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Batavia Week in Review: Holiday Fire, Festival of Lights, River Street Revamp

Here's a recap of local stories from Nov. 19-25.

Here are the top stories in Batavia this week. Click on any headline to learn more and view photos:

—The Batavia Fire Department took out a blaze that started on the east side. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Welcome to the New River Street—One of Batavia's prized downtown streets is open again to cars and walkers, but with an updated look. A ribbon cutting was held on Nov. 25.

Celebration of Lights Festival—Residents welcomed the holiday season with carols and watched as Santa helped light the big tree on the Riverwalk.

—The mom-and-pop stores got special attention on Nov. 24.

Batavia Fatal Crash Investigation Continues—A male driver from one of the vehicles is still hospitalized after the Nov. 14 crash that killed a Batavia woman, according to Batavia police.

—The dog was never found and a body was never recovered.

Batavia Public Schools Observe Veterans Day—Various ceremonies and assemblies were held across the district.

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