Algae Blooms Indicate Too Much Nitrogen from Fertilizer and Pollution by Bridget Chase In July the Friends of Casco Bay began to report sightings of green slime at Back Cove and Mill Creek. These sightings were confirmed in subsequent weeks... Read more
The West End News (WEN) is Portland’s neighborhood paper. It is known for popular features such as “The Daily Dumpster,” a gossip column that has served as Portland’s Twitter-like feed before anyone was on social media. Readers also enjoy the “Overheard in Portland Map” and “The West End News Reader Photo.” Over the years, WEN has become a well-regarded source for micro-local news coverage. Who knows where the next scoop will come from?
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Portland Flea-for-all will open at former Paul’s Food Center on October 6th… Peaks Island Elementary staff plunge into Casco Bay to celebrate the new school year… Captain Bill Linnell announces run for School Board… Downtown Cadet Program wins national award for excellence for improving downtown life… West End Halloween Parade will feature the return of the Shoestring Theater puppets… Sacred Heart hosts African Gala in Guild Hall due to overflow crowds… Friends of Lincoln Park host fundraiser at Shipyard’s tasting room… Mayor Strimling holds office hours outside of Aurora Provisions… Maine’s annual Open Lighthouse Day draws thousands for free tours... Noyes Street Fire Memorial Committee gears up to host Stars of Light 2016 to remember six fire victims… Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad open sales for Polar Express tickets… Locks of Love will be replaced by a public art installation… St. Lawrence runs double feature in tribute to Gene Wilder… Eric Blumrich joins the WEN team doing pagination and design… Fire Department participates in National Preparedness Month… Portland Food Co-op signs onto boycott of Driscoll’s berries to support farm workers’ labor dispute…
Qigong classes at the Reiche School begin this Thursday, September 22nd The Port... Read more
4-H Swiners Design Community Project to Feed the Hungry Cumberland County 4-H Sw... Read more
Portland Fine Craft Show 2016 Draws Art Lovers to West End The Maine Crafts Asso... Read more
Ted Musgrave Remembers the Sunset Folk Concerts by Bridget Chase The Western Pro... Read more
‘Great for the Neighborhood’ Second Annual Portland Fine Craft Show Brings Visit... Read more
The West End News (WEN) is a free independent community newspaper published monthly in Portland, Maine, since 2001. WEN covers local news, incubates new talent, and provides affordable advertising for local businesses. Get to know your neighbors with the West End News!
Food Security and Clean Drinking Are Inseparable by Bryer Sousa In our companion articles, Autumn Mi... Read more
Gerau Luzito MY STORY: English language learners from Portland Adult Education share their story in... Read more
How a Local Food Business Black Dinah Chocolatiers Manages Safety, Sustainability and Sweetness by M... Read more
THE AMOS FARM: Season’s End and Putting Your Garden to Bed by Christian Torp You shall sow you... Read more
by Adam Marletta Years ago, back when the nation was still gripped in a post-9/11 atmosphere... Read more
Trump Wrong About Islam and Terrorism. And so is Clinton. by Wells Lyons It’s disappointing to... Read more
Third Party Voter Takes on the Privileged Argument By Adam Marletta As a routine voter of third part... Read more
By Adam Marletta Are you one of the many Portlanders who were annoyed by the recent Black Lives Matt... Read more
A Millennial’s Take on Housing by Bryer Sousa In late April a collaboration between the Portla... Read more
Tony Zeli is owner, publisher and editor of the West End News. He seeks to build a grassroots newspaper, where community members can share their stories, debate controversial issues, and envision a future for their neighborhood together.
Tony’s background in labor rights, environmental health and interfaith organizing informs his view on the world. Positive community impact is his number one goal.