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:

Former dispatcher denies felony

A former Colchester Police Department dispatcher pleaded not guilty in Vermont Superior Court on Tuesday to allegations he provided information about an ongoing federal investigation to a prostitute. Earl Benway, a 41-year-old Milton resident, is charged with obstruction of justice, …  Read more

CPD dispatcher fired, arrested

A Colchester Police dispatcher was fired after allegedly soliciting the services of a prostitute and disclosing confidential police information, according to a statement from Chief Jen Morrison. Vermont State Police cited Earl Benway, 41, of Milton for prohibited acts and …  Read more

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

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