Prices for regular unleaded gas as of Apr. 15:


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 $2.659

Tisbury Shell $2.699

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $2.559


Menemsha Texaco $2.599

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $1.989

Grocery Basket

On Apr. 15 we shopped for all things Italian:

Progresso Italian wedding soup (18.5 oz. can)

Buitoni alfredo sauce (10 oz. jar)

Buitoni 3 Cheese Tortolini (9 oz. box)

Prego pasta sauce (26 oz. jar)

Progresso/Pastene artichoke hearts (14 oz. can)

Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil (17 oz. bottle)




Ken’s Steak House Caesar salad dressing (8 oz. bottle)

Stouffer’s lasagne (18.25 oz box)

Rice Select Arborio (36 oz jar)

Genoa salami

Kraft Parmesan cheese (8 oz. can)

Prince rotini (1 lb. box)

Amore Italian pesto paste (2.8 oz. tube)

Celeste pizza (6.5 oz. box)

Hunt’s tomato paste (6 oz. can)

Wish-Bone Italian salad dressing (8 oz. bottle)

The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$73.48 at Reliable,

$84.33 at Stop & Shop,

$86.11 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$77.50 at Cronig’s with the card.

*Stop & Shop had provolone, Genoa salami, rotini and salad dressing on sale with their free frequent shopper card; sales run from Friday to Thursday. Cronig’s gives a 10 per cent discount to Our Island Club cardholders, which charges an annual fee.

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