Rye City Manager O. Paul Shew will retire. Shew submitted his resignation on Friday in advance of a public hearing regarding his conduct surrounding his suspension. The resignation is a pre-emptive strike by Shew who otherwise would be going before a public hearing tomorrow, Monday, May 4th.
Just last Thursday, city council candidate Tim Chittenden was trying a wring more information out of the council, saying in an email:
"I believe Otis may have said that lawyers are working on a possible resolution with Shew prior to Monday's public hearing meaning there would not be a public hearing on Shew's firing. If this is true, then I hope Mayor Otis provides ALL of the details of any possible settlement with Shew and ALL of the details of what the City of Rye paid in lawyer fees to reach an agreement with Shew."