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
11:18 am
Thu April 3, 2014

N.H. Corrections Chief: Preparations For Addison Execution Underway

The state’s Corrections Commissioner says his department is preparing to carry out the state’s first execution in more than 70 years.

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NH News
5:11 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Sen. Ayotte To Host Discussion On Heroin Use In N.H.

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Senator Kelly Ayotte will host a roundtable discussion later this month that focuses on heroin use in New Hampshire.

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NH News
5:03 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Ban On Discrimination Against Gays Goes Before House Committee

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A constitutional amendment that aims to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation went before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday.

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NH News
11:40 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Mont Vernon's Alex Preston Among Eight 'American Idol' Finalists

Alex Preston, right, with American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.
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Mont Vernon’s Alex Preston could soon be one step closer being the next American Idol.

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NH News
10:42 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Scott Brown Nears Entry Into U.S. Senate Race

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Scott Brown's official announcement could come as early as next week, according to a report from WMUR.

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NH News
4:10 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Senate Takes Up Ban On Use Of Hands-Held Cell Phones While Driving

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The Senate’s Transportation Committee is considering a bill already passed by the House that would ban the use of hand-held cell phones and other electronic devices while driving.

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NH News
2:47 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Anti-Gambling Group Pushes Back Against Senate Plan For Two Casinos

Three weeks after claiming lawmakers had driven a stake through the heart of the gambling industry, anti-gambling activists are again raising alarm -- over a new casino proposal.

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Marking History
6:00 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Marking History: The Betty And Barney Hill Incident In Lincoln

Mike Stevens of Farmington at the site of the marker in Lincoln.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

New Hampshire is known for many things, but it holds a special place in the world of the extraterrestrial.

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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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