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

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Health & Wellness

How To Beat Flu Season

How To Beat Flu Season

By Dr. Oren Gersten I trained as a Family Doctor so that I would be ready to help patients with any challenge. The old school family doc used to take... Read more

Screening Saves Lives

Screening Saves Lives

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month By Dr. Chris Kleeman Colon cancer is the third most common cancer and the second most deadly, killing over... Read more

Recent Blogs

Trump's New Cold War

Trump’s New Cold War

by Adam Marletta Trump is afraid of the socialist movement. He should be. A scourge is haunting the Trump White House: The scourge of communism. How e... Read more



“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

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