Tag Archives: Poultney Vermont

Local News
August 1, 2018

Student found dead in river

Staff report

POULTNEY—A Green Mountain College student was found dead in the Poultney River July 30, police said.

Fuquan Ford, 20, of Albany, N.Y., was pronounced dead at the scene after police received a report of an unresponsive man partially submerged in the Poultney River,…

Local News
July 11, 2018

Former high school teacher dies in lake

Staff report

POULTNEY—A former high school teacher, known for cracking jokes and caring for his students far beyond school, died in a boating accident on Lake St. Catherine last week.

State police pronounced Thomas Flood, 61, of Schenectady, N.Y., drowned after police discovered his body…

News Briefs
May 16, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs

By Lani Duke

Relative risk felt in Fair Haven

FAIR HAVEN—Fair Haven seems peaceful. The high school is secure since accused massacre planner Jack Sawyer was released. The apparent serenity demonstrates the efficacy of the slogan “See Something, Say Something,” Fair Haven Police Chief William…

Local News
January 10, 2018

Man dies in six-alarm fire

By Evan Johnson

Poultney—A Poultney man was the only victim of a fire that occurred on the evening of Jan. 8 in Poultney.

At 2:49 p.m., the Poultney Fire Department received a report of a building on fire on Hampshire Hollow Road with a unresponsive…

News Briefs
January 3, 2018

Lakes Region News Briefs

County farmers adapt with the times WELLS—The Larson Farm in Wells has changed from a large commercial dairy farm with 150 Holstein cows in 1993 to a smaller organic farm with 20 head of Jersey cows, some heifers, and 20 Devon beef cattle. Twelve years…

State News
December 21, 2017

Prosecutors clear troopers in fatal shooting of man pointing BB gun

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Prosecutors have cleared five state police troopers of criminal wrongdoing in a fatal shooting that followed a lengthy standoff in Poultney.

A big factor in that decision, according to the prosecutors, was the misleading appearance of a weapon Michael Battles pointed…

Local student nominated for presidential scholars program
Local News
December 14, 2017

Local student nominated for presidential scholars program

POULTNEY—Madeline Morse, a Stafford Technical Center senior from Poultney High School, has been selected as one of five career technical education students in the state of Vermont as a nominee for the U.S. Department of Education’s Presidential Scholars in Career and Technical Education.

The program…

Local News
September 6, 2017

Police shoot, kill Poultney man

By Alan Keays, VTDigger

Vermont State Police say a man who pointed a gun at officers during a standoff early Friday at his home in Poultney was shot and killed when five troopers opened fire.

After the shooting, police said they went into the residence…