NEWPORT CITY â€“ A Coventry man got more than he expected from a news reporter who refused to be intimidated by him.
Judge Robert Bent held Cristopher Smith, 26 of Coventry, without bail pending his arrangement Friday, Aug. 12, in Orleans County Court.
Smith is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony charge of attempted aggravated sexual assault with a weapon, and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Smith, who appeared in court on Thursday, chose not to enter a plea until Friday.
DERBY â€“ A lack of finances has caused officials at Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) to pull the plug on the system that heats the therapy and lap pools. The therapy pool is closed but the lap pool will remain open, unheated, at least through next Tuesday.
â€śWeâ€™re trying to decide how much of the pool we can keep open, if any,â€ť said Executive Director Phil White. â€śWeâ€™re looking to see whether we can get some help with operating costs to keep the therapy pool open. Until we have some solid support for that, we have to assume weâ€™re not going to heat the pools for a while.â€ť