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The Stock Exchange
57 Maple Ave, Barrington, RI 02806
The Stock Exchange is a market where customers actually want the prices to go down, not up. That's because it is aMore consignment shop, where a wide selection of what the staff calls "practical items" are marked down 15 percent every 30 days, for up to four months. The shop's offerings fill three floors, including a bargain basement where the greatest deals can be found for any number of eclectic pieces: furniture, tableware, figurines and books, to name just a few. The upper floors have the newer arrivals, and the savvy shopper just might find the perfect antique or collectible for the home at a fantastic price.
Sowams Elementary School
364 Sowams Rd, Barrington, RI 02806
One of three neighborhood schools for children from kindergarten through third grade, Sowams serves the eastern part ofMore Barrington between County Road and the Massachusetts line. It is rated as a high-performing school based on Rhode Island and New England assessment programs and other indicators, according to Principal James Callahan. "I think the school sells itself," he says. Among its staff are enrichment and literacy, reading and speech and language specialists. The school boasts a full-time librarian in a library with a collection of more than 16,000 books, periodicals and other materials. A ball field and a colorful playground provide recreational and physical education opportunities.