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
8:56 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Former BAE Executive Considering Run For N.H. Governor

Another Republican is weighing a run for governor of New Hampshire.

As NHPR’s Josh Rogers reported on the Political Front this morning, Walter Havenstein of Alton is said to be seriously considering a challenge to Democrat Maggie Hassan.

He is a former chief executive at BAE Systems with a long career working for defense companies.

As Rogers says, this would be Havenstein’s first time running for office.

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NH News
8:15 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Rubens To Take Part In Town Hall Meeting At New England College

Credit www.jimrubens.com

U.S. Senate candidate Jim Rubens will take part in a town hall meeting tonight at New England College in Henniker.

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NH News
7:57 am
Mon February 24, 2014

PSNH Crews Return After Working To Restore Power in NYC

Credit PSNH

Public Service of New Hampshire crews working to restore power to New York City residents returned to the Granite State on Sunday.

The PSNH crews worked on underground power lines in Queens and Brooklyn over the past week.

The two boroughs had experienced power outages as a result of damage caused by salt used to treat roads and sidewalks.

The workers from New Hampshire were part of a larger contingent from Northeast Utilities, the parent company of PSNH, to help with repairs in New York City.

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NH News
3:20 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Sen. Shaheen Touts Benefits Of Farm Bill To N.H.'s Small Dairy Farms

Allen Bartlett speaks with U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen during her visit to Bartlett Farm Dairy in Concord.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

During a visit to Bartlett Farm in Concord Friday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen said the recently-passed Farm Bill will provide support to New Hampshire’s dairy farms.

Co-owner Scott Bartlett, who runs the farm with his father, says his cows produce roughly 70 pounds of milk each day.

“We milk 70, we have about 130 total, including the young ones.”

But he says feeding those cows is the farm’s biggest issue.

“Load of grain comes here about every three and a half weeks, that’s $10,000.”

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Marking History
6:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Marking History: Birthplace Of The Seventh-Day Adventist Church In Washington

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Washington.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church is a denomination known primarily for its keeping of the Saturday Sabbath.

It’s grown to 18 million members worldwide, and its birthplace is in the town of Washington.

It was in the mid-19th century when the Adventist movement first began to form in the small New Hampshire town.

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NH News
1:08 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Bill To Pull N.H. Out Of Common Core Goes Before House Committee

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The House Education committee continued a hearing Thursday on legislation that would require New Hampshire to pull the plug on implementing the Common Core standards.

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NH News
10:25 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Kuster: ACA Should Be Improved, Not Repealed

Ann Kuster
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

2nd District Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster says she wants to see improvements made to the Affordable Care Act, but is against repealing the law.

Appearing on The Exchange this morning, Kuster described the rollout as a disaster, but said figures released earlier this month show more than 16,000 New Hampshire residents have now successfully enrolled for health insurance under the law.

“We’re talking about thousands of people who never had access before, so it’s not perfect, but let’s try to make the transition as smooth as possible for people.”

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NH News
8:50 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Live Blog: Rep. Kuster On The Exchange

Rep. Ann McLane Kuster at the NHPR studio in Concord.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

9:43: Kuster on voting for proposed cut to military retiree benefits in budget, “Not a perfect bill…but I thought it was significant advancement for the country to have a bipartisan budget.” Kept the government open and moving forward. “I have supported the repeal of the cut to military retirees.” Republicans talk a lot about deficit and debt; “we have to make decisions.”

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NH News
2:08 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Audio Postcard: Tell Your Great Piece Of Fiction In Three Minutes

Tony Rivera reads his story at the Three Minute Fiction Slam at Milly's Tavern in Manchester. The event is organized by the New Hampshire Writers Project.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

    

Coming up with a great story is difficult enough.

But try telling that story in three minutes.

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Marking History
6:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Marking History: Nansen Ski Jump In Milan

The state put up the historical marker for the Nansen Ski Jump in 2011. The top of the jump can be seen in the background.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

When it was built in the 1936, the Nansen Ski Jump was the largest steel ski jump east of the Mississippi River.

Located in Milan, just north of the Berlin city line, the jump can still be seen by those driving along Route 16.

And while it’s fallen into disrepair since it was last used in the 1980s, the jump itself is full of history.

It was used for the first Olympic Trials in 1938, and hosted the U.S. Ski Jumping National Championships in 1940, 1957, 1965 and 1972.

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NH News
11:47 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Senate Passes Domestic Violence Bill

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The state Senate has unanimously passed a bill that would establish a separate crime of domestic violence.

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NH News
9:58 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Cleaning Up After The Storm

The view at Loon Mountain on Friday
Sean Hurley

Update: 

New Hampshire saw more snow and wintry conditions across the state overnight, resulting in mass school closings across the state Friday. For more information, including power outage maps, visit our weather information page.  

We will continue to monitor the weather and update this story throughout the day. 

Thursday:

Meteorologist Rob Carolan says the storm will ramp up through the day, having the greatest impact on the commute later today.

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NH News
4:29 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Nitric Acid Reaction To Blame For Peterborough Explosion

Credit Todd Bookman, NHPR

Fire officials say a preliminary investigation has found a nitric acid reaction caused an explosion at the New Hampshire Ball Bearings factory in Peterborough on Monday.

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NH News
11:59 am
Wed February 12, 2014

House Lawmakers Kill Effort To Expand Gun Sale Background Checks

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House lawmakers have voted 242-118 to kill a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun sales in New Hampshire.

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NH News
11:17 am
Wed February 12, 2014

N.H. Ball Bearings Remains Closed Wednesday, Workers Offered Counseling

New Hampshire Ball Bearings is offering its employees counseling today, after an explosion at the Peterborough factory Monday blew out windows and injured 15 people.

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