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Three groups say their bids for The Boston Globe were higher than John Henry’s

John Henry, center, whose bid for the Globe was accepted by the Times Co., spent Sunday watching the Boston Red Sox play Arizona from the EMC Level at Fenway Park.
John Henry, center, whose bid for the Globe was accepted by the Times Co., spent Sunday watching the Boston Red Sox play Arizona from the EMC Level at Fenway Park.Credit: Jim Davis/Globe Staff

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Three of the groups that lost out in the bidding for The Boston Globe say their offers were higher than Red Sox owner John W. Henry’s winning $70 million bid — prompting them to question the New York Times Co.’s sales process.

John Gormally, a Springfield television station owner and publisher of BusinessWest magazine; Robert Loring, a Massachusetts native and founder of Revolution Capital, a West Coast investment company that owns the Tampa Tribune; and John Lynch, chief executive of the U-T San Diego newspaper, all expressed surprise or dissatisfaction with the results of the sales process and said their bids were each higher than the Henry offer.

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