Regional Briefs – May 31, 2016

Gov. Christie’s Son Graduates From Princeton

PRINCETON, N.J. – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s oldest son on Tuesday was among the newest graduates of Princeton, The Associated Press reported. Andrew Christie graduated from the Ivy League university as a National Merit Scholar. His father says he has a job and an apartment lined up.

Whitman on Trump: Vote for Kasich or Cruz in Protest

TEWKSBURY, N.J. – Ex-Gov. Christie Whitman is still a “Never Trump,” NJ.com reported. Ahead of the state’s primary next Tuesday, she says Republicans should vote for John Kasich or Ted Cruz in protest. Both have dropped out but their names remain on the ballot.

NY Higher Ed Chancellor To Serve One More Year

ALBANY – The chancellor of New York’s public university system announced Tuesday that the next school year will be her last at the helm, The Associated Press reported. Nancy Zimpher has led SUNY for seven years.

Fallen Civil War Soldier’s Letters Donated to NY Group

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. – A collection of 41 letters penned by a New York soldier to his wife during the Civil War was donated to the Clinton County Historical Association, the Press-Republican reported. Irish-born Joseph South wrote to his Canadian-born wife, Catherine, from Virginia, where his unit served. He was killed there in battle in 1864.

Spy Getting Posthumous Medal, 70 Years Later

ARLINGTON, Va. – A woman who was a U.S. spy in post-WWII Poland will be posthumously awarded the Legion of Merit, 70 years after her nomination, The Associated Press reported. Stephanie Rader, who died in January at age 100, was living in Poughkeepsie, NY, when her Polish fluency caught the attention of the Office of Strategic Services, forerunner to the CIA.