Prices for regular unleaded gas as of June 23:


Airport Mobil $3.399 Depot Corner $3.399

Edgartown Mobil $3.459

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.359

Jim’s $3.379

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $3.359

Tisbury Shell $3.459

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $3.269


Menemsha Texaco $3.329

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.657

Grocery Basket

On a pet-crazed Island, we’re always shopping for the essentials for our furry friends. We shopped this list in April and notice that overall the prices have come down a bit but don’t get any funny ideas. A quick glance at the label will tell you that you’d prefer the natural foods and you’ll have to go to Healthy Additions or SBS for that, although Cronig’s does have a limited selection.

On June 28 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)

Super Scoop cat litter (14 lb. box)

Fresh Step 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:

$74.83 at Reliable,

$70.84 at Stop & Shop,

$75.01 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$67.51 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.