IT’S OVER; DOC SKOLY WINS! State of RI and RIDOH relent. All HCWs can return to work.

Watch Dr Skoly’s exclusive interview on In The Dugout, here State of R.I. relents, Dr. Stephen Skoly finally free to return to providing critical care for his patients. After five and a half months of not being allowed to work, Dr. Stephen Skoly has emerged victorious. The Ocean State Current has obtained a copy of […]

LIVE Press Conference to Decouple RI from CA Emissions Standards

Time to Decouple: Rhode Island Motorists Should Not Be Beholden to California’s Oppressive Emissions Policies READ STEN’S COMMENTARY HERE The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity has signed-on to a regional coalition letter to protest California’s extreme and influential carbon emissions policies and will join other coalition partners from New England in a virtual press […]

Now is the Time for RI Motorists to be Decoupled from California’s Oppressive Emissions Policies

Ocean State motorists dodged a bullet last December when the TCI Gas Tax was defeated here and in 13 other northeast states. The “Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI)” would have artificially increased gasoline prices by up to 35 cents per gallon, while steadily reducing available fuel supplies, by ceding a major portion of our state’s […]

REPORT: Teacher Unions Unlawfully Collecting Dues?

Are Rhode Island Teacher Unions Unlawfully Collecting Dues? Unconstitutional Provisions Discovered in Many CBAs School District Employees Not Being Informed of Their Rights Providence, RI – A report released today by the RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity detailed how over 1-in-4 reviewed school district Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA), put into place since the landmark2018 […]

RIDOC Inexplicably Slams the Door on Dr. Skoly

The Ocean State Current has obtained images of emails and what appears to be an internally dispersed document from the RI Department Of Corrections (RIDOC) throughout their facilities to notify staff that access privileges of one Dr. Stephen Skoly have been revoked.

Stenhouse on Proposed RIDOH Rule Changes: RI is Better Off Without Them

The rule changes proposed last week by the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) are nothing but a blatant power grab, even as state health officials hail it as a major step towards returning our state to normal. Technically, the recommended provisions would amend R.I. Gen. Laws Chapter 23-17 and § 23-17.7.1 to make permanent new […]

Parents Across America Holding Elected Officials Accountable

Can’t be said these days that Congress – or politics – is dull or irrelevant to daily life. Maybe like never before Americans are holding elected officials accountable, on the national, state, and city and town level. In Rhode Island, mom Nicole Solas and teacher Ramona Bessinger have made news for their perspectives on education […]

Statement from Doc Skoly’s Legal Team

“We are disappointed that the court adjourned a preliminary hearing to March 15th. Rhode Islanders continue to suffer the medical emergency of an acute doctor shortage and Dr. Skoly and his staff are eager to resume servicing the 800 plus a month patients. We look forward to the hearing on March 15th.”

Grover Norquist on Canadian Truckers #InTheDugout

Grover Norquist is the president of Americans for Tax Reform (ATR), a taxpayer advocacy group he founded in 1985 at the request of President Reagan. ATR works to limit the size and cost of government and opposes higher taxes at the federal, state, and local levels. In this clip from the #InTheDugout podcast, he tells host Mike Stenhouse about the tremendous dangers of the crackdown on protests led by truckers against tyrannical covid-19 restrictions in Canada.

Unheralded RIDOH Website Clarifies Relative Impact of Pediatric Influenza and Covid-19 in Rhode Island

Almost completely hidden from public view, I just recently discovered a new source of data available from the RI Department of Health (RIDOH) website. One of the inescapable findings based on our state’s own data … is that serious adverse reactions to the Covid-19 virus among children are far fewer, on average, than reactions to […]

State Representative Rebuked By Mom During Parental Bill of Rights Testimony

Laurie Gaddis Barrett is an active member of the ParentsUnitedRI movement,  who carefully watches over the rights of parents seeking transparency about what happens to the children while in the care of the education system in their own districts. Her frustration clearly showed through when she testified on February 10 at the hearing for House […]

The Rhode Island Center For Freedom & Prosperity: The Scientific Truth About Mask Mandates

In August of 2021, the State of Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Department of Health implemented a school mask mandate which will extend at least into January of 2022. Subsequently, there has been much public debate and outcry about the wisdom and motives behind this heavy-handed policy, including a lawsuit brought by concerned parents.

