With thrifts and commercial banks across the country pairing off as frequently as couples in a Virginia reel, analysts say it won't be long before some of the Northeast's largest savings institutions start to attract attention.

This year could be the one in which deposit-rich institutions such as New York's Dime Bancorp and GreenPoint Financial Corp. get taken out by large, out-of-state commercial banks.

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