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ABOUT TOWN: Searching for an Interim Town Manager (And more…)

Welcome to "About Town with Mark Snyder," a column that will keep you up to the minute with what's what, who's who and what's going on around town. If you see or hear something we could use here, let us know by sending an e-mail to pmpco@aol.com.

INTERVIEWING FOR AN INTERIM TOWN MANAGER: At their , the Stoughton Board of Selectmen left the door open for a possible stint as Interim Town Manager for Town Accountant Bill Rowe.

Selectmen Chairman John Stagnone said he would contact the Collins Center at UMass Boston for the names of some available interim candidates. He added that Acting Chief Procurement Officer Lindsay Pope is also working on getting additional names.

Three resumes arrived, and two are interested in interviewing for the position. Stagnone said that if Rowe agreed to be interim town manager, that additional help would be hired in the accountant's office.

Selectman Cynthia Walsh wasn't keen on bringing in outsiders to the interim position. She said, "We need someone to represent the town at Town Meeting. We need someone to hit the ground running. We need someone with knowledge of our budget."

Anzivino was willing to meet the applicants. "They all have merit. I wouldn't have a problem interviewing them. I'd like someone in place soon to work with Frank [Crimmins]."

Current Francis T. Crimmins, Jr. , effective March 31, 2012.

Interviews will be held with the two interested candidates on March 13 at 7 p.m. and further discussions will take place on the interim Town Manager. 

Meanwhile, Human Resources Director Martin McNamara is overseeing the actual (permanent) .

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ADOPTIVE PARENT GROUP: Stoughton Area Parent Group is a parent-run group for adoptive and pre-adoptive parents, as well as kin, guardian and foster parents. Others personally connected to adoption, including birth parents or adults who were adopted, are also invited to participate.

This is a free, ongoing group that meets once a month for support, resources, and discussing adoption related issues. Feel free to drop in!

Next meeting is Thursday, March 8th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Stoughton Public Library's Conference Room. For info contact: Lori Baeumler at 617-587-1522 or email lbaeumler@mspcc.org.

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IDENTITY THEFT, SCAMS AND FRAUD: Amy Schram of the Better Business Bureau will discuss Identity Theft, Scams & Fraud. Learn how you can identify and protect yourself from these all-to-common crimes.

The talk is at the , 84 Park St. in Stoughton on Thursday, March 8th at 7 p.m. in the Wales French Room on the second floor. 

The event is FREE.  Come learn how you can prevent yourself from becoming a victim!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY: To Beth McNeil, Co-Founder of the , Nurturing Families after the loss of a Child. And, to Michele Cronin, an Everett native, who now calls Stoughton home.

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