Everything COVID:

Happy New Year to all! We hope this finds you healthier as we face ongoing COVID challenges in 2021. The good news: multiple vaccines have been approved, developed, and distributed. Now the challenge: Who gets vaccinated? In what order? When? Where? How? Will mutating strains affect the vaccines' viability? What is the rate of infection in our community and where are the testing sites now?

At our first virtual meeting of 2021, our special guests will provide information and field our questions.

Ryan Murphy, Public Safety & Emergency Management Administrator, Southampton

Bridget Fleming, Suffolk County Legislator

A representative from Suffolk County Department of Health Services

Register here:

Contact: Supervisor’s Office


Southampton Town Police Reform Committee

Announces Community Listening Session

The Southampton Town Community Law Enforcement Review Committee (CLERC) continues its efforts to reach out for community input. After announcing a second community survey (http://www.southamptontownny.gov/1456/CLERC-Survey ), the Town Board-appointed committee has announced it will hold a community-wide electronic listening session on Thursday, January 21, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Community members wishing to participate in this listening session will need to call ahead to register. To register to participate in the meeting, please call 631-283-1777 during regular business hours (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) Monday through Friday. Please note that Southampton Town offices are closed on Monday, January 18th. When calling to register, you will be required to provide your name, hamlet of residence and contact information (Tel. no. / email address). No reservations will be accepted after 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 21st. Once registered, you will be provided with call-in information for January 21st, the day of the listening session. Registered callers will have the opportunity to simply listen to the meeting, or to make comments and provide input. Registered speakers will be assigned a speaker order number, and will have three minutes to address the committee.

The CLERC committee, whose members include advocacy and civic group representatives, clergy, community members, police professionals, criminal justice experts and local elected officials, is charged by order of the Governor with examining community perceptions and making recommendations to the Town Board. Input from the community is a critical part of the committee’s work. Community members are encouraged to participate.

Updated: Jan 21, 2021

Good afternoon,

Please see the below information regarding NYS Rental Assistance Program Application Deadline being extended to August 6th.

Governor Cuomo announced this week that an emergency rental assistance program will be implemented to help keep low-income families throughout New York in their homes.

The program, which is designed to reach those individuals and families with the greatest need, will provide direct aid for tenants who lost income due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program is funded through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which is part of the CARES Act.
The program is administered by New York State Homes and Community Renewal and access to program applications will be available https://hcr.ny.gov/RRP.

For more information, please see the NYS Update- https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-covid-rental-assistance-program