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WMFR ready to roll from new Station 1

A fire truck waits outside at the new West Manatee Fire Rescue Station 1 July 23 at 407 67th St. W., Bradenton, as crews begin moving in. The station will be dedicated to retired Fire Marshal Robert “Bob” Kline, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house scheduled for Oct. 8. Islander Photo: Kristin Swain

Clear waters hide underwater frustrations

Work progresses July 6 on the second, middle pier during construction of a three-pier erosion control project on Cortez Beach, near 10th Street South in Bradenton Beach. Completion of the project, which began March 2015, is again being delayed, this time until August. A report from the Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources Department says difficulties securing foundation pilings for the third pier and setbacks from Tropical Storm Colin caused the delay. Islander Photo: Jack Elka