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
3:56 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Senate OKs Increasing New Hampshire's Gas Tax By 4 Cents

The state Senate voted 14-9 Thursday to raise New Hampshire’s gas tax by about 4 cents.

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NH News
5:10 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

N.H. House Overwhelmingly Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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The New Hampshire House has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

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NH News
10:21 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Bedford Voters OK $30M Bond For Road Improvements

Roads in Bedford will soon get a major facelift, after voters in the town approved a $30 million bond to address a backlog of road improvements.

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NH News
3:29 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Town Meeting Underway Across N.H.

Voters head to the polls at Londonderry High School.
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It’s Town Meeting day, which means voters across the Granite State are heading to the polls to weigh in on budgets, capital projects, and local elections.

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NH News
6:00 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Town Meeting 2014: Uncontested Races And Big Spending Proposals

Town Meeting season is upon us, which means voters across New Hampshire will head to the polls today to weigh in on budgets, contracts, town elections and major spending proposals.

NHPR’s Michael Brindley spoke with Christine Fillmore, staff attorney with the New Hampshire Municipal Association, who has been fielding questions and giving guidance to towns as they’ve been preparing for the big day.

And she brought up a number of takeaways as far as any trends go.

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NH News
4:24 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Debate Over Medicaid Expansion Moves To N.H. House

After clearing a major hurdle last week by making it through the Republican-led Senate, debate began in the House Monday on a proposal to expand the state’s Medicaid program.

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NH News
9:06 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Death Penalty Repeal Goes Before N.H. House This Week

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House lawmakers are set to take up a bill this week that would repeal New Hampshire’s death penalty.

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On the Political Front
9:02 am
Mon March 10, 2014

On The Political Front For March 10

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On the Political Front, NHPR's Senior Political Reporter Josh Rogers talks about the special election to fill the District 1 Executive Council seat. The seat was left vacant after the death of longtime Executive Councilor Ray Burton in November.

Rogers also discusses upcoming House votes on efforts to repeal the death penalty and increase the state's minimum wage.    

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NH News
8:22 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Northern N.H. Voters Set To Pick New District 1 Executive Councilor

Voters in northern New Hampshire will head to the polls tomorrow to pick a new Executive Councilor.

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NH News
6:00 am
Fri March 7, 2014

Bedford Voters To Consider $30M Bond For Road Improvements

Voters in Bedford will decide next week whether to pass a $30 million bond to pay for a backlog of road improvements.

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Marking History
6:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Marking History: First Textile Mills In New Ipswich

Warwick Mills in New Ipswich is the site of the oldest operating textile mill in New Hampshire.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

The roots of the Industrial Revolution in New Hampshire can be traced back to the small town of New Ipswich.

That’s where the first textile mills opened in the Granite State in the early 1800s.

As part of our continuing series, Marking History, NHPR’s Michael Brindley travels to New Ipswich to tour Warwick Mills, the site of the oldest operating textile mill in New Hampshire.  

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NH News
12:04 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Manchester Airport Officials Oppose Move To Cut Tower's Overnight Hours

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Officials at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport are pushing back against a recommendation that the control tower be closed from midnight to 6 in the morning.

The proposal comes out of an internal review done every few years by the regional FAA Control Tower Manager based in Manchester.

It’s now up to the FAA whether to follow through.

Airport spokesman Tom Malafonte says the recommendation is still in the early stages, but airport officials with the airport have already reached out to the FAA to make clear their opposition.

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NH News
10:31 am
Thu February 27, 2014

$49M Listing In Alton Features Ballroom, 20-Seat Theater, Tennis Court

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For only $49 million, you could own the sprawling Alton mansion owned by the founder of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

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NH News
3:29 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Hassan Says Portion Of $15M Surplus Should Go Toward Restoring Budget Cuts

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Governor Maggie Hassan says she still wants to see a portion of the state’s roughly $15 million surplus go toward restoring cuts in the two-year budget.

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NH News
2:32 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Report: Heroin Addiction Reaching 'Epidemic' Levels In New Hampshire

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A state report released Wednesday finds that deaths and substance abuse treatment related to heroin have surged in the Granite State in recent years.

New Hampshire hospitals reported 45 heroin-related deaths last year.

According to the report by the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, that’s up from 14 deaths in 2010.

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