Statewide the price of gas dropped just in time for the holiday weekend. Too bad it didn’t happen here, too. Prices for regular unleaded gas as of July 1:


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 $3.139


Menemsha Texaco $3.329

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.634

Grocery Basket

Let’s hope it’s barbeque weather this weekend. On July 1 we shopped for:

Oscar Mayer beef franks (1 lb.)

Ground beef (1 lb.)

Cain’s relish (10 oz.)

Grey Poupon Dijon mustard (10 oz.)

Vlasic bread and butter pickles (16 oz.)

Heinz ketchup (40 oz.)

Lay’s potato chips (11 oz.)

A-1 steak sauce (5 oz.)

Hot dog rolls (8)

Vanity Fair paper napkins (40 dinner size)

Coke (2 liter)

Kingsford charcoal (18 lb.)

Kingsford lighter fluid (1 qt.)

Ice (5 lb.)

And for the patriotic touch:

Strawberries (1 pint)

Cool Whip (8 oz.)

Cran-Grape (64 oz.)

The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$55.77 at Reliable,

$52.39 at Stop & Shop,

$61.40 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$55.26 at Cronig’s with the card.

*Stop & Shop had potato chips, ketchup and strawberries 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.