The Block Island Residents Association strongly endorses the ISLAND WIDE BROADBAND NETWORK and the passage of the $8 million Bond Issue which would finance the construction of the Network. Our reasons are straightforward: Verizon DSL Internet Service is horse and buggy technology. It is simply too slow and sporadic to be viable to a community that...

The Board of the Block Island Residents Association would like to keep you up to date on our current work and future plans.  BIRA had a very productive 2019 culminating in the presentation of the Island Treasure Award to longtime island residents Bonny and Gary Ryan at our annual meeting in September. To put our plans...

It’s time to become a BIRA member! Your membership is important to us. It gives us credibility in the community to address issues affecting both seasonal and year round residents such as the telecommunications and broadband projects, dune restoration and protection, beach access, the Block Island Power Company transition, well testing, wellness programs, and aquifer protections....