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Commission approves posting for new East Providence Special Education director

Commission approves posting for new East Providence Special Education director

EAST PROVIDENCE — Her new leadership team nearly complete, recently hired Superintendent of East Providence Schools Kim Mercer received approval from the Budget Commission Thursday, May 23, to hire a permanent Director of Pupil Personnel Services, a position that oversees the department’s Special Education division. By a consensus 5-0 vote, the Commission, at its most

Dan McCarty, working on an art project at the middle school recently, puts classmates at ease by talking openly to them about his disease. "I just enjoy doing a lot of things that other kids like to do. I love talking, I like to learn," he says. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Despite disease, Portsmouth boy is unbreakable

PORTSMOUTH — Dan McCarty has fractured more than 350 bones in his 10 years. But his zest for life — and empathy for others — will never be shattered. A parable in 12 parts. 1. When people first meet 10-year-old Dan McCarty, they’re often startled by his appearance. Some look away, but others — usually younger kids — will go

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