Niagara Falls schools

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Federal dollars are coming to Niagara Falls to help students in Cataract City schools deal with their personal problems, violence and mental health issues.

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The Niagara Falls Public School District is proceeding with the second round of state-mandated tests for lead levels in its water sources. While levels above the state's safety threshold were found among a few samples in the first round, early returns on the follow-up round suggest the schools' water is safe.

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While Niagara Falls celebrates the opening of a new athletic complex, district officials are coping with a $3.5 million budget shortfall for the coming year.