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
6:00 am
Thu March 27, 2014

For Many N.H. Charter Schools, Finding A Home No Easy Task

The Gate City Charter School for the Arts hold its lottery on March 17.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

The organizers of several charter schools opening this fall in New Hampshire say they’ve learned the hard way that finding a location is easier said than done.

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NH News
2:11 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

N.H., Maine Reach $1.3M Settlement For Sarah Long Bridge Repairs

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The states of New Hampshire and Maine have reached a $1.3 million settlement with the owner of a tanker that struck the Sarah Long Bridge, forcing it to close for a six-week period last year.

Last April, the Portuguese tanker Harbour Feature broke loose from its mooring, striking the bridge that connects Portsmouth with Kittery, Maine.

New Hampshire Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton says the $1.3 million settlement is split evenly between the two states.

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NH News
1:02 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Police Seek 'Person Of Interest' In Fatal Manchester House Explosion

Matthew Dion
Credit N.H. Attorney General

Manchester police are seeking a person of interest in connection to a house explosion in Manchester yesterday that killed two people.

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NH News
12:41 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Bus Tour Stop In N.H. Pushes Sen. Ayotte To Support Minimum Wage Hike

Laura Fortman, U.S. Labor Department's Principal Deputy Administrator, Wage and Hour Division, speaks at the "Give America a Raise" rally in Nashua.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

A multi-state bus tour echoing President Barack Obama’s push to raise the national minimum wage stopped in the Granite State this morning.

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NH News
10:58 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Biden Coming To New Hampshire To Talk Workforce Development

Vice President Joe Biden will be in New Hampshire next week.

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NH News
11:44 am
Thu March 20, 2014

State Working On Job Fair For Laid Off Osram Sylvania Employees

The state’s employment security office hopes to organize a job fair for the employees being laid off at Osram Sylvania in Manchester.

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NH News
1:48 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

N.H.'s Unemployment Rate Drops To 4.7% In February

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New Hampshire’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent last month, down from 4.9 percent in January.

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NH News
11:52 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Shaheen Pushes Brown To Sign 'People's Pledge' In Senate Race

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen speaks with high school students at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics Tuesday morning.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen continues to challenge potential Republican candidate Scott Brown to sign the same pledge he did during his campaign for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.  

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NH News
2:07 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Speculation Grows That Scott Brown Set To Enter N.H. Senate Race

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There’s growing speculation that former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown is set to enter the race for U.S. Senate here in New Hampshire.

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Marking History
6:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Marking History: Birthplace Of Horace Greeley In Amherst

The Amherst Historical Society maintain a Horace Greeley room inside the Wigwam Museum in town.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Horace Greeley is most famous for what he accomplished outside the Granite State and for his phrase, “Go west, young man.”

He was founder and editor of the New York Tribune and an outspoken abolitionist.

He was also a politician, serving briefly in Congress.

But before all of this, he called New Hampshire home; more specifically the town of Amherst.

Those driving along Route 101 will see a historical marker noting that Greeley was born in the town in 1811.

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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.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

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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