Articles by: Ken Hamilton

HAMILTON: “Holy Gawel,” Mike’s Not Running

HAMILTON: “Holy Gawel,” Mike’s Not Running

Niagara Falls March 19, 2019 at 8:47 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton Former City Councilman Michael Gawel has dropped out of the race for Niagara Falls City Council; but why? It saddened me toRead More

HAMILTON: Are We Asking Our Candidates the Right Questions?

HAMILTON: Are We Asking Our Candidates the Right Questions?

Niagara Falls March 13, 2019 at 11:19 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton Are city residents and businesses getting the same results and making the city go into the same direction because we are askingRead More

HAMILTON: Where’s Waldo … Er, I Mean Ezra?

HAMILTON: Where’s Waldo … Er, I Mean Ezra?

Niagara Falls March 6, 2019 at 10:20 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton From all indications, by the end of the year the city may have lost the services of the bright, inquisitive, obviously ambitious,Read More

HAMILTON: It’s the Charter, Stupid!

HAMILTON: It’s the Charter, Stupid!

Niagara Falls February 27, 2019 at 9:09 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton Why should we believe that someone knows what’s best for us and they believe that they can deliver it through running ourRead More

HAMILTON: Councilman Ezra Scott Waiting for Right Time to Announce Mayoral Bid

HAMILTON: Councilman Ezra Scott Waiting for Right Time to Announce Mayoral Bid

Niagara Falls February 20, 2019 at 7:45 am

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton There’s a very nice-sounding and old Chinese curse that says, “May you live in interesting times,” and these are certainly interesting times.Read More

HAMILTON: So Sad, the Closing of the Old Community Center

HAMILTON: So Sad, the Closing of the Old Community Center

Niagara Falls February 5, 2019 at 6:50 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton On can’t help but to notice a new and beautiful “Big Blue” building as one drives on Interstate 290 through the LaSalleRead More

HAMILTON: Martin Luther King & the State of Niagara Falls’ Black Community

HAMILTON: Martin Luther King & the State of Niagara Falls’ Black Community

Niagara Falls January 22, 2019 at 7:39 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton As many Niagarans celebrate the birthday of civil rights martyr the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who died in Memphis TNRead More

HAMILTON: Councilman Scott is right on the effects of the Child  Support Scofflaw Resolution

HAMILTON: Councilman Scott is right on the effects of the Child Support Scofflaw Resolution

Niagara Falls January 8, 2019 at 8:13 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton Even though Councilman Ezra Scott wasn’t even the glimmer in his father’s eye back in the 1960s, he nonetheless appears to knowRead More

Form Over Function and  Another Misdeed of  Legislator Owen Steed

Form Over Function and Another Misdeed of Legislator Owen Steed

Niagara Falls January 2, 2019 at 6:43 pm

By: Ken Hamilton The representatives from the Renae Kimble “minority-majority” district are seemingly incapable of selecting good leadership, and will likely continue being the poorest, least educated district in the city.  That’s not to say that the other districts understand government, especially county government, much better.  But how could itRead More

HAMILTON: City Government Case In Point: to Change Our Outcomes we Must First Change Our Way of Thinking

HAMILTON: City Government Case In Point: to Change Our Outcomes we Must First Change Our Way of Thinking

Niagara Falls January 2, 2019 at 6:17 pm

By: Ken Hamilton Good news and bad news folks: we citizens are the little things that ought to have been doing the right things, and we failed to do pretty much of anything! One local Niagaran sat quietly in the seat near the back wall of the side of theRead More

HAMILTON: The Courthouse Analysis

HAMILTON: The Courthouse Analysis

Niagara Falls December 18, 2018 at 4:48 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       The Courthouse Analysis: to Change Outcomes we Must First Change Our Way of Thinking   By: Ken Hamilton I am told that there’s an old ArabRead More

HAMILTON: How Transparent is the NYS Lottery?

HAMILTON: How Transparent is the NYS Lottery?

News December 11, 2018 at 6:53 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9             By: Ken Hamilton WBEN News Radio 930‘s Tom Puckett reported on Monday that Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill that would have allowedRead More

HAMILTON: John Long Connected George H.W. Bush to Niagara County

HAMILTON: John Long Connected George H.W. Bush to Niagara County

News December 4, 2018 at 9:30 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Ken Hamilton Character is often defined as being the same person in public that you are in private; and, by all measures, former President GeorgeRead More

HAMILTON: Hyde Park or “Died Park” Should be a Public Decision

HAMILTON: Hyde Park or “Died Park” Should be a Public Decision

Niagara Falls November 27, 2018 at 9:29 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton What is this preoccupation that Niagara Falls citizens have with death; and is this preoccupation the reason that the city is alsoRead More

Morality: Acosta’s and Anello’s Similar Challenges and Outcomes

Morality: Acosta’s and Anello’s Similar Challenges and Outcomes

Niagara Falls November 20, 2018 at 9:34 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton In political terms, we often look as the worse governmental corruption being measured in cash; but in reality, the worst corruption inRead More

Niagara – The Legends of Misdirection

Niagara – The Legends of Misdirection

News November 13, 2018 at 8:14 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton The midterm elections are over, and with them the state governorship, comptroller and state attorney general are all downstate Democrats. Both housesRead More

Veterans Day & America’s Greatest Generation Lives On

Veterans Day & America’s Greatest Generation Lives On

News November 6, 2018 at 8:44 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Ken Hamilton On the occasion of his father’s death, my friend Andy Ligammari received and recently posted on Facebook a certificate that was signed byRead More

HAMILTON: Leave Bishop Malone Alone . . . For Now

HAMILTON: Leave Bishop Malone Alone . . . For Now

News October 30, 2018 at 9:21 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9     By: Ken Hamilton What is it that we don’t understand about “due process” in law anymore?  It wasn’t all that long ago that the Kavanaugh/Ford debacle tookRead More

Mike Hudson was Niagara Falls – A Man Who Made Us Take a Closer Look at Ourselves

Mike Hudson was Niagara Falls – A Man Who Made Us Take a Closer Look at Ourselves

Niagara Falls October 23, 2018 at 7:03 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9         By: Ken Hamilton As sad as it may seem to most, the truth is that in many ways Mike Hudson was both a mirror andRead More

HAMILTON: You Want Us to be Like Buffalo? Then Let’s Punt to the Control Board!

HAMILTON: You Want Us to be Like Buffalo? Then Let’s Punt to the Control Board!

Niagara Falls October 16, 2018 at 8:49 pm

Please click the link below to subscribe to a FREE PDF version of each print edition of the Niagara Reporter http://eepurl.com/dnsYM9       By: Ken Hamilton Someone not long ago asked me, “Why can’t we look like Buffalo?”Of course, they were talking about Buffalo’s improved waterfront.  But their questionRead More

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