Just received a call from Nancy alerting me to today's Times story on the serious outbreak of late blight in the Northeast. It's the disease responsible for the Irish Potato Famine, and is seriously affecting tomato crops this year. It is apparently extremely virulent and widespread because of the cold, damp June weather.
There are important steps one should take, because it spreads easily and spores can travel up to 20 km. Here are a few links:
If you have any other suggestions/solutions, let me know!