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Portsmouth’s city manager resigns, gets nearly $200,000

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Posted at 7:58 PM, Oct 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-24 06:10:42-04

Portsmouth's City Manager has resigned.

Kenneth Chandler was forced to resign Tuesday following a scandal involving his handling of the resignation of the former fire chief.

Chandler did not walk away empty handed.

He received nearly $200,000.

NewsChannel 3 was there to speak with the mayor shortly after the announcement was made.

The mayor says Chandler got the money because it was part of his contract.

Portsmouth city council members say Chandler wasn't fired because there weren't enough votes to do so.