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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Do This: Long Island Concert & Events May 26–June 1

Comic Jo Koy performs at The Paramount, Thoroughly Modern Millie opens at John Engeman Theatre and Scott Stapp of Creed rocks Revolution Bar and Music Hall, plus so much more to see and do this week on Long Island!
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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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Here’s Who Will Be Flying at this Year’s Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach

For the first time the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will feature a trio of jet teams, including the acclaimed U.S. Navy Blue Angels, which will be making its seventh such appearance at the popular summer kick-off event. The lineup for this year’s air show, which will run from May 28-29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., also boasts rookie flight squad, the U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II, as well as legendary aerobatic performer, Sean D. Tucker and his custom-built Oracle Challenger II.

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Suffolk Shouldn’t Have to Chop Down Trees to Let Solar Panels...

Long Island's energy landscape is ripe for alternatives--but clearing woods away to make room for solar panel arrays is not the best way to go green.

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

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