Survey Provides Insights on Our Community's Views & Priorities --    Earlier this year, the Block Island Residents Association (BIRA) Board of Directors conducted a survey of our membership and the larger Block Island Community via BIBB. Our goal was to better acquaint ourselves with the views and priorities of today’s Block Island community, and to...

We invite you to renew your 2021 BIRA membership today. If you haven’t been a member, we invite you to join us.  The Block Island Residents Association is an advocate and financial supporter of the Block Island community. Our mission is to enhance the Island’s environmental, recreational and social well-being so that its residents and visitors alike may...

A message from the President, Joe Loya I’m sure most of you would agree that 2020 has turned out to be a year like no other. As Block Islanders, many of us have been impacted in ways we never would have imagined – both far and near. Life, on or off the island, has certainly changed....

At the Town Financial Meeting on July 27, 2020, the Town Council unanimously approved the issuance of an $8 million bond for the long-awaited island-wide broadband network. The Block Island Residents Association strongly endorsed the ISLAND WIDE BROADBAND NETWORK. The network will connect all homes and businesses on Block Island to the mainland via the subsea cable,...

Due to Covid 19, the Board of the Block Island Residents Association annual meeting was held virtually this year via Zoom. In what has become an annual event, the Board was pleased to award the 2020 Island Treasure Award to the Island Free Library Staff. A brief video of the presentation was shown. In presenting this...