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August 5, 2015 RSS feed / Editorial

Hot summer days pose health risks

Bee Editorial

A lot of talk this week has been about the heat and rightly so — Western New York hasn’t experienced a 90-degree day since 2013. More...

Out of the Past

125 Years Ago Aug. 7, 1890   More...

Higher wages will lead to fewer jobs, more layoffs

There has been a lot of discussion over the past couple of weeks about the New York Wage Board’s decision to recommend raising the minimum wage for fast food workers only in New York State.  The Wage Board, hand-picked by Gov. More...

Spindle items

• BIRTHDAY WISHES — When discussing the plans for my wife’s birthday last week, she told me that she just wanted a day to relax without worrying about preparing for a party. She also told me she didn’t want an extravagant gift. More...

Increase in minimum wage would stifle service we expect

Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart were clearly ahead of their time. The two Philadelphia businessmen opened their first self-serve restaurant way back in 1888. More...

Minimum wage hike for fast food employees going to cause ripple effect

On July 30, the Erie County Legislature approved a resolution opposing the recommended minimum wage increase for fast food workers to $15 an hour.  As the largest upstate county in New York, I believe Erie County has a responsibility to make a s More...