Two shareholders of Long Island's North Side Savings Bank are fighting a deal to sell it - even though the stock price has risen.

A deal for North Fork Bancorp., based in Mattituck, N.Y., to buy Floral Park-based North Side was announced July 15. Just days later, two shareholders of $1.7 billion-asset North Side sued to block it.

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