Tribute to longtime volunteer urged


School Committee members on Wednesday will consider naming the lobby of the Performing Arts Center after the late Paul Arsenian, a longtime volunteer, said Superintendent Ben Tantillo. A group of town officials sent a request to the School Committee in June 2012 asking that a portion of the new middle/high school be named in his honor. “Together with his friend Jack Canty, he was instrumental in the approval and successful completion of the additions to Chandler and Alden and the construction of the Performing Arts Center in 2001-2003,” reads the letter. “Many Duxbury residents, leaders, and volunteers valued Paul for his counsel, common sense, and volunteerism and considered Paul a ‘Town Father.’ ” Arsenian, who died in 2009, served on the finance and fiscal advisory committees. He was a World War II veteran and practiced law in the Boston area.

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