Mass. court freezes sale of R.I. utility business pending review in May

Updated at 5:21 p.m.

THE SALE OF NARRAGANSETT ELECTRIC CO. from National Grid to PPL Corp. is on hold until at least May after the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday ordered a stay on a Massachusetts state regulator's decision related to the transaction. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY
PROVIDENCE – After securing the green light from Rhode Island utility regulators, the court in a neighboring state has stepped in to stop the sale of Rhode Island's primary electric and gas business for at least several months.  The Mass. Supreme Judicial Court in an order on Thursday granted a lower court order that freezes…

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