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Globe readers, Red Sox fans weigh in on Henry as owner

The prospect of Boston Red Sox principal owner John W. Henry buying The Boston Globe has sparked a mix of optimism and concern from civic leaders to fans of both the team and the paper, institutions that have helped define Boston for more than a century.

Governor Deval Patrick said Henry’s Red Sox leadership reflects well on his impending ownership of the paper and its media affiliates, a deal the Globe’s current owner, the New York Times Co., agreed to early Saturday morning for $70 million in cash.

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