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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.


Education

Lackawanna lawmakers met in special session Monday to award a million-dollar demolition bid for New Lincoln Elementary School, a monster structure that anchored Lackawanna's First Ward for more than 90 years. The $1,277,560 bid was awarded to Empire Dismantling Corp. to demolish the three-story, 51,000-square-foot structure at 100 Dona St. that became a magnet for vanda…

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People who have lost loved ones to opioid abuse have found countless ways to honor their lives and preserve their memories. As a town lawmaker and a grieving mother, Cheektowaga Councilwoman Christine Adamczyk was in a position to do more. She vowed to have an addiction awareness ribbon inked on her wrist to honor the memory of her son Daniel J. Adamczyk after he die…

Education

A math teacher at Lancaster Central High School was recently placed on leave and his personal belongings were removed from his desk, according to numerous sources within the school. The unexplained and abrupt departure last week of John J. Janicki, a tenured employee in the school district, left colleagues and students speculating as to what happened. A substitute te…

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Cheektowaga lawmakers Tuesday night approved the sale of an underused $70,000 hovercraft to the company that manufactured it. Universal Hovercraft, headquartered in Rockford, Ill., agreed to purchase the 19XR-IC for $20,000, said Councilman Gerald P. Kaminski. "I think it was a bad investment," said Kaminski, during a break between the Town Board work session and reg…

Cheektowaga

A resolution clearing the way for town employees to donate sick days to help a seriously ill worker was unanimously approved by the Cheektowaga Town Board Tuesday. "He contracted cancer during the first year of his employment," said Timothy J. Meyers, deputy town supervisor. The employee was hired less than a year ago to work at the Cheektowaga Pumping Station as a m…

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Racing fans must wait two more weeks to hear those engines roar, said Timothy R. Packman president of Lancaster Speedway. "Queen City Clash," originally scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, was pushed to May 5, said Packman, adding that unseasonable weather was the factor. "We can't get in there with the snow cover," said Packman. "And it's cold." More than $500,000 wor…

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Cheektowaga Democrats unanimously endorsed Asst. Police Chief James J. Speyer Jr. for the town justice seat currently held by Dennis Gorski. Speyer's 35 years of law enforcement experience was a determining factor in the endorsement, said Matt Janiszewski, Cheektowaga Democratic Party chairman. “Jim’s decades of experience in law enforcement will give him a unique pe…

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A public hearing Monday night on a revised Comprehensive Master Plan for the Town of Lancaster and the villages of Depew and Lancaster drew a standing room only audience to Lancaster Town Hall. A majority of the residents who addressed the Lancaster Town Board trustees lived on Peppermint Road, a rural neighborhood in  northeastern Lancaster that is home to horse barns,…

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The Lackawanna Public Library – just four years shy of turning 100 – was the last Carnegie Library built of more than 1,650 libraries constructed in the United States by the Carnegie Foundation. And like some grande dames, the Colonial Revival building is due for a facelift. Thanks to more than $1.56 million in New York State library construction funding, Lackawanna'…

Crime

A suspicious vehicle in a Main Street parking lot in Newfane early Friday morning piqued the curiosity of Niagara County deputies. Adult occupants of the car told deputies they were house hunting, but both wound up being arrested, and two children in the car were turned over to Erie County Child Protective Services. Amos L. Rowsey III, 36, of Buffalo was charged with…

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A 21-year-old student remains in the Burn Treatment ICU at Erie County Medical Center after his e-cigarette caught fire Friday in the hallway of the Erie 1 BOCES Center, reported West Seneca police. The student was listed in good condition and is being treated for burns to both hands, said Lt. David L. Szmania. Police are not releasing the young man's name. The incid…

Crime

A 32-year-old Jamestown woman was charged with criminal mischief Friday afternoon after police said she threw a glass table onto the floor during an argument. Alicia M. Kelsey was taken into custody in connection with the incident which occurred shortly before 5 p.m. at 114 Jones St., police said.    

With an ice storm threatening a half inch or more of freezing rain, the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office and the Niagara County Office of Emergency Management Saturday  issued a travel advisory for all of Niagara County, effective immediately until late Sunday afternoon. In a statement, the sheriff's office said the forecast of winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts exceeding …

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Health experts will address the continuing opioid abuse problem throughout Buffalo-Niagara at a public forum Thursday in Maryvale High School in Cheektowaga. Officials from the Erie County Health Department, Maryvale Schools, WNY United Against Drug and Alcohol Abuse, the Cheektowaga Police Department and the Cheektowaga Town Board are scheduled to speak. State Assem…

Cheektowaga

Don't toss those old bills and records. Mark Earth Day the right way by shredding your paper records from 9 a.m. to noon on April 21 at Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve. The Federal Trade Commission recommends shredding receipts, credit offers, insurance forms, physicians statements, checks and similar documents you no longer need. There will be a limit of six copy…