Prices for regular unleaded gas as of Aug.7:


Airport Mobil $3.399 Depot Corner $3.399

Edgartown Mobil $3.459

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.219

Jim’s $3.469

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $3.399

Tisbury Shell $3.429

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $3.279


Menemsha Texaco $3.139

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.59

Grocery Basket

On Aug. 7 we shopped for all things Italian:

Progresso minestrone (19 oz.)

Buitoni alfredo sauce (10 oz.)

Buitoni 4 cheese ravioli (9 oz.)

Prego pasta sauce (26 oz.)

Progresso/Pastene artichoke hearts (14 oz.)

Filippo Berio extra virgin olive oil (17 oz.)




Ken’s Caesar salad dressing (8 oz.)

Stouffer’s lasagne (18.25 oz.)

Rice Select Arborio (36 oz.)

Genoa salami

Kraft Parmesan cheese (8 oz.)

Prince rotini (1 lb.)

Celeste pizza (6.5 oz

Hunt’s tomato paste (6 oz.)

Wish-Bone Italian salad dressing (8 oz.)

The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$58.15 at Reliable,

$74.21 at Stop & Shop,

$69.39 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$62.45 at Cronig’s with the card.

*Stop & Shop had Ken’s 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.