- The merger’s approval by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency was announced by the Bridgeport-based People’s United yesterday.
- The acquisition of the Riverhead-based Suffolk Bancorp by People’s United Financial of Bridgeport was originally expected to close by the end of 2016, but federal regulators have not yet signed off on the deal.
- A local swimming pool business is moving into the former Hart’s Hardware building. Bilal Altintoprak of Southold purchased the property this month and is relocating his pool company, L.I. Pool Care, from its present quarters on Route 48 in Peconic.
- Ever wonder how candy canes are made? Here’s an inside look at how The Candyman in Orient produces its hand-crafted, red-and-white striped sweets.
- The popular Westhampton Beach burger joint is about to open up a new location in Mattituck, next to the movie theater.
- The proposed merger of Suffolk County National Bank with People’s United Bank will result in the layoff of 76 employees at Suffolk’s administrative offices in Riverhead.
- Apple Honda presented representatives of the coalition with a $6,250 check yesterday, the proceeds of its month-long fundraising campaign for the North Fork Breast Health Coalition.
- Main Road Biscuit Company is open for business in Jamesport, featuring a variety of baked goods like specialty muffins, scones and cookies alongside breakfast and lunch items.
- The workshop aims to teach industry pros how to take advantage of U.S. farm-raised seafood to complement the wild-caught supply of fish and shellfish.
- The Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for Operating Engineers, Local Union #15, will conduct a recruitment from March 13 through March 24.
- Suffolk Bancorp, the parent company of Suffolk County National Bank released its fourth quarter and 2016 year end results.
- Charles Evdos was recently named the executive director of Aid to the Developmentally Disabled.
- SCNB announces quarterly dividend.
- Bridge Bancorp, the parent company of The Bridgehampton National Bank, has announced fourth quarter and year-end results for 2016.
- Seacoast Kitchens and Flooring is the largest design showroom on the North Fork for cabinetry, countertops, tiling and carpets, featuring exclusive brands at competitive rates.
- “Century 21 is a locally owned company that puts back into the community as opposed to bigger companies with branch offices here and corporate headquarters somewhere else,” said owner Tom Scalia.
- Riverhead Building Supply is a family-owned-and-operated independent lumber and building materials dealer with a strong focus on professional contractors.
- Profile of Joe’s Garage and Grill, which opened on the Peconic Riverfront earlier this year.