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
2:06 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Four N.H. Employers Recognized For Breastfeeding Friendliness

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A statewide advocacy group is recognizing four New Hampshire employers for being friendly toward breastfeeding mothers.

The New Hampshire Breastfeeding Task Force named Stonyfield Farm, Plymouth State University, Elliot Hospital and Monadnock Hospital as the first recipients of its breastfeeding friendly employer award.

Task force vice chair Liza Lamadriz says it isn’t difficult for businesses to make sure mothers have a clean space in which to breastfeed.

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NH News
5:07 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Hassan To Lawmakers: Act Quickly On Medicaid Expansion Report

As a study commission nears its deadline to issue its findings on whether to expand Medicaid, Governor Maggie Hassan is urging lawmakers to take swift action once that report is released.

Speaking to members of the Nashua Rotary West Club on Tuesday, Hassan, who supports expansion, says the state can’t afford to wait.

“For every day that we delay expansion beyond Jan. 1, even conservative projections show that New Hampshire stands to lose $500,000 per day in the first year, and up to $1 million per day by 2016.”

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Inside NHPR
3:17 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

WEVH Hanover Transmitter Site Gets An Upgrade

NHPR's Director of Technology Michael Saffell gives a tour of the upgraded equipment for the WEVH Hanover transmitter site.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Curious how the New Hampshire Public Radio signal gets to your radio?

Technology Director Michael Saffell gives the NHPR staff a  tour of the new WEVH Hanover transmitter site equipment, which will soon make its way up Moose Mountain.

NHPR has been working to replace the site's aging infrastructure.

This is our most compact, full-power transmission site - a main and backup transmitter and all the associated support gear in one equipment rack.

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NH News
2:37 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

Forums Focused On Medicaid Managed Care Open Enrollment

State health officials will hold a dozen community forums for providers to learn about the open enrollment process for the state’s new managed Medicaid program.

The forums are geared towed anyone who works with Medicaid recipients or oversees agencies or organizations that deliver those services.

Open enrollment for most of the state’s 130,000 Medicaid recipients began earlier this month.

The program is set to launch December first.

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NH News
8:21 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Guinta Announces He's Running To Reclaim 1st District Seat

Guinta in 2010
Credit NHPR Staff

  Former 1st District Congressman Frank Guinta has formally announced his intention to run for the seat he lost to Carol Shea-Porter last November.

Guinta made it official with a two-minute video posted on his campaign website Monday morning.

"The middle class is really getting squeezed right now. Rising health care costs. Higher tuition bills. Lower take home pay. And we have a government that can't get anything done."

The Republican served two terms as mayor of Manchester.

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NH News
11:16 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Report: Child Poverty Surges In N.H.

The percentage of children living in poverty in New Hampshire surged last year to 15.6 percent.

That’s up from 12 percent in 2011, the largest increase of any state.

The Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire released the report that’s based on survey data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

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NH News
5:17 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Two N.H. Red Cross Workers To Help Colorado Flood Victims

The American Red Cross of New Hampshire has deployed two workers to aid in the aftermath of the Colorado floods.

Ian Dyer, Red Cross New Hampshire’s Regional Disaster and Program Officer, and Disaster Mental Health Volunteer Mary McCrae left for Colorado Thursday morning.

Dyer is sharing updates from his deployment on a blog.

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NH News
4:55 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Senate Committee OKs Judicial Nomination For U.S. District Court

The U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Committee has unanimously approved the nomination of Judge Landya McCafferty to serve as federal District Court judge for New Hampshire.

If approved, McCafferty would be the first woman to serve in the position.

President Obama nominated McCafferty in May to fill the vacancy.

Senator Kelly Ayotte applauded the committee’s vote, calling McCafferty well-respected and well-qualified to serve on the federal bench.

She encouraged Senate leadership to move quickly to bring the nomination to a final vote.

NH News
3:40 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Ayotte Looks For Answers In Washington Navy Yard Shooting

Credit CBS

Senator Kelly Ayotte is asking Navy officials to explain why the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting was given an honorable discharge two years ago.

According to media reports, the Navy had originally pursued a general discharge for Aaron Alexis.

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NH News
1:03 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Nashua Man Charged With Spree Of Commercial Burglaries In City

Calvin Degreenia
Credit Nashua Police Department

Nashua police have charged a man with burglarizing eight different downtown businesses in a three-week period.

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NH News
4:06 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

A.G. Says He Wants Uniform Security At Supervised Visitation Centers

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Attorney General Joe Foster says he’s working to make sure security is consistent at the state’s supervised visitation centers.

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NH News
12:02 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Executive Council Approves $2.4M Design Contract For Women's Prison

The existing facility in Goffstown
Credit Emily Corwin for NHPR

The Executive Council has unanimously approved a $2.4 million contract with a Maine firm to design a new women’s prison.

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NH News
10:11 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Gatsas, Arnold Win Manchester Primary, Will Face Off For Mayor

Taking 56 percent and 41 percent of the vote respectively, Mayor Ted Gatsas and Alderman Patrick Arnold took the top two spots in Manchester’s primary Tuesday.

The mayoral candidates will now face off in the city’s general election on Nov. 5.

Despite falling 15 points short of his opponent, Arnold, a Democrat, claimed victory, saying the results show people want a change in leadership.

Gatsas, a Republican, is seeking a third, two-year term.

NH News
4:38 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Census: N.H. Has Lowest Poverty Rate

New numbers from the U.S. Census show the Granite State has the lowest proportion of people living in poverty.

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NH News
11:12 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Ramunto's In Claremont Ordered To Pay $30K In Back Wages, Damages

A U.S. District Court Judge has ordered Ramunto’s Brick Oven Pizza in Claremont to pay $30,000 in back wages and damages to 32 employees.

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