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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On the Political Front
11:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

On The Political Front For Feb. 10

On the Political Front, NHPR's Josh Rogers recaps Gov. Maggie Hassan's State of the State speech from last week and looks ahead to the action at the Statehouse in Concord this week.

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NH News
10:47 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Gov. Hassan Says She'd Sign Bill Linking Gas Tax To CPI

Gov. Maggie Hassan on The Exchange.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Gov. Maggie Hassan says she would sign a bill to increase the state’s gas tax by roughly 4 cents this year, should it reach her desk.

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NH News
8:53 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Live Blog: Gov. Hassan On The Exchange

Gov. Maggie Hassan on The Exchange.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

9:56: Gov. Hassan on raising the gas tax: “We need a modern and solid infrastructure if we’re going to have a 21st century economy.” There has been growing consensus that we need to address infrastructure challenges. On bill proposing gas tax increase tied to CPI: “In its current form, yes, I would sign it.”

9:52: Gov. Hassan on minimum wage: “Feel very strongly” it is the right thing to do to increase it. 

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NH News
4:53 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Gov. Hassan Calls On Lawmakers To Increase N.H.'s Minimum Wage

In her State of the State address today, Governor Maggie Hassan called on state lawmakers to restore and increase New Hampshire’s minimum wage.

The state Legislature in 2011 eliminated the state minimum wage and defaulted to the federal wage of $7.25 an hour.

Senator Lou D’Allesandro, a Manchester Democrat, agrees the minimum wage should be raised, but knows the debate will be a long and difficult one.

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NH News
11:38 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Live Blog, Full Audio & Text: Gov. Hassan's State Of The State Address

Listen to the full speech here & scroll down for full speech text:

3:10: Hassan's closing statement: "We must continue to prove the strength of our democracy by working through our challenges together. With vigor, but with constant attention to our shared purpose and vision. Because, for the State of New Hampshire, the best way forward is always through."

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NH News
5:19 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Audio Postcard: Sledding At Alexander Carr Park In Derry

Cliff Favereau and his daughter Leah slide down a hill at Alexander Carr Park in Derry Wednesday.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

With plenty of snow falling across New Hampshire today, kids were, of course, out taking advantage of many of the great sledding spots across the Granite State.

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NH News
2:03 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

State of the State Speech Postponed To Thursday

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With a winter storm looming, Governor Maggie Hassan has postponed her State of the State address until Thursday afternoon.

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All Things Considered
5:36 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Some New Parents Put Off Choosing Pediatricians

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Bringing a child into a world means making a lot of decisions – getting the baby’s room ready, taking childbirth classes, and, of course, picking a name.

With so much going on, one very important decision often falls off the radar: finding the right pediatrician.

Reporter Michael Brindley and his wife have been busy making all these decisions, with the birth of their daughter last month.

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NH News
6:00 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Bills Would Increase Speed Limits On I-89, Route 101 To 70 M.P.H.

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Now that state lawmakers have increased the speed limit on the northern stretch of I-93 to 70 miles per hour, a Manchester Republican wants to make that the limit on two other New Hampshire roadways.

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NH News
10:34 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Report: Legalizing Marijuana Could Bring In As Much As $40M Annually To N.H.

Estimates from the state’s revenue agency project New Hampshire could see anywhere from $26.6 million to $39.9 million annually from the taxation of legalized marijuana.

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Marking History
6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Marking History: Potter Place In Andover

Ed Hiller and Pat Cutter show the artifacts inside in the Potter Place Railroad Station in Andover.
NHPR / Michael Brindley

Andover is home to the village of Potter Place, named after Richard Potter, a famous magician and ventriloquist.

And it’s in this village where the town’s Potter Place railroad station still stands.

The town’s historical society maintains the station.

It was located on the Northern Railroad, which ran from Boston, through White River Junction, and continued to Montreal.

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NH News
11:33 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Hemingway Gives Republicans First Candidate For Governor

Andrew Hemingway announces his candidacy for governor in Manchester Thursday night.
Credit NHPR / Michael Brindley

Conservative activist Andrew Hemingway is the first Republican to enter the race for governor.

The 31-year-old high-tech entrepreneur announced his candidacy in front of a group of supporters in Manchester Thursday night.

“I have the courage and innovative ideas to take on this state’s biggest challenges and to solve them. I ask for your support in this effort. I need your help.”

He seeks to unseat Governor Maggie Hassan as she pursues a second, two-year term.

Hemingway is the former chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire.

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NH News
1:43 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Marijuana Legalization Could Create Financial Complications For N.H.'s Banks

Marijuana variety marketed by a Colorado retailer
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Members of a House committee heard from state agencies such as corrections, agriculture, and banking this morning about the impact of legalizing marijuana in the Granite State.

Officials from several state agencies told members of the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday that the drug’s illegal status at the federal level could complicate the issue.

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NH News
3:33 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Bill Would Prohibit N.H.'s Medical Marijuana Dispensaries From Advertising Product

A House committee is scheduled to hear three bills on Thursday that propose changes to the state’s medical marijuana law.

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NH News
10:32 am
Wed January 29, 2014

N.H. Reacts To President Obama's State Of The Union Address

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Here is a roundup of reactions to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech from the New Hampshire Congressional delegation and political organizations.

Sen. Kelly Ayotte:

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