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NIAGARA FALLS - The city School Board on Tuesday night elected board member Russell Petrozzi as president and board member Nicholas Vilardo as vice president.

Petrozzi received seven votes because one member of the nine-member board was absent at the time the vote was taken.

Vilardo received eight votes because the member was present for this vote.

They were the only members nominated for each post.

Newly elected board member Ronald Barstys abstained from both votes.