Over three hundred county employees can smile for the first time in more than three years. Both The Express Times and Morning Call have publicly disclosed last week's arbitrators' award. County employees are entitled to retroactive payraises, longevity increases identical to what is provided to nonunion workers, and annual 2.75 per cent salary increases through 2009. Total cost to the county? About $2 million, less than the amount our disinterested county council allowed Bethlehem to keep for shrubbery along one of its roads.