Alyssa Taglia, WTNH News 8

Alyssa Taglia

WTNH News 8

Connecticut, United States

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Past articles by Alyssa:

Wednesday’s Warrior: Cheshire High School student gives away free prom dresses

A sophomore from Cheshire High School collected more than 125 donated prom dresses over the last year. → Read More

Wednesday Warrior: CVS worker breaks barriers with kindness

Costello was hired through CVS Health Workforce Initiatives, a program that connects individuals with disabilities to meaningful employment opportunities. → Read More

Wednesday’s Warrior: Looking back at this year’s warriors

(WTNH) – It’s the season of giving and all throughout the year, News 8 introduced you to people in Connecticut who are giving to others in need. Wednesday Warrior showcases people who help out others in our state and are considered warriors in their communities. We’re taking a look back at some of the important […] → Read More

Hurricane Jayne’s Ice Cream raises money for kids’ bikes

Trying to help other kids be able to enjoy the wonders of a bicycle, Jayne Whitman of Orange, Connecticut has been raising money for years so kids could live their dreams. → Read More

Wednesday’s Warrior: Baking for a cure

(WTNH) – More than six million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s in the U.S. according to the Alzheimer’s Association. A young boy in Milford is taking action to help beat those numbers, one treat at a time. It’s just amazing knowing that all the people with Alzheimer’s is getting help because of the last two […] → Read More

Stretch your Dollar: Beware of crypto-scams

(WTNH) – New data from the FTC is shedding light on scammers and the crypto-craze. Since the start of 2021, more than 46,000 people reported losing over $1 billion in crypto to scams. “People hear stories about other people making lots of money. They don’t want to miss out,” said Emma Fletcher, a senior data […] → Read More

Freebie Friday: Father’s Day deals

Conn. (WTNH) — Get ready to celebrate dad this weekend with some fun and freebies!! Take dad to a BBQ!It’s happening at Villano Park in Hamden. It’s free and sponsored by the Hamden Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships council. Enjoy food, games, live music and more on Sunday from 1-3. What about an adventure?On Sunday […] → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Saving money on travel expenses

Conn. (WTNH) — It’s hard to find travel deals amid soaring vacation prices. With summer approaching, we’re Stretching Your Dollar with some tips to save money on travel. Patrick Brown, vice president of growth marketing and insights at Adobe, said there’s been a 47% increase in prices since the top of the year, noting it’s […] → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Saving on the air conditioning bill

Conn. (WTNH) — As temperatures climb, so do utility bills. “Having watched the way that the gas and groceries went sky rocketing, I’m really nervous to see what the air conditioning cost is going to be,” Jenny Johnson said. “Not being able to plan for that is scary.” According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, […] → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Freebie Fridays

(WTNH) – As we kick off the weekend, News 8 can help you stretch your dollar this Freebie Friday with deals you can enjoy with the whole family. Celebrate Connecticut’s Open House Day this Saturday, June 11. More than 200 tourism attractions across the state are participating, including museums, arts and cultural venues, historic sites, […] → Read More

Stretch your Dollar: Tips to help you budget

With the current inflation rate at a 40-year high and food prices rising at the fastest pace since 1981, lots of Americans are looking for ways to flex their budget. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: How pet insurance could save you some money

(WTNH) – Now that we are in June, which is dog licensing month, you may also be thinking about some insurance for your four-legged friend. We are stretching your dollar with what to consider. → Read More

Freebie Friday: food lover freebies

Conn. (WTNH) — We’re Stretching Your Dollar with some freebies to make you hungry this week. National Hamburger Month Wayback Burgers is celebrating with you. You still have time to get the kids a meal for $2 — that wraps up tomorrow. Triple rewards points with app orders. That’s happening now until May 31. These […] → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Planning for retirement

Conn. (WTNH) — We’ve seen a huge shift in the way Americans prepare for retirement. The most popular today being account balance plans that you are responsible for, Ted Schmelze, retirement solutions vice president for Securian Financial, said. “You are responsible for putting money into your account like a 401k or 403b which ultimately will […] → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Tips to lower food waste

(WTNH) – If you’re looking to lower food waste, a registered dietician and mom of two has a fool-proof way. “This is my need to use bine that lives right here all the time. I put food in it, not necessarily leftovers, but foot that I need to eat before it goes back,” said Alyssa […] → Read More

Stretch your dollar: Tips for late tax filing

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – April 18 the tax deadline for 2022 is coming up fast. First and foremost, come up with a plan to complete your tax forms. Gather your documents, your W2 forms, 1099 information statements and last year’s tax return. For those that work with a tax professional, make sure to set […] → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: April is a great time to save on gardening tools, snowblowers, and car accessories

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – From gardening tools to snowblowers, car accessories, and more. April is a great time to save. With a new month comes new deals. April is a great time for some spring saves, which come to us from Lawn and gardening supplies are a big one. Some home improvement stores […] → Read More

Freebie Friday: Deals at Moes, Buffalo Wild Wings

Conn. (WTNH) — From wings to events with your kids, we’re stretching your dollar with some deals this Freebie Friday to take advantage of this weekend. Ride for free Starting today and lasting for three months, you can ride CT Transit buses for free as a part of the deal that suspends the state gas […] → Read More

Stretch your dollar: Travel planning hacks

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – For travel planning this year this year people are turning to TikTok. Former flight attendant turned travel advisor Kayla Marbry is now a TikTok star showing users how to save money on travel. Marbury is sharing her travel hacks with News 8 to show viewers how to save thousands on […] → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Tips to save on rent

Conn. (WTNH) — Another challenge for many: spring rent! We spoke to an expert as to why prices are going up and compared Connecticut to other states. Rent right now is up everywhere. With high demand and lack of inventory comes high rent. Brian Carberry, senior managing editor for, said prices are going up […] → Read More