A Worcester Superior Court judge has delayed the sale of The Boston Globe because of a long-running dispute between the Worcester Telegram & Gazette and its independent newspaper carriers.
Judge Shannon Frison issued a temporary restraining order Friday that has held up The New York Times Co.’s planned sale of the Globe, the Worcester T&G, and related businesses to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry.
Frison issued the order at the request of the newspaper delivery group’s lawyers, who feared the sale would derail their effort to obtain a settlement of up to $60 million from the T&G and its parent. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Material from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette is included in this report. Beth Healy can be reached at Beth.Healy@globe.com,