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Robert Marra of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station discusssed four tree diseases with a Norfolk audience on Saturday, July 16. Photo by Patrick L. Sullivan

Forest pathologist’s grim outlook for tree diseases

NORFOLK — Robert Marra of the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES) told an audience that genetic engineering might prove a better strategy than creating hybrids in restoring American chestnuts. Marra, a forest pathologist at CAES, spoke to a group of about 50 people at Great Mountain Forest in Norfolk on Saturday, July 16.

Photo by Kevin McEneaney

Interfaith rarity

Rabbi Jon Haddon, left,  of Congregation Beth David in Amenia, and the Rev. Douglas Grandgeorge of the Smithfield Presbyterian Church in the Smithfield hamlet of Amenia, led an interfaith liturgy for their two congregations on Saturday, July 16 at Congregation Beth David in Amenia.

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Crooning to karaoke

The Dover VFW Post 5444 invited area residents to let their inner singers shine through at its Karaoke Night. A recent sing-along was held at the Post home on Route 22 in Dover Plains on Thursday, June 23.


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