City Council Creates Special Committee on Elementary School Bond On July 6th the City Council voted to create a new committee. Its purpose is to study a $70.6 million school bond proposal. The proposed bond would pay for renovations at Pres... 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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Nancy Dorrans stars in Pecha Kucha Night at the Portland House of Music… Jenny Anastasoff acts in a national transgender rights TV ad… Greenhut Galleries sold to John Danos and Kelley Lehr of Los Angeles…. Emily Figdor and the Portland Democrats hold their first Annual Community Picnic at Deering Oaks Park… Rev. Kenneth Lewis of Green Memorial AME Zion Church and City leaders host hundreds in a community gathering for peace… Rosanne Graef hosts meetings on water safety at the Reiche Book Nook… Chellie Pingree meets with local craft brewers to discuss local ingredients in Maine brews… Anna Trevorrow will seek a second term on School Board… Kathryn Manson wins the WEN decal photo contest and receives a gift card courtesy of Fresh Approach Meat Market… Portland Buy Local celebrates its 10th Birthday at the Monument Square Farmers’ Market… New Munjoy Hill Observer goes online… Jon Hinck will seek a second term on City Council… Westin hotel opens a new outdoor café called The Patio on Congress Square… Maine Historical Society opens exhibit for the 150th anniversary of the Great Portland Fire of 1866… Famed election predictor Nate Silver says Donald Trump may win Maine in November….
EASTERN PROM CONCERTS CORRECTION: Below is the correct listing for the Eastern... Read more
West End Photo Show In the winter, WENA will be sponsoring the 2016 West End Pho... Read more
20,000 Expected for Second Annual Portland Fine Craft Show and WCSH Art Festival... Read more
Newsy Musings Resurgam – The Movies Return by Jenny Anastasoff The Movies return... Read more
To run Congress Square Park dozens of volunteers and community input are needed.... 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!
Adventurous traveler Nancy Dorrans shares safety tips. by Nancy Dorrans As an adventurous traveler a... Read more
Do you have the right partners to keep your business safe? by Marilyn Miller Confidence cannot find... Read more
Motorcycles are not safe! by Marie-Immaculee MY STORY: English language learners from Portland Adult... Read more
Mischa Shuler and the Healing Plants of Maine by Marilyn Miller When you ask Mischa Shuler how she b... Read more
Chris Byers, Namaste Solar PelotonPosts is a monthly dispatch from PelotonLabs, a coworking communit... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky – July 2016 Time for Action and New Beginnings by Leo Knighton Talla... Read more
By Adam Marletta Local Black Lives Matter protesters finally made good on the promise in one of thei... Read more
OUR READERS Angus King and the Potomac Two Step I attended a Portland Chamber of Commerce Eggs and I... Read more
Ben Chipman and the death of his indie-cred A Satire by Sam Pelletier Local activist and lawmaker Be... Read more
By Adam Marletta I feel like I am becoming numb to these increasingly routine mass shootings. It is... Read more
Open Letter to Senator George Mitchell by Wells Lyons Dear Senator George Mitchell, I must admit it... 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.