Prices for regular unleaded gas as of May 26:


Airport Mobil $2.999 Depot Corner $2.999

Edgartown Mobil $3.059

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.019

Jim’s $3.059

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $2.939

Tisbury Shell $2.999

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $2.989


Menemsha Texaco $2.779

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.389

Grocery Basket

We took our shopping list from Feb. 11 and shopped it again to compare prices. Reliable was 32 cents lower, Cronig’s was $3.55 higher, and Stop & Shop was $6.39 higher but in February they had three items on sale.

On May 29 we shopped for:

Pork tenderloin

Collard greens

Split peas (16 oz.)

Oscar Mayer bacon (16 oz.)

Lucky Stars cereal (11.5 oz.)

Wishbone salad dressing (16 oz.)

Salt and pepper shaker package (5.5 oz.)

Betty Crocker piecrust mix (11 oz.)

Comstock cherry pie filling (21 oz.)

Boar’s Head deli roast beef

Bounty papers towels (3)

Maxwell House coffee (11.5 oz.)

Lean Cuisine macaroni and cheese frozen meal (10 oz.)

Kraft shredded sharp cheddar (8oz.)

Red delicious apples

Grade A large eggs (1 dozen)


The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$53.11 at Reliable,

$62.95 at Stop & Shop,

$63.42 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$57.08 at Cronig’s with the card.

* 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.