Laura Hutchinson, WTNH News 8

Laura Hutchinson

WTNH News 8

Bellingham, MA, United States

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Past articles by Laura:

Freebie Friday: Catching Santa, Christmas music, holiday travels

The festive holiday weekend is here and as you gather with loved ones, and News 8 has some freebies you may find fun along the way. → Read More

Teen killed, another injured after car hits tree in New Haven

A 17-year-old driver was killed and an 18-year-old passenger was hurt in a single-car crash in New Haven Monday night. → Read More

Freebie Friday: Farm tours, health care, and Amazon deals

From ice cream to health care, if you’re looking to be productive or have some fun with the family on the weekend, here are some Freebie Friday deals. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Discounts, deals for veterans and military personnel

Restaurants and businesses are serving up some sweet deals to those who serve for Veterans Day. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Learn how to not overpay on car loans

For many of us, our vehicle is one of life’s necessities. You pay what you have to, to get the family where they need to go and get to work on time. → Read More

Freebie Friday: Treat trails, Mall-o-ween, and a treat for a good cause

It’s the big Halloween weekend and how that you have your costumes, you may be looking for a few places to wear them. We are stretching your dollar this freebie Friday with a weekend of free opportunities. → Read More

Freebie Friday: Pre-Halloween festivals, Pumpkin painting, and Antique selling

It's the last weekend before Halloween and that means there are lots of fun events happening for the family. We are stretching your dollar with Freebie Friday! → Read More

Freebie Friday: Free carnivals, Harvest festivals, and Apple Cider pressing

Family fun doesn’t always have to come with a big price! Here’s a look at some free events happening this weekend. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: The tools you need to end tax season strong

The tax filing deadline for anyone who was granted an extension by the IRS is Friday, Oct. 15. Today, we are stretching your dollar with important tools to help you square with Uncle Sam. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Ways to keep your money in order on National Savings Day

Tuesday, Oct. 12 is National Savings Day, a great day to do something good for your bank account. Today, we are stretching your dollar with four ideas to get you started. → Read More

UConn football: 3 coaches, 2 players test positive for COVID-19

Five members of the UConn football program, including interim head coach Lou Spanos, tested positive for COVID-19, the team announced Friday. → Read More

Taliban official: At least 100 dead, wounded in Afghan blast

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which took place in Kunduz, the capital of Kunduz province, but militants from the Islamic State group have a long history of attacking Afghanistan’s Shiite minority. → Read More

Freebie Friday: Drive-in Movies, DogtoberFest, Job Fairs, and Blue Back Square

There’s a lot going on this weekend, and for the right prices as well! Today we are stretching your dollar with this Freebie Friday! → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Ways to save on your home while prepping for the cold

Fall is more than just pretty leaves and good eats at festivals. It's also a time to prep your home for what's ahead. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: Grocery prices are rising and will get passed onto the consumer soon

(GMA) — If you’ve been inside of a supermarket in the last six months, you’ve likely felt it: sticker shock. Grocery prices are rising, and they’re predicted to continue climbing through the end of this year. We are stretching your dollar with what to look for. Kroger, one of the largest grocery chains in the […] → Read More

Lifestyle expert explains Olympic themed watch party recipes

(WTNH) — The big games are underway and the United States is leading with the most medals. Lifestyle expert, Caryn Antonini has an Olympic themed recipe to go with any watch party. For more recipes visit their website. See the full interview in the video above. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: How to avoid falling for scam calls, imposter scams

A troubling find when it comes to scammers targeting the black community. We are stretching your dollar with why black women in particular are falling victim. → Read More

Neurologist explains the latest innovations in spine surgery

(WTNH) — An innovative technique allowing doctors to tailor to spine surgery and a patient’s need. Neurologist Dr. Vijay Yanamadala is with Ayer Neuroscience Institute Spine Wellness Center/St. Vincent’s Medical Center explains the latest surgery he recently performed “patient specific spine surgery.” For more information go to their Hartford Healthcare website. → Read More

Freebie Friday: Discounts and freebies for local summer fun

From free beer to classic cars, there are a lot of freebies starting this weekend. We are stretching your dollar with a look at this weekend. → Read More

Stretch Your Dollar: List of expenses going up as pandemic subsides

From gas, to rental cars, and even our food -- the cost of living is going up, and its happening quickly. We are stretching you dollar with the sharpest increases. → Read More