Opinion: Celebrating women and equality

State Sen. Bob Duff.

Women’s Equality Day was designated by Congress in 1971 to commemorate the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. Women’s Equality Day also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality.

This week, I stopped by the Lockwood-Matthews Mansion, near the Women’s History Trail, to take a moment to celebrate some of the many women throughout Connecticut’s history who have broken new ground.

One woman who was a trailblazer for equality in Norwalk is Marian Salzman. Salzman has been recognized with more awards than any other female public relations executive in North America. She is active on the mentoring board of Brown University’s Women in Business and has been an outspoken advocate for diversity recruitment in the PR industry. She also spearheaded Connecticut’s Creative Corridor job-creation initiative for Fairfield County and is an inspiration for young women throughout our region interested in careers in business

I also want to highlight the late Margaret Bourke-White, who was a Fairfield County resident, photographer and documentary photographer. She is best known as the first foreign photographer permitted to take pictures of the Soviet five-year plan, the first American female war photojournalist, and to have her photograph on the cover of the first issue of Life magazine.


Road Work and Construction: Nighttime milling and resurfacing on Route 1 in Norwalk

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has announced that a nighttime milling and resurfacing project will be performed on Route 1 in Norwalk, beginning Sunday, Aug. 27.

The project consists of milling and resurfacing the 2.27 miles of Route 1 in Norwalk. This project is scheduled to go through Friday, Sept. 29.

The milling segment of this project is anticipated to be performed Sunday, Aug. 27, through Tuesday morning, Sept. 12. The resurfacing segment of this project is anticipated to be performed on Sunday, Sept. 17, to the morning of Friday, Sept. 29.

No work will occur during the Labor Day weekend from Friday morning, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 4. Work will resume on Tuesday night Sept. 5.

LANE CLOSURE INFO Motorists can expect lane closures on Route 1 from the Darien Town Line to Belden Avenue. The regular work schedule for this project is 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Sunday through Thursday)


Stroffolino Bridge Work

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is announcing scheduled nighttime bridge/road closure of the Stroffolino Bridge (Route 136) over the Norwalk River Tuesday, Aug. 29, at 10 p.m. ending Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 6 a.m. with a rain date of Aug. 30/Aug. 31.

LANE CLOSURE INFO Full closure and detour of Route 136 at the Stroffolino Bridge beginning at 10 p.m., Aug. 29th and ending at 6 a.m., Aug. 30th.


Just Another Norwalk Voter August 27, 2017 at 7:35 am

Mr. Senate Majority Leader,
Would you please find the time to “lead” the State Senate and pass a state budget that doesn’t increase our taxes (income, sales and property) and doesn’t cut state funding and services? I would vote for you if you would do that.
Just another Norwalk Voter

Rick August 27, 2017 at 2:41 pm

state loosens affordable housing rules

Why wasn’t this highlighted in your weekly BS rap?

Now Norwalk can push out those who help build the city

its obis the real tuff decisions end up happening behind closed doors.

Signs in south Norwalk are going up ,explaining who did what and those who did nothing.

Transparency is not one of your strong points Bob.

check Topix its time to attack again,like before its with facts

Also a Norwalker August 28, 2017 at 7:09 am

Senator Duff
Please don’t raise our taxes. I am a retiree on a fixed income. It’s not fair to us seniors for you to continue to raise our income, sales and property taxes. Please don’t force us long time Connecticut residents to move to another state.

Rick August 28, 2017 at 11:41 am

Bob like Murphy you tout Pratt and Whitney as an great company, they just took a big hit their jet engines are not selling ,You tout fortune 500 companies in Ct yet they are leaving.

Anytime you tell us how good it is it turns worse,any chance you just not say anything

We all would be better off ,your tales are somewhat discouraging your information is always on the cusp of collapse any chance you read up on stuff you report most of it is false or a red herring.

One needs to feel good about the state ,leaving office would give us all a boost any chance of that?

How is relaxing housing rules going to help Norwalk? A lot of work goes into making sure the working class has a home ,affordable housing also took a hit last week why not tell us about that and what Dan did to cities like Norwalk.

What things are your going to make better,its obvious that list is what we are wondering about.

Most of the kids I have known in Norwalk over the last few years have gone to college and haven’t returned to Ct its a trend that continues .

Stop depending on the elders to vote for you its their families that have left Ct for good now they sit at home and read the crap the Democrats keep spewing.

Deaths in Norwalk due to overdoses are increasing yet your dialogue has stopped on this subject ,guess news like that doesn’t sell homes.

Letting us know your not in the loop anymore is classic.

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