Prices for regular unleaded gas as of Apr. 7:


Airport Mobil $2.699 Depot Corner $2.699

Edgartown Mobil $2.759

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $2.659

Jim’s $2.679

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $2.629

Tisbury Shell $2.659

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $2.609


Menemsha Texaco $2.599

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $1.981

Grocery Basket

On a pet-crazed Island, we’re always shopping for the essentials for our furry friends. For the most part, a shopper who wants natural food has to go to Healthy Additions, Campbell & Douglas or SBS, although now all the grocery stores carry either dog food or treats made by Newman’s Own. Cronig’s also carries the Wellness brand.

There is an astounding array of chocolate bunnies and eggs and some marshmallow chicks out there this week for human consumption.

On Apr. 8 we shopped for:

Purina One dog food (4 lb. bag and 13 oz. can)

Iams dog food (4 lb. bag and 13.2 oz. can)

Purina Beneful dog food (3.5 lb. bag)

Iams biscuits (24 oz. box)

Purina Cat Chow cat food (56 oz. bag)

Meow Mix cat food (56 oz. bag)

Friskies cat food (5.5 oz can)

Fancy Feast cat food (3 oz. can)

9 Lives cat food (22 oz. 4-can pack)

Pounce cat treats (2.1 oz. bag)

Whiskas Temptations cat treats (3 oz. bag)

Whisker Lickin’s cat treats (3 oz. bag)

Super Scoop cat litter (14 lb. box)

Fresh Step Scoopable cat litter (14 lb. box)

Sunflower bird seed (5 lb. bag)

Thistle bird seed (3 lb. bag)

Berry bird suet (11 ¾ oz. cake)

Sunflower bird suet (11 ¾ oz. cake)

The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$80.11 at Reliable,

$75.60 at Stop & Shop,

$81.52 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$73.37 at Cronig’s with the card.

*Cronig’s gives a 10 per cent discount to Our Island Club cardholders, which charges an annual fee. Reliable had Fresh Step on sale; sales run from Friday to the following Saturday.

These prices represent a snapshot in time only; on any date prices may vary.