Michael Brindley

Newscast Producer/Reporter

Before coming to NHPR, Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor. Michael started his career in journalism working as a reporter for the Derry News. Michael is a New Hampshire native, born and raised in Nashua. He studied journalism at Keene State College. When he's not reporting, Michael can often be found searching for the best burrito in the Granite State and scouring local record stores for some classic vinyl.

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NH News
4:35 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

In Wake Of 'COPSLIE' Ruling, DMV Temporarily Halts New Vanity Plates

The state’s Division of Motor Vehicles has temporarily stopped issuing new vanity license plates.

New ones won’t be issued until the DMV approves a new set of rules for determining which plates are inappropriate and are rejected.

The DMV was forced to come up with a new process after the state Supreme Court earlier this year sided with a man who wanted the vanity plate “COPSLIE.”

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NH News
12:22 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Long-Time Concord Monitor Editor Named Pulitzer Prize Administrator

Mike Pride
Credit www.pulitzer.org

Former Concord Monitor Editor Mike Pride has been named the new administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes.

Pride previously served as co-chair of the Pulitzer Prize Board.

The appointment was announced today and is effective Sept. 1.

Pride served editor of the Monitor for 30 years.

He says he is honored to have been chosen.

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NH News
11:31 am
Tue July 1, 2014

N.H. Institute Of Art Meeting Will Focus On Possible SNHU Merger

Credit www.nhia.edu

The New Hampshire Institute of Art will hold a town hall meeting Wednesday evening to discuss a possible merger with Southern New Hampshire University.

The institute’s Acting President Rick Strawbridge says he hopes the meeting will help clear the air.

“There have been a number of people who have made assumptions that are not true and who are upset I think probably for no reason. And I hope to calm it down and give us a chance to have some good discussion about it.”

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NH News
7:08 am
Tue July 1, 2014

N.H.'s Gas Tax Increase: Where Your Money Is Going

As you're paying more at the pump today, you may be wondering where all that extra money is going.

New Hampshire's 4.2 cent increase to the state's gas tax goes into effect July 1.

The increase, the first since 1991, is expected to generate an additional $32 million annually for the state's Department of Transportation.

The legislation that enacted the increase mandates that 42 percent of that money go towards bonding for the widening of Interstate 93.

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NH News
8:33 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Officials: Altercation Preceded Murder Of Rumney Chiropracter

Dr. David Landseadel
Credit plymouthchiro.com

Law enforcement officials say Dr. David Landseadel, 48, was found near Stinson Lake in Rumney Sunday evening.

An autopsy determined Landseadel died from a single gunshot wound to the head. Investigators say the cause of death has bene ruled a homicide.

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NH News
11:38 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Nashua Aldermen OK Site For Handicapped-Accessible Playground

Greeley Park in Nashua
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Aldermen in Nashua voted 8-6 this week to allow for a handicapped-accessible playground to be built in the city’s Greeley Park.

The vote puts to rest an issue that has divided city residents for nearly two years.

Debate over where to build the playground has been contentious and personal at times, and project organizer Eric Brand says he’s glad that’s now in the past.

“We are very happy to be able to start moving forward towards getting a final design that we can that we can hopefully this construction going next year.”

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NH News
1:32 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Medal Of Honor Recipient: 'I’m Going To Live My Life For Those That Aren’t Here'

Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts answers questions during a press conference at the New Hampshire National Guard. Pitts will be awarded the Medal of Honor next month.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

A Nashua man who will be awarded the Medal of Honor next month says the recognition does not belong to him, but to his unit, and his fellow servicemen who died in battle.

Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts will receive the medal during a White House ceremony next month.

He is quick to deflect any credit, and says the award is a memorial to those who have laid down their lives in battle.

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NH News
4:13 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

The Sweet Science (And Big Business) Of Strawberry Picking

Mia Notaro picks strawberries with her mom at J&F Farms in Derry on Tuesday.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Strawberry season is in full swing in New Hampshire.

At J&F Farms in Derry, there are buckets filled to the brim with the red, ripe fruit out for customers to buy.

But the farm also gives them the chance to go out into the field and pick their own.

In this audio postcard, NHPR’s Michael Brindley travels to J&F to talk with families and with farm manager Melissa Dolloff about just how many strawberries they sell a day.

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NH News
11:49 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Gov. Hassan Says Trade Mission To Turkey Has Been 'Productive'

Governor Maggie Hassan (L) with TUSKON President Rızanur Meral (C) and Jeff Rose, New Hampshire's commissioner of economic development during a meeting on Monday.
Credit Today's Zaman

  Governor Maggie Hassan is in the midst of a week-long trade mission to Turkey.

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NH News
2:11 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

With No Federal Funding, Nashua After School Program Forced To Close

A group of students work on their homework at the after school program at Pennichuck Middle School. The program is shutting down after the state rejected the district's application to renew its federal funding.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

The end of the school year in Nashua marks the end of the line for an after school program that organizers say was vital for the city’s middle school students.

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NH News
10:46 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Mitt Romney To Endorse Scott Brown In U.S. Senate Race

Mitt Romney

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is set to endorse U.S. Senate Candidate Scott Brown at an event in Stratham next month.

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NH News
5:00 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Merrimack Toll To Close Next Month, Removing Plaza To Cost $560K

One of the ramp tolls along the F.E. Everett Turnpike in Merrimack.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

State transportation officials say they’ll stop collecting tolls at an exit ramp in Merrimack next month.

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NH News
10:09 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

N.H. Marine Killed In Afghanistan

A Marine from New Hampshire was killed in Afghanistan on Friday.

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NH News
2:28 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Civil Suit Brought Against Town Of New London, Former Police Chief

David Seastrand
Credit Town of New London

A civil suit has been filed against the town of New London and its former police chief, David Seastrand.

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NH News
3:56 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Brown Absent For Senate Debate Wednesday, Will Take Part In Forum Friday

Credit Josh Rogers / NHPR

The Republican front runner in the race for U.S. Senate – former Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown – will not take part in a debate in Merrimack tonight with his primary challengers.

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