North Fork Bancorp. has the rumor mill humming that it's moving to buy two other Long Island institutions.

Officials at the Mattituck, N.Y., company confirmed it has filed an application with the Federal Reserve Bank to acquire up to 9.9% of Sunrise Bancorp's stock in the hopes of eventually acquiring the thrift holding company.

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