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Suspect arraigned
What a weekend. No one has covered the ongoing developments of the armed bank robbery as closely as the staff of The Times, including Rich Saltzberg and Eunki Seonwoo. On Friday, it was Eunki who came across the stop of a motor vehicle on Beach Road in Vineyard Haven. It was unusual in that there were many cruisers at the scene. He stopped, asked questions, and sure enough police were seizing a vehicle in connection with the robbery. On Saturday, both Rich and Eunki learned that an individual was being taken into custody in relation to the heist. Then on Monday, we had team coverage at Edgartown District Court as Miquel A. Jones pleaded not guilty to being an accessory after the fact. Here’s that story.
‘We did it’
Hospice and Palliative Care of Martha’s Vineyard held a celebration on Friday for its staff after receiving both Medicare certification, as well as accreditation. The event was held at the parish house of the Federated Church and included food and music for those in attendance to celebrate this milestone. Reporter Eunki Seonwoo was there and has this update.
Grin and bag it
On Saturday volunteers (not enough of them) gathered at the Steamship Authority’s terminal in Oak Bluffs to clean the area of litter. Volunteers scattered around the terminal and Ocean Park and filled more than a dozen trash bags — mostly with discarded nips and cigarette butts. Reporter Abigail Rosen has the details and photographer Dena Porter was out there chronicling the details. Here’s the story.

The Oak Bluffs select board meets at 4:30 pm Tuesday at town hall. Here is the agenda.
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Quote of the Day
"In the nearly half a year since our RFP submission, it has become even more difficult to obtain housing for those of our employees who need it. We are committed to doing everything we can to keep these important members of our community on the Island; we will steer our resources in that direction, and in the service of other Island affordable housing initiatives we value. We can do more for affordable housing if our limited resources are not dedicated to 401 State Road."
–John Abrams, CEO of South Mountain Co., in a letter to West Tisbury announcing the company was withdrawing from an affordable housing project

Hot Topic Comment
James Kelleher commented on a decision by the MVRHS school board to rescind approval of a nearby homeless shelter. "The Vineyard can do better, we rally around immigrants dumped on us by the Florida governor, yet we can’t take care of people that grew up here and find themselves homeless."

Hot Topic Letter
Erik Albert continues his one man attack against West Tisbury’s beach policies — this time taking aim at the town’s diversity task force. "The town maintains exclusive beach policies at Lambert's Cove Beach, a town park. Where is the dignity and respect in telling someone they aren't welcome at a town beach? To the new members of the board, I truly hope you bring this matter up. I hope the old members do too, promptly."
Today: My favorite day of the week: Monday Night Bingo at the American Legion. It’s not whether you win or lose; it’s how you play the game. Doors open at 6 pm. –Connie Berry

I’ve never been to a Women’s Circle at Native Earth Teaching Farm, but I have been at a few impromptu women’s sessions in my day. You get a lot done at these gatherings. Rain or shine. Bring $5 or a snack to share. 7 pm. –C.B.

Tomorrow: I thought Chilmark Church’s Pizza Night was already pretty great, but now this week they’re telling us it’s a "Special Italian Night," open to everyone. Bring a salad or dessert to share. 6 to 7:30 pm. –C.B.

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Staying in?
We love this fast supper with the Hewson family’s recipe for Arroz con Carne (or Pollo), depending on what leftovers you have in the fridge. That’s our kind of cooking.

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What Are You Watching?
Assistant features editor Lucas Thors is going batty over his most recent binge watch on Hulu, "What We Do in the Shadows." The fun and witty mockumentary uses a cinéma vérité film style that is reminiscent of another favorite, "The Office," and focuses on a coven of vampires who must navigate the hilariously mundane trials of modern-day Staten Island. Read Thors’ recent piece on the show, which will soon release another season that viewers can sink their teeth into.
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