POLAND SPRING – Ronald and Grace Morrill of Poland Spring are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Morrill of Jersey City, N.J., to Leonard H. Franco Sr. of Jersey City, N.J., son of Mary Ann Garigan of Walton, N.Y.

Miss Morrill received a bachelor’s degree in history from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City in 1997 and went on to received her master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in 2000. She worked as a reporter for several years for such news organizations as New York Newsday, The Associated Press, the New York Times and the Jersey Journal. In 2003 she was hired as the press secretary for the mayor of Jersey City, N.J., where she currently works.

Mr. Franco received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, N.J., in 1976 and a juris doctor degree from Rutger’s University Law School in Newark, N.J., in 1979. He practiced law in Hoboken, N.J., and is currently a real estate developer in New Jersey.


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