood dream. At 54, Del Carlo is an easy-going man whose collection of novelty hats grows by the season. Fueled by customers who trade hats for ice cream, the collection is just one example …

A University at Buffalo student faces arson and drug charges after police said he set himself on fire after dropping a butane torch while smoking marijuana from a bong in his North Campus dorm room Thursday evening.Alec Seidenberg, 19, of Ardsley, Westchester County, suffered burns on his feet and face and was taken to Erie County Medical Center for treatment. “Apparently …

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Dorothy Malczewski started making butter lambs in the kitchen of her East Side home in the early 1960s using the wooden mold her father brought with him from Poland.She would eventually sell her butter lambs in seven sizes from her chicken stand in the Broadway Market, introducing them to generations of families as an Easter-time tradition.Mrs. Malczewski, who retired in 2…

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Jill Bojarski always looked forward to Kids Day. Every year, the fourth-grade teacher would buy five copies of the special edition newspaper and teach her pupils at Pembroke Central Schools one very important lesson.“Their assignment was to pull out the what, who, when, where, why and how,” said Bojarski. “I actually utilized the articles as a language-arts lesson in my cl…

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Jill Raimonde is a Lancaster schoolteacher who loves to clean – but she wasn’t always tidy. Raimonde says her interest in cleaning evolved during college. So after she began teaching school, she would spend the summer cleaning houses. After one season of cleaning, she started seeking employees. When Raimonde opened a cleaning service in 2004, she called it Neat Freaks.Toda…

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All it takes is one bad panhandler to ruin your day.Maybe he got too close when he asked for your spare change, or pestered you after you said no. On any given day downtown, panhandlers walk the Theater District, Elmwood Avenue, West Chippewa Street or Main Street. Police estimated there are from 30 to 100 Buffalo panhandlers, depending on the season.“Panhandling jumps out…

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It didn’t take long for Channel 4 reporter Ed Drantch to leave his mark on local television news. His aggressive style of reporting has led to face-offs with belligerent building contractors and convicted sex offenders who operated a Halloween house in Lockport. Drantch even trailed tightrope walker Nik Wallenda to Florida.Born and raised on Long Island, Drantch knew at a …

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Lisa Zybert has dense breasts.It is a condition that is not uncommon and is completely benign.But having dense breast tissue can mask cancers on mammograms, and when women know their breasts are dense, physicians say, that awareness is a valuable tool in the fight against breast cancer.When Zybert, a neonatal intensive care nurse who lives in Angola, went for a routine mam…

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Bill Yuhnke was 14 when he took a job pumping gas for Yellow Cab of Buffalo. He never dreamed that 20 years later he would own the cab company. Yuhnke, who grew up on the city’s West Side, worked for a handful of local radio stations and also served in the U.S. Army Reserves before he returned to the cab business.Yuhnke launched Liberty Cab in 1987 with only a couple of ve…