Martha's Vineyard Bank Creates $1 Million Charitable Fund
Noah Asimow
Martha's Vineyard Bank has created the Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation dedicated to supporting the Island’s long-term economic vibrancy and social vitality through grant awards.
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Savings Bank Changes Its Name

The Martha’s Vineyard Savings Bank is celebrating its 110th year in business with a new logo and an online timeline that showcases its history.

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D.A.R. Building for the Savings Bank Home
Vineyard Gazette
With a virtually unanimous vote by the Martha’s Vineyard Chapter, D.A.R., to make the D.A.R. historical building opposite the courthouse at Edgartown available as a home for the Dukes County Savings Bank, the question of a location for the bank seemed fairly well settled this week. The choice must be approved by the incorporators of the new bank at the formal organization meeting to be held early in January.
 
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Vineyard Banks Set Course Amid a Changing Economy
Virginia Poole
Despite a softening of the real estate market and changes in the economy, officials of Vineyard banking institutions remain generally optimistic about local affairs with few reservations.
 
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Savings Bank Now Has Assets Over $10-Million
Vineyard Gazette
For the first time in its 16 year history, the Dukes County Savings Bank has reported assets over $10-million.
 
Bank President, John W. Osborn, announced Tuesday afternoon at the regular quarterly meeting of the trustees, that deposits had increased $500,000 since January 15 and now total $9,158,000, which is also a record high. New mortgages added during the quarter totaled $9,158,000, which is also a record high. New mortgages added during the quarter totaled $559,000.
 
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Banks Make Trust Move
Paula Delbonis
The Dukes County Savings Bank has opened a trust department in North Tisbury, restoring local trust services to the Vineyard.
 
The Martha’s Vineyard National Bank sold its trust department in March, effectively shutting the Island’s only trust department.
 
“We think this is a service that should remain on Martha’s Vineyard,” Edward Mayhew, president of the Dukes County Savings Bank, said this week.
 
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School Savings Plan
Vineyard Gazette
With the approval and cooperation of the superintendent of schools, the principals and faculty, the Dukes County Savings Bank has instituted a school savings plan design to encourage thrift by regular savings. The teachers are provided with signature cards, the first step toward opening an account, and a deposit envelope for the first deposit. At least five cents is required. The bank will issue pass books in the name of all students.
 
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Co-Op Bank Buying Itself Ancient Home
Vineyard Gazette
Although title has not yet passed, the sale is virtually completed whereby the Martha’s Vineyard Cooperative Bank will purchase the Cosgrove house, so-called, on South Main street, Vineyard Haven, with the intention of moving into this building as soon as the necessary remodeling can be done. The present title is vested in Miss Grace T. Cosgrove although it was formerly the Island home of herself and her brother, Dr. Thomas C. Cosgrove.
 
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Cooperative Bank to Make First Move Since 1909
Vineyard Gazette
Although the officials of the Martha’s Vineyard Cooperative Bank decline to be quoted now, the story that the institution is on the point of moving from its present quarters has become a general topic of public discussion within the past few days. The report is to the effect that the bank will move from the Martha’s Vineyard National Bank building, Vineyard Haven, where it has been since its inception in 1909, and will take up permanent and independent quarters in the new fireproof building erected by George C. Woods on the Mansion House property something less than two years ago.
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Savings Bank Abloom on Its Opening Day
Vineyard Gazette
The opening of the new Dukes County Savings Bank last Friday proved to be an event on a national scale. From all the country over came letters and telegrams of congratulation and encouragement extended by other mutual savings banks, and the new banking house opposite the courthouse was abloom with no fewer than twenty-seven baskets or sprays of flowers, all gorgeous.
 
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