Profile of Pam Frampton

Pam Frampton is a columnist and the associate managing editor of The Telegram. She has a BA (Honours) in English Literature from Memorial University of Newfoundland and has worked as a journalist for more than 20 years. Originally from Trinity Bay, she lives in St. John’s. She is also chair of The Telegram’s literary prize committee, which oversees The Cuffer Prize.

All articles of Pam Frampton

  • Fanning the flames

    There is constant vandalism at the site, where the buildings have been left to rot. Windows are shattered and the faded rose-coloured vertical ...

  • Ethics vs. entitlements

    The dramatis personae is extensive and it can be difficult to keep track of who’s who.As with “Hamlet,” this drama has messengers, players, ...

  • Don’t robocall me, I’ll robocall you

    If your answer is “a split second,” I won’t be offended.Imagine the audacity of me thinking you’d want an automated version of my voice droning ...

  • Waiting so long

    It took a two-hour bite out of my life; that’s a quarter of a work day. A lot of people’s work days.Which leads to a simple question: why do we ...

  • A wicket experience

    My licence would expire in 13 days.“Go for it,” my husband had said when I dropped him at work. “You’ll get there before it opens.”No one said ...

  • Live Here, Work Here, Leave Here

    The strategy — Live Here, Work Here, Belong Here — covers the period 2015-2025. By the end date, it hopes to have created an environment ...

  • Slow-form demolition

    The empty buildings have fallen prey to vandals, wind and weather — but mostly vandals.Siding hangs in tatters or is defaced with graffiti. Many ...

  • A hostel end

    A rock was the weapon, hurled through the window, sending shards of glass across the concrete floor and onto the batts of pink insulation stacked ...

  • A legacy of love

    Ernie died on Monday. A notice of his death was printed in The Telegram on Tuesday: an incredible life encapsulated in 324 words; a life that was ...

  • The cruellest month

    The Rooms — gone. The Basilica — gone. Mount Carmel Cemetery at the top of Kenna’s Hill — no more; tombstones and monuments fading from view.The ...