Bank Robbery Netted $39,100, Officials Say, as Suspects Face Federal Charges

Two men who state prosecutors charged with robbing the Vineyard Haven branch of Rockland Trust will now face federal charges after the U.S. attorney’s office said they stole about $39,000 in cash and threatened tellers with guns.

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Getaway Driver Suspect Charged With Armed Bank Robbery

Prosecutors have elevated charges against an Edgartown man they said drove the getaway vehicle in the Rockland Trust bank hold-up, charging him on Thursday with also participating in the armed robbery.

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Donaroma's Leases Norton Farmland for Retail Operation

Donaroma’s — the Edgartown landscape maintenance company, wholesaler and nursery — is setting roots in Oak Bluffs for the first time, with plans to open up a retail and wholesale operation on a large plot of cleared farmland off the Vineyard Haven-Edgartown Road.

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Prosecutors Arraign Second Robbery Suspect in Connecticut
A New Hampshire man charged with robbing the Vineyard Haven Rockland Trust branch in an armed heist will be extradited after he was arrested during a car stop in Connecticut this weekend.
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Short-Term Rental Receipts Bring Windfall to Island Towns
As the short-term rental business continues to boom, planners and housing advocates are weighing everything to address the industry's impact.
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Edgartown Man Arraigned in Connection to Bank Robbery
An Edgartown man who police said drove the getaway car in last week's armed robbery of a Rockland Trust bank branch was arraigned Monday morning in Edgartown District Court.
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Tribal Election Will Have No In-Person Voting

A pivotal election for chairperson of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) and three tribal council seats will be held exclusively by mail-in voting, with no in-person voting allowed.

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Shark Circles Vineyard Haven Harbor, Riveting Onlookers
The fin of a porbeagle shark spotted in the Vineyard Haven harbor drew a crowd of amazed onlookers Friday afternoon.
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Stepping Back, Jim Vercruysse Reflects on a Changing Commission
Longtime Martha's Vineyard Commission member Jim Vercruysse reflected on new challenges facing the commission, after deciding not to run this year.
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Paddy Moore Receives Spirit of the Vineyard Award
Longtime Island senior care advocate Paddy Moore will receive the Spirit of the Vineyard Award this December, Vineyard Village At Home announced on Wednesday.
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