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From Wallingford to Camden
Katharine Spadentas life prepared her for Main Street
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Katharine Spadacenta, the city of Camdens new Main Street program manager, stands next to a kiosk at the corner of Broad and Rutledge streets that supplies information about the citys different districts. Spadacenta, who moved to Camden from Connecticut in August, will focus mostly on the downtown district, she said she hopes the Main Street programs impact will have ripple effects across the city. She is Camdens first Main Street manager in about 25 years. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
It’s cliché to say someone’s life has prepared them for their latest role, but it may actually be true for Katharine Spadacenta. Born in Wallingford, Conn. -- “kind of halfway between Hartford and New Haven,” she said -- Spadacenta spent the first 13 years of her life in what she called a “grand historic home.” “I think it was built around 1890, 1900.