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
1:06 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Bill Would Create Restricted Drivers License For First-Time DWI Offenders

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First-time, drunk-driving offenders may soon be given the right to drive with a new restricted license.

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NH News
11:10 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Air Force Secretary Tours Pease In Preparation For New Refueling Tanker

U.S. Senators Kelly Ayotte and Jeanne Shaheen and Congresswoman Annie Kuster hosted Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James at Pease Air National Guard Base in Portsmouth this morning.

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NH News
12:48 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Domestic Violence Bill To Become Law After Passage In The House

Credit NHPR Staff

A bill that would make domestic violence a specific crime in New Hampshire is on its way to becoming law, after the House overwhelmingly passed it Wednesday.

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NH News
11:27 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Ex-Manchester Diocese Official Sentenced To Prison, Must Pay Back $288K

Msgr. Edward Arsenault
Credit Saint Luke Institute

A former top Manchester diocese official has been ordered to pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars to the church and other organizations in a plea deal reached this morning.

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NH News
4:42 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Senate Weighs In-State Tuition For Children Of Undocumented Immigrants

Credit Kyle Todesca, UNH

Senate lawmakers are considering a bill that would grant in-state tuition at University System of New Hampshire schools to children of undocumented immigrants.

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NH News
3:29 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Pilot Rescued, Hospitalized After Lake Winnipesaukee Crash

Credit New Hampshire Marine Patrol

Divers are working to recover a small plane that crashed into Lake Winnipesaukee earlier today.

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NH News
1:59 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

House Committee Pans Senate-Backed Plan For Two Casinos

A Senate plan to legalize two casinos could be headed for a familiar fate in the House, after members of the Ways and Means committee voted 11-9 Tuesday to kill the proposal.

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Politics
10:29 am
Mon April 21, 2014

House Speaker Terie Norelli Will Not Seek Re-election This Fall

New Hampshire Speaker of the House Terie Norelli is not expected to seek re-election this fall.

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NH News
8:55 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Attorney General Appeals To Supreme Court To Keep Reams Off The Job

Credit Rockingham County Attorney's office

New Hampshire Attorney General Joe Foster has appealed to the state Supreme Court that he in fact had the authority to strip suspended Rockingham County Attorney Jim Reams of his prosecutorial authority.

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NH News
5:30 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Senate Finance Committee To Take Up Minimum Wage Bill

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The Senate Finance committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on a bill that aims to boost New Hampshire’s minimum wage.

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Foodstuffs
2:23 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

White Whiskey The Specialty For Nashua's First Distillery

Andy Harthcock pours a sample of Beat 3, the distillery's white whiskey.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

There are plenty of breweries popping up all across New Hampshire, but a husband and wife recently opened Nashua’s first distillery.

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NH News
12:53 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban Clears N.H. Senate

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Senate lawmakers have passed a bill that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.

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NH News
1:54 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

N.H. Community Colleges To Cut Tuition By 5 Percent Next Year

Nashua Community College

The state’s seven community colleges will cut tuition by 5 percent next year.

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NH News
5:11 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Joint House Committee OKs 4.2 Cent Gas Tax Hike

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A joint House committee has approved the first increase to the state’s gas tax in more than two decades.

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NH News
8:29 am
Mon April 14, 2014

As Senate Takes Up Death Penalty, Committee Vote Could Be Key

Credit NHPR Staff

Senate lawmakers are set to take up a bill this week that would repeal the state’s death penalty.

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