Menemsha Texaco still beats everyone’s price but Edgartown and Vineyard Haven have some bargains now.

Prices for regular unleaded gas as of May 6:


Airport Mobil $2.759 Depot Corner $2.699

Edgartown Mobil $2.759

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $2.789

Jim’s $2.729

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $2.699

Tisbury Shell $2.699

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $2.759


Menemsha Texaco $2.599

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.086

Grocery Basket

We thought it was time for spring cleaning and, with all the nasty weather this week, there wasn’t much else to do. On May 6 we shopped for:

Scrubbing Bubbles bathroom cleanser (22 oz.)

Woolite rug cleaner (22 oz.)

Swiffer dry sweeper refills (16 pads)

Murphy’s Oil Soap (32 oz.)

Clorox bleach (3 qts.)

Mr. Clean (40 oz.)

Arm & Hammer Pet Fresh rug deodorizer (30 oz.)

Comet cleanser (21 oz.)

Tide 2X Ultra laundry detergent (50 oz.)

Bounce fabric sheets

Windex (26 oz.)

The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$35.80 at Reliable,

$43.70 at Stop & Shop,

$43.79 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$39.41 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 Mr. Clean and Tide on sale; sales run Friday to the following Saturday.