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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.


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Caide Neff stood Monday morning holding three bouquets of flowers outside the new Rural/Metro Medical Services training center in West Seneca. The 14-year-old and his mother were about to meet the three first responders who were credited with helping to save Caide after he was seriously injured while biking with a friend last May.Caide recalled the accident – in detail. “M…

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Dr. Eric H. Schroeder wanted to be a dentist since he was an 8-year-old boy growing up in Lancaster. He credited his family dentist for planting an interest that Schroeder could not shake. He worked for two years as a dental technician before entering the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where today Schroeder teaches a course in gum assessment.Schroeder was…

The 4.4-magnitude earthquake recorded Friday morning by the U.S. Geological Survey and Natural Resources Canada occurred in a forested region of southwestern Quebec, an area of smaller communities about an hour’s drive from the Canadian capital of Ottawa.Yet it rattled millions of people on both sides of the border, earthquake experts in Ottawa and Buffalo said. Actress Ro…

A 26-year-old man on a lawnmower was arrested late Tuesday in the Town of Oakfield and charged with DWI, reported the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office.Scott McKenzie of South Main Street was stopped at 11:16 p.m. while riding a 2011 Troy-Bilt lawnmower on North Main Street, according to a Genesee County sheriff’s dispatcher. Deputy Joseph Corona charged McKenzie with DWI, d…

The Erie County Sheriff’s deputies reported two DWI arrests late Tuesday and early Wednesday.Daniel Roberts, 32, of Elma was charged with felony DWI according to deputies responding to a complaint shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday on North Blossom Road in the Town of Elma.Deputies Richard O’Neil and John Szczepanski reported Roberts to be in an intoxicated state with his vehic…

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Sister Brenda Whelan cares for many sick children as director of pastoral service at Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. As a Sister of Mercy, she has worked daily with children for almost 30 years, first teaching kindergarten at Annunciation School in Elma before working in pastoral care at the hospital.In joining Sisters of Mercy, Whelan selected a religious communit…

The recent homicide ruling in the death last November of burglary suspect Richard Metcalf Jr. at Erie County Medical Center has left his parents “emotionally spent,” a family spokesman said.“Again, they are devastated,” attorney Thomas J. Casey said of the Lancaster residents. “They want the people who caused their son’s death to be held accountable. They want the truth.”T…

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A scam artist with a history of deception has been arrested again by Cheektowaga police, who said this time he’s faking car problems to make some easy money.Brian Davis, 51, of Bailey Avenue, was arrested after two April incidents in which drivers were asked for a jump to start a car, police said.Davis’ story went like this, according to Police Capt. Jim Speyer: “Do you mi…

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The body of a male driver who crashed through a barrier on Church Street near the Youngstown Yacht Club and plunged into the Niagara River early today has been recovered, according to a U.S. Coast Guard officer.A yacht club vessel was used to transport the body of the unidentified driver, who was killed after his red Ford Explorer landed upside down in about a foot of wate…

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…