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    Endless traffic jams are no way to boost tourism

    While reading your July 9 report of traffic jams of up to eight hours for Cape Cod travelers departing after the long Independence Day weekend (“Long escape from paradise,” Page A1), two contradictory thoughts occurred to me. The Commonwealth advocates tourism for the revenue it brings to local businesses, yet ignores modernizing and streamlining the ancient path needed to boost that objective.

    Ignoring the problem will not make it go away. This state should be ashamed of its collective self.

    Leonard J. Zavalick

    Holliston