City Reminds Residents of Winter Storm Operations Portland Public Works plows, sands and salts more than 560 lane miles of road and more than 100 miles of sidewalks during winter storm operations. During the winter months, the Public Works... 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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City inaugurates Councilors Pious Ali and Brian Batson at special noontime city council meeting… John Hinck represents Treeman who pleads not guilty to blocking traffic in Congress Square… 3Fish Gallery features alumni work in their final First Friday show… Liz Trice hangs festive lights in Bramhall Square… Urban Farm Fermentory offers space as a donation drop off site for Standing Rock supplies…
Local Retailers Expect Banner Holiday Season by Tony Zeli The holiday season is... Read more
Congress Square will be lit up and ready for fun this winter! by Bree LaCasse Co... Read more
Why it is more important than ever to support local business when holiday shoppi... Read more
The Turning of the Year A Holiday Celebration with John Whelan, Low Lily & K... Read more
Veterans Day Parade 2016 Veterans Day ceremonies in the City of Portland on Frid... 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!
The Spiritual Side Take Time to Reflect and Meditate This Holiday Season by Rick Ness We are not hum... Read more
by Marilyn Miller For six weeks every year many of us eat too much, spend too much and rush around t... Read more
How to embrace warmth with a little insight from those who know the cold. by Nancy Dorrans Last Dece... Read more
PelotonPosts: Emily Chaleff and Camp Alsing PelotonPosts is a monthly interview with a member of Pel... Read more
The Amos Farm How Christian’s front yard ignited a fight for social justice by Christian Torp... Read more
Perspectives from the Sky: Astrological Forecast December 2016 Mercury Retrograde and the Winter Sol... Read more
By Adam Marletta The extreme state violence unleashed on the indigenous protesters at Standing Rock,... Read more
by Adam Marletta Capitalism is, at its heart, a form of psychosis. In its relentless pursuit of ever... Read more
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson’s recent gaffes seem too bad to be true. by S... Read more
Letter to the Editor Yes on 3 for Sensible Gun Control In December 2012, I lived at the time in Fair... 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.