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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EUTG Energy Cost Alternatives Assessment

The Town of New Shoreham's Electric Utility Task Group came up with this assessment of energy cost alternatives this April which should be of interest to island residents: ~
BIRA Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will be on Saturday, August 16th at 4:00 p.m. at the St. Andrew Parish Center on Spring Street. The Agenda is: 1. Brief Business Meeting to update BIRA Activities and elect new Board Members. 2. Program: a. Meet Marcus - the new K9 member of the Police Department b. Presentatio...
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.