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Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich

Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich is a staff reporter at The Buffalo News. A print journalism graduate of SUNY Buffalo State, she is also a licensed attorney.


Attractions

An elevator malfunction at a tourist attraction in Niagara Falls, Ont., stranded approximately 200 tourists at the base of the Niagara Gorge late Sunday afternoon, said a Niagara Fire Department official. White Water Walk, a self-guided tour of the Niagara Gorge, experienced a disruption of service just before 5:30 p.m., said a representative with the Niagara Parks Comm…

Cheektowaga

An Elder Law Day sponsored by Erie County Department of Senior Services will provide information to assist older adults in making informed choices about their health and financial well-being. The daylong program will take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 6 at the Millennium Hotel, 2040 Walden Ave., Cheektowaga. Seminars will be offered for seniors, their families,…

Erie County

People challenged by poverty and disability who are in search of legal advice may soon reap the benefits of free pop-up clinics through a new service provided by Neighborhood Legal Services, said Lauren Breen, the agency's executive director. The Justice Bus will increase access to legal assistance for underserved residents of urban and rural communities across Erie, Ni…

Buffalo

It was his first time on stage, but when actor Jesse L. Martin played Scrooge at the former Campus West School, he gave it everything he had. “My little fifth-grade self acted up a storm. I’m sure I overacted, but I was amazing. Somehow, I knew I would end up in New York City, and it started here in this school. Buffalo gave me everything as a kid,” Martin said Friday d…

Local News

The death of Eric Przykuta in a boating accident last May shook many residents in Lancaster who struggled to deal with the loss of the middle-school teacher and coach. While the community and Przykuta's family struggled, Michael Cronin mourned the loss of his best friend. And now Cronin has been charged in connection with the fatal accident. Cronin, 46, an off-duty p…

Cheektowaga

Officers and supervisors in the road patrol division of the Cheektowaga Police Department will be outfitted with body cameras, said Chief David J. Zack. The program will cost from $500,000 to $600,000 and equip 90 road patrol personnel, said Zack, who appeared before the Cheektowaga Town Board on Tuesday. “The big cost is data storage, and for an agency of our size w…

Clarence

A presentation exploring the veneration, desecration, neglect and renewal of the 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris will begin at 7 p.m. May 28 at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 8500 Main St., Clarence. The lecture will be given by Robert Poczik – author and traveler – who will trace the long cultural and religious history of the church as told in i…

Buffalo

U.S. Army Corporal Charles E. Reedy said he counted each of the 29 days he spent in the trenches on Pork Chop Hill during the Korean War. His 31st Infantry Regiment was subjected to almost continuous shelling, he recalled. “I was never on the front line. I was always in front of the front line on an outpost with shells landing two or three feet away from me – and they d…

Buffalo

A man and woman who arranged to purchase a cellphone through the smartphone app Let Go were robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon, East Ferry station police reported. The two complainants told police they met a man in front of a Linden Street address about 1 p.m. Sunday, police reported. A man who identified himself as the man they had come to meet arrived from the bac…

Local News

Amy Moeller, the Lancaster principal charged with drunken driving in February, returned to her job at Hillview Elementary School, the Lancaster Central School District confirmed. Moeller, 40, was reinstated May 2, after a "thorough review" of the information surrounding her arrest and leave from Hillview, said Michael J. Vallely, superintendent of Lancaster Central Scho…

Cheektowaga

One word often seems to come up when the topic is the heavily traveled intersection of northbound Union Road and the Kensington Expressway in Cheektowaga: confusing. That's understandable. It is the rare intersection in Western New York where drivers planning to make a left turn are directed into a dedicated turning lane that spans two traffic signals. “The left-turn…

Buffalo

A crowded Broadway Market, bursting with butter lambs and packed with pussy willows, is an Easter tradition in Western New York. So is what comes next, when the market loses its mojo, becoming a largely barren space that fills up with questions and ideas about how to survive the next 50 weeks. Kathleen Peterson is on a mission to change that well-worn narrative, usin…

Local News

A government achievement award to mark the merger of engineering services between the village and town will be presented to Ellicottville Mayor John Burrell Sunday in Cooperstown. The move is expected to save the two municipalities $1oo,ooo during the first five years, said Burrell. "That's a lot of money for a little community," said the mayor. "We used the Town of …

Construction and Growth

The Village of Lancaster selected an Amherst engineering firm to design a $2.5 million extension of West Main Street, a critical step in the development of a long-dormant parcel downtown. Trustees voted Monday to approve Wendel Co., one of three finalists. Wendel edged out LaBella engineers – authors of a $40,000 feasibility study commissioned in May 2017 to gauge publi…

Buffalo

A 26-day stay in any hospital is unusual these days, but that's how serious the injuries were that Jack Tim suffered in an ATV accident in Bradford, Pa. They were so serious that the 15-year-old had to be to airlifted to John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital and kept there for nearly a month. “I was just so nervous about his driving a car in two months and here this hap…