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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Marking History
6:00 am
Thu January 2, 2014

Marking History: First New Hampshire Turnpike In Northwood

Joann Bailey at the site of the state first turnpike in Northwood.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Originally a toll road, New Hampshire’s first turnpike stretched 36 miles, from the Piscataqua Bridge in Durham to the Merrimack River in East Concord.

It was the first of more than 80 turnpikes built in the state by private corporations during the 19th century. 

As part of our occasional series, Marking History, NHPR’s Michael Brindley travels to Route 4 in Northwood, where there’s a historical marker paying tribute to the state’s transportation milestone. 

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NH News
11:24 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Granite State Ski Resorts Set To Ring In 2014 With Festivities

Ragged Mountain in Danbury recently opened up a new snow tube park.
Credit www.raggedmountainresort.com

 Ski resorts across the Granite State will be holding New Year’s Eve celebrations tonight.

Ragged Mountain in Danbury is calling its bash Tube Year’s Eve, after the recent opening of a new snow tubing park.

Marketing manager Stacey Lopes says the park is over two football fields in length.

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NH News
3:43 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Nearly 2K PSNH Customers Still Without Power After Winter Storm

Nearly 2,000 Public Service of New Hampshire customers are still without power following last night’s winter storm.

Most of the customers without power are in the central and western parts of the state.

Several hundred customers in Newport, Grantham and Claremont are affected.

PSNH spokesman Mike Skelton says crews have been working throughout the day to repair power lines damaged by broken branches and heavy snow.

NH News
10:30 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Andover Native Clinches Spot On Winter Olympics U.S. Ski Team

Nick Fairall
Credit www.nickfairall.com

Andover native Nick Fairall will take part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

Fairall secured a spot on the U.S. ski jumping team with his win at the Olympic Trials in Park City, Utah this past weekend.

Fairall, 24, has been skiing since he was six years old, cutting his teeth at the Andover Outing Club.

He says while competing in his first Olympics will be thrilling, he won’t be satisfied until he has the ultimate prize.

“Well, obviously, like everyone’s goal, is Olympic gold.”

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NH News
8:30 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Several Thousand Without Power, More Outages Possible Monday

Heavy, wet snow began falling Sunday evening in parts of New Hampshire.
Credit NHPR / Rebecca Lavoie

Roughly 5,000 Public Service of New Hampshire customers remain without power following last night’s snow storm.

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NH News
1:05 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Some City Leaders Say They're Not Interested In New 2 A.M. Last Call

Credit Adam Fagen / Flickr Creative Commons

Starting with the New Year on Wednesday, cities and towns will have the option of extending last call at bars from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m.

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North Country
11:03 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Speed Limit Jumps To 70 MPH On Much Of Northern I-93 In 2014

Credit N.H. Department of Transportation

Drivers will see new speed limits on much of the northern part of Interstate 93 starting Wednesday.

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NH News
2:29 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

Snow Causing Delays, Accidents On N.H. Highways

A snowstorm Thursday is causing delays and accidents on New Hampshire highways.

State Police report a jackknifed tractor trailer in Hopkinton has led to the closure Interstate 89 southbound.

Police say they expect a tow crew to be on scene shortly, but said drivers should prepare for delays and plan for alternate routes into the early evening hours.

UPDATE: I-89 southbound is now open, according to the state Department of Transportation.

NH News
2:06 pm
Thu December 26, 2013

In 2014, New Laws Regarding Bed Bugs, Child Safety Seats

Credit www.nhbedbugs.org

The start of the New Year brings with it changes to some laws in New Hampshire.

One of the changes going into effect has to do with bed bug infestation.

The new law requires landlords to investigate a report of a bed bug infestation within seven days.

Rick Castillo with the state’s Bed Bug Action Committee says the law also outlines the rights of tenants and landlords when an outbreak occurs.

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NH News
6:00 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Sweeps And Stones: Inside The World Of Curling At The Nashua Country Club

Teams curl at the Nashua Country Club during its recent Christmas mixed bonspiel.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

When it comes to curling in New Hampshire, the Nashua Country Club is the place to be.

The sport dates all the way back to 1928 at the club, when the first players curled on a pond near what is now the 9th hole of the golf course.

It wasn’t until the 1940s when the club moved curling inside.

Today, the Nashua Country Club features a curling rink with three sheets of ice for game play, along with a warm room, where players can mingle and watch the action.

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NH News
11:09 am
Tue December 24, 2013

N.H. Supreme Court Upholds Convictions Of Woman Who Let Son Drown

The state’s highest court has upheld the convictions of a Manchester woman found guilty in the drowning of her 1-year-old son in a bathtub.

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NH News
8:47 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Southern N.H. To See Freezing Rain Through The Afternoon

The state is under a freezing rain advisory through this afternoon.

Meteorologist Rob Carolan says drivers in the southern part of the state should use caution through midday, as icing issues have already led to a few accidents this morning.

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NH News
11:29 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Police Ask For Help From Public In Keene Homicide Investigation

The state's Attorney General and Keene police are asking for the public's help in the investigation of an apparent homicide discovered Saturday evening.

Responding to a call for medical assistance, Keene police found David Wheelock, 48.

Police say he was the apparent victim of a homicide.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

The investigation is in its early stages and authorities are asking  for the public's help.

NH News
9:52 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Sunapee Man Accused Of Killing Two In I-89 Crash Now Facing Murder Charges

The Sunapee man accused of killing two people in a car accident on I-89 in Lebanon earlier this month is now facing two counts of second-degree murder.

Robert Dellinger, 53, had already been arraigned on two counts of manslaughter in connection with the Dec. 7 accident that killed Amanda Murphy and Jason Timmons of Vermont.

Murphy was eight months pregnant. The couple's child was also killed in the accident.

Attorney General Joseph Foster announced the upgraded charges Friday afternoon.

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NH News
4:57 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

PSNH, Unitil Prep For Potential Ice Storm

The state’s largest electric utility says it’s preparing for a potential ice storm this weekend.

Public Service of New Hampshire has arranged for the deployment of an additional 250 line workers from sister companies NSTAR, Western Massachusetts Electric Company, and Connecticut Light and Power.

Also, an additional 300 tree workers will also be deployed to help clear downed trees and branches from roads if necessary.

PSNH says up to one-half inch of ice is expected in areas north of Concord Saturday evening into Sunday.

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