The Woonsocket Call of Woonsocket, R.I., reports on the appointment of a new district technology director in nearby Cumberland. Paul T. Barrette, the former assistant technology manager in the Sudbury, Mass., district, edged out 19 other candidates for the $68,000-per-year job. School superintendent Joseph Nasif said the choice of a technology director was one of the most important decisions he has had to make.