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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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LEWISTON – There was frost on the ground when some 200 re-enactors climbed from their tents to start their day Saturday during the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812. The encampment transformed a grassy area near the amphitheater on the Artpark campus into a sea of pup tents. Some of the men had slept on cots. Some had hunkered down wrapped in sleeping bags on…

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Rose Kashuba glided along sprightly, mimicking the motion of cross-country skiing on an exercise machine called the elliptical. Across the room, Angeline Trybuskiewicz finished a series of chest presses, lifting 15 pounds in a routine she had perfected after five years at the Northwest Community Center. “If I don’t exercise, I feel very lazy, like I should be moving,…

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Nany Gonzalez saw reality TV as her ticket from small-town boredom, and like thousands of young adults from across the country, she tried out for MTV’s “Real World.” The long-running series brings a group of young adults together in one house to live for several months, with cameras taping their relationships.Gonzalez, who was studying criminal justice at Jamestown C…

Starting Monday, WGRZ-TV Channel 2 may no longer be available on Dish Network, according to officials from Dish and Gannett Broadcasting Inc., owner of the NBC affiliate. At issue in the ongoing contract negotiations are retransmission fees and a commercial-skipping DVR offered by Dish. Retransmission fees are money paid by cable and satellite operators to broadcast compan…

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Pollster Barry Zeplowitz has lived all his life in Western New York. He says he never even considered leaving. Yet Barry Zeplowitz Associates surveys people who live across the country, specializing in political consulting and marketing research. Zeplowitz attended Bennett High School before graduating from Amherst Central High School. He earned a degree in political scien…

Buffalo State College’s radio station WBNY-FM 91.3 is marking 30 years on the air with three events today and Friday at the campus on 1300 Elmwood Ave. “Thirty years for a college station to be broadcasting on an FM band is pretty special,” said Nick Stutzman, general manager of the station and a journalism student. “We are not only celebrating our station, but als…

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A Lockport tattoo artist who has already turned heads on the local ink scene will be competing for $100,000 on Spike TV’s second season of “Ink Master.” The reality series debuts with a double episode at 10 p.m. Tuesday. “It was probably the biggest learning experience of my life because I’m young,” said Nick D’Angelo of Lockport, who just turned 23. “I hav…

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Lucy A. Candelario, 52, is heading into her 18th year as executive director of West Side Community Services. Candelario, a University at Buffalo graduate, first worked as weatherization program director for the Belle Center. When she took a job at West Side Community Services, she started as its executive director. Candelario oversees community center services that benefit…

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Channel 2 morning anchor Jodi Johnston will be signing off television to accept an executive position with First Niagara Financial Group, it was announced Friday. Johnston, who is 38 and the mother of an 8-year-old son, cited family concerns as a factor in her decision. "My alarm won't be going off at 3 a.m. anymore," Johnston said. "I've been doing this schedule for a lit…

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Classical music listeners will wake up to a new voice next week on WNED-FM 94.5. Peter Johnson, most recently of KUNC-FM in Greeley, Colo., will start hosting "Morning Classics" from 6 to 10 a.m. Thursday, said Gabe DiMaio, station program director. "We looked at a lot of candidates with a lot of experience from a lot of different radio stations all around the country," Di…

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It's called "vaping" - puffing on an electronic cigarette. Actor Johnny Depp vaped in "The Tourist," and actress Katherine Heigl used an electronic cigarette a while back on "The David Letterman Show." Electronic cigarettes, made of plastic and metal, have no tobacco. A battery heats a solution that contains propylene glycol (approved by the FDA as a food additive) to cre…

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As the commissioner of health for Erie County, Dr. Gale Burstein oversees 250 employees and heads a department that offers a slew of services. She met her husband at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine, and they have two sons. Burstein, 48, is a pediatrician by specialty and her field of expertise is adolescent sexual health. A good word to describe her? Dynamo…

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Two new reporters are on the air at WGRZ-TV Channel 2, general assignment reporter Jeff Preval, who most recently worked for WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Pa., and sports reporter Jonah Javad from KOMU-TV in Missouri. Preval was born in Arlington, Mass., and graduated from Hofstra University in 2007. While working for WTAJ, Preval was assigned to the State College bureau. "Short…

Football fans in the BuffaloNiagara region who subscribe to Time Warner Cable have reason to shout with Friday's announcement that an agreement has been reached for the nation's fourth largest pay TV provider to carry the NFL Network. Time Warner is the last of the nation's largest cable and satellite carriers to agree to carry the NFL Network, which this season is broadc…

The Buffalo Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame will toast the former WADV-FM tonight for 50 years of broadcasting in Buffalo. Now WYRK-FM, the station with a mom-and-pop feel was the first stereo station in the city when it was launched by Dan and Nancy Lee Lesniak in 1962. "We didn't buy it. We built it," said Nancy Lee during a recent phone interview from her William…