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Inside a WWII-Era Plane’s Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Practice Flight

Playing follow the leader in sunny skies over Long Island, three World War II-era ex-military planes came daringly close to one another before breaking off, leaving white smoke trials in their wake. The daredevil pilots flying this trio of SNJs—the U.S. Navy version of the T-6 Texan, a trainer plane dubbed “the pilot maker”—were practicing their routine in advance of the 13th annual Bethpage at Jones Beach Air Show this Memorial Day weekend.

2016 Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach Could Break Records, Officials Say

The two-day event will for the first time in the show’s 13-year history feature three jet teams, most notably the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. Rounding out the all-star jet trio are Royal Canadian Air Force Snowbirds and France’s Breitling Jet Team. New York State park officials said the weekend’s generous forecast, combined with a star-studded cast of pilots, could portend record-breaking attendance of 400,000-plus guests.
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Long Island Memorial Day Weekend Events 2016

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer 2016 with a ton of exciting events on Long Island. The holiday weekend isn’t complete without some barbeques, parades, and carnivals. Here are some of the best events to check out this Memorial Day.

A Beginner’s Guide to Summer on Fire Island

With the return of beach season, so too flock the crowds to Fire Island, the barrier island simultaneously known as a popular tourist destination and a hidden gem full of natural wonders. But FI is much more than that dichotomy allows. It’s home to Robert Moses State Park on the west end, Smith Point County Park on the east end and a national park featuring an eight-mile wilderness preserve. And in the middle, accessible by ferry only, are 17 car-free communities—most of which are strictly residential with a few having downtowns offering shops and nightlife.
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11 Questions With Comic Jim Jefferies

Australian comedian Jim Jefferies is internationally known for his funny twist on trending topics, insult style of humor and his short-live TV series, Legit, which last two seasons on FX. His seventh comedy special, FreeDumb, is slated to debut on Nextflix July 1 and in the run up to that release, he’s taken his act back on the road, stopping at The Paramount in Huntington Friday, May 20. In advance of that show, Jefferies talked with the Press about why he’ll never sing again, his love of hate mail and how crushed he was when his Legit was canceled.

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Lines Will Be Forming Soon for the Trump Presidential Library

Imagine a 1,000-foot tall replica of the White House complete with a giant hologram of the Donald, the Last Laugh exhibit, the You're Fired photo gallery, and the Lemmings Chamber, just to name a few coming attractions.

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Feds: Suffolk DA Spota Quashed Investigations Into Conservative Party Chair Ed...

Federal prosecutors allege in court papers that Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota quashed investigations into embattled ex-county correction officer and Suffolk County Conservative Party Chair Edward Walsh, who was indicted last year on charges of defrauding taxpayers of more than $80,000 in no-show work.

An Inside Look At How Skelos Trial Exposed Slimy Side Of...

Context was often lost between the pace of coverage and testimony jumping around between dates, blurring significant moments in the timeline of the conspiracy. Seen in full, it offers a revealing look at the raw power that money has in The Empire State's politics, and the abuse of this state's most trusted offices to capitalize on this power toward a lawmaker's personal objectives.

Appeals Court Affirms Ex-Nassau Police Commander’s Conviction

William Flanagan's attorneys plan to ask the state Court of Appeals to hear the case next.

Long Island Drone Sightings Rise as Regulations Debate Takes Off

At least 20 drone incidents were reported to authorities on Long Island amid debate over how to regulate the new technology.

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“The deal as it is currently structured is bad for cable consumers and bad for cable workers and should be rejected." — Robert Master, a CWA District 1 spokesman

As Altice’s Cablevision Purchase Heads To Finish Line, Newsday’s Future Uncertain

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