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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On the Political Front
9:57 am
Wed January 8, 2014

On The Political Front For Jan. 8

    

On the Political Front this morning, NHPR's Josh Rogers previews today's first House session of 2014. The debate over Medicaid expansion is likely to be at the forefront.

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NH News
4:14 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Bill Before House Would Boost Funding For N.H.'s Charter Schools

House lawmakers are scheduled to take up a bill Wednesday to increase annual per pupil funding for New Hampshire’s nearly two dozen charter schools.

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NH News
12:22 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Shaheen, Ayotte Vote To Advance Three-Month Jobless Benefits Extension

Credit www.shaheen.senate.gov

New Hampshire’s two U.S. Senators voted today to advance a temporary extension of long-term unemployment benefits.

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NH News
1:00 pm
Mon January 6, 2014

Gov. Hassan: 1,350 N.H. Residents Have Lost Unemployment Benefits

Credit Paul Filippov for NHPR

Gov. Maggie Hassan is urging Congress to renew long-term unemployment benefits that expired for 1,350 out-of-work New Hampshire residents last week.

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Newscast
7:54 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Icy Roads Lead To Accidents, Road Closures

Some areas of New Hampshire are dealing with icy road conditions, as freezing rain continues through the morning.

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North Country
5:19 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Gorham Paper And Tissue To Cut Back On Operations, Employees

Gorham Paper and Tissue
Credit NHPR / Chris jensen

Gorham Paper and Tissue, the town’s largest employer, is temporarily cutting back operations, a move that will lead to 20 to 50 employees losing their jobs.

The company says other employees will see week-long layoffs.

In an email Friday, CEO Mike Cummings says the move is in response to record-setting natural gas prices.

Gorham Town Manager Robin Frost says the news is devastating for the town’s economy.

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NH News
12:59 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Extreme Cold, Harsh Weather Take Toll On Memorial Bridge Lift

Credit Rik Koenig, via Flickr creative commons

Crews are inspecting the Memorial Bridge today after it had to be closed for a little more than an hour last night.

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Marking History
6:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Marking History: First New Hampshire Turnpike In Northwood

Joann Bailey at the site of the state first turnpike in Northwood.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Originally a toll road, New Hampshire’s first turnpike stretched 36 miles, from the Piscataqua Bridge in Durham to the Merrimack River in East Concord.

It was the first of more than 80 turnpikes built in the state by private corporations during the 19th century. 

As part of our occasional series, Marking History, NHPR’s Michael Brindley travels to Route 4 in Northwood, where there’s a historical marker paying tribute to the state’s transportation milestone. 

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NH News
11:24 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Granite State Ski Resorts Set To Ring In 2014 With Festivities

Ragged Mountain in Danbury recently opened up a new snow tube park.
Credit www.raggedmountainresort.com

 Ski resorts across the Granite State will be holding New Year’s Eve celebrations tonight.

Ragged Mountain in Danbury is calling its bash Tube Year’s Eve, after the recent opening of a new snow tubing park.

Marketing manager Stacey Lopes says the park is over two football fields in length.

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NH News
3:43 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Nearly 2K PSNH Customers Still Without Power After Winter Storm

Nearly 2,000 Public Service of New Hampshire customers are still without power following last night’s winter storm.

Most of the customers without power are in the central and western parts of the state.

Several hundred customers in Newport, Grantham and Claremont are affected.

PSNH spokesman Mike Skelton says crews have been working throughout the day to repair power lines damaged by broken branches and heavy snow.

NH News
10:30 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Andover Native Clinches Spot On Winter Olympics U.S. Ski Team

Nick Fairall
Credit www.nickfairall.com

Andover native Nick Fairall will take part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

Fairall secured a spot on the U.S. ski jumping team with his win at the Olympic Trials in Park City, Utah this past weekend.

Fairall, 24, has been skiing since he was six years old, cutting his teeth at the Andover Outing Club.

He says while competing in his first Olympics will be thrilling, he won’t be satisfied until he has the ultimate prize.

“Well, obviously, like everyone’s goal, is Olympic gold.”

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NH News
8:30 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Several Thousand Without Power, More Outages Possible Monday

Heavy, wet snow began falling Sunday evening in parts of New Hampshire.
Credit NHPR / Rebecca Lavoie

Roughly 5,000 Public Service of New Hampshire customers remain without power following last night’s snow storm.

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NH News
1:05 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Some City Leaders Say They're Not Interested In New 2 A.M. Last Call

Credit Adam Fagen / Flickr Creative Commons

Starting with the New Year on Wednesday, cities and towns will have the option of extending last call at bars from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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North Country
11:03 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Speed Limit Jumps To 70 MPH On Much Of Northern I-93 In 2014

Credit N.H. Department of Transportation

Drivers will see new speed limits on much of the northern part of Interstate 93 starting Wednesday.

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NH News
2:29 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Snow Causing Delays, Accidents On N.H. Highways

A snowstorm Thursday is causing delays and accidents on New Hampshire highways.

State Police report a jackknifed tractor trailer in Hopkinton has led to the closure Interstate 89 southbound.

Police say they expect a tow crew to be on scene shortly, but said drivers should prepare for delays and plan for alternate routes into the early evening hours.

UPDATE: I-89 southbound is now open, according to the state Department of Transportation.

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