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:

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

VNA: Living until you die

Donni Caggiano quietly slipped into the hallway at the McClure-Miller VNA Respite House last Tuesday. Her mother, lying in a mechanized bed, turned her head slightly. Her eyes fluttered open, then firmly shut. “Today is a bad day,” Caggiano said, …  Read more

VNA: Home away from home

Yvonne Bourque has spent several years with the Visiting Nurse Association’s Adult Day program. The 85-year-old first worked as a cook at the former Williston site, preparing daytime meals for adults of all ages and cognitive abilities. When Bourque’s aging …  Read more

VNA: Healing door to door

When Mary LaPalme fell down the stairs of her Milton home last September, she didn’t feel any pain. “It was silly,” she said. “I just remember coming to the bottom and [thinking], ‘What happened?’” That’s when she caught sight of …  Read more

VNA: Caring for community

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties is celebrating its 110th birthday this year, but president and CEO Judy Peterson says the provider is aging in style. “We’re not your grandmother’s home health agency,” she said with …  Read more

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