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Here's what made news this week.

After 11 months, Norwalk schools have their new superintendent.  The Board of Education approved the contract of Dr. Manuel Rivera Tuesday night.  Rivera comes highly regarded:  he was named 2005 New York superintendent of the year and 2006's national superintendent of the year.  He is also a former Norwalk resident excited to be back.

Gov. Dannel Malloy made several stops in Fairfield County Tuesday as part of his tourism trip around the state.  Malloy visited Bruce Museum in Greenwich, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center and the roadside rest area off I-95 in Darien.

And in Greenwich, a Brazilian Tapir was recently born at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center.  It is an endangered species that dates farther back than the rhino.  And despite being the second largest land mammal in South America, folks at the conservation center say tapirs can swim like dolphins.

"We have this wonderful area for them. They can swim here in our pound that is a little over than an acre - a spring fed pond. They have a 5 acre habitat that provides them with shade and hiding places that they need," said the conservation center's director, Marcella Leone.  "They also get to interact with other animals that they might see in their native lands as well. They have a really good place here to live a peacefully life and do their breeding."

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