In Focus: Guilty verdict, school activism and the old Hampden Academy

Posted March 07, 2013, at 12:34 p.m.
The prosecution team speaks to reporters outside the York County Courthouse in Alfred on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, after a jury convicted Mark Strong on 12 counts of promoting prostitution and one count of conspiracy to promote prostitution. Read the story.
The prosecution team speaks to reporters outside the York County Courthouse in Alfred on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, after a jury convicted Mark Strong on 12 counts of promoting prostitution and one count of conspiracy to promote prostitution. Read the story. Buy Photo
More than 50 people came out to support the $2.8 million loan request from RSU 19 during a rally at Sawyer's Dairy Bar in Newport on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The eight towns in the district will vote on Friday. Read the story.
More than 50 people came out to support the $2.8 million loan request from RSU 19 during a rally at Sawyer's Dairy Bar in Newport on Wednesday, March 6, 2013. The eight towns in the district will vote on Friday. Read the story. Buy Photo
Walter A. Mosher Jr., 65, of Hampden awaits sentencing at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on Wednesday, March 6 , 2013. Mosher was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child. Read the story.
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Walter A. Mosher Jr., 65, of Hampden awaits sentencing at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on Wednesday, March 6 , 2013. Mosher was sentenced to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing a child. Read the story. Buy Photo
Brewer student Zac Burnham, 18, tapes an &quotR-word" pledge to a wall in the school's cafeteria. Brewer High School is sponsoring a campaign to replace the term mental retardation with intellectual disability. Read the story.
Brewer student Zac Burnham, 18, tapes an "R-word" pledge to a wall in the school's cafeteria. Brewer High School is sponsoring a campaign to replace the term mental retardation with intellectual disability. Read the story. Buy Photo
 Dean Bennett, Hampden community and economic development director, talks about the Old Hampden Academy building Wednesday afternoon, March 6, 2013, in Hampden. Town staff and council members will meet with Dan Lafayette about his proposal to develop the old Hampden Academy property without tearing all of it down. Read the story.
Dean Bennett, Hampden community and economic development director, talks about the Old Hampden Academy building Wednesday afternoon, March 6, 2013, in Hampden. Town staff and council members will meet with Dan Lafayette about his proposal to develop the old Hampden Academy property without tearing all of it down. Read the story. Buy Photo

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