Prices for regular unleaded gas as of Aug. 26:


Airport Mobil $3.499 Depot Corner $3.399

Edgartown Mobil $3.459

Oak Bluffs

deBettencourt’s $3.459

Jim’s $3.479

Vineyard Haven

Citgo $3.459

Tisbury Shell $3.459

West Tisbury

Up-Island Automotive $3.279


Menemsha Texaco $3.239

Massachusetts state average (source: AAA) $2.656

Grocery Basket

With more people than ever toting cameras this week, we thought we’d say “cheese” or, in the case of one childhood comfort food brand, “cheese product.”

On Aug. 26 we shopped for:

Athenos feta (4 oz.)

Stella Parmesan (8 oz.)

Cabot cheddar (2 lb.)

Boursin (5.2 oz.)

Boar’s Head havarti (1 lb.)

Cracker Barrel cheddar (10 oz.)

Philadelphia brand cream cheese (8 oz.)

Velveeta slices (12 oz.)

Kraft shredded cheddar (8 oz.)

The total cost* before tax for each order was:

$47.19 at Reliable,

$52.69 at Stop & Shop,

$47.46 at Cronig’s without Our Island Club card, or

$42.71 at Cronig’s with the card.

* Stop & Shop had feta 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 and contributes to local charities. These prices represent a snapshot in time only; on any date prices may vary.