Crimmins hangs out shingle

Town Manager Francis Crimmins will practice law when he leaves his post on Saturday. Crimmins said recently that he terminated his three-year contract after two years because of “philosophical differences” with the Board of Selectmen and because, with two children having attended college and two more set to attend, he needs to make more money than his $162,700-a-year salary as town manager. Crimmins, the former presiding justice at Stoughton District Court, is opening a firm called Ab Initio Elder Law Solutions LLC, with offices in Stoughton and Boston, specializing in estate planning and elder law. Selectmen recently hired Stoughton resident Joseph D. Feaster Jr., a lawyer and a former member of Boston’s Zoning Board of Appeals, as interim town manager. The search for a permanent town manager, conducted by a citizen search committee and a consultant, is expected to take up to six months. - Rich Fahey