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...

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....