Top 5 Stories in Long Island Press This Week: Blue Angels to Return for 2022 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

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The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, perform at the LA County Air Show. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Terrence Siren/RELEASED)

Blue Angels to Return for 2022 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

The U.S Navy Blue Angels will join the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach after a four-year hiatus from performing at the event.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union and the New York State Parks Department announced the lineup on Wednesday for the 18th annual air show to take place May 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Jones Beach.

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Belmont Stakes Field Starts Taking Shape, Reportedly Without Preakness Winner — via amNY

As many as 10 horses, including Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike, are likely for the June 11 Belmont Stakes, but Preakness champion Early Voting won’t be one of them.

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Sarra Gilbert

Gilbert Sister Loses Appeal of Mother’s Murder

A New York State appeals court affirmed the sentence of a woman convicted of killing her mother — a victim whose other daughter is a key figure in the Gilgo Beach murders.

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Traditional checkout counter at an Amazon Fresh store (Courtesy Amazon Fresh)

Amazon Fresh Oceanside, the First in NY, Begins Hiring Process

As Amazon Fresh’s Oceanside location, the first in New York, prepares to open, it is now hiring part-time and full-time employees.

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The original Rolling Stones: Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bill Wyman and Brian Jones pose in London, Britain, April 23, 1964. Picture take April 23, 1964. (Alamy/ KOKO/ Handout via REUTERS)

The Rolling Stones Ballad “Memory Motel” Inspired by Band’s 1975 Trip to Montauk

In the spring of 1975, the Stones caroused at the motel, to the dismay of its owners. According to MontaukLife.com, the owners were not big fans of the chart-topping celebrities. Undeterred, the 30-something rockers were intrigued by the place’s name — the Memory Motel — and they’d get all liquored up, shoot pool, brawl a bit, and play the piano until the wee hours of the morning, when they’d return to the nearby estate they had rented.

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