Two hikers had to be rescued from the Bold Coast Trail in Cutler on Sunday, after realizing they had underestimated the length and difficulty of the trail. Wardens say 53-year-old Staci McCarthy and 73-year-old Margaret Ross and their dogs were finally returned to their car at 2 in the morning.

A Norwegian company that wants to build a large salmon farming operation in Belfast is inviting the public in for an informational session next week. Nordic Aquafarms will discuss its future plans at the open forum scheduled for March 26th at the Hutchinson Center in Belfast.

Lawmakers will discuss a bill today that would force drivers of horse-drawn carriages to use reflectors, so that motorists can see them better. The Amish and Mennonite communities have grown in towns like Unity, Smyrna, Fort Fairfield, and Whitefield.

Residents of Waldo County will receive a text alert this week, as part of a test by the emergency management agency. A text message being sent out at around 3:00 Friday afternoon will say, ‘This is a test of the Waldo County wireless emergency alert system. No action is required.’

Downeast Toyota in Brewer is going to the dogs this Wednesday, when they’ll host an event with the Bangor Humane Society. Folks are asked to bring donations of towels, blankets, sheets, and other items to be used at the shelter. And they can bring their own pets for doggy massages, tricks for treats, and doggy makeovers.