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SEAFORD, Del. (AP) - Fire officials say lightning is to blame for a house fire in Seaford.

WBOC-TV reports the fire took place late Monday night.
 
Blades Volunteer Fire Company says it took crews about 40 minutes to get the fire under control. Although there were people home at the time of the lightning strike, no injuries were reported.
 
Firefighters say the damage was mainly contained to the insulation of the home and plastic underground.
 

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There was a fire at the Perdue AgriRecycle Plant in Seaford last night at around 6:30 p.m.

WBOC reports that a company spokesman said a piece of equipment caught on fire but that the blaze did not spread and caused only minor damage.

There were no injuries and authorities are carrying out an investigation into the incident.

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The state of Delaware will spend a million dollars to bring a fiber-optic data line that connects Seaford Georgetown and Lewes.

In making his announcement Governor Jack Markell said that he hopes the project could be completed by the end of the year.

The Delaware Democrat said that the aim of the effort is to connect the remaining pockets in the state that do not have access to high-speed data lines.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Fibertech will build the data system for businesses and Internet providers who can then buy access.

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$5.6 million in grants is set to revitalize the downtown areas in Dover, Seaford and Wilmington.  

There are thirteen projects in all from a state grant for areas designated as Downtown Development Districts earlier this year.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that these include commercial and mixed use as well as residential developments.            

Officials hope that the state funds will generate as much as $114 million in private money.

The grants will provide up to 20 percent of construction costs for those projects that have already been completed.

Jobs Coming to Seaford

Jan 18, 2013

115 new jobs will be coming to Seaford.

That’s the word from Governor Jack Markell during his State of the State address yesterday to a joint session of the General Assembly.

ILC Dover, which makes items like spacesuits for NASA will be getting hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to bring the Grayling Industry’s manufacturing operations from Mexico to the First State.

State Representative Danny Short called the news an opportunity for vast numbers of people to bet jobs.

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This Thursday the Woodland Ferry will be closed for seasonal maintenance until Saturday.

The Delaware Department of Transportation says that the ferry carries pedestrians and vehicles across the Nanticoke River southwest of Seaford.

 

      Ed Butler who has spent 25 years in City Hall in Seaford and is currently the town's mayor has announced that he is retiring.

     The Wilmington News Journal reports Butler, who is in his third term as mayor, will step down from his post this spring.

     Butler was elected to the city council in 1986, and had only one contested election during his seven terms.