The Block Island Times

The purposes of the Association are to serve as a medium for community, cultural, recreational and social activities, to advance the civic interests of Block Island, and to aid the residents in achieving the fullest enjoyment of its unique natural advantages.

The board meets monthly at the Harbor Baptist Church. We will post upcoming meeting dates here - BIRA members are welcome to attend.

We will keep you up to date on our latest discussions and the participants in our Discount Card Program.

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BIRA Membership Drive Continues!

Our island organization membership is open to all island residents and we welcome your joining us! BIRA advocates for both year-round and seasonal islanders. Anyone is welcomed at the monthly meetings of our Board of Directors; the directors rotate regularly. We have taken action on many issues, ...
Verizon Asks That We Report Telecommunications Problems

If you are experiencing any phone or Internet problems, Verizon asks that you put in a trouble report. Assuming that repairs elsewhere will eventually get to your location will simply mean that your needs may go unmet. BIRA's Telecommunications Committee, in cooperation with the Block Island ...
Upcoming Wind Farm Meeting Times and Places

First upcoming hearing: Monday, February 24th at 2:0 p.m. in the BI School cafeteria. Second upcoming hearing: Thursday, February 27th from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Coastal Institute Auditorium at the URI Bay Campus, South Ferry Rd., Narragansett.
Officer Joe DeMatteo's Police Dog Dream Coming True!

Joe DeMatteo of the BI Police has long dreamed of having a dog to assist him in his duties. In recent months, his dream started to materialize. BIRA agreed to be the non-profit organization that processed donations for the K-9 Project. Then Joe began asking BI citizens for donations for the ...
Deer Culling Program Approved

Last night the Town Council approved the final edits to the MOU with RIDEM regarding the Deer Culling Program. It means "we are a go"! If you would like to read the letter from Ruth Perfido, Chair of the Deer Task Force, and from Bill Penn, President of BIRA, and/or if you would like to consider ...