Air show returning to Rhode Island’s Quonset base

A popular air show that was canceled last year because of federal budget cuts is returning to Rhode Island. The Rhode Island National Guard said Thursday that the Navy Blue Angels are scheduled to headline the May 17-18 air show at Quonset Air National Guard Base in North Kingstown. The event is also expected to feature an Army Special Operations parachute team and several private air show performers. Last summer’s show was canceled following the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.