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.