ROCHESTER — The Rochester City Council on Wednesday night unanimously approved a collective bargaining agreement for library employees.

The two-year agreement includes pay raises for all 20 library employees for each of the next two years. This year, employees will receive a 2.5-percent wage increase as part of a cost-of-living adjustment. Next year, employees will receive a merit-based pay raise of up to 3 percent. - Dover NH, Rochester NH, Portsmouth NH, Sanford ME