Scenes around town as Irene churned up the coast Saturday

Preparations for Irene’s arrival tonight were going on across town during the day Saturday, from taking care of the denizens at the aquarium to preparing to feed anyone riding out the storm at the town’s shelter at the right school.

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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Debbie Schwarz (left) and Bety Caccioppo carry boxed sandwhiches to the cooler at the Senior Center kitchen..