About Sammamish Comment

Sammamish Comment was founded in 2002 (or thereabouts) by Scott Hamilton to provide news and comment independent of official city statements, press releases and newsletters; and to provide an independent view of one of the two newspapers then providing news coverage in Sammamish that was poorly reported and thinly researched. When I was appointed to the Sammamish Planning Commission in 2004, The Comment was assumed by Tom Vance, who served as editor until his appointment to the Commission. Publication was suspended then. I left the Commission Dec. 31, 2009, and resumed publishing The Comment.

Having been involved in Sammamish events since the Incorporation vote in 1998, and every election since, I have a vast institutional knowledge that often provides background to postings.

Today Sammamish is covered by the Issaquah/Sammamish Reporter. Sadly, it does a virtually no reporting in Sammamish and it’s not even clear there is any home delivery anymore.

The Comment provides news, comment and investigative reports that are lacking in the local papers. Often the comment is a call-it-like-I-see-it approach that may be welcome as refreshing by some and not so welcome by others. That’s the nature of the beast. With no advertising or advertisers to appease, Sammamish Comment can provide hard-hitting reporting and observations that are lacking in the local papers.

In August 2016, I moved to Bainbridge Island after 20 years in Sammamish. I announced then that The Comment would continue through 2017. On Dec. 9, 2017, I announced The Comment will continue on a limited basis.

Publication Dates

This will be one of those things that when we have something to say, we’ll say it. There is no specific publishing date.


Our e-mail is cityhamilton (at) gmail.com