In a state dominated by large out-of-state banks, one New Hampshire bank company is becoming a home-grown banking power.

Within the past three months CFX Corp., a bank and thrift holding company based in Keene, has announced acquisitions of two New Hampshire community bank companies-Community Bankshares in Concord and Portsmouth Bank Shares. The planned purchases would firmly entrench CFX as the largest independent bank in the Granite State, with $2.7 billion of assets.

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