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.


From his earliest years, Michael Donaroma could not help but be aware of the bipolar, us and them, have and have not division of Martha's Vineyard society.

"My father left when I was two," the Edgartown businessman and selectman recalled this week, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the nursery business which has carried him across to the have side of that social divide.