BREAKING NEWS: Doc Skoly to Announce Federal Lawsuit

Per the complaint filed today by Dr. Stephen Skoly against Governor Dan McKee and interim RI DOH Director James McDonald, the State’s compliance order and actions barring Dr. Stephen Skoly from the right to care for his patients and earn a living – by denying his legitimate request for a medical exemption from the Covid-19 health care worker vaccine mandate – are unconstitutional, irrational, and arbitrary.

Catholic Parent Speaks Out Against Continued Mandates In Catholic Schools

Dear Father Healy, I am appealing to you directly, because when we interviewed with you for our first of three children, Emma, at Our Lady of Mercy in the summer of 2015 you told us: “The buck stops with me.” OLM has been a wonderful experience for our children and our family as a whole. […]

Please Right this Unhealthy Wrong, Governor: RI Appears to Have Simply Washed Its Hands of Skoly’s Ward of State Patients

As is now widely known, the Rhode Island Department of Health, under then-Director Nicole Alexander-Scott and and by Governor Dan McKee’s authority, ordered Dr. Stephen Skoly, Chairman of the Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity, to stop caring for patients in early October. Dr. Alexander-Scott’s order baselessly declared Skoly an “imminent threat to the […]

Why Governor McKee Must Completely Remake the RI Department of Health

Remake RI DOH Despite claims of her ‘resignation’, the more likely January firing of Nicole Alexander-Scott as Director of the RI Department of Health (RI DOH), quickly followed by the departure of her top capo, Thomas McCarthy, presents a major opportunity for Governor McKee to remake the crumbling health organization, which completely missed the target […]

Rachel Ware: Open Letter To Rep. Lima On New COVID Protocols

I am one of your constituents, a parent and an upset citizen of the Unites States of America. My name is Rachel Ware. We have a duty to protect our children as they are our future. It is the job of parents, and the community to take action against those who choose to do harm against others, coerce the public into believing a false narrative, and to straight out lie. As an elected official, you work for us. We the people demand to be heard.

Mike Stenhouse: My Dad & Me – An Unfortunate Family Baseball Story

In December 2021 Major League Baseball owners “locked out” current players, a pre-emptive move calculated to gain negotiating advantage in the pending negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement. But did you know that elderly MLB retirees have been locked out for decades?

ROLAND LAVALLEE: Knowing Your Rights Isn’t Everything, Exercising Them is the Only Thing

I had to cancel several indoor ticketed January events, because Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee announced he was going to sign an executive order in the coming days that would impose yet another indoor mask mandate. To my surprise, according to the RI state website, a medical exemption would still apply.

IRREPARABLE HARM: Rhode Island Dad Tells His Story Of Mckee’s School Mask Mandate

I have two children in elementary school in Rhode Island. All summer they’ve been all over the state, including restaurants, movie theaters, gaming facilities, water parks, and trampoline parks. None of these facilities require masking, nor should they.


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School Social Worker’s Tragic Firing over Vax Mandate

Hi Ocean State Current:  I wanted to share my story with you about my experience with the healthcare mandate. I was a school social worker in a local public school for the past 4 years. I worked in person most of this pandemic, supporting the children, teachers and community. In my previous school, the teachers […]


Dear Governor McKee, I am a life-long Rhode Islander, a practicing physician, and an independent voter. I am writing to you regarding the potential for another indoor mask mandate in Rhode Island, and any other potential COVID-related restrictions that people around you may suggest would be helpful. I can tell you that myself, and the […]

Rhode Island’s Human Services Workforce Crisis Causes Desperation For Mom of Autistic Child

If you reside in Rhode Island and have a child with autism, good luck. Most likely your child will be placed in an adaptive classroom and an individualized education plan will be developed for them but, unless you are very fortunate, you are going to need additional services. The saying “If you’ve met one child […]

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