Despite continued rejection, North Fork Bancorp, a Long Island-based banking company looking for acquisitions, is still in hot pursuit of neighboring Sunrise Bancorp.

Since January, the $2.7 billion-asset North Fork has been trying to acquire Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Sunrise, according to documents the Mattituck bank filed this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. And at least twice it has been rebuffed.

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