The West End News a Local News Resource |

The West End News (WEN) is Portland’s community newspaper. A free independent paper published monthly and circulating on First Friday. 

Neighborhood Notes

Health & Wellness

Staying Heart Healthy

Staying Heart Healthy

By Dr. Craig Brett February is American Heart Month, which was first recognized by presidential proclamation in 1964 by President Lyndon Johnson.... Read more

Business & Community

Recent Blogs



“The history of domestication is interesting because it changed human history. The domestication of animals was important enough to have happened in m... Read more

Enough is Enough...

Enough is Enough…

Authorized by Title XIX of the Social Security Act, Medicaid was signed into law in 1965 alongside Medicare. All states, the District of Columbia, and... Read more

Anthony ZeliA message from editor and publisher Tony Zeli:

At the West End News our number one goal is positive community impact. As a grassroots newspaper, we focus on local community driven journalism. WEN is written by neighbors for the whole community.

Published since 2001, we are proud to continue a long tradition of quality, free news for everyone!

The West End News is owned and operated by Zeli Enterprises, LLC | 795 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102 | 207.518.8271