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:

Truth in numbers?

Police say records don’t reflect mental health crises in town By MICHAELA HALNON By July 31, 2017, Colchester police had responded to 40 suicide attempts in town — just one shy of the number seen in all of 2016. Chief …  Read more

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

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