The Westbrook City Council has approved a budget for 2017-18 that will result in the greatest tax rate increase the city has seen in eight years.

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The council voted, 4-2, Monday night in favor of a $64.4 million spending plan for the fiscal year starting July 1.City Council President Brendan Rielly abstained from the vote. Councilors John O’Hara and Gary Rairdon opposed the budget. The package is $3.1 million higher, or 4.9 percent, than the budget for the current ...