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
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.

NH News
4:20 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Northern N.H. Could Be In For Icy Weekend

The northern part of the state could be in for some icy weather this weekend.

Meteorologist Gary Best says the southern and central part of the state will likely only see rain with temperatures there above freezing.

“But the further north you go, especially from the Lakes Region up into the White Mountains, and the North Country itself, there will be some pockets of freezing rain and maybe some sleet mixed in at times this weekend.”

Best says the wet weather will be sporadic through Saturday and into Sunday, but doesn’t expect it to be a major icing situation.

NH News
1:14 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Executive Council OKs Circuit Court Judges, PUC Commissioner

The Executive Council has confirmed four judges for the circuit court nominated by Governor Maggie Hassan.

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Marking History
6:00 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Marking History: Meetinghouse And Hearse House In Fremont

Town historian Matthew Thomas stands in front of the Meetinghouse in Fremont.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Built in 1800, the Meetinghouse in Fremont was used for both town and church meetings.

The nearby Hearse House was built in 1849.

As part of our occasional series Marking History, NHPR’s Michael Brindley visits the historical marker in Fremont commemorating both buildings and talks with a local historian about what makes them unique.

Thomas discusses the slave pew located in the northeast corner of the second-floor gallery.

Fremont has four other historical markers, including two about famous riots.

Thomas tells the story behind each of them:

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NH News
10:45 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Closures On I-293 As Officials Work To Remove Rolled-Over Propane Truck

Credit New Hampshire State Police

A propane truck rollover on Interstate 293 this morning is expected to cause significant traffic delays into the afternoon.

At 11:30, state police and transportation officials began what could be at least a three-hour operation to try to turn the vehicle upright.

Department of Transportation spokesman Bill Boynton says that will require an extensive rerouting of traffic, both northbound and southbound on I-293.

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NH News
10:14 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Report: N.H. Homelessness Down Slightly In 2013

New Hampshire’s homeless population dropped 2 percent this year, marking the third year in a row the figure has declined.

The report was released Wednesday by the New Hampshire Coalition to End Homelessness.

Coalition director Cathy Kuhn says while there are some good signs in the report, it also raises some red flags about economic conditions.

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NH News
11:17 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Many Schools, Towns Postpone Events For Tuesday Evening

With another winter storm heading our way, a number of school districts and towns are postponing Tuesday afternoon and evening activities.

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Marking History
8:18 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Marking History: Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge

Stu Hodgeman stands in front of the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge
NHPR / Michael Brindley

At 449 feet and five inches long, the Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge spans the Connecticut River, connecting the town of Cornish and Windsor, Vermont.

Now in its fourth incarnation, the first three versions of the bridge were all destroyed by floods.

As part of our occasional series Marking History, we travel to Cornish, where we talk with a local historian about a bit of controversy over its ranking as the longest covered bridge in the country. 

There's also a fun rivalry between Cornish and Windsor about the name of the bridge.

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