Articles by: Ken Hamilton

Shirley Hamilton speaks at the NAACP.

HAMILTON: We Get More of What We Celebrate – Even Disasters

Niagara Falls January 22, 2020 at 7:02 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 Sometimes I just have to shake my head and just laugh at the antics of those in so-called leadership roles in our city. NAACPRead More

Jesse Richardson, photographed above, made a mark in the Niagara Falls community. Police recently ruled his death a homicide.

HAMILTON: Silence of the Lambs Confound Police in Search for Richardson’s Murderer

Niagara Falls January 22, 2020 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 As anyone who is interested in knowing, now knows that the Niagara Falls Police Department has ruled the bedside death of Highland restaurateur JesseRead More

Niagara County Legislator Owen Steed shedding a tear at the vigil for Jesse Richardson.

HAMILTON: Crime Won’t Change Until Leadership Changes in Our Community

Niagara Falls January 15, 2020 at 10:11 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 Crime won’t change until crime-area leadership changes.  But in the meantime, business goes on as usual, and so does the crime. As tears streamedRead More

Jesse Richardson, photographed above, made a mark in the Niagara Falls community. Police recently ruled his death a homicide.

HAMILTON: Richardson, for Whom the ‘Belle’ Tolls

Niagara Falls January 8, 2020 at 8:51 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 Steve Belle was still visibly shaken by the untimely death of his friend and mentor, restauranteur Jesse Richardson, when I ran into both himRead More

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CRIME: Highland Avenue Community Remains Shooting Gallery

SPECIAL EDITION OF THE CRIME: Highland Avenue Community Remains Shooting Gallery

Niagara Falls January 1, 2020 at 3:12 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 Highland’s story IS not only a Niagara Falls’ story, it is what happened here that caused the events of concern, why they happened andRead More

HAMILTON: Now That’s All I’ve Gotta Do Is to Put His Little Ass to Bed

HAMILTON: Now That’s All I’ve Gotta Do Is to Put His Little Ass to Bed

Niagara Falls December 29, 2019 at 4:37 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 A friend of mine, who thinks much like you, was standing nearby two chatty women when she overheard their startling conversation. One of theRead More

JoAnne's dog that perished in the fire.

HAMILTON: “My Dog Died in the Fire – We Lost Everything”

Niagara Falls December 21, 2019 at 7:15 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 “My house burned down this morning,” beautician JoAnne Abbo-Bradley later wrote on her Facebook page on November 24th, 2019.  “My dog died in theRead More

HAMILTON: Wounded Knee and Niagara Falls’ Sgt. Toy Says Rescind the Doggone Wounded Knee Medals!

HAMILTON: Wounded Knee and Niagara Falls’ Sgt. Toy Says Rescind the Doggone Wounded Knee Medals!

Niagara Falls December 11, 2019 at 4:32 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 light of Massachusetts’ Senator Elizabeth Warren’s former but now debunked claims that she was indeed part Native American, it is still humorous toRead More

HAMILTON: Tompkins, Kennedy are Targets of the Wrath of Dave

HAMILTON: Tompkins, Kennedy are Targets of the Wrath of Dave

Niagara Falls December 5, 2019 at 9:53 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 Dave Biekska is a gruff, rough and tumble sort of a guy who’s worked hard all of his life, wisely invested his money andRead More

HAMILTON: Are Tompkins’ Voters Looking for the “Morning-After the Vote Pill?”

HAMILTON: Are Tompkins’ Voters Looking for the “Morning-After the Vote Pill?”

Niagara Falls November 28, 2019 at 2:45 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 vote on who would make the sub-decision on raising taxes or paying a garbage fee was up to the voters; however, with thatRead More

Niagara Falls City Council

HAMILTON: Should Niagara Falls Have Total Control Over the Disbursements of Casino Money?

Niagara Falls November 19, 2019 at 8:36 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 Perhaps it is time that while the Seneca casinos’ issue is still tied up in litigation that Niagara Falls reassess both the distribution andRead More

HAMILTON: DePaul, Norstar & Raid on Buffalo City Hall – Is There a Relationship?

HAMILTON: DePaul, Norstar & Raid on Buffalo City Hall – Is There a Relationship?

Niagara Falls November 13, 2019 at 5:42 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 Down Big Six! With only two months left in office, and like the Biblical story of when David loaded a rock into the leatherRead More

HAMILTON: We Ought to Act Like Women are Veterans, Too!

HAMILTON: We Ought to Act Like Women are Veterans, Too!

Niagara Falls November 6, 2019 at 6:08 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 Dateline: Late August, 1973. “I’m not saluting her,” I said to my male classmate, as we were walking to the base meal hall forRead More

Niagara Falls

HAMILTON: Niagara’s Chief Industry is Poverty Hidden Far From Tourism

Niagara Falls October 29, 2019 at 8:16 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 news that a “for-profit” $15.5-million-dollar expansion of poverty is on tap to have an address that will have her name on theRead More

HAMILTON: Kimble Owes YOU an Apology

HAMILTON: Kimble Owes YOU an Apology

Niagara Falls October 16, 2019 at 9:57 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 A photograph was taken and placed on Facebook whereas former Niagara County Legislator Renae Kimble was standing with and in support of mayoral candidateRead More

HAMILTON: Kicking Kids Out of Parks Will Likely Cause Greater Problems

HAMILTON: Kicking Kids Out of Parks Will Likely Cause Greater Problems

Niagara Falls October 8, 2019 at 9:36 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 story started with shots being fired at a youth league football game. It was only after a fight had broken; however, they weren’tRead More

Niagara Falls City Council

HAMILTON: BOHICA, Does Niagara Falls Now Need A Control Board?

Niagara Falls October 1, 2019 at 9:26 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 Long before “LOL” and LWTF” were in the American lexicon, there was a saying in the Navy that went, “BOHICA!” The meaning was simple;Read More

HAMILTON: Council Trash Talking  Fee for Garbage!

HAMILTON: Council Trash Talking Fee for Garbage!

Niagara Falls September 24, 2019 at 8:35 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 Not long before she left the city, former City Administrator Donna Owens stood before an angry crowd of citizens that were gathered inside ofRead More

HAMILTON: 60 Credit Hours and A Jury of Inner-City Peers

HAMILTON: 60 Credit Hours and A Jury of Inner-City Peers

Niagara Falls September 17, 2019 at 9:07 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 When Ezra Scott decided to run for city councilman he just wasn’t ready, having been told so by harshest critic and lifelong friend –Read More

Niagara Falls City Council

HAMILTON: More or Less Public Speaking at City Council Meetings

Niagara Falls September 11, 2019 at 10:24 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 Sometimes we are just too close to the forest to see the trees. That is to say that after we have looked at aRead More

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