Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

(Last) (First) (Middle)


(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. /NY/ [ DCOM ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/11/2022   S   20,000 D $ 34.41 (1) 328,874 (2) D  
Preferred Stock, Series A               10,000 D  
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $34.25 to $34.83, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to the Issuer, any security holder of the Issuer, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the ranges set forth in footnote (1) to this Form 4.
2. Reflects transactions not required to be reported pursuant to Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
/s/ Alexandra Weeks, as attorney-in-fact 08/12/2022
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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	Know all by these presents, that the
undersigned hereby makes, constitutes and
apppoints, Patricia M. Schaubeck, Leslie Veluswamy,
Alexandra Weeks, Marc Levy, Jeffrey Cass, and Edward
A. Quint each acting individually,
as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-
fact, with full power and authority as
hereinafter described on behalf of and in
the name, place and stead of the undersigned
      (1)	prepare, execute, acknowledge,
deliver and file Forms ID, 3, 4, and 5
(including any amendments thereto) with
respect to the securities of Dime Community
Bancshares, Inc., a New York corporation
(the "Company"), with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission, any
national securities exchanges and the
Company, as considered necessary or
advisable under Section 16(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the
rules and regulations promulgated
thereunder, as amended from time to time
(the "Exchange Act");
      (2)	seek or obtain, as the
undersigned's representative and on the
undersigned's behalf, information on
transactions in the Company's securities
from any third party, including brokers,
employee benefit plan administrators and
trustees, and the undersigned hereby
authorizes any such person to release any
such information to each of the
undersigned's attorneys-in-fact appointed by
this Power of Attorney and approves and
ratifies any such release of information;
      (3)	perform any and all other acts
which in the discretion of such attorney-in-
fact are necessary or desirable for and on
behalf of the undersigned in connection with
the foregoing.
      The undersigned acknowledges that:
      (1)	this Power of Attorney
authorizes, but does not require, each such
attorney-in-fact to act in their discretion
on information provided to such attorney-in-
fact without independent verification of
such information;
      (2)	any documents prepared and/or
executed by either such attorney-in-fact on
behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this
Power of Attorney will be in such form and
will contain such information and disclosure
as such attorney-in-fact, in his or her
discretion, deems necessary or desirable;
      (3)	neither the Company nor either
of such attorneys-in-fact assumes (i) any
liability for the undersigned's
responsibility to comply with the
requirement of the Exchange Act, (ii) any
liability of the undersigned for any failure
to comply with such requirements, or (iii)
any obligation or liability of the
undersigned for profit disgorgement under
Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and
      (4)	this Power of Attorney does not
relieve the undersigned from responsibility
for compliance with the undersigned's
obligations under the Exchange Act,
including without limitation the reporting
requirements under Section 16 of the
Exchange Act.
      The undersigned hereby gives and grants
each of the foregoing attorneys-in-fact full
power and authority to do and perform all
and every act and thing whatsoever
requisite, necessary or appropriate to be
done in and about the foregoing matters as
fully to all intents and purposes as the
undersigned might or could do if present,
hereby ratifying all that each such
attorney-in-fact of, for and on behalf of
the undersigned, shall lawfully do or cause
to be done by virtue of this Limited Power
of Attorney.
      This Power of Attorney shall remain in
full force and effect until the undersigned
is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4, and
5 with respect to the undersigned's holdings
of and transactions in securities issued by the
Company, unless earlier revoked by the
undersigned in a signed writing delivered to the
foregoing attorney-in-fact.
      IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has
caused this Power of Attorney to be executed
as of this 26th day of February, 2021.

/s/ Kenneth Mahon

Kenneth Mahon
(Print Name)