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:

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

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

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