About Michaela Halnon

A Milton native, Michaela Halnon started with the Milton Independent, Essex Reporter and Colchester Sun in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Emerson College in Boston.

Latest From Michaela Halnon:

Advocate for action

Milton cancer survivor finds her voice with ACS Leigh Kimball was in disbelief when doctors told her she was cancer-free. It was October 2014, several months after a devastating second diagnosis of endometrial cancer. The Milton resident had decided to …  Read more

Passing the baton

Gisele McRae surveyed the assembled crew of middle and high school students in the Milton Middle School gymnasium on Friday, gripping a black metal music stand. The kids squinted at their sheet music, playing a few measures of the patriotic …  Read more

CUSI negotiates new lease

The Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations has negotiated lower rent after state officials asked the nonprofit to start paying $50,000 a year for its basement level office on Cherry Street, a sharp increase from the $1,000 they paid annually between …  Read more

Sugar and spice

Justin Bunnell never questioned the significance of a worn wooden sign that hung in his grandparents’ kitchen through his adolescent years. “M. & F. C. Dorn,” it read in painted block letters. Years later, the Milton resident found himself sorting …  Read more

Try Town: Mood swings

Editor’s note: This is the third installment of our “Try Town” series, in which Milton Independent, Essex Reporter and Colchester Sun reporters try activities available in our communities. Submit your suggestions to news@miltonindependent.com. With snow swirling outside, I tromped into …  Read more

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